WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing drunk-driving charges after crashing into a fence at Palm Beach International Airport with Air Force One parked nearby.
Local media outlets report that the early Sunday crash had the Secret Service investigating any potential threat to the Boeing 747 used by President Donald Trump. The president was at his Mar-a-Lago resort last weekend. No threat was identified.
Charged in the case is 24-year-old Bryan Hewey-Garcia, who investigators said fled the crash and reported a fake carjacking to authorities. In addition to DUI, Hewey-Garcia is charged with filing a false crime report and leaving the scene of a crash.
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OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida man has pleaded guilty to sending bomb threats to a nuclear power plant, a school and other government and private facilities.
Acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow said in a news release that 25-year-old David Wayne Willmott Jr. pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to three counts of making threats to use an explosive device.
Federal prosecutors say Willmott emailed bomb threats in 2014 and 2015 to the nuclear plant as well as two courthouses, two airports and a sheriff’s office.
An investigation revealed the threats came from a public library computer in Citrus County, where Willmott lived.
Willmott faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for each count.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida say they’ll seek the death penalty against a 31-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend and her 8-year-old son.
State Attorney Phil Archer issued a statement Tuesday, a day after a Seminole County grand jury indicted Alan Cashe on two counts of first-degree murder.
Investigators say Cashe kicked his way into 35-year-old Latina Herring’s house March 27, shooting her and her son, Brandon Christian, who was sleeping on a couch. Four other people, including Herring’s 7-year-old son and her father, were wounded.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2orAvrJ ) reports Cashe also wounded two strangers on a nearby street.
Authorities say the couple argued before the shooting and Herring ordered Cashe to move out. An arrest report says he returned with an assault r