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Indian River Arrest Criminal Arrest Lawyer
  • Published: August 23, 2019

Hiring an Indian River Arrest Criminal Arrest Lawyer Police in Indian River County, Florida recently concluded an investigation on child pornography that had gone on for many months. When it concluded, they arrested a young man in Vero Beach on August 16, 2019 after deputies discovered he had used video games to target young children. The man, who was celebrating his 18th birthday on the day of his arrest, was taken into custody on an affidavit and was charged with 26 counts of child pornography, according to the police’s arrest records. One of the games he used was Roblox, a popular online multiplayer game. He forced children who were only 10 years old to send him nude photos for coins in the game, according to a detective from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. According to the detectives, the investigation…Read More

Indian River Criminal Lawyer
  • Published: August 9, 2019

Indian River Criminal Lawyer Jeffrey H. Garland A 25-year-old Vero Beach man was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies earlier this week after he allegedly emailed death threats to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. He is accused of threatening to kill several deputies. The man is charged with three counts of writing threats to kill by sending threatening statements. One of those statements purportedly stated that he would "kill every (expletive) member of IRC Sheriff, you have ruined my life." The man is said to have focused on sheriff's deputies for associating with a former friend he had worked with. The two had gone their separate ways after the man was said to have sent inappropriate messages to the former friend, the friend's co-workers and employer. Deputies reported that the man continued the threats upon being taken into custody.…Read More

  • Published: July 19, 2019

Hiring a Qualified Indian River Drug Arrest Attorney We never know what we might do when faced with a particular situation. We like to think we would jump in to help save a life, or stand up for someone in trouble, or even do the right thing when faced with a moral question. Many of us run through scenarios in our minds like, what would I do if this or that happened, but we rarely get tested in the ways we think up. In April in Sebastian, FL, an Indian River County Sheriff's deputy pulled over the 28 year old man for "following too closely" behind another vehicle in inclement weather. It should be noted here that that was the only thing this young man was doing wrong as far as the deputy knew. The point here is that he…Read More

Indian River Sex Crimes Attorney
  • Published: July 15, 2019

Help from an Indian River Sex Crimes Attorney On July 10, a 56-year-old Vero Beach man who's been in Indian River County jail for the past 14 months was arrested by members of the Sheriff's Office. The arrest deals with four additional counts connected to alleged sexual crimes against a child. Those charges involve two counts for molestation of a child between 12 and 16 years of age and two counts of sexual battery for a child under the age of 12. The man had been employed as a truck driver and lived in the 4100 block of 39th Drive at the time of his earlier arrest. He's been held without bail since May 2018 for similar crimes involving two sisters, ages 15 and 11, as well as committing child abuse. One of the sexual battery charges in this recent…Read More

Indian River Fentanyl Arrest Lawyer
  • Published: June 28, 2019

Indian River Fentanyl Arrest Lawyer Jeffrey H. Garland An investigation that lasted for three months resulted in 12 narcotics arrests by the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. The investigation was code named "Operation Dark Source," and it took down a drug dealer who used the "dark web" to purchase fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine. More than 100 grams of narcotics were seized pursuant to search warrants for three residences. "Knock and announce" raids occurred at the residences. Along with firearms, drug manufacturing and distribution equipment were also taken. The firearms seized in the operation included a .32 caliber pistol, a .380 caliber pistol and .22 caliber rifle. Both males and females were arrested. Their ages were between 26 and 56. All of the arrestees were from either Vero Beach or Sebastian. Fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine are all extremely powerful and dangerous…Read More

Indian River Child Abuse Attorney
  • Published: June 5, 2019

Indian River Child Abuse Attorney Jeffrey H. Garland Deputies from Indian River County took a 19-year-old Cocoa woman into custody earlier in the week after she was alleged to have made threats against an infant. Deputies at the scene apparently believed that the woman was trying to suffocate the 6-month-old child. They had been searching for her and the child after she had threatened to harm herself and an infant. Her cell phone was giving police a signal from a Walmart parking lot on 20th Street. She was located there inside of her locked seat. Deputies reported that when they approached the woman, she began to squeeze the infant by placing it face down on her chest and appeared to be suffocating it. They smashed her car window to access the infant and removed it from the car before taking…Read More

Indian River County Criminal Lawyer
  • Published: May 3, 2019

Help from an Indian River County Criminal Lawyer For deputies at the Indian River County Sheriff's Department, April 10, 2018, was business as usual for felony arrests. Not a day goes by without several of them. A 32-year-old Vero Beach man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (MDMA), possession of hyromorphone and possession of dilaudid and possession of cocaine. A 24-year-old man from Ohio was picked up on a warrant for a violation of probation on a conviction for child abuse. A 34-year-old Sebastian woman was also picked up on a warrant. She was charged with driving on a suspended license with knowledge. Another Sebastian resident, a 24-year-old man, was taken into custody on a warrant for lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim between the ages of 12 and 16. A 27-year-old Sebastian man was picked up…Read More

Indian River County Deputies Arrest Teen Suspected of Attacking Man
  • Published: April 12, 2019

Indian River Criminal Defense Attorney, Jeffrey Garland reports a teen of only 15 years of age was taken into police custody after allegedly committing a violent carjacking against a man, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. The victim reported that he was jumped from behind and struck with a weapon behind a BP gas station located just off 43rd Avenue in the Indian River County, Florida area. The incident took place on Thursday, January 24, 2019. After the man was robbed of his truck, he was then run over as the perpetrator took off with the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, police on the job in Vero Beach found his vehicle less than a mile from the scene of the crime. The man, who is 50 years old, said that he ended up in the hospital and it was determined…Read More

Indian River Men Arrested After Using Empty Beer Box for Target Practice Near Child’s Birthday Party
  • Published: April 3, 2019

Indian River Firearm Arrest Lawyer Two local Indian River County men were arrested recently after they took turns shooting at an empty beer box. The men’s ages are 64 and 46. Sheriff’s investigators reported that the two parked a vehicle off of a dirt road near Interstate 95. That’s when they began firing off rounds at the box. A Sheriff’s spokesman said that the men admitted to shooting the gun. As there was no berm or backstop at the site, the spokesman said that bullets went flying past an open pasture near 82nd Avenue where more than 20 children were celebrating a birthday party. That pasture was an estimated 3,600 feet away. A man who had attended the birthday party had the back window of his pickup truck shot out by one of the men. Nobody was injured by the…Read More

Burning Marijuana Plants Draws Attention to Indian River County Home
  • Published: March 29, 2019

Indian River Marijuana Arrest Lawyer Deputies from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Department paid a visit to the home of a 64-year-old man in Fellsmere earlier in the week to find him in his yard “open burning” a pile of marijuana leaves. Although on fire, the marijuana was identified by its odor. Remains of what are believed to be small marijuana plants and leaves were identified. No quantity of purported marijuana was given, and the matter remains under investigation. Although an arrest was made, there is no indication of what the man was specifically charged with. Cultivating or Growing Marijuana As per section 893.13(1)(a) of the Florida Statutes, it is against the law for a person to manufacture or possess with intent to manufacture any controlled substance. Indian River criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey H. Garland advises that manufacturing marijuana contemplates…Read More

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

Man Cleared of Wrongdoing in Indian River County Prostitution Sting
  • Published: March 13, 2019

A man from the Indian River County area of Florida was recently arrested in connection with a prostitution sting but saw the charge of solicitation dropped against him. The man, who had been arrested for the crime in connection to a spa involved in human trafficking, was wrongly identified by deputies from the Indian River Sheriff’s Office. The man, who is 65 and resides in Grant, was not the individual who was captured on video at the East Spa, according to a spokesman from the Sheriff’s Office. The spokesman said that the man turned himself into police on Friday, February 22, 2019. This was one day after investigators announced that they had made almost 200 arrests after obtaining warrants across the country and that three spas had been shut down three days prior. The Sheriff’s spokesman reported that the vehicle…Read More

Meth Lab Found in Indian River Man’s Residence
  • Published: March 8, 2019

A 32-year-old man from Indian River was arrested when police discovered a methamphetamine lab in his home in Cheboygan County, Michigan. Evidence of him having manufactured the substance in the recent past was also found. Michigan State Police also searched a shed at the man’s home that revealed equipment used in manufacturing methamphetamine, dangerous waste from manufacturing it and other evidence pointing to manufacturing methamphetamine. The man was charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. On three of the felony charges, he faces up to 20 years in prison. In Florida, methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule Two drug that has a high risk of abuse and psychological or physical addiction. If a person is taken into custody on an Indian River methamphetamine arrest, he or she will be charged pursuant to at least one of three categories of possession. Those…Read More

Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge
  • Published: February 27, 2019

A man is facing a slew of felony charges after law enforcement officers say that he shot another man in the head. The man may work with an Indian River attempted murder defense lawyer to defend against charges of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and committing a felony while in possession of a firearm. Officials say that the victim is not the defendant’s original intended target. The suspect has prior felony convictions. Law enforcement officers say that the man shot the victim while he was in the back seat of a vehicle. The victim said that he heard the shots and then his ears started ringing. The victim is 19 years old. Law enforcement officials say that they found shell casings and a weapon. They say that an informant told them that they overheard the shooting was an…Read More

DUI Arrest Made in Vero Beach Crash
  • Published: February 18, 2019

An Indian River County woman is facing felony DUI charges after she allegedly drove a vehicle drunk and caused an accident. The accident cost the woman her hand. Doctors amputated the hand after she sustained serious cuts to her hand in the crash. The woman faces charges of DUI causing bodily injury and DUI causing property damage. She has the right to counsel from a Indian River DUI arrest lawyer. The woman allegedly had drinks early in the day before getting behind the wheel. She tried to pass another car on a two-lane road. Officials say the collision was nearly a head-on crash. The woman flew from the vehicle cutting her her hand. Officials say tests reveal that she had a blood alcohol level of .123 shortly after the crash. The woman is currently released on a $10,000 bond. DUI causing bodily…Read More

Police Arrest Florida Woman Naked in Mercedes
  • Published: January 30, 2019

When a law enforcement deputy heard screams coming from an Indian River County residence, he wasn’t expecting to see a completely naked woman driving a Mercedes-Benz. The woman started her vehicle, headed down the driveway and took to the open road. Now, the woman faces an Indian River County DUI arrest and other charges. Law enforcement officers say that the woman resisted arrest by spitting on an officer. They say that she also had alcohol in the vehicle. Officers transported the woman to an arrest booking facility. They say that she performed poorly on field sobriety tests. If you’re facing an Indian River County DUI arrest or other charges, our experienced Indian River County DUI attorneys can help you address the charges. Even if it seems like there may not be any way to defend your case, there may be…Read More

Plumbing Break-In Leads to Suspected Copper Thief
  • Published: January 25, 2019

Police booked a man into the Indian River County Jail on suspicion of theft. Police say that the man tried to break into a plumbing business before taking copper tubing from nearby service trucks. The man waits in jail until he can post a bond for several charges including burglary and theft. The man has the right to the help of an Indian River grand theft attorney to defend against the charges. Law enforcement believed the man was from the local area because he arrived at the scene on a bicycle. Police used images of the man to canvass the neighborhood and trace him to a local hotel. Law enforcement says that the man has a prior criminal history. In Florida, burglary is a violation of Florida law 810.02. Under the law, burglary is entering any dwelling or structure in order…Read More

Dangerous Fugitive Caught in Indian River County
  • Published: January 17, 2019

A tip from loss prevention personnel at Walmart’s 20th Street store to the Indian County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of a dangerous fugitive. The man was suspected of hiding a BB gun in his clothing. He was exiting the store when deputies arrived. A chase ensued. The chase went through a construction site consisting of unfinished buildings, and an area with trees and two ponds. Upon being caught, he resisted, even to the point of kicking at deputies while handcuffed. A search warrant was later obtained for the man’s vehicle. According to WPTV, the officers found a .25 caliber handgun, three homemade suppressors, 130 grams of methamphetamine and small amounts of LSD and marijuana inside of the vehicle. A digital scale and an unreported amount of counterfeit money were also found. Deputies later learned that the man had…Read More

Rapper YNW Melly arrested in Florida on marijuana charges
  • Published: January 9, 2019

One of South Florida’s up and coming rapper’s, YNW Melly, was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor drug charges. Jail records indicate that Melly, whose legal name is James Maurice Demons, was charged with one count of possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and possession and/or use of drug equipment. He was booked into Lee County Jail where his Instagram account reportedly states that he’s confident he’ll be free soon. Still, it would be wise of the rapper to seek the representation of an Indian River marijuana arrest lawyer. Of course, just because Melly has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor drug charges doesn’t mean that he’s guilty. Under Florida law, a person is not necessarily found guilty just because he or she happens to be found in the place where drugs are also found. In other words, you…Read More

Jewelry Store Robbery in Martin County
  • Published: January 3, 2019

It appears as if a jewelry store owner in Jensen Beach who was the victim of a robbery won’t be charged after shooting a teen after a robbery. The matter has been referred to prosecutors, but at this point in time, police have no intention of making an arrest. The owner of the jewelry store is a retired New York City detective. Justifiable Force A spokesman for Jensen Beach Police characterized the shooting as justified and within the scope of “using justifiable force during the commission of a forcible felony.” The store’s owner fired into the rear window of a getaway car, hitting a teen passenger in the back of the head. Possible Felony Murder Charge The teen reportedly tried a few pieces of jewelry on and ran to a waiting car when still wearing the jewelry. An employee tried…Read More

Indian River County Man Arrested for Suspected Rape
  • Published: December 12, 2018

A 22-year man residing in the 600 block of 24th Place Southwest was arrested by Indian River County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week on a charge of sexual battery. The alleged victim stated that she attempted to push the man away on several different instances once he started making inappropriate physical advances. Ultimately, the victim alleged, the suspect forcibly raped her. Representatives from the Sherrif’s Office indicated that the suspect told a very similar story to that of the victim upon questioning by a detective. He maintained that he felt confused by the alleged victim’s protestations, as he believed her to be aroused during their encounter. After his arrest on Wednesday, the suspect secured his release from the Indian River County Jail on Thursday by posting bail in the amount of $25,000. Whenever a charge of sexual battery is lodged in Florida,…Read More

Video Surveillance Helps Police Make Arrest
  • Published: November 30, 2018

Video surveillance showed that a man, 36-year-old Barlow Simpson, was kicked and punched nearly 30 times outside a bar in St. Lucie County. According to police records, most of these blows were delivered after he was already unconscious. When the police arrived at Filthy’s Fine Cocktails & Bar around 2 a.m., they discovered Simpson slumped on the sidewalk, his face covered in blood. He was rushed to the hospital and was found to have a broken eye socket, severed facial muscles and severe bleeding and bruising of the brain. He was unresponsive and unable to communicate in any way for many days after his attack. He will never be the same as he was before his accident. An arrest was made this past Tuesday of 32-year-old Conway Fields. Fields has been charged with attempted second-degree murder. The owner of Filthy’s told…Read More

Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter
  • Published: November 23, 2018

The most common scenario for a motorcycle accident that’s caused by the driver of a passenger vehicle is when that driver makes a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. That’s what happened Indian River County recently when a 64-year-old man who was driving an SUV failed to yield the right-of-way to the driver and passenger of a three-wheeled motorcycle. As per the Sebastian Police Department, the man has been charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter. A police spokesperson reported that the driver of the SUV had a blood alcohol level that was over three times of the legal limit of .08. Neither of the riders on the trike were wearing helmets, and both were thrown from the vehicle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the motorcycle was a military veteran who served in Viet…Read More

Car Chase Suspect in Indian River County Pursuit Arrested
  • Published: November 13, 2018

A man in Indian River County, Florida was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The entire event was captured on video. The man, who is 27 years old and resides at the 8800 block of Fifth Avenue in Sebastian, was charged with fleeing from the police, fleeing and eluding without regard for the safety of other people and property, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license. On Friday, November 2, he was held at the St. Lucie County Jail on a bail of $265,000. The chase lasted almost an hour and started at around 3 pm, according to a time stamp found on the video, which was released by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. It began with a stolen vehicle after the car’s owner made a…Read More

Man Arrested on Weapons Charges
  • Published: November 2, 2018

A 37-year-old Indian River County man was arrested last week after reportedly attacking and threatening to shoot a woman who was walking on the side of 29th Avenue. She reported that he knocked her cell phone from her hand and punched her in the face. The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office reports that the man then pulled a gun out from his waistband and then told the woman “I’ve got nothing to lose.” The woman said that she then ran away. After the woman called police, the man was located in a vehicle. Upon searching it, deputies found two pistols along with more than 100 rounds of ammunition. The man denied ownership of the guns. He was taken into custody, and he’s being held on $67,000 bail. The suspect is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts…Read More

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