The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

After receiving this story from friend of the site UberSpork, I was hesitant about posting this story. Passions seem to be high in the area where the crime took place and there has been a lot of drama surrounding it. I was afraid of inviting some of that drama on to the site but I …

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18-year-old Jerry Johnsey, of Auburndale, Florida, and 16-year-old Byron Lasiak, of Winter Haven, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 67-year-old Donald Merkley, also of Winter Haven. Johnsey allegedly knew his victim through craigslist and was having sex with the victim prior to this. In this instance, the pair went to the …

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Online vigilantes threaten arson case: Facebook vigilantes from Australia have outed the identity of the alleged arsonist responsible for one of the many bushfires raging through Australia. There was a protective order in place protecting the identity of 39-year-old Brendan Sokaluk who is accused of killing 21 in a bushfire that he allegedly started. That …

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Parolee charged with seeking sex from teen: 38-year-old Calvin Rexroad of Urbana, Illinois is a convicted arsonist. He served half of a 25-year sentence for setting his ex-girlfriend’s car on fire which then caught the ex’s home on fire while she and her kids were inside. Luckily they escaped the fire. I guess he thought …

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