Suspect found biting man’s face at Tequesta double murder scene

From The Times Record News: “A 23-year-old male suspect is in custody in a double murder after Martin County deputies found him on top of one of two stabbing victims, biting off pieces of his face, said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder … Click here to read more

PBPost video: ‘It’s heinous beyond description.’ Sheriff describes Tricia Todd’s murder

“Tricia Todd of Hobe Sound was likely dismembered with a chainsaw, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Friday as the State Attorney’s Office worked to throw out its plea deal with her ex-husband, who confessed to killing the single mother, Air Force veteran and hospice nurse but did not lead authorities to her body … Click here to read more

Ex-husband charged with second-degree murder of Tricia Todd

From The Palm Beach Post: “Steven Williams is charged with second-degree murder and child neglect in the death of Tricia Todd, his ex-wife and the mother of their daughter, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Wednesday. The Air Force airman confessed to ‘causing the death’ of his ex-wife to detectives Tuesday and was arrested at about 8:30 p.m. in North Carolina. … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Office situational update

From Martin County Sheriff William Snyder: “As United States law enforcement continues to monitor information being disseminated following the horrific terror attacks to the innocent civilians in Brussels, I wanted to inform the citizens of Martin County … Click here to read more

WPTV: 863 federal inmates will walk free in Florida starting today, affects Martin County

“Our real concern right here in Martin County, we know already of one inmate being released who is a convicted sex offender who has a violent past, of weapons violations will be released and living right here in Hobe Sound … Click here to read more

Former youth pastor at The Grace Place charged with enticement of a minor over the internet

From The Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida: A former youth pastor at The Grace Place in Stuart was charged with enticing a minor over the internet, to engage in sexual activity. … Click here to read more

CBS: Flakka hits the Treasure Coast; beware of naked users

“It’s a drug that is spreading like wildfire. Flakka, or Alpha PVP, is the drug that has people running naked in the streets—literally. Flakka was once just found in metropolitan areas to the south, but now the street drug and its users bizarre behavior is being reported all the way north in Stuart … Click here to read more

Martin County crime rate drops more than 14%

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s newly released Uniform Crime Report, reflects that the overall crime rate in Martin County is down 14.8%. It is the largest overall drop in Martin County’s crime rate in more than 5-years. Notably, burglaries are down 17.2%, while Larceny crimes such as shoplifting and theft, dropped 19.2% from last year. … Click here to read more

Martin Sheriff’s detective wins award for investigation and surrender of sick, neglected horses

Congratulations to Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Detective Ben Fennell for winning the 2014 Pegasus Wings Award for Public Safety Beyond the Call. In his capacity as an agricultural detective, he spearheaded the investigation and surrender of several sick and neglected horses. … Click here to read more

Car chase from Stuart to Palm City via I-95 ends at Walgreens, Martin Downs

According to officials, the vehicle led police down Kanner Highway onto I-95 and off again at exit 101 where officers were able to eventually stop the vehicle in the parking lot of Walgreens at 3053 SW Martin Downs Blvd in Palm City, reports WPEC. … Click here to read more

Action alert: Sheriff asks for community’s help to rescue neglected, underfed horses and donkeys

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder is asking for the community’s help in saving future rescued animals after 11 malnourished horses and donkeys were taken to a Palm City facility facing closure. … Click here to read more