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Domestic Violence

Indian River County Man Charged With Domestic Violence
  • Published: March 21, 2019

Indian River Domestic Violence Attorney The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a 27-year-old man from there was arrested late last week after a woman who was at his home had her leg impaled with a steak knife. After being called to the home, deputies reportedly found the victim with the knife stuck about an inch deep immediately above her right ankle. The man said that he and the woman argued about cigarettes, and he threw the knife at the door of the home. Deputies reported that given the light weight of the knife, it probably wasn’t stuck in the woman’s leg from being thrown. The woman said that she didn’t know what happened. The man was charged with aggravated domestic violence. He posted a bond of $5,000 the next morning. As per Florida Statute 741.28, domestic violence…Read More

  • Published: October 27, 2015

A couple in Fort Pierce has been arrested after an investigator found their home in unsanitary conditions. According to the arrest affidavit, the home was filled with rotten food, trash and feces. Investigators also stated that there were gnats and flies all over the home. They stated that there was no edible food in the home. There was only one good gallon of milk in the refrigerator. Police officers arrested Dorothy and Joseph Gore. They are currently being held in St. Lucie County Jail. Neighbors knew that the children were suffering. Bernadette Nunes Lynch was one of the neighbors. She stated that she knew the couple was having problems because they kept to themselves. She also stated that the couple should have asked for help from a family member, friend or guidance counselor if they were having trouble caring for…Read More

  • Published: September 24, 2015

Sammie Lee Hampton, 23, of Port St Lucie, was booked into the county jail Sept. 3, charged with child abuse without great bodily harm, after a teacher told authorities he slapped a child. In an affidavit, police said Hampton’s actions left a 4-year-old girl with a handprint on her face that was still apparent two days later. The events leading up to Hampton’s arrest began Aug. 31, when a teacher allegedly noticed a mark on the child’s face. The teacher then called police and the Florida Department of Children and Families, and Hampton was charged, arrested and jailed. He was released the next day on a $3,750 bond. As a St Lucie Child Abuse Lawyer, Jeffrey H. Garland has seen situations like this all too frequently. Local residents have been arrested and locked up on charges that raise serious questions, rest…Read More