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Man faces sex crime charges for alleged incident involving child under 12

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A 30-year-old man accused of sexually battering a child under 12 years old was arrested on Wednesday, officials said. Deputies were dispatched to a home in Lehigh Acres after a sex crime was reported, a spokesperson for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. The suspect, Johnny Jackson, fled the scene before deputies arrived. Deputies eventually caught up with Jackson and arrested him on probable cause. Jackson faces a sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation charge, deputies said. The post Man faces sex crime charges for alleged incident involving child...

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Former Florida deputy gets 12 years in prison for planting drugs during traffic stops

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) – A former deputy in Florida received a 12-year prison sentence for planting drugs in drivers’ cars during traffic stops and then arresting them. Former Jackson County Deputy Zachary Wester did not speak at Tuesday’s hearing, The Associated Press reports. He was convicted in May on 19 of 67 counts, including racketeering, official misconduct, fabricating evidence, perjury, false imprisonment, and possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Investigators with Internal Affairs found the drugs hidden inside Wester’s patrol car in the...

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WATCH: Masked truck thief caught on camera in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla.– A suspicious red truck was caught strategically stealing equipment from a local plumbing company on Sunday morning. In the surveillance video, you can see the truck backing in with their license plate covered and a man hopping out of the truck wearing a mask while hooking up the excavator. “I definitely feel offended that someone came here and took something we use daily and need to survive in business,” said Michael Mele, owner of Lee County Plumbing. “We have multiple excavators that were our 5th but it still hurts because with the equipment shortage I...

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Fort Myers PD searching for SUV linked to weekend homicide investigation

FORT MYERS, Fla.– The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for a vehicle that they believe was involved in a homicide investigation. Law enforcement is on the lookout for a dark-colored SUV that has been linked to a homicide at Maple Crest Apartments. The incident took place on July 11. If you have any information about the SUV, tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Information could be eligible for a reward. The post Fort Myers PD searching for SUV linked to weekend homicide investigation appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Florida man convicted for stealing over $230K from relative with dementia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Tampa man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of stealing over $230,000 from a vulnerable elderly relative. Victor Hawkins was found guilty by a jury of stealing the money from his 77-year-old relative who had been diagnosed with dementia, according to the Office of Attorney General Ashley Moody. In addition to stealing the money, Hawkins also managed to swindle the elderly man out of his home and evict the man’s wife from it, a news release states. Hawkins was also sentenced to 10 years probation following his release from prison. “It...

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Lehigh Acres man spends wedding night in jail after getting violent with guests

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — After tying the knot, a Lehigh Acres groom spent his wedding night in the Lee County Jail after getting aggressive with his guests. Jeffery Johnson, 22, was arrested on Saturday, July 10, after acting belligerent around some of his wedding guests, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrived at Trinity Street East in Lehigh Acres and saw some wedding guests holding Johnson back from others. When deputies were taking control of the situation, Johnson is accused of kicking, hitting, and spitting on deputies. Once put into handcuffs, Johnson...

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Man caught on camera stealing boat motor in Bokeeila

BOKEEILA, Fla. – A man was caught on camera stealing a boat motor in Bokeelia, according to SWFL Crime Stoppers. The suspect took the motor from a Yahama boat parked on Pine Island Road, officials said. BOAT MOTOR THEFT Crime Stoppers is asking for help identifying this person of interest in a grand theft of a Yahama boat motor on Pine Island Road in Bokeelia. If you're able to ID him, please contact Crime Stoppers. Cash reward being offered. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) pic.twitter.com/pQNmyJ4wgB — SWFL Crime Stoppers (@SWFLCrime8477) April 21, 2021 Law enforcement is...

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Women accused of stealing home security cameras from Fort Myers Home Depot

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Deputies are searching for suspects accused of stealing RING brand video and doorbell cameras from a Home Depot in Fort Myers, SWFL Crime Stoppers reported. Two unidentified women were seen loading several cameras into their bags before fleeing the store located on South Tamiami Trail. The pair drove off in a silver Acura sedan, according to officials. Anyone who can identify the women is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. The post Women accused of stealing home security cameras from Fort Myers Home Depot appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Officer shoots & kills Black teenager holding a knife, bodycam video shows

COLUMBUS, Oh. / CNN — A police officer shot and killed a Black teenage girl on Tuesday after she tried to cut two females with a knife, officials said and body camera footages shows. The girl’s mother, Paula Bryant, and the Franklin County Children’s Services identified the teen as Ma’Khia Bryant. Although local law enforcement identified her as 15-years-old at a news conference Tuesday, the FCCS said the girl’s age as 16. “Ma’Khia was a foster child, who was under the care of Franklin County Children Services,” the FCCS said. “This...

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Cape Coral Police investigate social media trend promoting sexual assault

CONTENT WARNING- SEXUAL VIOLENCE – – FORT MYERS, Fla.– April 24th may not mean much to you but dark corners of social media have dubbed this Saturday “National Rape Day.” The social media posts aren’t to bring awareness to the heinous crime, they’re advocating for it. According to a Cape Coral Police Department incident report, someone in Cape Coral received a threatening text message from an unknown number Monday that read, “April 24. National rape day. Watch your back.” When CCPD arrived, they quickly determined this was part...

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