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June 2014 Archives

Florida woman unlikely to serve prison term after change in law

On June 20, the Florida governor signed into law new guidelines regarding individuals who use a gun to fire a warning shot or to threaten violence while attempting to protect themselves. According to authorities, the new law may affect the case of a 33-year-old woman who received a 20-year prison sentence in connection with a domestic violence incident in which she claimed self-defense after firing a warning shot into the air. Authorities say that the 33-year-old woman will likely be absolved of her prison sentence thanks to the new law, which was inspired by her case.

Florida store owner faces charges after drug raid

On June 11, police detained the owner of a Hollywood convenience store that was allegedly a front for criminal activity. The owner, a 36-year-old man, faces several charges, including petty larceny, drug possession and EBT card fraud, authorities reported.

Woman charged with felony after meth allegedly found in car

A Florida woman is facing felony drug charges after a search revealed a small amount of alleged methamphetamine in a car she was driving. She was stopped around 5:15 p.m. on June 5 in Okeechobee. After officers searched her vehicle and took her into custody, she was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and felony possession of a controlled substance.

Charges filed against Florida security guard in shooting

A May 28 incident has resulted in charges against a 35-year-old security guard. The man was patrolling an apartment complex in Orlando at approximately 9 p.m. when he observed an argument between a man and woman in the parking lot. The woman drove away briefly, and upon her return, a friend reportedly jumped in front of the vehicle. The woman later indicated that the man was bumped by her vehicle at a slow rate of speed. She left the scene, driving across the street to a community center. The security guard followed in an automobile.

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