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Florida Supreme Court Tosses Out  Death Sentence

Florida Supreme Court Tosses Out Death Sentence

DONTAE MORRIS Convicted of 4 murders DEREK ANDERSON Killed May 18, 2010   HAROLD WRIGHT Killed June 8, 2010   RODNEY JONES Killed May 31, 2010 OFFICER JEFF KOCAB Killed June 29, 2010   OFFICER DAVID CURTIS Killed June 29, 2010   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court…

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Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspects

Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspects

 CELL TECH ROBBERY   CELL TECH ROBBERY #2   Police are currently searching for two men who robbed a business at gunpoint. The robbery took place on December 22nd. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, two masked men went into the Cell Tech Store, 7802 Rideout Road, shortly before noon. One of the men…

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Three Alabama Men Charged In Polk County Murder

Three Alabama Men Charged In Polk County Murder

  KENLEY CAMPBELL   DARRIL LAMAR RANKIN, JR.   GERJUAN DEMARCUS JACKSON               Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified and arrested three Alabama men in connection with a murder in Polk City. The murder took place on January 3rd. All three men are currently in the Mobile County Metro Jail. They will be…

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Tampa Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge

Tampa Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge

 DERRICK GILGHREST … Facing attempted murder charge    EARL WILLIAMS … Recovering from gunshot wound              A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with attempted first-degree murder. He is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail without bond. Derrick Gilghrest, of Tampa, is accused of shooting into a vehicle…

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Pursuit Involving Stolen Car Lands 4 In Jail

Pursuit Involving Stolen Car Lands 4 In Jail

  JAMAL LAFORTUNE   KRIS HOOKS    KEYANDRE LIVERT    STEVENSON PIERRE Two teenagers and two adults were arrested Wednesday following a high-speed chase through 3 counties. The pursuit involved several law enforcement agencies. According to Tampa Police, shortly after 3 a.m., an alarm was activated at the AT&T Store, 2730 W. Kennedy Blvd. The…

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Man Sentenced To 27 Years For Armed Robbery

Man Sentenced To 27 Years For Armed Robbery

  PATRICK D. CUMMINGS                    A federal judge sentenced a man to more than two decades in prison. He pleaded guilty to armed robbery last year. He was facing a maximum penalty of 20 on the robbery charge, followed by a mandatory minimum consecutive prison term of 7 years to life on the firearm charge….

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Driver Arrested Truck Hits Building, Injures Resident

Driver Arrested Truck Hits Building, Injures Resident

MARCELLINO PEREZ             A Tampa man has been arrested after he crashed his truck into an apartment building and fled the scene. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place around 11 a.m., Tuesday. Marcellino Perez, 28, was reportedly driving a 1998 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound on 140th Avenue, when he…

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Woman Dies In Traffic Accident Fleeing From Police 

Woman Dies In Traffic Accident Fleeing From Police 

MS. JACOIYA JABERA JACKSON A 26-year-old woman died Saturday after being involved in a traffic accident. According to police, Ms. Jacoiya Jabera Jackson, of Sanford, was in Lake Wales when she became engaged in a domestic dispute. Detectives said she drove to the residence to confront another woman. She reportedly struck the woman in front…

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Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Related Death

Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Related Death

  ANTONORIO NELSON A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a drug that resulted in a death. He is facing a minimum mandatory penalty of 20 years, up to life in federal prison. Furanyl fentanyl is a Schedule I controlled substance that is used in the same manner as fentanyl. However, because…

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