News Cast 2/12

News Cast for February 12th:

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigators have now released the name of the woman killed in a vehicle accident in Okeechobee County last week. FHP investigators say during the evening of February 2nd, 80 year old Shelba Jean Robinson was driving a Hyundai SUV eastbound on State Route 70 just east of the 107 Mile Point Marker, at the same time a Land Rover SUV, driven by 26 year old Ty Huff, also of Okeechobee, was coming from the opposite direction. For reasons still not known at this time, both vehicles collided head on near the 89 hundred block of Route 70. Both Huff and Robinson were pronounced dead at the scene by medics. The accident is still under investigation.

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s deputies are looking into the causes of two separate accidents that happened yesterday and Monday. Monday morning, shortly before ten o’clock, fire and emergency crews were called to the 31 hundred block of NE 128th Avenue, better known as Berman Road for an overturned semi-tractor trailer truck. Officials on scene say the accident only involved the truck and there were no injuries reported. The accident shut down traffic in both directions for several hours while emergency crews removed the downed semi from the road.

Yesterday, another accident, this one involving a school bus and another vehicle, got the attention of Okeechobee County Fire and Emergency crews. Officials on scene say the accident happened sometime around 6:30 yesterday morning on the 47 hundred block of Mitchell Road. Like Monday’s accident, there were no injuries to anyone involved, but it shut down the road to traffic in both directions for about an hour. Both accidents remain under investigation.

Recently, some students at Okeechobee High School (OHS) were the recipients of scholarships and the Okeechobee City Council recognized those students during their meeting last week. The council recognized OHS seniors Cody Deloney, Patrick Lehman and Kaitlyn Williams, winners of scholarships from the South Florida Fair. Lehman, who says he’s “really excited” to be receiving this scholarship, will be using the money to go to Indian River State College (IRSC) next fall and eventually transfer to the University of Florida to study Animal Science. Lehman, who showcased cattle at the South Florida Fair, says that’s what led him to the scholarship (Scholarship Recipients 1). Williams, who is dual-enrolled at IRSC and as a senior at OHS, says it was a “great honor” to receive the South Florida Fair scholarship for showing cattle and other animals at the fair, and be recognized by the council for it. She says she’s glad what she’s done in the agricultural industry and she hopes she has left behind a legacy for the future (Scholarship Recipients 3). Each student received two thousand dollars apiece in scholarship money. Other South Florida Fair scholarship winners, Aubrey Pearce and David Daniels did not attend the meeting and could not be reached for comment.

On the arrest report:

21 year old Timothy Douglas Carrick Junior of Okeechobee was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for battery. He was released after posting a five hundred dollar bond.

25 year old Kayla Jasmine Corrales of Okeechobee was arrested for violating probation on undisclosed past charges. She’s being held without bond.

30 year old Alvin Eugene Crowell Junior of Okeechobee was arrested for grand theft. His bond is set at five thousand dollars.

25 year old Zavius Corderra Long of Okeechobee was arrested on a warrant from St. Lucie County for criminal mischief. His bond is set at just over two thousand dollars.

33 year old Candice Nicole Nesby of Okeechobee was arrested for violating probation on past undisclosed charges. She’s being held without bond.

30 year old Simeon Rodriguez of Okeechobee was arrested for driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop. He was released after posting a five hundred dollar bond.

55 year old Valerie Michelle Malloy of Arcadia was arrested for several counts of contempt of court during her hearing on past undisclosed charges. She’s being held without bond.