The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

Since May, Florida schools have had to notify the state when one of their ‘Safe-School’ Officers has what you might call a mishap. Now, these aren’t police officers but armed security hired by the various school districts. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has gotten a hold of the reports of these mishaps. One officer was practicing …

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52-year-old Richard Logsdon was convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was released from prison in 2016. He might be returning to prison again after his latest charge. Police in Ocala, Florida say that Lodgson responded to a craigslist ad posted by police where they posed as a 13 or 14-year-old …

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Yeah, I don’t know what’s up with that mugshot either. Anyway, Austin Stephens of Panama City Beach, Florida is facing child porn charges after he allegedly posted explicit images of children to his Tumblr account. The incident is said to have taken place in March of 2018 which predates Tumblr’s porn ban by nine months. …

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If you’ve never heard of Omegle before, it’s a website, not an app, that allows strangers to chat with each other. It can be a webcam chat or not depending on the user’s preference. Omegle claims the video chats are monitored but I question how close they’re monitoring the chats since stories like this continue …

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Usually, I only deal with Snapchat creeps when they’re in some position of authority since anecdotally that’s where they seem to groom their victims. However, I couldn’t pass up this article from Winter Springs, Florida. 19-year-old Anthony Nave was arrested for ‘having sex’ with a minor girl that he met on Snapchat. The only indication …

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Police in South Florida received a tip from Homeland Security that a Kik user called ‘hardrivefl’ had shared child porn on the mobile messaging app. The IP address was said to have been traced back to 61-year-old Jeffrey Darter of West Palm Beach. Darter was an IT manager at the Supervisor of Elections office. When …

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20-year-old Katie Nicole Gibbons of Pensacola, Florida has recently been arrested for allegedly having a Tumblr account that contained over 700 images of child porn. Local police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who I imagine received a tip from Tumblr themselves. The arrest report states of the 732 …

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Back on Valentine’s Day of 2016, Byron Mitchell beat his roommate Danielle Jones so severely it put her into a coma for 24 days. Ms. Jones had placed an ad for a roommate on the Miami craigslist and Mitchell was the first responder. Mitchell is said to have become infatuated with Jones and when she …

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This story is as convoluted as they get, yet it’s still plenty disturbing. Back in July, 23-year-old Ronnie Lee Ely of St. Mary’s, Florida, was being treated for an overdose in his some by paramedics. Police searched his phone looking for any evidence that could be linked to Ely’s overdose.  Instead, investigators allegedly found a cache …

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Again, not all pedophiles are creepy old men. Case in point, 22-year-old Austin Altman from Pasco County, Florida is accused of allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl that he met on Snapchat. Altman reportedly drove to the girl’s home in Hernando County, picked her up late at night and then drove her back to his home. …

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