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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Orlando man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine

    Orlando man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine
    As a drug dealer, Garry Wiggins lived in a home fortified with rebar and cement posts. Now, the 48-year-old Orlando man will be surrounded by prison bars for the next 15 years for his role in a cocaine-trafficking ring. He must forfeit his South Buena...
  • Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues

    Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues
    The search for a quadruple amputee named a person of interest in the shooting deaths of his parents entered its fourth day on Friday. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida, possibly the Coral Springs area where he grew up....
  • Teen confessed to shooting grandfather as he slept, report says

    Teen confessed to shooting grandfather as he slept, report says
    A 19-year-old confessed to shooting his grandfather in the face "approximately six times" last week, before staging a burglary in an attempt to cover up his role in the crime, court records show. Oakley Miller was arrested Friday in the death of his...
  • Cuba, liberals, and Dirty Harry: Letters

    Cuba, liberals, and Dirty Harry: Letters
    Weighing Cuba policy shift I just watched U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's response to President Obama's re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. In 2013, I spent 10 days traveling in Cuba with a People to People Partnership. I saw a country with no...
  • Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says

    Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says
    A woman who described Sean Petrozzino as her best friend said the man now being sought by authorities seemed depressed after he and his wife of five years recently separated. A childhood friend said Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee whose parents were...
  • Man, 22, reported missing after not completing newspaper delivery route

    Man, 22, reported missing after not completing newspaper delivery route
    A 22-year-old man was reported missing after not completing his Orlando Sentinel delivery route, an Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman said. Robert John Mortimer left the Winter Garden home where he lives with his family around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, said...
  • Sheriff promises transparency, asks for patience after deputy shoots suspect

    Sheriff promises transparency, asks for patience after deputy shoots suspect
    Flanked by pastors and community leaders, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings asked for patience as authorities investigate the shooting Monday morning of an unarmed car-theft suspect. A deputy said he was forced to shoot 28-year-old Cedric Bartee...
  • Orange County enters national debate about police violence after deputy's shooting

    Orange County enters national debate about police violence after deputy's shooting
    When the bullets stopped and Sgt. Robert McCarthy lowered his gun after Monday's pre-dawn shooting, chaos ensued as neighbors who witnessed the incident rushed out to see the aftermath and questioned whether deadly force was necessary. The Orange...
  • Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say

    Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say
    Five days after a husband and wife were found shot to death in their east Orange County home, their 30-year-old quad amputee son named a person of interest has not yet been located. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida,...
  • Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop

    Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop
    Orange County detectives were dispatched Tuesday to Tennessee, where the search for a former South Florida man considered a person of interest in his parents' deaths came to a bloody end. Local authorities had been searching for quadruple amputee Sean...
  • 5-year sentence possible for man who pointed laser at helicopter

    5-year sentence possible for man who pointed laser at helicopter
    A 31-year-old Orlando man could face up to five years in federal prison for aiming the light beam from a laser pointer at an Orange County Sheriff's Office helicopter. Joseph Parrott was accused of pointing the laser at a pilot about 3 a.m. on July 2....