Nurse accused of battery on person age 65 or older

OKEECHOBEE — A nurse at Okeechobee Health Care Facility was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older after video surveillance reportedly revealed rough handling of a patient. Linda Sue Brown, 62, U.S. 441 Southeast, was arrested Feb. 12 by Okeechobee Police Officer Luis Rojas. Her bond was set at $5,000. Officer Rojas […]

Man accused of beating grandfather

OKEECHOBEE — A 24-year-old man was accused of beating his 75-year-old grandfather this week. According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, report, after the older man came home from the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 16, around 3 p.m., he began unloading his groceries, but his grandson reportedly started yelling at him. Ignoring the unruly […]

Woman accused of battery on LEO

OKEECHOBEE — After allegedly kicking law enforcement officers during a traffic stop, an Okeechobee woman was charged with battery. On Saturday, Jan. 18, Robin Stoner Fairbanks, 44, Southeast 80th Avenue, was arrested and charged with DUI, two counts battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence. Her bond was set at $12,000. […]

High-speed chase ends in man facing 4 charges

OKEECHOBEE — A high-speed chase on city streets ended with an arrest and multiple charges on Friday morning. Eduardo Villoldo, 41, Loxahatchee, was arrested Jan. 3 by Okeechobee Police Officer Ramon Liberato and charged with driving without a license — third or subsequent offense, fleeing law enforcement at high speed with no regard for the […]

Teen arrested on charges of second-degree homicide and robbery

CLEWISTON — In the afternoon hours of Jan. 3, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Capt. D. Weathers and Major Crimes Unit Lt. M. Rowan took custody of 18-year-old Cedric Saxton in Macon County, Ala., and delivered him to the Hendry County Jail. After being identified as a suspect in a homicide, […]

Four charged with obstructing without violence

OKEECHOBEE — On Dec. 23, four people were arrested after a traffic stop and charged with obstructing without violence. At approximately 2 p.m., a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task force observed a dark blue Audi with dark window tint in the 200 block of Southeast 16th Avenue. He performed a traffic stop and four […]

Man faces aggravated stalking, other charges

OKEECHOBEE — After reportedly deliberately damaging his ex-girlfriend’s car, 21-year-old Drayton Billie was arrested and charged with criminal mischief — $1,000 or more, loitering or prowling and aggravated stalking on Dec. 24. His bond was set at $18,000. Just before midnight on Christmas Eve, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Varnadore responded to a call in […]

Deputy chases man into canal

OKEECHOBEE — After a chase down U.S. 441 Southeast, through the woods and into a canal on Dec. 28, Jose Acevedo Alicea, 33, U.S. 441 Southeast, was arrested by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Varnadore and charged with fleeing a law officer with lights and siren active, resisting an officer with violence, battery on a […]

Man accused of battery on EMS personnel

OKEECHOBEE — Two female emergency medical service personnel were reportedly battered on Dec. 10 while attempting to administer aid to a man in an ambulance. Deputy William Jolly responded to a call in the 2200 block of Northwest Ninth Avenue in reference to a man lying in the middle of the road. When Deputy Jolly […]

Deputy arrested on charges of domestic violence

A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) press release stated that HCSO deputies arrested one of their own on Wednesday, Nov. 20, on charges of alleged battery/domestic violence. Hendry County K-9 Deputy Anthony Joel (A.J.) Blackman was taken into custody that morning after showing up at his wife’s place of employment. Blackman reportedly became aggressive and […]