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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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Top Orange County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Edwin McFarlane, teen exonerated in child abduction, looks to the future

    Edwin McFarlane, teen exonerated in child abduction, looks to the future
    Before his arrest and the national exposure that ensued, 15-year-old Edwin McFarlane led an ordinary teenage life with his mom and younger brother. Now, with child-abduction charges behind him, the Lake County teen has two National Football League...
  • Murder by numbers? Not if you're a homicide detective

    Murder by numbers? Not if you're a homicide detective
    It seems like it would be so easy: Show up at a murder scene, ask some questions and then solve the crime. (Hey - just like on TV!) Except many, many times, it's not. We wondered, however, what it really is like. And breaking news reporter Bianca...
  • Deputies: Man attacked roommate with machete, steak knife

    Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies said 54-year-old Colin Duncan after allegedly attacking his roommate with a machete and a steak knife Thursday in Orange County, reports the Orlando Sentinel. And the attack appears to be over the front door...
  • 50-inch alligator tail lands man in jail

    Grilled Cajun alligator tail, anyone? Jason Arnold Brewer, of Orlando, is accused of illegally cutting off a 50-inch alligator tail. He reportedly told deputies he used a knife he kept in his Taco Bell pants to kill the gator along the banks of the St....
  • Angry mom with pliers chases man who tried to abduct her daughter

    This mom meant business. When her daughter, 8, came running home and told her a that a man had tried to abduct her near their home on Friday afternoon, this Orlando mom took matters into her own hands, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Mom and daughter...
  • Zap! You're on Taser Cam

    Zap! You're on Taser Cam
    How often do you get to see video of a 6-foot-4 naked jogger in swimming goggles getting stunned by a Taser? A tiny digital camera attached to an officer's electronic weapon and used by fewer than a dozen law-enforcement agencies in Florida now makes...
  • DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes

    DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes
    In a Tampa courtroom in 1981, Alan Crotzer watched as five people took the stand and swore that he was one of the men who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl and 38-year-old woman during a botched home invasion. The child and woman testified that he later...
  • Illegal barbering? Let's focus on real crime problems

    Illegal barbering? Let's focus on real crime problems
    Are you sleeping more soundly this week? I know I am, now that the Orange County Sheriff's Office has concluded an unprecedented sweep of barbershops that yielded nearly three-dozen charges of … wait for it … criminal barbering. Sure,...
  • Deputies track down, arrest Christy Martin's husband

    Deputies track down, arrest Christy Martin's husband
    The husband of professional boxer Christy Martin, suspected of shooting and stabbing his wife last week, was arrested in northwest Orange County Tuesday after deputies were tipped off to his whereabouts. A bloody and injured Christy Martin stumbled into...
  • Christy Martin leaving husband for woman at time of attack

    Christy Martin leaving husband for woman at time of attack
    A violent attack on famous boxer Christy Martin by her husband, James, was preceded by her announcement that she was leaving him for a woman, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office records. On Nov. 23, the day of the attack, James "Jim" Martin...
  • 2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids

    2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids
    When Orange County sheriff's deputies entered Strictly Skillz barbershop with licensing inspectors in August, handcuffing barbers during business hours, owner Brian Berry said he felt his civil rights had been violated. On Wednesday, Berry said he...