Palatka Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Father arrested after pickax and shotgun used in fam...

    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.

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  • Keystone Heights man charged in missing man's murder

    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.

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  • Attorney: Target of alleged KKK murder plot now in h...

    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.

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  • Former inmate's attorney speaks

    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.

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  • The fishing pole, the snitch, the fake murder & ...

    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.

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  • Dangerous fugitive may be hiding in Jacksonville; wa...

    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.

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  • Three charged in murder plot

    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.

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  • Fugitive wanted for murder, drug chargers

    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.

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  • 1 dead, 2 injured after police chase involving stole...

    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.

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Palatka Law

Is there any time that may pass to where the interlock device is no longer required in order to obtain my DL?
in 2008 I was convicted of DUI and have not driven since. I do not own a automobile. I understand the insurance requirements. My conviction was over five years past, I was wondering if there is any grace period after such a lengthy period of time when the requirement may be forgiven.
In order to have your drivers license reinstated, interlock would have to be installed - assuming from your limited...
My husband is serving a 30 day jail sentence for 2nd offense DUI.
He was never arrested. The DUI charges came almost 4 months after the incident. He went to court and received a sentence that included fines, probation, 30 days in jail, and a 5-year license suspension. He was never read his Miranda rights at any time. Is this an issue?
Well, if he was never arrested, likely Miranda wasn't an issue because Miranda is invoked at the time of detention or...
What does a retainer cover?
I have been charged with careless driving and a 2nd DUI, 3 months after the incident occurred. There is no court date assigned, I was told to call thd court. I didn't retain an attorney for the 1st DUI and the public defender was awful! What does a retainer cover and how much is the average retainer?
DUI is an enhanceable offense, meaning that eventually you could face felony charges for what would otherwise be a...
My husband will be charged shortly in his 2nd DUI arrest, what can I expect?
The person in question was non-responsive and taken to the local hospital for emergency treatment. The vehicle he was in was towed and no one was notified. The police officer that responded showed up for an initial interview at the hospital but didn't take any notes. He indicated that there would be an arrest once the hospital has cleared him to be released.
You should contact an attorney because blood cases can cause problems for the state of proper procedures are not...
I was arrested for first dui and failed the dui class. what are the consequences
arrested for first dui and have not been convicted yet. tspeare615@hotmail.com
You either have to take a plea or go to trial if the State will not reinstate your pretrial diversion contract. The...
Lawyer in a dui case
if your lawyer tells you to handle everything that has to do with losing a DUI case like DUI school, charity, and what not, is he preparing for a loss...I refused the breathalyzer and I believe if there is a video of this field sobriety test that I could at least get a dropped to a reckless.... if that was the case, I don't know if I should plead no contest or guilty for a lesser sentence
It sounds like your lawyer is asking you to do these things so it will show the State Attorney that you are taking this...
How do I apply for an appeal hearing after getting a dui during the first 10 days?
I got a dui and I have 10 days to appeal the suspension. I basically just need the extra 30 days to get my affairs in order before my license is suspended so I need to know how to submit a formal appeal.
You have to go to the Lantana Office to request a hearing. There are some documents you have to fill out and your will...