Five Things to Know in Florida for July 26

OFFICIALS: MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING COUPLE SAVING PARKING SPOT

A Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report says 38-year-old Donald Lee Hicks was taken into custody Saturday on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The report says the victims were standing in a parking spot in Dania Beach to save it for a family member when Hicks pulled up and yelled at them to move.

DEPUTIES: MEN SHOCKED KIDS WITH STUN GUN FOR PUSHUP FAILURES

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in news release that 22-year-old Eduardo Vazquez and 22-year-old William Torres-Morales were arrested Thursday on aggravated child abuse and other charges. The report says the suspects admitted using a stun gun to discipline the children, including instances when male children failed to do a certain number of pushups.

MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN OVER DEPUTY IN FLORIDA

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the deputy feared for his life and fired twice at Christian Quintero as the man tried running over him Sunday. Nobody was injured. Quintero was taken into custody and faces nine charges, including attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, cocaine possession and driving under the influence.

ALGAE BLOOMS OCCURRING IN LAKES OUTSIDE TALLAHASSEE

The infestation is not as dramatic as the outbreak in central Florida’s Lake Okeechobee that made its way to Florida’s Atlantic coast last month. Still, scientists say the algae-contaminated waters in Leon County pose a threat to Wakulla Springs, one of the largest freshwater springs in the world.

MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING WIFE, FIRING AT DEPUTIES

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that 26-year-old Emmanuel Rosado of Deltona was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder in connection with Sunday’s incident. Spokesman Gary Davidson says Rosado’s wife had been trying to separate from her husband when he went to a home where she was, locking her inside. Three children were also inside the house.

 

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