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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • 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...
  • Orlando man molested 8-year-old, deputies say

    Orlando man molested 8-year-old, deputies say
    An Orlando man is in jail Wednesday after deputies say he molested an 8-year-old boy. Edwin Martinez, 34, was staying with the victim's mother in her apartment Saturday night. according to an Orange County Sheriff's Office report. Around 3:00 a.m. the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Deputy nabs 737.5-pound gator

    Deputy nabs 737.5-pound gator
    Deputy Jason Forgy, who has an official hunting permit, and his hunting buddy, a recently retired Winter Park Police detective, recently bagged whopper of a gator weighting 737.5-pounds, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's...
  • Dad critical after son punched him over affair during family vacation

    Dad critical after son punched him over affair during family vacation
    Another family vacationing in Orlando found out that it's a small world after all. During a family dinner on Sunday night, a Mississippi tourist, Taylor Dwayne Harris, 21, found out his dad was receiving text messages from -- surprise -- his lover while...
  • Lawyers to announce lawsuits over Orange County barbershop raids

    Lawyers to announce lawsuits over Orange County barbershop raids
    Two attorneys said Tuesday they will inform the Orange County Sheriff's Office and a state licensing agency today to expect lawsuits over a series of raids earlier this year at barbershops in the Pine Hills area. Lawyers Natalie Jackson and Clint Johnson...
  • Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules

    Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules
    The president of Florida A&M University announced late Thursday that he was postponing the work of a task force he appointed to review anti-hazing rules at FAMU, which is reeling after the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando last...