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With tears in her eyes, Samantha Allen pleaded for Circuit Judge Scott Duncan to set bond for Jaquoia Xiaxiana Collins.

Collins is the mother of Allen’s grandchild, and the woman accused of taking her son’s life.

“I know Jaquoia, and I would like for her to have bond, if you don’t mind,” Allen told the court. “Because I know that she’s a good mother. I’m hurting. I’m broken. But I know she has kids, and I want her to get her affairs in order, for her kids. She has my grandbaby. And I forgive her. And I love her. And I don’t know if she intentionally tried to do it. It’s up to you.”

Duncan denied Allen’s request. He determined there was probable cause to believe Collins had committed second-degree murder, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

At 11:39 Saturday evening, Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies found Quartez McShane lying motionless in a roadway at Wild Oak Farms Apartments. An investigator lifted his shirt and found a one-and-a-half-inch stab wound in McShane’s torso.

Deputies later learned that just 20 minutes before they arrived, Collins allegedly made a Facebook post directing women to not allow men to put their hands on them.

“Ladies, NEVERRRR let a Boy put his hands on You cs a Real MAN ain’t Going for it,” the post read, according to deputies.

Hours earlier, Collins allegedly made another post on her Facebook that read, “N***** Only think you Good for Sex, like b**** did you Know I knew how to Draw.”

Investigators took screenshots of the posts before deleting them.

McShane had only a faint pulse when deputies found him. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital but he died early Sunday morning.

Security footage from the apartment complex’s leasing office showed McShane’s car arrive shortly before the stabbing. After a while, Collins could be seen running away from the car, deputies said.

She’s being held at the Escambia County Jail.

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A man was arrested on Sunday after breaking into his wife’s lover’s home and cutting off his penis with a pair of scissors, according to the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy responded to the call Sunday after the victim called for help.

The man told investigators his neighbor, Alex Bonilla, 49, broke into his home with a gun and threatened to kill him. Two children were inside the home when Bonilla showed up, according to the report.

The victim said Bonilla tied him up and used a pair of scissors to cut off his penis. According to the arrest report, after Bonilla cut off the victim’s penis, he left the home with the penis.

Deputies said Bonilla caught the victim and his wife having sex a couple of weeks before the incident.

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Christopher & Shannon Scranton charged with child neglect, drug possession

Two adults were arrested after they were found with meth at a park while their five children were left alone in a nearby motel, the Palatka Police Department said.

Christopher Scranton, 34, and Shannon Scranton, 32, are each charged with five counts of child neglect, one count of possession of methamphetamine without a prescription and one count of possession of drug equipment.

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Boyfriend will soon be making his own sandwiches as his girlfriend could be going to jail for assaulting him with one.

A woman was arrested for assault after throwing a sandwich at her boyfriend Thursday night, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office said.

According to arrest affidavits, 35-year-old Stacy Chamberlain was charged with domestic battery after getting into an argument with her live-in boyfriend over their pets attacking each other.

During the argument, Chamberlain threw a sandwich at her boyfriend. While attempting to clean up the mess, Chamberlian pushed the man causing a scratch.

Officials did not release any information on the type of sandwich used in the argument.

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After her boyfriend said he was too tired to have sex, a Florida Woman allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and slashed him multiple times on the arm and shoulder, according to a criminal complaint.

The confrontation between Jennifer Lee Chapman, 37, and her live-in boyfriend occurred around 5:45 AM Friday in the couple’s apartment in Dunedin, a Tampa suburb.

A sheriff’s deputy reported that Chapman and the 36-year-old victim “got into a verbal argument over defendant wanting to have sex and the victim did not because he was too tired.”

After Chapman grabbed a knife and cut her arm, the couple began grappling on the kitchen floor. When they briefly separated, Chapman allegedly “cut victim’s left arm and shoulder area multiple times.” She also head-butted and punched her boyfriend in the face, cops allege.

Pictured above, Chapman was arrested yesterday in connection with the July 5 incident. She was booked into the county jail after being charged with aggravated battery, a felony.

Chapman is also facing a probation violation charge in connection with her guilty plea last year for illegally possessing marijuana, crystal meth, and the antidepressant Xanax. She was sentenced in October to two years probation.

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Nearly two years after a man lost custody of the daughter he had just gotten back, after he was convicted of felony meth possession, he knows exactly how it got there. Wester, state investigators now say, planted it himself — and now that man was far from the only victim. It’s unclear if he regained custody of his daughter since his arrest.

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Hillsborough County deputies have arrested a woman after she crashed into a mailbox on Sunday.

According to deputies, Katie Molner, 36, crashed her Mercedes into a cement mailbox in the 6500 block of Surfside Boulevard in Apollo Beach,

Deputies believe Molner was driving at least 40 mph during the crash.

Once at the scene, detectives located several empty bottles of alcohol and an Adele CD. Molner refused to take a breath test and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage.

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It almost seems like the plot for a reality show.

Nilsa Prowant, a 25-year-old cast member of MTV’s “Floribama Shore,” was arrested early Saturday morning in St. Petersburg, Fla., according to a report.

The charges were disorderly conduct and exposure of sexual organs, TMZ reported.

Prowant allegedly got drunk and flashed her breasts to a crowd below the balcony where she was partying. The witnesses include some police officers, the report said.

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A man in Hillsborough County is facing drug charges after a deputy caught him playing Pokemon Go in a closed Tampa park.

Jonathan Ortiz, 29, was found in Beacon Meadows Park after hours by a Hillsborough deputy.

A Hillsborough deputy observed Ortiz had marijuana in plain view and also noted Ortiz was actively trying to catch a wild Pokemon.

A search of Ortiz’s vehicle yielded 3.5 grams of Cocaine, 5.5 pounds of THC Oil, and 1 pound of Marijuana.

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A woman faces four felony charges after she jumped out of a vehicle in Jackson County and stole a pickup truck.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Kaitlyn R. Payne was riding in a private vehicle that was taking her to a court-ordered rehabilitation center. She allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to break into several other vehicles, eventually commandeering a pickup truck.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy encountered Payne at the intersection of U.S. Highway 231 and Lake Point Road near Compass Lake. Payne attempted to turn onto Sherry Circle near Alford, crashing the vehicle into a utility pole.

Payne fled the crash on foot, but a sheriff’s deputy apprehended her. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Payne faces felony counts of grand theft auto, burglary of a conveyance, burglary of a conveyance (armed) and theft of a firearm. Authorities have also charged her with a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident.

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Clearwater police say a woman was angry when her boyfriend wouldn’t fly her home to New York, so she charged more than $5,000 on his credit card, according to an affidavit.

Police said Serina Wolfe, 24, of Buffalo, New York, and her boyfriend got into an argument because she wanted to buy a plane ticket using a credit card in his name.

Wolfe’s boyfriend refused to do this and placed a hold on the card, but once it was removed on June 27, she made a $55.37 purchase at Clear Sky Cafe, 490 Mandalay Avenue, with a $5,000 tip, police said.

When asked, Wolfe denied making the purchase and her boyfriend reported the charge as fraudulent.

His credit card company notified Clear Sky of the purchase, but the restaurant had already paid the waitress for $5,000 tip.

Detectives say Wolfe later admitted to using the credit card to pay for the expensive meal and handed them the card that she used.

Wolfe’s boyfriend told police he believed she was intoxicated at the time.

Wolfe was arrested and charged with grand theft. She is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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An 18-year-old woman was arrested last week after she stabbed her boyfriend in the chest with a steak knife because she thought he was cheating on her, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Nicole Pelletier was arguing with her 23-year-old boyfriend Friday at their apartment in the 200 block of Northeast 10th Avenue when she grabbed the knife and told him, “I will kill you and everybody in this house.”

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said the victim told Pelletier, “You don’t have the balls to do it,” at which time she grabbed the knife from a table and stabbed him on the left side of his chest.

Deputies said the victim ran to the bathroom and asked Pelletier’s mother for help.

Authorities said Pelletier grabbed a towel and applied pressure to her boyfriend’s wound before calling law enforcement.

According to the arrest report, Pelletier initially claimed that the victim had a seizure and accidentally stabbed himself by falling on the knife.

Deputies said the couple has a 6-month-old daughter together. She was inside her crib during the incident.

The baby was not harmed, authorities said.

The victim was taken to North Broward Medical Center, where he underwent a seven-hour open heart surgery, authorities said.

According to the report, the blade of the knife broke the sack around the victim’s heart and his lungs had started to drown in blood.

Deputies said the stab wound to his pulmonary artery was 1 1/2 inches deep and has left the victim with a permanent scar.

Pelletier was arrested on a charge of attempted first-degree murder. She appeared in court Saturday, at which time the charge was downgraded to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Pelletier was ordered held in lieu of a $3,000 bond. She was also ordered to not

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An argument between an estranged Florida couple ended up involving a number of weapons, according to a police report from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest affidavit says that last Saturday, Sara Searer and Daniel Hebert were fighting in his truck in New Port Richey. At one point, she pulled out a machete that was between the seats and stabbed the console, then starting swinging the machete toward the victim, the report says.

Once they were out of the truck, Searer struck Hebert with the machete, he told officers, causing “two superficial cuts” on his left arm.

He told authorities he was in “fear of his life,” adding that earlier in the day Searer fired shots from her gun and pointed it “at his face.”

The complaint says that Hebert had injuries consistent with the attack described. Searer’s children also corroborated the man’s story.

The 29-year-old unemployed woman was arrested on domestic aggravated assault and domestic aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and transported to Land O’ Lakes jail.

Her mugshot shows Searer smiling.

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A hungover Florida mother who was upset that law enforcement was in her neighborhood accidentally slammed her child’s thumb in a sliding glass door during a fit of rage, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they went to Beechwood Lane Monday evening to investigate reports that a wanted fugitive could be hiding inside a home in the neighborhood.

A man who lives with Megan Moss, 27, at one of the homes allowed deputies inside to search, which woke up Moss, who was attempting to sleep off a hangover, according to the affidavit.

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What was she thinking? Florida woman Melissa Brown declined to pay her bar tab. She then wet her pants and ran into the restroom to avoid police when they arrived on scene.

Investigators say she ran into the men’s bathroom, then the women’s bathroom. After she was there for about 10 minutes, a female deputy went in to ensure she was OK. The female deputy came out, as did the woman, identified as Brown.

Brown smelled of booze and “displayed a large wet spot on her pants” that deputies say smelled of a urination situation. When a deputy told her to settle her bar tab, the woman replied that she brought no money with her.

Deputies arrested Melissa Brown on charges of defrauding an innkeeper and obstruction without violence.

A newlywed Florida private school teacher has been arrested after police claim she had sex with a 15-year-old student on numerous occasions and sent him sexually explicit pictures of herself over Instagram.

Bradenton police said they were made aware of the claims against Kassandra Moore, 31, back in April when they were contacted by the Broach School, where she worked as a teacher.

Authorities were provided with a copy of a conversation thread shared between Moore and the alleged teen victim over Instagram, prompting an investigation.

The interaction initially started with questions about a homework assignment but soon messages of a ‘flirtatious manner’ were exchanged back-and-forth, an affidavit shows.

‘I wanted to just grab you and kiss you, but I didn’t want to make the first move and you reject me,’ one message sent by Moore reportedly reads.

Police also spoke to the recipient of the messages, who is said to have shown them several screenshots of ‘lewd selfie-style’ pictures that Moore had sent to him, showing her in lingerie with her ‘body parts exposed and posed in a sexual manner’.

The teenage boy also confessed to detectives the pair had arranged to meet in several locations – including Moore’s car, at school after hours, and at the G.T. Bray Park – where they engaged in sexual acts.

Their apparent relationship ended when one of the student’s friends informed the principal of the inappropriate on-goings.

However, when approached by detectives, Moore allegedly attempted to coerce a colleague into providing a false alibi for her, as well as messaging a former student to ask how to remotely delete messages and images from another person’s phone.

At first her colleague is said to have considered lying to police to protect Moore, but later instead agreed to assist the investigation when they learned of t

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A Lake City woman accused of stabbing a man in the face was arrested in Alachua County early Friday.

Nicole Faith Perry, 25, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

At about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Perry and the man argued at a home in High Springs, according to an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The argument later turned physical.

Deputies reviewed video footage that showed Perry punching the man twice, pulling a knife from her waistband, and eventually stabbing the man, according to the report.

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A Hialeah man was arrested early Friday after police seized 3 pounds of methamphetamine worth $25,000, which he said was for “filtering pools,” according to the Edgewater Police Department.

Guillermo Arteaga, 53, was being held on $25,000 bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

Arteaga was arrested after police stopped him for doing 80 mph in a 45-mph zone and discovered an arrest warrant out of Palm Beach County, according to reports.

When police conducted a vehicle inventory before Arteaga’s car was towed, they found a black bag in the trunk that contained smaller vacuum-sealed bags with large quantities of an “ice-like substance” that tested positive for meth, reports stated.

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Hermes Gallijas-Gasperin, a 22-year-old unemployed Florida man, was arrested for allegedly repeatedly hitting his mother with sausages, inside the kitchen of the home he likely lives in for free.

Cops say a hungry Gallijas-Gasperin, “Battered” his 41-year-old mother after asking her to make him some food. The victim agreed to prepare a meal, but asked her son “to give her a few minutes due to being busy.”

The suspect apparently became angry when asked to wait, according to a probable cause statement, he “threw sausages” at his mother, with one sausage striking her in the right eye. The suspect was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery and booked into the county jail, where he remains on $750 bond. Once released, he’s been ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from his mom.

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A Lakeland woman took the law into her own hands by removing weapons from her estranged husband’s apartment, but it ended in her arrest.

Courtney Irby was charged with grand theft of a firearm and armed burglary after she handed in the weapons she stole from her husband’s Lakeland apartment, according to her arrest affidavit.

Her husband, Joseph Irby, told police he wanted to press charges and his wife did not have permission to be in his apartment.

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A Miami criminal trial was delayed briefly Friday when the accused man defecated and “cast feces” inside the courtroom before closing arguments were set to begin in his burglary trial. was aimed at but did not reach Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh. Lawyers fled as county police officers and corrections officers swarmed the courtroom. “It’s protein! It’s good for you!” he yelled, according to witnesses

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Authorities say a Florida woman is blaming a windy day for the cocaine that police found in her purse.

WPLG reported Kennecia Posey was one of two passengers in a car stopped by Fort Pierce police in late March. Police say an officer smelled marijuana and that, after searching the car, cocaine and marijuana in separate bags were found inside a purse Posey had on her lap.

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A 43-year-old grandmother was arrested yesterday after a deputy saw her purchase heroin in DeLand’s Spring Hill area. She had her 2-year-old grandson in the back seat.

That’s unthinkable to most of us, but drug addiction makes the unthinkable happen in communities across the country. We’ll keep working to take drugs off our streets and hold offenders accountable before more lives are lost.

A Fort Pierce Central High School criminal justice teacher has been accused of stealing more than $3,000 from her students and $512 from the school.

Sharonda Johnson, 47, of the 5500 block of Northwest Scepter Drive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested on nine grand theft charges, two petty theft charges and two charges of tampering with a witness.

In March, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they went to the high school after a school resource deputy and bookkeeper called them accusing Johnson of stealing money during two school fundraisers.

The bookkeeper told deputies Johnson was in charge of a candy fundraiser for which $2,080 worth of candy was bought, but the school was reimbursed $1,740.

In another fundraiser, school officials said Johnson collected money for shirts, but didn’t deliver shirts to 10 students. School officials said they spoke to eight of the 10 students who all said they paid Johnson for the shirts, but didn’t get them.

Between March and May, Johnson is accused of taking between $100 and $400 from each of 10 students, students told deputies.

Multiple students told deputies Johnson collected money for a competition field trip and then told students either the trip was canceled when it wasn’t, or told them they weren’t ready for the competition and shouldn’t go.

The school’s bookkeeper told deputies none of the 10 students who said they paid Johnson for the field trip were noted by the school as having paid for it.

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Yaqun Lu, 41, faces a felony charge of molesting marine turtles or eggs after officers on Saturday saw her “stomping” around the nesting area. Yellow tape and sticks closed off the area from the public at Miami Beach, but Lu allegedly took one of the wooden sticks to disturb a nest.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission determined none of the eggs were damaged, local station WPLG reported.

Three protected species of sea turtles – the loggerhead, green and leatherback – nest at Miami Beach from April to early November, according to the city’s website.

The U.S. Endangered Species Act gives all sea turtle species found in the U.S. federal protection. Florida laws also make it illegal to harm sea turtles, their nests or hatchlings.

Lu is a Chinese citizen who listed a home address in Hudsonville, Michigan. The report says authorities notified the Chinese consulate in Houston about the arrest. Online records showed no attorney listed for her.

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Trust us, you don’t want to envision the logistics of this one.

According to the Palm Bay Police Department in Brevard County, “the city has been plagued with burglaries in which the suspect cuts the screen or otherwise enters a victim’s back pool deck area and steals only pool floats.”

Court records in the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville region of Florida say there have been an estimated 13 reports so far this year concerning this mysterious pool toy crime wave.

According to the affidavit, police say Christopher William Monnin, 35, is behind the thefts. “Multiple victims indicated that they had been burglarized several times by this person but only reported it on the second or third burglary of their floats.”

The burglary that led to his arrest happened on June 5 when police say Monnin cut the pool screen to get onto the deck of a home in Palm Bay. Police stopped Monnin “as a suspicious person” who was riding his bicycle on a city street Thursday around 1:25 a.m. They say he had a white garbage bag full of what Monnin identified as deflated pool floats.

Monnin took officers to a vacant house where he allegedly stored floats. About 75 of them were found, including ones that the June 5 victim described. These were one long white float and one long blue float.

The “defendant stated that he sexually gratifies himself with the pool floats instead of raping women,” the arrest report read.

Monnin was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, petit theft of property less than $300 and criminal mischief of $200 or less.

His total bond at Brevard County Jail on the three charges is $16,000. As a condition of his release he must be fitted with a GPS monitoring device. Monnin will be arraigned on July 16 at Moore Justice Center.

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BRINGING A 4-YEAR-OLD ALONG, REALLY? A burglary suspect caught inside an Edgewater home is in custody today on a variety of charges including child neglect, after Volusia County sheriff’s deputies found he brought a 4-year-old girl along with him.

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Charles Street around 8 a.m. Thursday after a witness reported a suspicious person carrying around large bags on a neighbor’s property along the river. The owner discovered someone had been on his boat, and some electrical wires had been tampered with in an apparent attempt to start it. The witness also reported the suspect was walking with a little girl, and the girl was also carrying a bag.

Just before noon, another report came in about a man and a little girl walking through back yards on the 100 block of Coleman Street (near the initial incident), and looking into utility sheds. While a deputy was speaking to a woman standing on the second-story deck of her home in the area, he heard a male voice coming from downstairs. The woman said no one else should be in her house. That’s when deputies discovered 35-year-old James Giambra (DOB 4/18/1984).