News Cast for April 27th:
Women exchange words, one pulls gun, deputies say
As many as four rounds were allegedly fired from a handgun after a disturbance in the 4100 block of US 441 SE on April 23, Okeechobee County Sheriff Deputies said.
Christine Adams, 52, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The arrest report said Adams got mad at the victim because they said something to her female friend that she didn’t lie.
Alcohol was said to be a factor.
Deputies went on to state that two children were in the area, ages one and three, when the shots were fired.
One witness said they thought it was fireworks at first and at least two gunshots.
The victim said the gun was aimed at the ground while another witness said Adams was swinging the gun around.
The victim left after the first shot to get help but later returned and was shot at four more times, the report added.
Bond in the case was set at $15,000.
Glades County Commissioners hold meeting
The Glades County Board of County Commissioners took up several issues at a regular meeting Monday night.
The BOCC agreed to negotiate with a Miami firm that wants to buy three acres from the County for a medical waste business.
The site is behind Moore Haven Correctional Institution.
The waste would be treated and transported to the landfill in Okeechobee.
The County agreed to participate in the costs of a Veterans Memorial in downtown Moore Haven.
The estimated cost is 33 thousand dollars.
The City of Moore Haven would split the costs and provide maintenance of the memorial.
The memorial would include a fallen soldier Vietnam bronze sculpture…a kneeling lady sculpture and a 35 foot flag pole.
There would also be a US Flag and four other glags.
They would honor Veterans from five wars, World Wars 1 and 2, Korea, Vietnam, Afhanistan and Operation Enduring Freedom.
The commission also honored 15 graduating seniors at Moore Haven high school that have earned a grade point average of 3.6 or higher during their 4 years of high school study.