Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kemar Johnston’s Request for New Trial Denied

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Kemar Johnston, convicted of a couple counts of first degree murder in the Cash Feenz murders several years ago in Cape Coral, had filed a motion for ineffective assistance of counsel. The primary error alleged in the motion was that his attorney prevented him from having a fair trial by admitting to marijuana use. Johnston was facing the death penalty for these crimes, and his attorneys managed to avoid a death sentence. He will appeal the denial of his post-conviction motion.

Florida’s IQ Rule for Executions Struck Down

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down Florida’s ‘rigid formula‘ cut-off for minimum IQ required before someone can be executed. Kennedy, writign for the majority, found the strict numeric designation, which is based on the inexact nature of IQ testing, was unconstitutional.

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2 Robbers Hit the Same 7-11 Last Week

I wouldn’t want to work at the 7-11 on Beau Drive in North Fort Myers. They were hit by an armed robber at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Then another armed robber struck on Friday night in the same 7-11. Both were armed with guns and made off with undisclosed amounts of cash.

Surveillance Footage from Both 7-11 Robberies Last Week

Surveillance Footage from Both 7-11 Robberies Last Week

Second Tuesday Robbery Footage

Second Tuesday Robbery Footage

If it weren’t apparent from the pictures, it wasn’t the same guy. In fact, law enforcement arrested a suspect from the first robbery on Friday, before the second time the store was hit. Kyle Orr has been charged in that robbery, and another one that occurred later in the morning on Tuesday. In the second robbery, on the other side of town, deputies allege that he pulled the second robbery without wearing a mask. Orr has also

Kyle Orr Mug Shot

Kyle Orr Mug Shot

been arrested on additional theft charges, and a possible warrant out of Georgia. Judge for yourself if he looks like the guy in the surveillance. The clothing from the two robberies certainly seems to match. There is a Crimestoppers reward out for information on the second robber.

DUI Checkpoint in Fort Myers This Weekend

The Fort Myers Police Department is planning a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in the city this weekend. Don’t drink and drive, and remember to be safe out there!


Sobriety Checkpoint Planned

Categories: News

The Fort Myers Police Department will conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint sometime this coming weekend. The operation will take place at an undisclosed location in the City of Fort Myers as FMPD continues its commitment to getting impaired drivers off our roadways. Checkpoint emphasis is placed on the following: 1. Remove impaired drivers from the roadway 2. Reduce the likelihood impaired drivers will operate their vehicles on our roadways 3. Heighten awareness 4. Educate the public on the dangers of drunken driving Sobriety checkpoints and other increased patrol operations are scheduled as part of the Fort Myers Police Department’s strategic plan and on-going efforts to make the streets safer by educating the public on traffic safety issues. FMPD received funding from the Florida Department of Transportation to host DUI checkpoints. The money helps purchase DUI checkpoint equipment and to pay officers overtime when they participate in the checkpoints.

Hovercraft Stolen in Collier County #onlyinflorida

Have You Seen this Hovercraft?

Have You Seen this Hovercraft?

An Isle of Capri man reported his 14-ft hovercraft stolen yesterday. He’s offering a reward for its return– no questions asked. If the CCSO tracks down the thief, they will be facing grand theft charges. The man has a tour business of taking people out around the islands, to not only is he out his late-model hovercraft… he’s out of business for the time being.

Man Facing Life in Prison for Pot Brownies

  • Teen sold pot brownies.
  • Could be sentenced to life in prison.
Jacob Lavoro Mug

Jacob Lavoro Mug

Texas authorities have enhanced the charges against Jacob Lavoro, a 19-year-old, because he drew the oil out of the marijuana leaves, thereby ‘refining’ it. He baked the marijuana in to pot brownies, which he sold for $25 each. So, he committed a crime, but a life penalty doesn’t fit the crime. Keep in mind, he hasn’t been sentenced to life in prison, and its unlikely any prosecutor or judge would do so. But he could be looking at some serious jail time. It may not be a crime in Colorado, but it certainly is in Texas, as it is in Florida.

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Man Beats Wife with Frozen Beef #weirdbattery

  • PA man allegedly beats wife with frozen ground beef.
  • Runs when police are called.


It’s a meat-centric day here at Crimcourts. We covered the frozen-meat escape this morning. In doing my research on that, I ran across this previously unnoticed story from August in Alquippa, Pennsylvania. A man allegedly beat his wife with a package of frozen ground beef, and then fled when police were called. He was charged with asault, reckless endangerment, harassment, and public drunkenness.

Man’s Frozen Meat Escapes Freezer: Caught Before it Could Thaw

  • Frank Levy returned to his North Fort Myers home to discover his meat had gotten out of the freezer.
  • Some items didn’t get off his lanai.
  • Other items made it across the street.

Frank Levy came home and found that some of the food he keeps in a freezer on his lanai had gotten out. Items, including a chicken and a rump roast, didn’t make it far, and were still located on his lanai. Not everything was still on the lanai, and Levy noticed that part of his lanai screen had been cut, and he called LCSO to report the missing meat.

Levy decided to canvass his neighborhood before deputies responded. He was able to track down the rest of his food, which had made it across the street. Levy found a package of ground beef sitting on the porch of his neighbor. He was able to return the ground beef to his own freezer.

Levy tried to talk to his neighbor, Lynda Mcklveen, but she was located unconscious on the porch, with the escaped ground beef lying at her feet. Since she had been incapacitated, she was initially unable to say what the meat had done to knock her out. According to Levy, she was completely unresponsive.

Lynda Mcklveen Mug Shot

Lynda Mcklveen Mug Shot

Later, detectives made contact with Mcklveen, who admitted to her role in liberating the meat. While Mcklveen apparently has a history of alcohol related offenses, there is nothing to suggest a pattern of meat-escape conspiracy. It remains to be seen why she liberated the meat, or why she was found lying  in a chair on er porch with a pack of frozen ground beef thawing at her feet. Crimcourts will continue to update as details become available, as we are the leading authority on freezer-breaks.

The preceding report is based on court documents and reports: : follow the link and scroll down to this story: “N. FORT MYERS, Man finds his food on neighbor’s porch”



News-press Headline: “Wrath of Khan”

I missed this in the paper last month: Tariq Khan was arrested for multiple charges, including aggravated assault and assault on a law enforcement officer. He was angry, and his wrath was apparent. covered the story with this headline: “Wrath of Khan? Cape man accused of assault on neighbor, officers”. Well played, News-Press!

Khhaaaaaann! Tariq Khan Mug Shot

Tariq Khan Mug Shot

Judging by the booking photo, Cape Officers didn’t take to kindly to his waving a gun around when they arrived. He was charged with resisting an officer. By the looks of it, he may have been resisting the ground with his face when they took him in to custody (and then to the hospital). That said, if he pointed a gun at officers, they would have been justified in shooting him at that time. Ultimately, he put the gun down, and placed his hands on top of his head to surrender. According to the officer, he moved his hands from his head, at which point the officer threw him to the ground. The SAO declined to file on the resisting charge.

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FMPD Officer Reinstated

Officer Trevor Lehman had been fired on the grounds of excessive force during an arrest. Yesterday, an arbitrator ruled that the force was not excessive, considering the arrestee was resisting, and ordered Lehman reinstated, with full pay.