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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Father dies 10 days after son punched him, deputies say

    A Mississippi father died Wednesday, 10 days after his son punched him in the head and he fell onto the concrete in an International Drive restaurant parking lot, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Leonard Harris, 52, died at about 10:15 a.m. at...
  • Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka

    Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka
    One man is dead and another in jail after a shooting Friday near Apopka, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies say Darrion Pugh, 30, was outside his apartment at 1138 Old Apopka Road when Antonio Orr, 40, started shooting at him. Despite...
  • Spate of domestic violence leads to deaths in recent weeks

    Spate of domestic violence leads to deaths in recent weeks
    Jerome Gallon was shot in the back of the head during an argument with his girlfriend about his suspected infidelity. Carlene Pierre was gunned down by her estranged boyfriend, Michelet Polynice, a day after she filed an injunction against him. Vanessa...
  • Remains found not Tracy Ocasio's, deputies say

    The remains found near Ocoee Friday, including a human skull, are not Tracy Ocasio's, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Officials are continuing to investigate and have not determined whose remains were found. "The Medical Examiner has...
  • Deputies: Man left daughter in car, went to strip club

    Deputies: Man left daughter in car, went to strip club
    A man is in jail Wednesday morning after allegedly leaving his daughter in a car while he visited a strip club. Elliut Gonzalez, 38, of Orlando, allegedly left his sleeping 7-year-old daughter in his green Nissan while he went inside the Diamond Club on...
  • Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies

    Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer. Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson would not reveal specific uses for the drones, larger versions of...
  • Rebecca Sedwick's suicide highlights dangers of cyberbullying

    Rebecca Sedwick's suicide highlights dangers of cyberbullying
    Rebecca Sedwick had been terrorized for more than a year by girls who used to be her friends, Polk County authorities say. She tried to get away, but Rebecca couldn't escape their hateful words relayed across social media: "You should die," someone told...
  • House linked to teen's shooting had ties to NFL players, new evidence shows

    House linked to teen's shooting had ties to NFL players, new evidence shows
    A house linked to the shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Pine Hills last year has ties to current and recent National Football League athletes, newly available records in the case obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show. One of the players, former...
  • Courageous testimony

    Courageous testimony
    Oct. 31 In 1986 and early 1987, at least 21 Central Florida women were victims of a violent serial rapist. Some were slashed or stabbed. An Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Office task force apprehended Tommie Lee Andrews. I...
  • Missing woman found alive, well at hospital

    Missing woman found alive, well at hospital
    A missing 37-year-old woman was found in good condition Sunday morning at a private psychiatric hospital near Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies had asked for the public's help in finding Rebecca Kenyon, 37, was had last been seen...
  • Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton will seek death penalty in Ocoee witness killing

    Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton will seek death penalty in Ocoee witness killing
    Orange County prosecutors filed information this week to seek the death penalty against Bessman Okafor in the Ocoee witness killing case. This is the first death penalty decision made under the direction of new Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton....