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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

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