St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Bay
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Letter to the editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message


Crime journal

Published May 10, 2007



97 marijuana plants seized

A Seffner man is facing multiple drug charges after Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies confiscated cocaine and 97 marijuana plants from his home. Greco Torres Jr., 36, of 923 E Sligh Ave. has been charged with trafficking in marijuana, manufacturing of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, grand theft and larceny with relation to utilities. The Sheriff's Office said Torres used a watering system, lighting, climate control and ventilation inside the garage.


2nd man arrested in slaying

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies arrested a second man Wednesday in the death of a St. Petersburg woman who accidentally got caught in the line of gunfire last week. Amanda Lynn Fanter, 25, was killed Friday night when two men opened fire at some other men, after an argument the Tanglewood apartment complex on 54th Avenue N. Aaron Daniels, 23, who shot Fanter, was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree murder. James William Reynolds, 20, of 4121 34th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, was arrested Wednesday and charged with being a principal in a first-degree murder.


Man accused of assaults

A man accused of kidnapping, stabbing and beating his ex-girlfriend last month was arrested Wednesday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Willie Adam Floyd was being held in the Orient Road Jail without bail. Cantrina Montgomery, 23, told deputies that between April 13 and April 16 he threatened to kill her, stabbed her several times and hit her four times with a baseball bat. She said she was afraid for her life and her 1-year-old child. Floyd, 24, of 13050 N 20th St., Tampa, has been charged with armed kidnapping to commit a felony, three counts of aggravated battery with great bodily harm and domestic violence.

[Last modified May 10, 2007, 01:15:29]

Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters