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  • Published: February 8, 2016

On February 3rd, a police officer was on a routine patrol in Fort Pierce, Florida, when he came across the Lucky 7 Food Mart. It was here that he saw a man aggressively poking a woman in the chest near the store front. When the officer confronted the man, Roger Wayne Runyon, 68, he claimed that the woman, Teresa Sessions, approached his car and asked him for money. According the Runyon, he then took his wallet out to oblige her, at which point she lunged into the car and grabbed $20 right from him. At that point, he got out of his car to confront Sessions and demand his money back. Teresa Sessions gave a completely different account of the events, claiming that Runyon first gestured for her to come near his car, at which point he offered her the…Read More

  • Published: May 20, 2015

On Thursday, May 7, police in Port St. Lucie arrested 5 people, four adults and a minor, on multiple drug-related charges. Authorities booked all suspects into the county jail or juvenile detention center, depending on age. At the time, it is unknown if any of them have spoken with a St Lucie FL drug defense lawyer. A Port Lucie man played the main role in the bust. He sold marijuana to undercover police on two separate occasions, April 15 and 27, respectively. Then, the man allegedly set up a deal to sell the same undercover agents a quarter (¼) of a pound of marijuana on May 7. On that day, he showed up in a car with four accomplices, including the minor female. Police arrested them all and conducted a search of the vehicle, which revealed 494 grams of marijuana (in…Read More

  • Published: February 13, 2014

Okeechobee Campus Counselor Arrested For Sexual Misconduct A guidance counselor at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus was arrested on February 7 on a number of sexual misconduct charges, including felony charges of using a computer to seduce, solicit and lure a female juvenile. According to Detective Rosemary Farless of the Okeechobee County’s Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), 47-year-old Brad Guyton Mims allegedly sent nude photos of himself to the victim and also asked her to send him photos of her breasts. The alleged incidents illustrate the increasing risks that using the Internet presents as well as the need for qualified Okeechobee sexual misconduct lawyers. Texting and Sexting According to the arrest report, the alleged sexual misconduct began when the guidance counselor began sending a female student text messages. Later, Mims allegedly sent the victim two photographs of his penis, and then begged the…Read More