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Malik Maynard

Man Jailed After Victim Found Dead In Front Yard

MALIK MAYNARD The body of the unidentified man was found in the front yard of a home in the 3400 block of N. 53rd Street.   On Tuesday, detectives acted quickly and arrested a 23-year-old man, charging him with first-degree murder. The charge is linked to a fatal shooting that took place Monday afternoon. The…

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Interstate Shooting Leaves 17-Year-Old Passenger Dead

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office believes the shooting took place in the area of Interstate 4 and County Road 579.                     Around 3:30 p.m., Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 9-1-1 call about shots fired in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 near County Road 579….

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Phillip Thomas, II

Man Accused Of Plotting Kidnapping Held Without Bond

PHILLIP A. THOMAS, II A man arrested and accused of plotting to hold a woman hostage is being held without bond. Last week, a local judge ordered that he be held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail. Phillip A. Thomas, II, was arrested on August 16th, after setting off an alarm while attempting to…

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Reginald Jones, Jr.

Drug-Related Shooting Lands Gang Members In Prison

REGINALD JONES, JR. LEON WILLIAMS   Last week, a federal judge sentenced two Tampa men to lengthy prison terms. Both men were found guilty by a federal jury. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced Leon Williams, 30, to 17 years and 6 months in prison and Reginald Jones, Jr., 25, to 15 years and 8…

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Chrystal Post

Woman Charged In Connection With Overdose Death

CHRYSTAL POST   Police have arrested a woman who allegedly supplied drugs that ultimately led to a man’s death in March 2020. She was arrested and charged in connection with an overdose. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, just before 2 p.m. on March 8, 2020, deputies were called to a home on the…

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Nancy Norwood

Charges In DUI Case Upgraded To Manslaughter

NANCY NORWOOD   A Tampa woman was arrested in Polk County last week and charged with DUI and other crimes. Those charges have been upgraded after one of the victims died as a result of his injuries. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 57-year-old man from Orlando and a 39-year-old woman from Lakeland,…

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Luis Santos Santiago, 54

Man Arrested For Detaining Teen Arraigned On False Imprisonment Charge

Prosecutors from the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office arraigned Luis Santos, 54, on Wednesday morning, officially informing him that he has been charged with False Imprisonment, a third degree felony, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted. Santos did not appear during the hearing and his attorney submitted a written plea…

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Darron McNeal

8 Robles Park Gang Members Indicted For Drug Trafficking

DARRON MCNEAL JOSE ANGEL ANDUJAR   TYWON SPANN   ANTONIO A. DIAZ, JR.   JAMES EDWARD MOORE   ZARRON MCNEAL   JUAN CORRALES   United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the unsealing of an indictment charging eight members of a drug trafficking organization with offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and heroin. According to court…

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Linda Norris

Oldsmar Official Arrested For DUI

LINDA NORRIS   Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a reckless driver who caused a three-vehicle pile-up in Oldsmar. Last Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., deputies responded to a traffic accident on West Hillsborough Avenue and Race Track Road. A witness called 9-1-1 after seeing a red Tesla traveling erratically on Hillsborough Avenue and…

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