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News Cast 10/24

News Cast for October 24th:

Okeechobee County Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a fifth wheel camper trailer early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene of the burning 5th wheel camper at the 2700 block of HWY 441SE just after 12:30 and found the fully engulfed in flames. Investigators say the occupant was awoken to the smell of smoke. She managed to grab her dog and her phone and left before it became fully engulfed. Total loss amounted to just over thirteen thousand dollars. No injuries or other damages reported.

Sheriff’s deputies and emergency crews were also dispatched to the 1200 block of NE 70th Ave Sunday afternoon where crews found a large pickup truck and a mid-size SUV where the SUV was on its roof in the a ditch. No injuries were reported. Deputies are investigating the cause of the accident.

Yesterday, Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Florida’s congressional delegation urging them to address the costly and ill-designed Health Insurance Tax (HIT) ahead of its impending implementation. The tax requires insurance companies offering full converge plans to pay an annual tax to help cover the cost of the federal exchange. While congress delayed the implementation without additional action, it becomes effective January 1st, 2018. To cover the cost of paying this tax, insurance companies will need to raise their rates.

Yesterday was First Responders Appreciation Day at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10539. Members of the Okeechobee Police Department, Sheriff’s Department and Fire and Rescue were recognized by the VFW for their dedication and given back to the community. VFW member and chairman of the event, Kevin Striplin says this is a major event for him, a retired Martin County Sheriff’s deputy.

Kevin Striplin Interview Clip

Those recognized were Detective Bill Saum and Officer Chad Troutman of the police department, Tyler Ott and Sgt. Mat Hurst of the Sheriff’s Department and Paramedics Steve Weeks and Timmy Palmer.

Raulerson Hospital will be holding their Annual Women’s Health Luncheon this Thursday. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the physician’s lecture will be dealing with many health issues facing women. Raulerson Hospital Publicist Jenny Pung says it’s a well-attended event and attendees get very involved in the lectures. You can get more information on this luncheon by logging onto RaulersonHospital.com and checking the classes/events section. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 on Thursday.

Jenny Pung Interview Clip

Florida Transportation officials are informing motorists about road work that will be ongoing this week. In Okeechobee county, crews will be working on US 441 from SR 78 to SE 30th Terrace constructing a guardrail at Taylor Creek Bridge and they’re also working on SR 70 from NE 31st Ave to Berman Road, completing paving on the mainline and at median crossings. Highlands County crews are working mostly on SR 25 and the Rucks Dairy Road Bridge. Follow posted detours and please use caution while driving through these areas.

On the arrest report today:

26 year old Jackie Allen Rediker Jr. was arrested early Saturday morning for aggravated assault after a fight in an establishment on the 100 block of NE 10th Street. His bond is set at 10,000 dollars.

27 year old Logan Ray Hobson was arrested Saturday night for battery and false imprisonment by a threat after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. No bond is set at this time.

20 year old Tyler John McGuirl was arrested Friday afternoon for dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. His bond is set at 70,000 dollars.

23 year old Jamie Michelle McCarty was arrested Friday night for shoplifting and possession of methamphetamine after she was caught stealing items from Wal-Mart and a subsequent search of her purse by deputies. Her bond is set at 3,000 dollars.


Fire Fighters Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween

Fire Fighters Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween

Okeechobee, FL — Halloween is a highly anticipated night for children, but also one of the most dangerous. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk.

“These are scary statistics, but by taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure ghosts and goblins of all ages have a safe and fun-filled Halloween,” says Local 2918’s President, Justin Hazellief.

IAFF Local 2918 offers these safety tips to help keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween:

  • Stay visible – bring flashlights, glow sticks and reflective goodie bags, and add reflective tape to costumes.
  • Stay on the sidewalk and off the road when going house to house. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and as far to the side as possible.
  • Cross at street corners using traffic signals or use well-lit, marked crosswalks and never cross the road between parked cars.
  • Don’t assume the right-of-way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters.
  • Children under 12 should trick-or-treat with and cross streets with an adult.

“Halloween is one of the busiest days of the year for fire fighters,” says President Hazellief. “Following these basic safety precautions can help prevent injuries and save lives.”

Please call 9-1-1 for the help of your local fire fighters in the case of a fire or emergency.

IAFF Local 2918 wishes you a happy and safe Halloween


News Cast 10/23

News Cast for October 23rd:

Florida Highway Patrol officers are investigating the cause of an accident that killed a Clewiston man on Thursday evening. Officers say 20 year old Eddie Montalvo was driving north on North Hacienda Street when the driver of an oncoming car couldn’t see Montalvo’s car approaching because of the headlights from another driver. The other driver turned into Montalvo’s car and struck it head on, causing Montalvo to be ejected from his car and killed instantly. The other driver was not injured.

The Department of Economic Opportunity has announced the Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent last month, the lowest rate in 10 years. As of last month, Florida unemployment rate dropped nearly 7 percentage points since December 2010, faster than the national decline. Governor Rick Scott says resources like Disaster Unemployment program, Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan and Florida Citrus Emergency Loan Program have been activated for families and recovering business owners recovering from job reduction numbers and other severe impacts caused from Hurricane Irma.

If you recently bought a new car and noticed you have no spare tire, you’re not crazy or alone in this. Triple A officials say crews have found 400 thousand motorists don’t have spare tires but instead have inflatable tire kits in their vehicles’ trunk. Spokesperson Montrae Waiters says nearly 1/3rd of new cars don’t have spares and she says it’s because of all things, weight. Waiters says if you buy a new car, read your owner’s manual and consider purchasing roadside assistance coverage.

Montraw Waiters Interview Clip

The second Collection Pass for Hurricane debris begins today in Okeechobee County. All residents must have ALL hurricane debris on the city or county right of way for collection. No exceptions. Any debris placed on roadside after second collection pass is completed will be the responsibility of the property owner for disposal. Any questions can be forwarded to the Okeechobee County Solid Waste Department, 863-763-1811.

Florida Transportation officials are informing motorists about road work that will be ongoing this week. In Okeechobee county, crews will be working on US 441 from SR 78 to SE 30th Terrace constructing a guardrail at Taylor Creek Bridge and they’re also working on SR 70 from NE 31st Ave to Berman Road, completing paving on the mainline and at median crossings. Highlands County crews are working mostly on SR 25 and the Rucks Dairy Road Bridge. Follow posted detours and please use caution while driving through these areas.

On the arrest report:

28 year old Leah Florence Shulman was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for leaving the scene of a traffic accident with property damage. Her bond is set at 250 dollars.

30 year old Athena Marie Valladares was arrested for battery, petty theft, and trespassing. Her bond is set at 650 dollars.

60 year old Walter Jackson Junior was arrested for two counts of failure to appear in court for trespassing and drug offenses. No bond is issued at this time.


News Cast 10/20

News Cast for October 20th:

Florida Transportation officials are informing motorists about road work that is ongoing and will be begin next week. Crews will be working on US 441 from SR 78 to SE 30th Terrace crews constructing the guardrail at Taylor Creek Bridge and they’re also working on SR 70 from NE 31st Avenue to Berman Road, completing paving on the mainline and at the median crossings. Highlands County crews are working mostly on SR 25 and the Rucks Dairy Road Bridge. Follow posted detours and please be careful in driving these areas.

Recently the Okeechobee City Council and County Commissioners got a presentation of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition, a federally funded program designed for expectant mothers to help decrease the risk before the baby is born to ensure the baby is born healthy, such as getting to the doctor, breastfeeding education and more. Community Liaison Jaycee Turgeon says Health Start is there for moms from pregnancy through the third year and beyond if needed. Healthy Start has been a part of the community for 25 years.

Jaycee Turgeon Interview

A Cape Coral man was convicted of raping two women. State Attorney’s officials say Chunsi Williams Vines raped one woman and threatened to drown her in August 2015. A second woman came forward and save Vines raped her and also threatened to drown her three months earlier. Vines faces life in prison when he’s sentenced next month.

Okeechobee County Emergency Management officials say the first batch of mosquito control using ULV truck mounted sprayers will begin tomorrow. Treatments will begin after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise. If you wish to avoid potential exposure to insecticide, please stay indoors and close the windows during spraying hours. Not all areas of the county will be sprayed at once since there’s a limited range per truckload.

Okeechobee Police Major Donald Hagen was the guest speaker at Kiwanis Club meeting yesterday. He talked about his involvement in the Leadership Program, an 8 month course designed to develop leadership skills. Hagen says the course isn’t about sitting in classrooms and listening to lectures, the program is particular to Okeechobee. The next class graduates November 8th and the fee is $425, they meet one Wednesday a month and it’s open to all ages.

Donald Hagan Interview Clip

On the arrest report:

27 year old Luis Alvarez was arrested for criminal mischief and causing damage to a woman’s car on the 3700 block of 30th Ave early Wednesday morning. His bail has not been set.

28 year old Sidney Wayne Barber, Jr was arrested for battery and causing bodily harm after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. No bond has been set yet.

39 year old Samuel Gomez Hernandez was arrested for driving without a license after he was involved in a traffic accident. His bond is set at 500 dollars.

19 year old Matthew Kevin Bass was arrested for prowling and contributing to the delinquency of a child after Bass and two others were found in an area of reported burglaries. His bond has not yet been set.


Kiwanis Club Learns About Leadership Class (Sound Included)

Kiwanis Club Learns About Leadership Class (Sound Included)

Major Donald Hagan was the guest speaker this week at the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee weekly meeting. Major Hagan participated in the Okeechobee County Leadership program. Despite being born and raised in Okeechobee, Major Hagan admitted to learning a lot about his County and his community and wholly recommends the program to anyone.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MAJOR HAGAN’S ENTIRE INTERVIEW (RUN TIME 3:24)


News Cast 10/19

News Cast for October 19th:

Business owners, managers and others from Okeechobee County met yesterday for the Business of the Year Awards Luncheon at Williamson Center at IRSC. The luncheon was put together by the Chamber of Commerce and four lucky businesses were recipants of awards. One was the National Corporate Award, given to Waste Management – Okeechobee Landfill. Senior District Manager in charge of the landfill, Tony Bishop, says hard work and great employees are a big part of his winning the award and the community itself for which he’s proud of.

Tony Bishop Interview Clip

Other winners today were Green Design Construction and Development for achieving gross sales over a million dollars. Managing partner Sean Coget says the award was sweet considering his business’ humble beginnings.

Sean Coget Interview Clip

Another winner was The Lounge at Sacred Sanctuary for under a million dollars in gross sales. Owner of The Lounge Bianca Keefe says she was not expecting to win but winning the award means so much to her, her business and the community.

Bianca Keefe Interview Clip

Martha’s House won the award for Non-Profit Organization. Executive Director Jonathan Bean says the award is an affirmation to the work they do and he’s looking to continue that trend.

Jonathan Bean Interview Clip

Officials from the Okeechobee Co Solid Waste Department say all tree limbs must be cut in four to six foot lengths and neatly stacked on the city or county right of way. All leaves, small branches and stumps may be piled with tree limbs. They ask you don’t mix bagged leaves, vegetation, household waste, construction debris, furniture and other appliances with tree limbs. Construction debris must be cut in 6-8′ lengths and neatly stacked. Large items like furniture and appliances must be kept separate from trees and construction debris. Hazardous items like paint, oil or chemicals won’t be collected.

If you’re looking to enroll in Medicare, now is the time to do it. Officials say the open enrollment for Medicare will be on in Moore Haven today from 9am until Noon at the Hope Connections facility on 2nd Street in Moore Haven, Clewiston on Tuesday October 24th from 11am to 2pm at the Hope Connections on SW Cowen Ave. Walk ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment by calling 239-208-7090.

A Lehigh Acres man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for exploiting the elderly. Officials from the State Attorney’s office say 41 year old Ryan Todd Powers became power of attorney for his victim and her husband, opened a fraudulent checking account in her name without her knowledge and had her Social Security checks redirected into the fraudulent account for nearly a year while refusing to provide car to her and her husband. Powers also fraudulently deeded his victim’s home to himself.

On the arrest report:

23 year old Charles Lynn Spiva The 3rd was arrested for home invasion with a firearm. His bond is set at 25,000 dollars.

21 year old Edgar Vasquez was arrested for reckless driving, fleeing and disregard for other’s safety after a high speed chase with deputies on US 441SE. His bond is set at 5,250 dollars.

37 year old Jason Edward Gillis and 37 year old David John Tewksberry, both of Okeechobee were arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana in the presence of a child following a traffic stop. Their bonds have no been set.

43 year old Reyes Garcia of Indiantown was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana after sheriff’s deputies stopped his car. His bond is set at 2,500 dollars.

27 year old Bryan Daniel Corwin was arrested for stealing and resisting arrest. His bond has not yet been set.


News Cast 10/18

News Cast for October 18th:

The issue of permits for installing air conditioning units in Okeechobee, specially by those unlicensed contractors was a major topic of discussion at last night’s city council meeting. The issue was brought to attention by Bud Neese of Quality A/C who says that ultimately the home or business owner should be responsible for getting the permits to install them and stop these unlicensed contractors. Neese says it’s been a problem for quite a while and wonder why it took months before it got to the council’s chambers. Neese says in a word, apathy.

Neese Interview clip

City Administrator Marcos Montes De Oca says he did listen to the complaints by Neese and disputes Neese’s claim that nothing was being done.

Montes De Oca Interview clip

Council members decided to discuss the matter further with the city attorney and come up with a plan to combat the problem.

Council members also decided to extend the moratorium on medical marijuana businesses for another six months. Had it not been extended, medical marijuana businesses would’ve been allowed. In the meantime, Mayor Dowling Watford says the council will go through the planning board to change land development regulations before the moratorium ends to allow the businesses in the city. Watford says he objects the way the state set up the regulations regarding medical marijuana.

Watford Interview clip

Council members also approved the purchase of a new lawnmower and presented a five year longevity service award to Cody Rodriguez of the Public Works Department.

If you’re looking to enroll in Medicare, now is the time to do it. Officials say the open enrollment for Medicare will be on in Moore Haven today from 9am until Noon at the Hope Connections facility on 2nd Street in Moore Haven, Clewiston on Tuesday October 24th from 11am to 2pm at the Hope Connections on SW Cowen Ave. Walk ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment by calling 239-208-7090.

Florida Highway Patrol Officiers are investigating a crash that killed a Myakka City woman and her 12 year old daughter last Thursday. Officers say 42 year old Christine McCue was driving her Nissan Versa East on Route 70 near NW Florida Ave when an oncoming car veered into her lane and struck her car head on. McCue’s car spun and ended in a ditch. McCue and her daughter were killed instantly. The driver of the other car, 35 year old Kristina Crawford of Arcadia is being treated for serious injuries.

A Port Charotte man was sentenced to jail yesterday for child pornography charges. Officials from the state attorney’s office say 26 year old Nicholas Albert Berlen was sentenced to 7 years in prison today after pleading guilty to one count of computer pornography and 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

On the arrest report today:

18 year old Noah Cameron Torres was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for marijuana possession following a traffic stop on SE 43rd Ave. His bond is set at 1,000 dollars.

27 year old Luis Alvarez was arrested for driving on a suspended license after he was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies for driving over 100 miles an hour on HWY 441N early yesterday morning. His bond is set at 500 dollars.

46 year old Frank James Stalans was arrested on charges of drunk and disorderly and attempting aggravated assault following an incident at a gas station early Monday morning. Deputies say Stalans was threatening customers with a screwdriver. His bond is set at 3,000 dollars.

23 year old Isaias Guzman was arrested for false imprisonment and resisting arrest after a domestic abuse call. He was released after posting 1,000 bond.

24 year old Jason Beaulieu was arrested for battery and battery on a senior citizen after a domestic abuse call Sunday night. His bond has not yet been set.


SFWMD Governing Board Approves State-of-the-Art Automation for South Dade Conveyance System

SFWMD Governing Board Approves State-of-the-Art Automation for South Dade Conveyance System

Several water management structures will have tech upgrades operated to increase efficiency and capability to respond to hurricanes

West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board last week approved a contract to upgrade the capabilities of a command and control center in Miami-Dade County. The facility will receive technology upgrades allowing numerous structures to be operated remotely. This action aids in moving water in South Miami-Dade County to prevent flooding, help maintain higher stages in Everglades National Park and directs water through Taylor Slough to Florida Bay.

The S-331 Command and Control Center Communications System enhancements improve the remote operation of S-356, S-331, S-357, S-332B, S-332C, S332D, S-199 and S-200 pump stations from the S-331 Command and Control Center and the Operations Control Center at the SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach. This upgrade will create a state-of-the-art system for communication and operation reliability.

Additionally, the system modernization will enhance the S-332 B, C and D, S-199 and S-200 pump stations which are also part of the innovative SFWMD Governing Board-approved Florida Bay plan. The ambitious plan was initiated to expedite certain construction projects in the South Dade Conveyance System to move more clean freshwater into Taylor Slough and eventually Florida Bay. That additional flow of freshwater is crucial in helping reduce salinity levels in the bay and prevent sea grass die offs that have occurred after localized droughts.

“Modernizing our communications system with state-of-the-art technology is a crucial step for the future of providing flood protection and environmental restoration to South Miami-Dade County,” said SFWMD Governing Board Member Sam Accursio.

The work is part of SFWMD’s ongoing efforts to automate critical elements of the flood control system. To date, approximately 25 percent of the District’s flood control structures are remotely operated from the control room in West Palm Beach.


News Cast 10/17

News Cast for October 17th:

Ms. Sarah Carter of Okeechobee County Veteran Services spoke to our club on September 21st. Ms. Carter is a veteran herself and spoke on many of the services her department provides to the veterans in Okeechobee County such as VS, Health Care and transportation benefits.

Interview with Sarah Carter

The Okeechobee City Council will be meeting this evening and among the topics of discussion include a motion to extend the moratorium on medical marijuana business for 3 months and approving the purchase of a new lawn mower for the city. The meeting begins at 6pm at City Hall.

Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency for Alachua County yesterday in anticipation of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida in Gainesville this Thursday. Scott says he declared the state of emergency to promote safety and allowing regional and national law enforcement to assist local officials in preparing for the event.

Okeechobee Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the cause of a traffic accident that left one woman dead and a teen boy in serious condition. Deputies say 40 year old Neka Sedatol of Okeechobee was a stop sign on NW 4th Street and a tractor trailer was southbound on HWY 98N when Sedatol drove her Chevy Trax minivan into the intersection directly onto the truck’s path. Sedatol’s minivan was hit on the driver’s side, pining her inside. Sedatol and her 15 year old male passenger was taken to Raulerson Hospital where Sedatol died from injuries. The driver of the truck, 41 year old Joey Farris was not injured. Traffic at Highway 98 and 70W was shut down for nearly 6 hours.

Ferrell’s Market is now participating in the Fresh Access Bucks, a program that increases access to healthy, local produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Fresh Access Bucks encourages SNAP recipients to redeem their benefits at Farmer’s markets and farm stands to purchase fresh produce directly from Florida farms. Ferrell’s Market has two locations, 820 NW Park Street and off HWY 78.

If you have questions or concern for Senator Denise Grimsley of Lake Placid, today, October 17th, is the time to ask her directly. Grimsley will be holding mobile office hours on Tuesday, October 17th in the 1st floor conference room of Glades County Courthouse in Moore Haven between 3pm and 4pm. She will be in Okeechobee at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm also on Tuesday, October 17th.

On the arrest report for today:

23 year old Christopher Lane Olivarez was arrested for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and drunk driving following a traffic stop Friday night. His bond is set at 17,000 dollars.

42 year old Sarah Olivia King was arrested for giving false information to law enforcement Saturday. Deputies say King cut her arms numerous times with a serrated steak knife and tried to pin it on her boyfriend at a motel. Her bond is set at 150,000 dollars.

51 year old Martin Harry Setzer was arrested for cocaine possession and drug paraphernalia after sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to NE 60th Ave and NE 8th Street for a complaint of a fight between he and another man Sunday. He was released after posting a 3,000 dollar bond.

18 year old Daniel Arellano was arrested for possession of a handgun and marijuana following a traffic stop early Saturday morning in which he was the passenger. Deputies say he had an outstanding arrest warrant and was released after posting 2,000 dollar bond.

37 year old Amy Elizabeth Fink was arrested for shoplifting and reckless driving after an incident at Wal-Mart. Deputies say Fink stole over 220 dollars worth of items and drove away at a high rate of speed before being pulled over. Shew as released after posting a 1,500 dollar bond.


News Cast 10/16

News Cast for October 16th:

Okeechobee Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the cause of a traffic accident that left one woman dead and a teen boy in serious condition. Deputies say 40 year old Neka Sedatol of Okeechobee was a stop sign on NW 4th Street and a tractor trailer was southbound on HWY 98N when Sedatol drove her Chevy Trax minivan into the intersection directly onto the truck’s path. Sedatol’s minivan was hit on the driver’s side, pining her inside. Sedatol and her 15 year old male passenger was taken to Raulerson Hospital where Sedatol died from injuries. The driver of the truck, 41 year old Joey Farris was not injured. Traffic at Highway 98 and 70W was shut down for nearly 6 hours.

On Thursday, the Okeechobee County Commissioners met and proclaimed this month as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jonathan Bean, executive director of Martha’s House, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence, was on hand to accept the proclamation. Bean brought a stuffed purple elephant named Martha as a symbol of the issue.

Jonathan Bean Clip

Bean says the purple elephant will be at a different business every day this month and should stop and take a selfie, post it on the Martha’s House Facebook page and the one with the most selfies will win a prize. Locations for Martha the Purple Elephant can be found on their Facebook page. Other items discussed were included approving a second public hearing for amendments on regulations for medical marijuana treatment centers for the next commissioners meeting in two weeks.

Officials from the Okeechobee Fire and Rescue are encouraging residents to please remove their hurricane shutters. Chief Ralph Franklin says leaving the shutters on might prevent residents from escaping their homes in the event of a fire, they also act as a barrier to firefighters trying to enter your home and save you, your loved ones or pets.

Ferrell’s Market is now participating in the Fresh Access Bucks, a program that increases access to healthy, local produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Fresh Access Bucks encourages SNAP recipients to redeem their benefits at Farmer’s markets and farm stands to purchase fresh produce directly from Florida farms. Ferrell’s Market has two locations, 820 NW Park Street and off HWY 78.

Officials from Mayor Watford’s office say the contractor has added trucks in the city to speed up debris removal. So far over 40 thousand cubic yards of debris has been picked up throughout Okeechobee County.

A reminder for boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-131 Lock at Lakeport in Glades County is scheduled to be temporarily closed for maintenance today and tomorrow. All other navigation locks on Lake Okeechobee and Kissimmee Waterway are open.

Okeechobee County Schools are closed today and tomorrow.

On the arrest report:

35 year old Christopher Scott Singleton was arrested on four counts of providing false identification to a pawnbroker. His bond is set at twenty thousand dollars.

39 year old Kevin Leonard Whipple was arrested for domestic battery following an incident with his girlfriend. His bond has not yet been set.

23 year old Daniel Davis Kinzy was arrested on eleven out of county warrants on charges ranging from burglary to grand theft. His bond is set at 77,500 dollars.

38 year old James Harley Ihinger was arrested on charges of home invasion with a firemarm. His bond is set at 25,000 dollars.

30 year old Thomas Allen Martin was arrested on charges of drug possession and driving without a license following a traffic stop. His bond is set at seven thousand dollars.

36 year old Chedrick Lavelle Oliver of Tampa was arrested by Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies for 140 felony counts of check stealing. Investigators say Oliver has been jailed three times before on similar charges.


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