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Tallahassee Man Arrested for Production and Possession of Child Sex Abuse Material

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

The Department of Homeland Security and the Leon County Sheriff’s office are looking for potential victims found in child sex abuse material possessed by a Tallahassee man. The suspect has been charged with 10 counts of production and possession of child sex abuse material. The defendant, a 44-year-old man, was arrested on December 5th,… Read More »

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Tallahassee Man Arrested for Pirating Gasoline

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee man was arrested by Florida’s Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (OALE) for allegedly stealing gasoline from various gas stations in the Tallahassee area. He faces 32 individual criminal counts related to retail fuel theft across Central Florida. The 28-year-old suspect was taken into custody after a joint operation by the OALE and… Read More »

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Prosecutors Drop Voter Fraud Charges Against 69-Year-Old Black Woman

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

State prosecutors have announced that they have dropped charges against a 69-year-old Black woman who was accused of voter fraud, according to a recent press release. The woman, who was on probation for a previous felony conviction, voted in the 2020 general election and the 2022 primary elections. She was arrested on September 29… Read More »

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Florida Man Faces Hate Crime Charges for Allegedly Attempting to Run Over Black Men

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Cedar Key man was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison and 2 years of supervised release after allegedly driving his truck at a group of Black men who were surveying land near Rosewood. The defendant was charged with a hate crime for attempting to intimidate the men who were just… Read More »

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Tallahassee Man Found Guilty of Drug and Weapons Charges

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee officer spotted a vehicle speeding on Kissimmee Street and ran the vehicle’s tags. He noted that the owner of the vehicle was driving on a suspended license and proceeded to pull the vehicle over. He noted that the driver was staring at the officer in his rearview mirror and had a bad… Read More »

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Three Drug Dealers Charged with First-Degree Murder Over Death of Customer

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Three Florida residents have been charged with first-degree murder after one of their customers overdosed on a fentanyl pill. The victim believed he was purchasing Percocet from the dealers at the time of his death. Now, the three dealers have been charged with first-degree murder. In this article, the Tallahassee drug crime attorneys at… Read More »

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Feds Charge a Dozen Floridians with COVID Fraud

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Three more Florida residents are joining more than a dozen others in a sweeping prosecution of those charged with defrauding the COVID relief programs passed by the federal government during the quarantine. The alleged fraudsters have been charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering…. Read More »

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Florida Insurance Agent Faces Numerous Counts of Fraud

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Florida man is facing numerous counts of insurance fraud that include misappropriation of insurance funds, fraudulent use of personal identification, and an organized scheme to defraud. According to authorities, the defendant wrote 11 policies for 7 individuals and accepted over $122,000 from his customers. He is also alleged to have gotten into two… Read More »

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Father Charged in Death of 1-Year-Old Son After Accidental Shooting

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee father is facing charges over the death of his one-year-old son who was killed when he and his brother were playing with the gun in the back room of the apartment. Their father has since been charged with culpable negligence and improper storage of a firearm. The father told police that he… Read More »

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14-Year-Old Facing Attempted Murder Charges in Tallahassee

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Two minors have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left another person seriously injured. Officers responded to a call at the Grove Tallahassee Mobile Home Park at 10 pm on April 13. Witnesses told police that the victim was inside of a car when the 14-year-old defendant approached him with another youth… Read More »

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