Recent Crime News
Monday Apr 20 | via The Florida Times-Union
A Palatka family disturbance over a couple beers led to arrest of one man's arrest on charges of burglary and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, authorities say. The incident at Songbird Road in Palatka began with an argument between Elvis Rhodes, 55, and his son Christopher Rhodes, 28, and daughter Elaina Rhodes, 34. The argument started because Elvis took two beers from a cooler on Christopher and Elaina's front porch, the Sheriff's Office said. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via WTLV
Murder and other charges have been filed against a Putnam County man in connection to the death of a missing man found buried in Marion County in January, authorities said Tuesday. Keystone Heights man charged in missing man's murder PALATKA, Fla. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via WTLV
The black man who has been identified as the target of the alleged KKK murder plot lives in the Palatka community, but now he is Attorney: Target of alleged KKK murder plot now in hiding JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The black man who has been identified as the target of the alleged KKK murder plot lives in the Palatka community, but now he is Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: http://fcnews.tv/1D1Vbuv The attorney of the Palatka man who was the target of a KKK murder plot says his client still fears for his life despite the arrests of three suspects. PALATKA, Fla. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via News 4 Jax
VIDEO: The former inmate's attorney says he is in seclusion and is trying to deal with the situation after he was the target in a murder plan that three men were arrested for plotting. DEAL WITH THE SITUATION AT DEAL WITH THE SITUATION AT HOME. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via Palm Beach Post
Talks recorded by an FBI informant outline why Newcomb, an ex-Florida prison guard, was arrested Thursday and charged with conspiring to murder a former inmate. Also arrested were two other Florida state prison guards identified as KKK members: David Elliot Moran and Thomas Jordan Driver. Comment?
Thursday Apr 2 | via The Florida Times-Union
Darrell Leon Willis, 47, has been on the run since 2005 after he was accused of shooting three men in Palatka during a drug deal, said Mike Pagliughi, supervisory inspector for the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. Willis is suspected of killing another man at a Daytona Beach night club in October 2013. Comment?
Thursday Apr 2 | via News 4 Jax
VIDEO: Investigators say a three month long plot was stopped when an informant infiltrated the group; two correctional officers and a trainee were arrested. INVESTIGATORS CALL IT A BIZARRE MURDER PLOT HATCHED OVER A FIGHT THAT THE LOCAL PRISON FACILITY. Comment?
Thursday Apr 2 | via News 4 Jax
US Marshals say 47 year old Darrel Willis is considered armed and dangerous. The say he is also wanted on drug charges in St. Johns County. Comment?
Mar 22, 2015 | via WTLV
One person is dead and two are injured after a police chase involving a stolen car through Palatka late Saturday evening, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. 1 dead, 2 injured after police chase involving stolen vehicle One person is dead and two are injured after a police chase involving a stolen car through Palatka late Saturday evening, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Comment?
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