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A 22-year-old gas station clerk in Port St. Lucie was charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing 40 $25 scratch-off lottery tickets from her employer. She has been released on a $3,750 bond. Surveillance camera footage appears to show the woman taking the tickets from a storage bin at 7:30 a.m. and placing them in...
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A 23-year-old woman found herself in jail last week after the man she was living with died following what appears to be a drug overdose. While no foul play is suspected, the woman was found to possess heroin and may now be facing charges. According to the police, they went to a Port St. Lucie...
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A 53-year-old Port St. Lucie man has been placed under arrest in connection with the death of a stranded motorist who was standing outside of his car on the 900 block of Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard last weekend. A witness identified the suspect as the driver of a vehicle that sat at a green...
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Thursday found four people behind bars following a police search on a Port St. Lucie home. The arrest occurred after police went to a home on Southeast Academy Lane with an arrest affidavit. When police knocked on the door, there was no response, so they entered the home with force. After searching through the resident’s...
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There have been a number of felony arrests in the Port St. Lucie area of Florida as of Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  It is important to have a Port St Lucie Criminal defense attorney to help if you are arrested for a felony. The arrests are as follows, in detail. In Sorrento, a 52 year...
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On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, police in Port St. Lucie arrested four people on drug charges. The police acquired drugs, two guns and cash following a raid on a home on Southeast Evergreen Terrace, according to the report. The four individuals who were arrested ranged in ages from 23 to as young as only 14...
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A man with a criminal record has been charged with arson in connection with a recent fire at a Fort Pierce mosque. The preponderance of evidence against the defendant and the nature of the offense may increase the possibility of both a conviction and a lengthy prison term. In order to overcome these charges, he...
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The Port St. Lucie Police Department started off the month of September with the arrest of two suspects charged with crimes related to trafficking in controlled substances. According to local news reports, police officers went undercover to meet a man and a woman who were purportedly selling prescription medications such as Clonazepam and Dilaudid. The...
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An alleged hit-and-run accident in Port St. Lucie on August 26 in which a 25-year-old Pompano Beach motorcyclist died has resulted in the arrest of a 47-old Port St. Lucie man. The latter individual is facing charges of hit-and-run, driving under the influence (DUI) and causing death. He’s currently in St. Lucie County jail on...
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Understanding Criminal Trial Procedures and the Importance of a Good Defense Those who are charged with crimes need to understand the prosecutorial process. They also need to understand the importance of obtaining proper legal representation to ensure that their rights are protected throughout this process. The Port St. Lucie lawyers at The Law Office of...
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With search warrant in hand, the Port St. Lucie police burst into a home and found 10 guns, 62 marijuana pipes and various drugs. The single male resident was arrested on the spot. He has been charged with with a slew of drug crimes including marijuana production, possession of over 20 grams of marijuana and...
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An 81-year-old man was arrested and held on $750 bond at St. Lucie County Jail by Fort Pierce police after neighbors complained that he had discharged a pistol in public three times on the afternoon of July 7. The apparently intoxicated man was said to have used a black pistol to fire three shots while...
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The Importance of Obtaining the Best Possible Criminal Defense Three women are facing prostitution charges in St. Lucie County after being caught in a police sting operation. These and other criminal defendants will require a vigorous defense if they hope to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced. Such individuals need the assistance of...
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During the 24 hours encompassing July 5, 46 different people were charged with felony crimes in St. Lucie County. Breaking down the areas where these individuals live shows that most of them reside in either Port St. Lucie or Fort Pierce. After that, a smattering of individuals from places like Vero Beach, Stuart and even...
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Last weekend, a Vero Beach woman started an altercation that ultimately lead to her arrest. The woman’s landlord claimed that he was beaten by her because she thought that he stole her crack pipe. The arrest affidavit explains that the woman lost her crack pipe, so she assumed her landlord took it away from her....
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Three arrests were made in a residential neighborhood in Port St. Lucie after a drug sting following an investigation, according to the Port St. Lucie Police Department. A concerned citizen first reported the drug activity and reported a 29-year-old who was selling marijuana out of his home at 1400 block of SE Grapeland Ave. One...
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A recent triple arrest in Vero Beach proved just how much the drug game is still alive in the U.S. The authorities served up three arrest warrants in the area, and the people who were arrested are surely going to need help from a Vero Beach criminal attorney to assist in their defense. Cocaine is...
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A married police officer with three children who previously served with the Port St. Lucie Police Department has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of possession and distribution of child pornography along with coercion and enticement of a minor. Pursuant to the execution of a search warrant, hundreds of...
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Florida child abuse is extremely serious and can end up landing someone in jail for a very long time. A 32-year-old mother was just recently arrested for neglecting her child in Fort Pierce. She will need a Fort Pierce child neglect attorney very soon. The accusers stated that the woman had left her young child...
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A Port St. Lucie woman is facing several drug charges after being arrested at a home Thursday. Officers using a warrant seized cocaine and prescription drugs at the home. Now the 27-year-old woman is charged with a laundry list of offenses, including possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and sale...
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In the early morning hours of April 21, a 28-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested after police stated that had been identified by a witness as the individual seen firing shots out of the sunroof on a white BMW while driving through Port St. Lucie. That individual, allegedly told Port St. Lucie police that he...
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30-year-old Fort Pierce man has been released from St. Lucie County Jail on $184,500 bond on April 2, one day after being arrested on five drug-related charges, including three felonies. The latter charges stem from a subsequent search of his vehicle and home that reportedly discovered over three pounds of cocaine. The man was stopped...
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The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 52-year-old Port St. Lucie resident on additional charges of internet crimes related to child pornography on March 17, following his original arrest three days earlier. On March 14, Tracy James Justice had been arrested on 10 counts of possessing child pornography and five counts related to the...
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On the morning of February 26, a 22-year-old Port St. Lucie man was arrested by city police on prowling and loitering charges. The arrest subsequently led to him also being served warrants on three alleged crimes from 2015. Charles Reginal “CJ” Gibson was reportedly seen looking into cars in a restaurant parking lot in the...
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The musical festival scene offers opportunities for bands and artists to reach new audiences and for music lovers to take in some of the hottest sounds in the industry. The upcoming Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will showcase more than 80 bands, DJs and artists during its three-day run from March 4th to 6th, 2016....
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On February 9, 2016, Port St. Lucie police arrested a male resident who allegedly sold Xanax and marijuana to an undercover narcotics agent. Per local media report, special investigators and SWAT team members discovered more than 10 grams of marijuana partially bagged for resale along with $166 cash, ammunition and a digital precision scale after...
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Fort Pierce man arrested with prescription and street drugs A 23-year-old Fort Pierce man, Martavious Leon King, was arrested just after midnight on February 2 for a series of drug-related offenses following a search of his car by officials from the St. Lucie County sheriff’s office. King, who was being held in the St. Lucie...
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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...
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A man from Fort Pierce who was originally arrested due to a firearms offense now faces new charges. According to a press release by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, 29 year old Altamonte Wilson is now also charged with 54 counts of child pornography. At this time, there are no statements available from Wilson...
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Recently, a woman was stopped in Stuart, Florida by a St. Lucie County deputy. She was driving a golf cart between the sidewalk and the roadway when the deputy stopped her and asked her how much she had to drink. She told the deputy she had “a lot” to drink. The deputy discovered that her...
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It is never a good feeling to see and hear the flashing lights and blaring horns of a police car indicating you had better come to a stop … and it can be far worse if you have been drinking and driving. Known as DUI, a driving under the influence charge in Florida, as in...
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During the execution of a police search warrant on the morning of December 11 by members of the St. Lucie County Special Investigation Unit, a pair of Port St. Lucie men were arrested at their home on a variety of drug-related charges. 24-year-old Taylor James Knott and 32-year-old Guillermo Ramos were both charged with possession...
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A Fort Pierce man was arrested on July 12, 2012 on a series of charges related to an auto accident that resulted in the death of Vero Beach woman and left her husband suffering from serious injuries. That individual was charged with the following crimes in the February 6, 2012 incident that took place on...
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Two Port St. Lucie men were arrested by local police on October 13 on charges of both possession and distribution of child pornography after the police had received an online tip involving the two men who shared a home together near Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard on Southwest Dalton Circle. Graydon Andrew Knapp was arrested...
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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...
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A 23 year-old man named Admerson Cleber Eugenio Vicente has been charged with DUI manslaughter. He has also been charged with driving without a license. He crashed into another vehicle while he was driving in Broward County. The crashed killed two sisters, Alexis and Brittany Musumeci. Vicente was driving on the wrong side of the...
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A Port St. Lucie police officer who won Officer of the Year four years ago during his previous job with the Fort Pierce Police Department was arrested on September 22 in an investigation related to child pornography. Michael Harding, who had joined the Port Lucie Police Department in 2012, had been under investigation by undercover...
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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...
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On Sunday, August 16, a 23-year-old man on probation for attempted murder was arrested in Fort Pierce police on suspicion of DUI after being pulled over for speeding. John Garrett Call Jr. of Fort Pierce was stopped at approximately 2:48 a.m. after being clocked doing roughly 80 miles per hour on South Ocean Boulevard by...
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People continue to use creative ways to sell drugs in America. The police recently arrested four individuals who worked in a grocery store in Fort Pierce. The authorities are charging the four culprits with selling drugs out of the “Around the Clark” store in which they worked. Police headquarters received a tip that led them...
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After a seven-month investigation into a massive drug ring was conducted by law enforcement, an arrest of 12 individuals was made. 12 people are currently in jail and 13 arrests are pending. The heroin bust is anticipated to be the “tip of the iceberg” with a growing problem that seems to increase in its severity....
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The number of cases involving a drug called flakka is on the rise in Fort Pierce. On Thursday, June 18, 2015, police found three men at Chevron gas station in Fort Pierce. Investigators found that the men had flakka, guns and a ski mask. On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, investigators issued a warrant after a...
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Two people in St. Lucie County were arrested after a home was searched and sheriff’s investigators found a loaded handgun and drugs inside of it. Eighteen-year old Angel Lupe Ellis was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors and nine felonies. Officers found several types of prescription pills, including oxycodone. They also found MDMA, marijuana and...
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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...
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Charges of child neglect or abandonment are serious ones that can tear families apart and leave children feeling traumatized not only due to the event that brought about the charge, but the legal complications that follow. Especially if charges of drug possession or other related offenses are attached to the family matter, a child is...
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No one in Port St. Lucie needs a St. Lucie battery defense lawyer more than Jaymie Lee Perry, who is now being held in lieu of $46,000 bail with two charges of resisting an officer with violence and battery on an officer, battery, aggravated battery, purse-snatching, and battery on a person 65 years old or...
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Officers in Port St. Lucie have stated that a stolen iPad led them to a marijuana grow house. The officers stated that they started the investigation in January after an iPad was stolen from Wal-Mart. They found out that the stolen iPad was activated by a man named Robinson Taverez. Timothy Bordt, who is a...
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Two sisters are facing assault and burglary charges after a road rage incident. The incident was reported by 35 year-old Lashonda Barnes. She noticed a vehicle was driving erratically and had honked the horn. She had slowed down to stop it. That was when the two sisters pulled up next to her, got out of...
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A Port St. Lucie mother was arrested for felony child abuse after intentionally slamming on her brakes in an attempt to get two of her children to stop fighting. The Unfolding Case Lorena Sullivan Simpson was driving with her 12-year-old daughter in the front seat. In the back seat were her nine-year-old son and seven-year-old...
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Two men from the Fort Pierce, Florida area were arrested on Saturday, February 7, 2015 for assault. The arrest occurred after the two had allegedly beaten up a third man and punched and kicked him until he fell over onto the ground. One of the individuals allegedly involved in the attack was 25 year old...
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Fort Pierce Battery Lawyer to Protect You Police arrested Amber Gates, a Fort Pierce woman, for child cruelty without causing great harm. What brought about the charge: allegations by Gates’s 15-year-old son that she punched him in the mouth while he was watching pornography on her cell phone. Gates contends that she intended to slap...
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A 28 year-old man named Stravious Johnson was arrested in Fort Pierce for drug possession on Thursday, December 11, 2014. He was charged with possession of marijuana and amphetamine. Officers found him driving a vehicle connected with an armed robbery that had occurred earlier that night. Around 9 P.M on Thursday, officers in Okeechobee County...
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According to an arrest affidavit, an argument the Friday following Thanksgiving ended with a woman receiving burns to her face. The Fort Pierce woman was taken to Orlando for treatment of her second- and third-degree burns to 90 percent of her face. James Germany, her companion, was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery causing...
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St. Lucie Stripper Arrested for DUI A Palm Bay woman was incoherent as she claimed that she was a stripper and had not taken painkillers for more than 114 years. She also claimed that she could not afford being taken to jail but was arrested regardless. The 34 year old woman, was found driving erratically...
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An officer was struck by a police car on Wednesday, October 8 at approximately 6 p.m after the driver was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Ryan Steven Moore, 48, was performing a K-9 training exercise in the parking lot of the Port St. Lucie Police Department when he struck the officer with the front of...
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Two Fort Pierce fathers charged with BUI and child abuse Two men are facing boating under the influence and child abuse charges after being arrested in Ft. Pierce. A charging document revealed that four children aboard a boat became concerned for their safety while on a boat trip with their fathers due to the amount...
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Fort Pierce Man Arrested for Selling Drugs On the 700 block of N. 24th Street in Fort Pierce, a cigar tube filled with almost 60 crack cocaine rocks were found in a pile of leaves. The cigar tube was discovered during a law enforcement check of vacant homes in the area. Several men were standing...
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Two Okeechobee Men Arrested For Dug Possesion In the St. Lucie County Jail, two Okeechobee men have been arrested and held on bail following arrests in Fort Pierce for felony drug charges. On August 12th, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chase Weeks, 19, and Jerome Johnson, 19. Police arrested Johnson for carrying a concealed...
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Saint Lucie Drug Defense Attorney While Washington State and Colorado have legalized marijuana, the federal government and 48 other states are still in offense mode against the drug most people consider basically harmless. Acting on a Crime Stoppers tip about drug activity, Saint Lucie police reported to an apartment on S.E. Green Acres Circle. Officers...
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Two Fort Pierce Men Arrested For Drug Possession Two people were arrested at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and South 29th Street after they were pulled over by deputies. The officers stated that they smelt fresh, unburnt marijuana inside of the car. They searched the car and found money and marijuana. The officers seized the...
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DUI Defense: Help When You Deserve It On June 14, 2014, a Fort Pierce woman, smelling of alcohol, was arrested after she presented a DVD when asked for her driver’s license.The case took place on June 14 at about 12:45 a.m., when a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over a 1997 Pontiac near...
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Dozens Arrested in $10 Million Drug Ring in Fort Pierce A Fort Pierce drug trafficking lawyer recently learned that officials had arrested dozens who were allegedly part of a drug ring in Fort Pierce. The investigation, which had been ongoing for over a year, was known as Operation Spot Remover because those in the drug...
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Eight St. Lucie Residents Arrested on Drug Charges With St. Lucie County right in the center of Florida, it’s no surprise that last week eight people were arrested and remain in jail on extensive drug trafficking charges. Investigators remain very secretive about the arrests, but they have disclosed that many state and federal agencies including...
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A twelve year-old student at Chester A. Moore Elementary School in Fort Peirce, FL was recently accused of punching a teacher in the face after the teacher attempted to remove the student from her classroom because of disruptive behavior. The teacher has stated that the student became so enraged at being removed from the room...
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St. Lucie Man Arrested for DUI With Kids in the Car Drinking and driving is never a good mix in the State of Florida, especially when it involves children. A corrections officer was recently arrested and charged with drunk driving and child endangerment. Douglas Shultz was pulled over by Port St. Lucie police because of...
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St. Lucie Man Arrested for Dealing Drugs Florida has some of the strictest laws of the 50 states for drug possession. Someone who is convicted of possession of an illegal substance such as marijuana can find himself or herself behind bars for a period of up to one year if the quantity is less than...
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St. Lucie Man Arrested For Lewd Behavior on I-95 Distracted driving occurs in many forms. A St. Lucie, Florida man was recently arrested by the Florida state police for masterbating while driving down I-95. The individual, 22 year-old Cory Evans, was reported by a truck driver on a 911 call after Evans reportedly was driving...
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High School Teacher Arrested for Inappropriate Relationship With Student A Port St. Lucie High School coach and guidance counselor was arrested on April 21 for an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student. The Sherriff’s Office reported learning of the incident from the student’s mother and interviewed the teacher at the school before the arrest.The...
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Fort Pierce Teacher Arrested of Lewd Behavior A Fort Pierce, Florida, high school teacher was arrested at his Vero Beach home on March 21 and charged with lewd or lascivious conduct with six teenage girls, 14 and 15 years old. According to Fort Pierce deputies, the arrest of the 66-year-old teacher followed a three-week investigation...
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Fort Pierce Man Arrested For Possesion of Illegal Drugs A man and woman were arrested on drug charges in Fort Pierce, Florida, after a routine traffic stop for driving with no headlights.According to police reports, the officer who stopped the Ford Fusion at 8 p.m. noticed a strong smell of marijuana from inside and ordered...
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Two Arrested in St. Lucie for Operating Marijuana Grow House Two men wee arrested in Port St. Lucie on charges of operating a marijuana grow house in their garage. Police executed a search warrant and reported a marijuana grow operation of 21 plants with more than 25 pounds of weed and also cultivation equipment. The...
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Father Who Believed Son Was Possessed by Demon Arrested for Battery No longer does law enforcement assume fault when they arrive at the scene. For instance, when called to a home for domestic violence 20 or30 years ago, the man was arrested 95 percent of the time. Criminal battery was likely charged as a misdemeanor,...
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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...
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45 People for Prostitution, Drugs and Weapons The Port St. Lucie, Florida police force conducted a major investigation over the holidays that led to a multitude of arrests. Police officers felt that Florida residents had suffered enough of living next to prostitutes, drug dealers, gun thieves and drug manufacturers. Therefore, their present this holiday season was wiping...
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Teacher Arrested for DUI New Year’s Eve is unfortunately a common time for incidents of drunk driving. In Stuart, Florida, this was no exception on that night as a Martin County High School teacher was picked up for driving under the influence a mere 30 minutes before the ball dropped in New York City on...
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Elementary School Teacher Accused of Sex With a Minor Quotaysha Jones, a fifth grade teacher at an elementary school located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, recently appeared before a judge, accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenager. Local authorities involved in the case have access to surveillance of visits between the teacher...
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Drunk Driver Rear Ends Off-Duty Officer A Port Lucie man was arrested after rear-ending a vehicle driven by an off-duty St. Lucie deputy, police say. Jonathan Barnes was jailed on charges of driving while intoxicated for the fourth time in ten years and for driving with a suspended license. Accident Details Barnes was weaving in...
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Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Sell A man from Belle Glade, Florida was arrested on charges of felony drug possession with the intention to sell. He was later released from the Okeechobee County Jail on a $5,000 bond.The man is Keith Wendell Cooper, a 47 year old man. He was arrested on Thursday,...
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Example of an Unjust Battery Case There was a recent case in Fort Pierce where two teens ended up facing battery charges for going on a joy ride with a BB gun. They were reported to have been firing the BB gun at random passing pedestrians, resulting in minor injuries to a few of those...
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Drug Posession Criminal Lawyer in Okeechobee County Four people were recently arrested in Okeechobee County for possession of methamphetamine. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene after one of those arrested was seen with a syringe in her arm. Deputies promptly pulled over and arrested two people in a gold Jeep liberty. Upon searching the...
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Former Deputy Arrested in DUI In a recently reported story of an event that took place back in August, a deputy sheriff of Indian River County was arrested for driving under the influence. Don W. Robinson, while off duty, crashed his pick-up truck into some bushes off of U.S. Route 1. The incident happened on...
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On Nov. 5 a resident of Port St. Lucie was arrested in the evening when his home was raided by the police. He was suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine in his home. The police spokesman claimed that he was in possession of methamphetamine and also was in possession of a grinder, Sudafed and what the spokesman...
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The “war on drugs” continues in America. Arrests and prosecutions for drug-related charges seem to always be in the news. The St. Lucie County, Florida area is no exception. A recent undercover crack cocaine buy resulted in the arrest of seven people in Fort Pierce. St. Lucie County Sheriff’s drug investigators were responsible for the...
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Fluorophenylpiperazine. There is a problem with prosecuting this “designer drug”. Florida Statutes do not list the many alternative chemical formulae for this type of drug. If it is not prohibited, it cannot be prosecuted. Be sure to obtain the laboratory testing results and approved procedure before accepting any claim by prosecutors that the substance in...
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A 33 year-old Florida man was found with a bag of cocaine hidden between his toes while he was being booked into St. Lucie County Jail, after being arrested and charged with aggravated battery. The suspect, who claimed the drugs did not belong to him, was charged with possession of cocaine and with smuggling contraband...
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Those facing a felony prosecution for driving on a suspension or revocation need to be aware that DHSMV must prove mailing of notice of an administrative suspension/revocation to the last known address. Failure of the DHSMV records to prove this is a defense.
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The United States Department of Justice reached an agreement with the St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. This HCA hospital has agreed to pay over seven million dollars to settle Medicare fraud claims for improperly billed procedures, according to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers on 7/6/13. This is yet another instance of an artificial...
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After U.S. Marshals discovered drugs, ammunition and a gun at a home, located on Havana Avenue in Fort Pierce. The federal agents were arresting a teenager with an outstanding warrant, a pair of men were arrested for drug possession charges. Police confiscated Ecstasy, Oxycodone, Zoloft, and marijuana, as well as ammunition and a .357 revolver,...
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