News Cast for August 21st:
The State Attorney filed aggravated child abuse charges against two people allegedly involved in the beating of a 16 year old Okeechobee teen that has autism. 18 year old Andrew Wheeler was held on 2 hundred thousand dollars bond. Evadene Lydecker was held on 1 hundred thousand dollars bond. State Attorneys have also ruled out hate crime charges. The crimes carry punishments of up to 15 years in prison.
Jill Holcomb is the new school board member in District 5. She ran unopposed for the seat that is being vacated by the retirement of David Williams.
Holcomb’s father Roland Clercuzio and mom Joyce were educators for nearly 30 years in the Okeechobee school system with Roland the longtime principal at North Elementary School.
Holcomb says her family talked about education a lot and that sparked her interest. Holcomb has two small children at North Elementary school and has also worked three years as a teacher at Okeechobee high school and five years as a professor at Indian River State College.
In the courts, 54 year old Don White was sentenced to two years’ probation for allegedly stalking his neighbors, charges of stalking were dropped, he was convicted of tampering with evidence. White received 11 months’ probation for allegedly attacking an 83 year old woman back in 2011.
27 year old Jeremy Jones received 18 months in prison for felony battery in a plea deal. He was originally charged with sexual battery, kidnapping and other charges for allegedly brutally beating a woman with a tire iron, pouring cleaning chemicals on her and raping her in a vehicle at the Okeechobee sports complex.
21 year old Trederrick Williams of Moore Haven received two years’ probation for tampering with evidence for allegedly threatening victims of a burglary with an assault. He is a refuted member of the Youth gangster gang.
Sports Cast for August 21st:
Bruce Conrad is excited about the Lady Brahman golf team and their chances this year. The team made their first ever regional tournament last year at Plantation but did lose four seniors to graduation. Conrad said he still has some talent coming back.
Conrad said the team will also play four home matches at the KOA golf course to start the year. He predicted two Treasure Coast teams will be the girl’s top competition.
Leaders on the team will be seniors Hannah Raulerson and Cameron White. Other veterans include Meredith Hlliard, Fernanda Grisales and Natalee Trimble.
The first home match is August 28th at 3:30 pm against John Carroll