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Clermont DayCare Director Charged with Child Abuse

February 10, 2016 Posted in Assault & Battery, Criminal Defense, The Villages News

The director of a Clermont day care center has been arrested for allegedly striking a 4-year-old boy and dropping him face down on a mat, according to police. The 41-year-old was charged with two...

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Fugitive Wanted on Alleged Sexual Assault Charges Arrested in Lake County

December 12, 2014 Posted in Assault & Battery, Criminal Defense, Felony & Misdemeanor Charges, Sex Crimes, The Villages News

A Colorado fugitive, who is allegedly wanted in the sexual assault of at least one underaged girl, was apparently found with another girl hiding in a camper in Howey-in-the-Hills, according to...

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FBI Reports Violent, Property Crime Down in U.S.

November 21, 2014 Posted in Assault & Battery, Burglary, Criminal Defense, Felony & Misdemeanor Charges, Murder, The Villages News, Theft

According to a recent crime report by the FBI, property crime and violent crime are on the decline across the United States. According to an FBI press release, violent crimes in the United States...

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The Villages Criminal Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton :: Wildwood Man Accused of Firing Weapon in Drive-By Shooting

March 22, 2012 Posted in Assault & Battery, Criminal Defense, Firearms and Weapons Charges, The Villages News

A 27-year-old Wildwood, Florida man is accused of firing a weapon at three people in a drive-by shooting that occurred last week. Reports indicate that no one was injured. The man apparently has...

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The Villages Aggravated Assault Defense Attorneys Whittel & Melton :: Store Owner Accused of Pointing Gun at Customer Complaining of Bed Bugs in Furniture

March 12, 2012 Posted in Assault & Battery, Criminal Defense, Firearms and Weapons Charges, The Villages News

A 32-year-old co-owner of a Fruitland Park rent-to-own store was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after allegedly pointing a gun at a customer who complained about receiving...

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The Villages Battery Defense Attorneys :: Man Accused of Striking His Girlfriend and Pummeling Her Car

March 9, 2012 Posted in Assault & Battery, Criminal Defense, Felony & Misdemeanor Charges, The Villages News

A 48-year-old Fruitland Park man is charged with battery on a person over 65 and criminal mischief after he allegedly hit his 71-year-old girlfriend and damaged her vehicle. The woman claims she had...

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The Villages Violent Crimes Defense Attorneys Whittel & Melton :: SWAT Raids Villager’s Home

January 30, 2012 Posted in Assault & Battery, Criminal Defense, The Villages News

A 59-year-old resident of The Villages allegedly barricaded himself inside his home Wednesday when Sumter County Sheriff’s officials arrived to arrest him for allegedly assaulting a woman. The man,...

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