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Friday, May 24, 2019

3 Violent Newtown '2nd Line' Gang Members Out of Prison in August 2017 They Had Robbed Drug Dealers With Large Amounts of Cash in Sarasota.

3 Violent Newtown '2nd Line' Gang Members were Out of Prison by August 2017 They Had Robbed Drug Dealers With Large Amounts of Cash in Sarasota. Is there a reincarnation of the Second Line (2nd Line) Gang in the Newtown section of Sarasota, specifically in the 22nd Street vicinity? Second Line (2nd Line) Bad Boys Davon "ARAB" Gordon, Bryson Kearney and Lee "Lil Lee" Claridy were all out of State Prison by August of 2017, Lee "Lil Lee" Claridy was back living in Newtown on 24th Street but screwed up in April 2019 and is back in the Sarasota County jail doing eight months for violation of probation, 'fleeing and eluding the police'.
HERALD TRIBUNE Wrote Back on September 10th, 2010: The Second Line members charged with racketeering were: DeAndre "CUTTHROAT" Tunstall murder case (IN PRISON) John “Chico” Stephens (IN PRISON) serving a prison sentence for murder, brothers Torrey Elrdridge (IN PRISON) and Xavier Eldridge (IN PRISON) Davon "ARAB" Gordon (OUT OF PRISON 2013) and Gary Wilder (IN PRISON), Bryson Kearney (OUT OF PRISON 7/07/2017) at 2420 Mango Ave Newtown, and Lee "Lil Lee" Claridy (OUT OF PRISON 8/07/2017) at 1553 24th Street Newtown, currently in Sarasota county jail as of April 2019. 

Second Line Gang members killed six people, police say, doubling the city’s murder rate in one eight-month period. They shot and killed a grocery clerk over a $300 gold chain. They shot and killed a dental assistant who happened to drive by a robbery. And in the middle of the day in a crowded parking lot, they shot and killed a U.S. Marine reservist outside a convenience store. Tunstall, 29, is in jail on a murder charge. When someone is shot in Newtown, no one waits for the news to find out what happened. Crowds form at the crime scene tape and cell phones chirp all over the neighborhood.If a man is shot one night in a fight that started over a few hundred dollars, as happened in June, it is a safe bet that people walking down MLK the next morning will know about it. 

But Second Line committed crimes that got Newtown residents to cooperate with police and sign their names on witness statements. The gang started as a group of teenagers trying to impress older gangs like the Two-Four Boys, which took its name from its 24th street stomping grounds. Two-Four was known for selling crack cocaine, but not for violence. Second Line lifted its name from the lyrics of New Orleans rapper Juvenile. “Second line” is a parade term for the partiers who follow a band as it passes down the street, and the rapper used it as a name for his followers. "Now, if ya at dat second line dem boys got a gun" "You better run for it, run for it, run". Newtown 'Second Line' Gang Colors are Red & Black. One goof even went so far as to wear Red & Black 'Second Line' gang colors to testify at the Shawn Tyson murder trial on March 26, 2012 in open court, see
The 2nd Line group adopted colors: Red & Black, had red bandanas to cover their face during robberies. A few got “Second Line” tattoos, and all of them set out to impress the older, more established gangs. Instead of selling drugs, Second Line stole money. The gang was linked to four home invasion robberies in the summer of 2006 and moved on to robbing drug dealers who carry large amounts of cash. They spent the loot at the mall, wearing their colors Red & Black as they shopped for the latest Nike sneakers. 

Some of the older members hung out in topless bars and dated strippers. A few sold crack cocaine, but none of them were regular users. They stuck with smoking marijuana and taking Ecstasy. On the street, Second Line member Davon Gordon says people would do an about-face and walk away when they saw the gang coming. “We were it,” says Davon Gordon, a wiry 32-year-old with braided hair and tattooed arms. “Dudes were afraid of us and girls wanted to be with us. Second Line was the thing.” As they grew in stature, they grew in numbers. There were only a dozen or so members but police documented more than 50 other people who hung out with Second Line.
Back in 2011, SARASOTA HERLD TRIBUNE WROTE on May 27th, 2011..SARASOTA COUNTY - Prosecutors investigating the fatal shooting of two British tourists more than a month ago suggested Friday they were on the verge of new breaks in the case. To justify keeping public records in the case sealed, they told a judge they need two more weeks to track down another person and to gather "crucial pieces" of forensic evidence. Details about the evidence and about the person — described as "still at large" — remain secret. Prosecutors said the 2nd person was involved or present at the time of the murders (Steven R. Phelps).

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE: At trial Murder defendant Shawn Tyson bragged about opening fire on two British tourists after he tried to rob them, a friend said that Tyson told her and another friend that he shot the men — James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24 — when they told him they had no money. The two drunken Britons were shot on April 16, 2011 as they staggered through the Newtown public housing complex, 'the Courts'. Newtown thug Shawn Tyson idolized 2nd Line gang leader DeAndre Tunstall. Now it has emerged that the tattoo emblazoned on his chest 'SAVAGE' links him to the feared "enforcer" of the Second Line gang, DeAndre Tunstall, responsible for a string of robberies and murders in the Newtown district that includes The Courts. Deandre Tunsstal also has the tattoo 'SAVAGE' and he also has the tattoo YOUNG THUG CUT 2 SKULLS, which appears to refer to Shawn Tyson killing the two British tourists. 
Teen killer Shawn Tyson's gang back in 2011 was Steven R. Phelps Jr, Diandrew L. Clarkson, Shawn D. Whitfield, Steven Fields and Joshua J. Bane that terrorized Newtown. Florida Statutes 874.03 says a criminal street gang is a formal or informal ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons who have: A common name or common identifying signs, colors, or symbols. Members or associates who individually or collectedly, engaged in or have engaged in a pattern of youth and street gang activity such as fighting, vandalism, murder, and drug sales.
Court records from the Tyson case name Steven L. Fields, 27, as possibly being the accomplice. Fields has family in Newtown and has spent most of his teen years behind bars. He was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault when he was 14. When tourists James Cooper and James Kouzaris were murdered, Fields was living with his mother in Tampa. You can search a known gang member with the Florida Department of Corrections website to get a better idea of the specific gang tattoos that occur in your area. Steven L. Fields is currently in prison looking at June 2019 to get out.
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE May 15, 2013, Shawn D. Whitfield Jr was part of teen killer Shawn Tyson's gang back in 2011 along with Diandrew L. Clarkson, Steven Fields, Steven R. Phelps Jr and Joshua J. Bane that terrorized Newtown. Three teenagers were arrested as part of an operation targeting high-crime areas in north Sarasota, says the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office says the teenagers, Shawn Whitfield, 19, Tyler Radkey, 19, and a 17-year-old, are charged with 28 car burglaries, two vehicle thefts and fraudulent use of a credit card. Sheriff Tom Knight said the mission of the operation was to show that crime is not tolerated in the area. The Sheriff’s Office also arrested fifty other people on various charges, touting the use of data analysis to show “hot spots” for crime in the community. Shawn D. Whitfield Jr was released from prison on 7/29/2017, his listed residence upon release was 1682 22nd Street in the Newtown section of Sarasota Fl, just a few doors up from where Travis Combs was murdered on 8/28/2017 in the 1600 block of 22nd Street, "just sayin".
Back in March 2011.....Steven R. Phelps Jr and Curtis Campbell were arrested for an armed robbery on Leon Ave in Newtown in 2011. On March 18th 2011, two robbers put a gun to the head of a man working on an air conditioning unit in the 2400 block of Leon Avenue and demanded his money, with Curtis Campbell shouting “give it up”, they knew he had $950 in cash in his pockets. Sarasota Police arrested Steven Phelps Jr, 17, and Curtis Campbell, 18, for armed robbery. Steven R. Phelps Jr was part of teen killer Shawn Tyson's gang back in 2011 along with Diandrew L. Clarkson, Shawn D. Whitfield, Steven Fields and Joshua J. Bane that terrorized Newtown. Steven R. Phelps is in prison on attempted murder conviction.
On January 5th, 2018, Curtis Campbell, DOB 2/06/1993, address 1657 22nd Street Newtown Fl was back in jail again, DRUGS-POSSESS CONTROL SUB W/O PRESCRIPTION (METH), COCAINE-POSSESS: POSSESS COCAINE, SMUGGLE CONTRABAND: INTRODUCE INTO DETENTION FACILITY. On January 5th, 2018, it appears that a man by the name of Wheelock Minns-White was driving a stolen silver Nissan 4 door sedan with Fl tags on N Washington Blvd in Sarasota, Curtis Campbell was a passenger, he had drugs on him.  

Curtis Campbell aka Tank Dawg DOB 2/06/1993 and Wheelock Minns-White DOB 10/07/1992 are Newtown thugs with violent criminal histories in Sarasota Fl that includes armed robbery, felon carrying concealed weapon and multiple felony drug charges and convictions. Wheelock Minns-White did time in state of Florida prison for sale of cocaine, Curtis A. Campbell is currently on Felony probation on a drug conviction. I would not put anything past these two Newtown thugs Curtis Campbell and Wheelock Minns-White who appear to be close pals, partners in crime.
Travis Combs was Murdered on 22nd St in Newtwon one of the Killers Took his Car to Manatee County and Burned it, apparently the Same Guys Kidnap & Murder Jabez Spann a Week Later and Leave his Body by Side of the Road inManatee County, Clues? August 28, 2017, Apparently 3 guys were involved in the murder of Travis Combs on 22nd Street in Newtown Fl, one of the killers took his car to Manatee County and set it on fire to destroy any evidence, fingerprints, DNA etc..
Apparently the same 3 guys kidnapped and murdered Jabez Spann from Newtown on or about September 4th, 2017 because he saw them shoot and kill Travis Combs on August 28, 2017 who had been selling marijuana out of his car in the 1600 block of 22nd Street (he had cash on him). Body of Jabez was found in Manatee County about 1 1/2 years later, February 16, 2019, by side of the road. Sooo which of the 3 guys has connections in Manatee County? Apparently the 3 killers of Travis Combs were smart enough to steal and burn up his car far from the crime scene on 22nd Street to hide any connection to them, fingerprints, DNA etc, as they are all most likely in the system. Did the SPD find the bullet casing in the vacant lot where Travis Combs was shot, (once in the chest), what caliber is the bullet casing? So where did they kill Jabez Spann, not near his house and then transport the body to Palmetto, not shot in their car for fear of DNA evidence, was Jabez shot out in the open on the side of road on Canal Rd in Palmetto execution style? How many bullets were fired, did they shoot him in the head, what caliber was the bullet, were bullet casings found on the side of road on Canal Rd in Palmetto?
A memorial marks the area where Jabez Spann’s skeletal remains were found in Manatee County. He disappeared on Labor Day 18 months ago. Teresa Richardson says she knows why he died. “He witnessed a murder,” she said. The murder she refers to is her nephew Travis Combs. His body was found in the lot next to her home right outside her bedroom window one week before Jabez disappeared. “When he walked here to go to his grandmother’s house, he witnessed the murder that took place here," Teresa Richardson says. "He said, 'Oh my God, y’all shot that man.' That’s exactly what he said. He started talking. Because he talked that’s what cost him his life. "Let’s be real: Who do you think did this to Jabez Spann? The same person who did it to Travis Combs his aunt Teresa Richardson said.”
A witness, Reginald Parker, told police Spann saw Combs’ murder but later retracted his statement. Parker is currently in prison on unrelated charges. Sarasota police say they do not know if Spann’s death is related to the Combs case, but they have been looking into it. Richardson believes security cameras a block away captured her nephew’s killer and says she saw someone drive off with his car soon after the shooting. “I asked the second day after his murder to pull the cameras at the end of Palmadelia to solve his murder," she said, but "they told me the cameras didn’t work.” Sarasota’s Housing Authority Director William Russell says he believes the cameras were working at the time but network issues may have prevented them from seeing the recorded footage.
I ran into this Curtis Campbell aka 'Tank Dawg' dude when I had my PI office on Desoto Rd Sarasota in early 2016. In January 2016 I was sharing office space with another private investigator who also happened to be a bail bondsman and operated a Concealed Weapon Permit training school along with classes for obtaining a Florida Security Officers license, he also had a Federal Firearms License to sell handguns and long guns. One day Curtis Campbell Jr and his pal with the long dreadlocks came in the store to obtain Concealed Weapon Permits, that is they would get their photos on a license that day and walk out with a CWP, same day service. The girl at the counter who waited on them explained they had to take the 8 hour CWP class first, then pass a test at the gun range, get their CWP certificate and apply to the State of Florida Division of License along with a current fingerprint card taken at the Sheriff's office and be able to pass a FDLE criminal background check (I doubt they could) and pay all applicable fees. At the time the CWP process would normally take about 6 to 8 weeks turnaround time, when told this Curtis Campbell Jr, said "fuck no we ain't doing any of that shit, we want out licenses today" and he was not kidding. 
I was in my office and came out to the counter area by the front door when I heard the commotion. At this point Curtis said to the girl at the counter, "we want licenses today so that my pal can carry his gun legal", at that point his pal in the long dreadlocks pulled a large caliber black semi automatic pistol from out under the front of his basketball shorts, he had a crotch pocket holster for his .40 caliber firearm. The dreadlocks dude had the pistol fully exposed and pointed in the downward ready position towards the floor in his right hand in my general direction, there are signs all over the entrance to the office for students to not bring in any firearms. 

I viewed this confrontation with Curtis Campbell Jr and his dreadlocks pal and the exposed firearm as a threat. No way the dreadlocks guy had a concealed weapons permit. Curtis Campbell Jr. continued to berate the girl at the counter and the owner came out from the classroom and told Campbell and his pal to leave the building, the dreadlocks dude had put the firearm away and both walked to the front door with Curtis Campbell getting louder and louder with his threats. As he left the office by the front door Curtis Campbell Jr turned and yelled back in that "y'all know who we are, you better have out licenses ready when I come back at 5 pm", he never did, he was banned from the office. I asked the girl at the counter as to who were those two mooks who just left after flashing a gun, she said, "oh that's just Curtis and Treshaun".
Charles Bronson is a Vigilante in the Cult Movie 'Death Wish'. The 'Death Wish" movie depicts the frustration of relatives of murdered victims of street crime to find the culprits and the inability of the police to catch the perps. I can relate to this movie with all the violence spewing out of Newtown in North Sarasota Fl and the reluctance of any witness to any crime to come forward and name names! No Snitchin just empowers these thugs. I do not advocate vigilante's like Charles Bronson in the Cult Movie 'Death Wish' or Bernhard Goetz, a man who made headlines in 1984 when he defended himself against four muggers in a subway car in New York City.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sarasota's BTK: Nightmare on Loma Linda Street Jackie Galloway Raped and Murdered by Next Door Neighbor John Waterman Who Was Just Getting Started

Every year about this time of the year, since June of 2011, serial rapist and murderer John Waterman comes up for evaluation for release from being held in the Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Center in Arcadia Fl for the June 1991 rape, torture and murder of Jackie Galloway in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St Sarasota Fl. When Jackie Galloway was found dead it was horrifying to view the sight of her fingers: her false nails had all been torn off and a drapery cord tied around her neck, leaving nothing but the raw cuticles on her fingers. "ANNUAL NOTICE OF RIGHT TO CLINICAL EXAMINATION AND RIGHT TO PETITION FOR RELEASE JOHN WATERMAN." Residents of Hudson Bayou thought John Waterman, then 28 years old in 1991, would serve a virtual life sentence when he pleaded no contest and was given a 45-year term. But because he was sentenced before tougher Florida laws took effect, he was to be released after only 20 years in prison and Waterman's closest relatives still live on Loma Linda Street. John Waterman worked at Bay Plaza parking cars in 1991. He quickly earned a reputation among fellow employees as a man with some unsettling habits. “He gave me the willies,” says another valet at the complex. He says that John Waterman once brandished a gun at a fellow employee, he liked to carry knives and enjoyed capturing pigeons and drowning them. There still remains the outside possibility that some year an ACLU criminal defense attorney will come along and claim John Waterman's civil rights are being violated and he is going to be declared CURED and released from the Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Center in Arcadia Fl, it is a civil commitment, not criminal, and he will return to Loma Linda St. Sex offenders are never CURED and John Waterman exhibited all the characteristics of a serial killer. John Waterman was a serial killer in training, besides raping and killing Jackie Galloway he liked to capture pigeons and drown them, he enjoyed watching people and animals suffer before they died, a true psychopath.
What will happen if paralegal Michael Barfield and a criminal defense attorney for the Sarasota ACLU wants to get involved with John Waterman's case and file petitions to the Court, even take the case out of Sarasota County Court and file it in Federal Court, Middle District of Florida Tampa, claiming John Waterman's civil rights are being violated, he did his time let him go, bull crap! Despite receiving a state award for cost effectiveness, some national civil liberties groups (ACLU) say the Florida Civil Commitment Center is on their radar because it’s being run under $272 million contract by a for-profit company – one with a criticized performance record and a purported conflict of incentives.

    PHOTO CREDIT Jackie Galloway Acey Harper/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty
PEOPLE MAGAZINE WROTE: The story of Jackie Galloway — who suddenly disappeared in 1991 from her apartment in Sarasota, Florida — is equally a mystery and tragedy: While police quickly discovered her body, bound, tortured and bloody, it took them much longer to locate her killer and his motive. The investigation, which is the focus of an episode of People Magazine Investigates airing on Investigation Discovery, featured a shifting cast of possible suspects; evidence of horrific violence; a speculative link to the Gainesville Ripper serial killer, who murdered college students not far away; and a curious connection to the Patricia Cornwell thriller Post-Mortem about a killer called “Mr. Nobody.” Four woman had nothing in common, except Mr. Nobody, the serial killer that strangled them without leaving any clues. And at the center of it all was Jackie Galloway, a social butterfly who fell victim to what one close friend calls “pure evil.” John Waterman's DOB 5-6-66 indicates the sign of the Devil 666, just sayin.

B.T.K. Bind, Torture, Kill. Dennis Rader was a Serial Killer known as BTK Strangler or BTK Killer. BTK serial killer Dennis Rader would admit that from a very young age, he developed fantasies about the bondage, torture and killing of women. He also admitted to killing and hanging small animals as a child, but he kept this life hidden from everyone that knew him. All of those close to BTK Rader described him as "normal," "polite," and "well mannered," but he would "troll" for women to look at and fantasized about torturing and killing them. BTK Rader would walk around certain neighborhoods he observed women in particular and fantasized about bondage and death. BTK Rader made his first kill when he was 29 in 1974 and his last kill was in January 1991 all of which were will publicized. BTK Rader was a sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human's pain and the control he had over his victims. Sarasota BTK John Waterman would walk around certain neighborhoods, like Hudson Bayou, he observed women in particular and fantasized about bondage and death. Sarasota BTK John Waterman caught and tortured pigeons by drowning them. Sarasota BTK John Waterman aka John Benson TATTOO RIGHT ARM NOEL AND TWO FISTS WITH CHAIN. Sarasota BTK John Waterman kept ropes in the trunk of his car and had more at home on Loma Linda St. Sarasota BTK John Waterman attacked a neighbor woman, a 31-year-old single mother on Loma Linda St in 1990, she awoke to find Waterman wearing a mask and hovering over her with a knife to her throat before she was raped. Sarasota BTK John Waterman bound, tortured and killed Jackie Galloway in June 1991, she was strangled. John Waterman was stalking a potential third victim on Loma Linda St in July of 1991 when he was caught by Detective Don Wenger of the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept who just happened to also live on Loma Linda St. Was Sarasota John Waterman following the playbook of BTK Serial Killer Dennis Rader?

Known as the 'BTK killer,' Dennis Rader murdered 10 people in the Wichita, Kansas, area from 1974 to 1991, often leaving clues to taunt authorities,
“BTK” stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill”. BTK John Waterman in Sarasota Bound Tortured and Killed Jackie Galloway in 1991. BTK Rader also exhibited zoosadism by torturing, killing and hanging small animals, just like BTK John Waterman drowning pigeons in Sarasota. BTK Rader would often spy on female neighbors just like BTK John Waterman did in Sarasota. BTK Rader killed his neighbor Marine Hedge on April 27, 1985. Her body was found days later on the side of the road. Just like the 1991 murder of Jackie Galloway by her next door neighbor BTK John Waterman in Sarasota. The following year, BTK Rader killed Vicki Wegerle in her home. BTK Rader's final known victim, Dolores Davis, was taken from her home on January 19, 1991. BTK John Waterman took Jackie Galloway from her home on June 12, 1991 and bound, tortured, and killed her. BTK Rader would describe the sexual thrill he got from torturing victims. He wrote that he brought some victims to the brink of death. Then he gave them some air. Then he strangled them again. Just like the strangulation murder of Jackie Galloway by BTK John Waterman in Sarasota.
Sarasota's BTK: Nightmare on Loma Linda Street Jackie Galloway Raped and Murdered by Next Door Neighbor John Waterman Who Was Just Getting Started. During the Summer of 1991 Sarasota's BTK (Bind Torture Kill) John Waterman was just getting started with his reign of terror in the 1800 block of Loma Linda Street, he had already raped two young women and murdered one of them in June of 1991 after stalking her. John Waterman was stalking a potential third victim on Loma Linda St in July of 1991 when he was caught by Detective Don Wenger of the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept who just happened to also live on Loma Linda St. John Waterman raped, bound, tortured and killed Jackie Galloway on June 12, 1991 in Sarasota Fl. John Waterman's next-door neighbor on Loma Linda St Jackie Galloway, in the city of Sarasota, was found murdered on June 13, 1991. Her body, wrapped in a bedsheet and bound around the neck, waist, and ankles with traverse curtain rod cord bearing a unique knot, was dumped in a rural section of eastern Sarasota County. There was a ligature around her neck also and ligature marks on her wrists. After inspecting her apartment, which was open and undisturbed, Sarasota Police Dept. and Sarasota County Sheriff's detectives theorized that the murderer was someone close by, a stalker, or someone who knew about her activities (her body found in Sarasota County, she lived in the City of Sarasota). Because black, gray, and silver fibers similar to car trunk lining or auto carpeting were found on the body, but few fibers of any kind were found on the bedsheet in which the body was wrapped, the detectives further theorized that the body was transported in two different cars.
Approximately five weeks later in July of 1991, Detective Don Wenger of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, who lived on the same Loma Linda street as the victim but about five blocks away, noticed an unfamiliar late model Buick parked on the street across from his home at 10 p.m. in front of the darkened and vacant house there. The Buick had not been there when he arrived home fifteen minutes earlier and the driver was nowhere to be seen. Suspecting the car was stolen, the detective radioed from his car to check the license tag number and found that it was registered to an elderly woman who lived on Gulfstream Drive in downtown Sarasota. Wenger then waited in his own car about twenty minutes. He saw John Waterman come out from behind the vacant house and approach the Buick as its trunk opened automatically. Waterman did not have a flashlight and was dressed completely in black. 

   photo credit A&E The Killing Season 6 part series
Believing Waterman did not have a legitimate reason to be there, Wenger approached Waterman, identified himself as a sheriff's deputy, and asked him what he was doing there. Waterman replied that he might be interested in buying the house. As he was replying to the detective, his demeanor was very nervous, he spoke with a quivering voice, and would not look the detective in the eye. Spontaneously, Waterman mentioned that he lived next door to the murder victim, named her, Jackie Galloway, and asked if Wenger were working on that case and if police were making any progress on it. During the conversation Wenger glanced into the open trunk, saw a bag of some type, and noticed that the carpeting was black and gray. He recalled that the same color fibers had been found on the victim's body and that investigators believed she had been transported in a car's trunk.
Detective Wenger's suspicions about loitering and prowling had not been allayed by John Waterman's explanations. Although Wenger believed he had probable cause to arrest Waterman for loitering and prowling he preferred not to do so because he was within Sarasota city limits. He called Sarasota City Police and requested they come to the scene. Sarasota City Police Officer Brenda Redden arrived quickly and Wenger briefed her on his suspicions about Waterman's loitering and prowling, but not about Waterman's comments relating to the victim and the ongoing investigation. Redden had her dispatcher call the owner of the Buick to ask if the owner knew where the car was. The owner replied that she believed it was parked in the garage of her condominium but that if Waterman had it, that was permissible. Officer Redden interviewed Waterman while Wenger checked around the house and backyard. In the backyard Wenger discovered that, although the house showed no signs of burglary, through a gap in the fence at the back of the yard, one could see into the next house. Wenger knew that a woman and her two teenage daughters lived there, was she to become John Waterman's 3rd victim. Wenger returned and related what he had seen to Redden.
During the interview with Officer Redden Waterman did not allay her suspicions either so she arrested John Waterman for loitering and prowling and transported him to the Sarasota County Jail. Meanwhile, Wenger contacted one of the sheriff's deputies investigating the murder, Detective Penny Kimball, to acquaint her with Waterman's arrest and Waterman's expressed interest in the murder investigation. Kimball's notes did not show that Waterman had been interviewed as part of the neighborhood canvass at the time the homicide was discovered so she was very interested in speaking to him. Accordingly, she went to the jail to speak to him during the booking procedures on the loitering and prowling charge. Just as the booking procedures were getting underway, Detective Kimball read Waterman his Miranda rights and he voluntarily agreed to be interviewed about the murder. Because of the noisy booking area they were in, the detective sought a quieter place and conducted the interview in the detectives' offices in a nearby building. Waterman was cooperative and did not invoke his right to counsel or ask to call a friend or a family member. John Waterman stated he was willing to talk about the case because he felt badly about the death of his neighbor. Waterman said he lived with his fiancee and worked as a security guard at Bay Plaza Condominium and as a chauffeur for an elderly woman who lived there. He was living at his current residence when the homicide victim, Jackie Galloway, moved in next door in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. He had never been formally introduced to her but knew what she looked like since he had seen her unloading groceries, going to the mailbox, and doing other things at the residence. He knew she rented a separate apartment attached to the house next door to his and that two men occupied the front part of that house in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. He knew what type of car Jackie Galloway drove, that she was sometimes gone for several days at a time, and that friends of hers had a blue van or large white vehicle which would sometimes be parked out front, John Waterman was stalking Jackie Galloway. Waterman admitted that he had a lot of rope around his house, commenting that one could never have enough rope. He said he also kept rope in his car. He had recently obtained a quantity of cord from a traverse curtain rod he had gotten from Bay Plaza. He described how his house was decorated and listed the colors of his sheets which matched the kind in which the victim was wrapped — beige with brown trim. He discussed his sexual relations with his fiancee telling the detectives that at one time he had tied her to the bed but that he had cut the bindings off after she complained they were too tight and caused her discomfort.

After gaining further evidence from the searches of the Buick and the Renault cars that John Waterman had been driving and had access to, an affidavit and search warrant for Waterman's home was obtained and executed the day following the searches of the cars. Many items not listed in the warrant were seized from Waterman's home. In this appeal the only item suppressed which the state appeals is the paperback novel Post-Mortem. The book was removed from the shelf in Waterman's home either because of its title or because the search warrant authorized the police to look for fingernails and fibers, items small enough to be secreted within the pages of a book. The officer who saw the book testified that he took it from the shelf mainly because of its title. Once off the shelf, the picture on the front cover of the book interested him because it showed a corpse of a young woman covered by a sheet on an autopsy table. After determining that the book contained no fingernails or fibers the officer continued reading various passages in the book and, after about twenty minutes, came to believe that the plot of this novel paralleled the instant facts in a substantial way, including the use of some uniquely-tied knots. The officer testified that the murder they were investigating might have been a "copy cat" of this book so he seized it.
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Jackie Galloway was discovered missing the afternoon of June 12, 1991, when a friend of hers came to the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. to take her to lunch. But found her apartment — an efficiency she had recently rented — empty, with signs that she had recently been home. There was food sitting out, and her curling iron was on. Sarasota Police Dept Investigators later determined a roughly hour window between when anyone last made contact with Galloway and when a friend discovered her gone. A full-scale search by the Sarasota police and Jackie’s family and friends that lasted through the night failed to turn up a trace of the missing woman. One June 13, the Sarasota Sheriff Dept. found Galloway’s bloodied body in a field about 10 miles from downtown Sarasota, wrapped up in a blanket and bound in several places — even excessively, where no bind would have been needed — with a cord. A noose was wrapped around Galloway’s neck, her false nails had also all been ripped off. Weeks later, a detective working the case and living on Loma Linda St noticed a man dressed in dark clothing lurking in the area of Galloway’s neighborhood. The man, 25-year-old John Waterman, said he was looking at potential real estate. Unprompted, he mentioned he lived next door to Galloway in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. The detective had the Sarasota Police arrest Waterman for prowling. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence began piling up against John Waterman, including that, as a chauffeur, he had access to a Buick car with similar fibers to those found on Galloway’s body — and detectives found a length of cord similar to what was used on her in Waterman’s personal vehicle.

A search of that car and Waterman’s home uncovered a .45 semi automatic pistol, three pieces of cord (one with loops at one end), a beige sheet and two beige pillowcases and a gray bag with a black hood, plastic gloves and gray driving gloves, a rape and murder kit. More chilling, some of those items linked John Waterman to more than Galloway’s killing: Police began to suspect John Waterman was also responsible for the sexual assault of a second woman in the Loma Linda St area of Sarasota Fl. Perhaps the strangest item discovered was a Patricia Cornwell thriller, 'Post-Mortem', in John Waterman’s home. According to investigators, some of its passages eerily mirrored Galloway’s killing and the sexual assault. Post-Mortem is a crime fiction novel by author Patricia Cornwell and is her debut novel. The first book of the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series, it received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Originally published: January 9, 1990

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE JULY 12, 2011 – John Waterman’s grisly crimes still haunt the residents in the upscale Hudson Bayou neighborhood just south of downtown Sarasota. One victim, a 36-year-old woman who lived next door to John Waterman in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St, was found dead in a field in 1991 with her fingernails ripped off and a drapery cord tied around her neck. Another neighbor woman, a 31-year-old single mother, awoke to find Waterman wearing a mask and hovering over her with a knife to her throat, before she was raped. Both crimes in the 1800 block of Loma Linda Street paralleled passages in a crime novel called “Post-Mortem” that investigators found on Waterman’s bookshelf.  Residents of Hudson Bayou thought Waterman, then 28, would serve a virtual life sentence when he pleaded no contest and was given a 45-year term. But because he was sentenced before tougher Florida laws took effect, he was to be released next month after only 20 years in prison. That has sent his old neighbors into a panic. Waterman’s closest relatives still live on Loma Linda Street, so many there fear he could return. UPDATED November 23rd 2016…BIND TORTURE KILL. Sarasota’s BTK John Waterman Being Held in Local Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Center Arcadia Fl.  John Waterman raped, tortured and murdered Jackie Galloway in 1991, Sarasota Fl. The 580-bed Florida Civil Commitment Center for violent sex offenders is located in Arcadia Fl about 46 miles east of Sarasota. It is not a prison, but it looks similar to one from the outside and from the sky. The men inside have all been considered so dangerous they weren’t allowed back into society after their prison sentences ended. So they were committed by the state – involuntarily and indefinitely – at the Florida Civil Commitment Center. News Flash Violent Sexual Offenders are NEVER CURED….

The Florida Civil Commitment Center 13619 FL-SR 70, Arcadia, FL is a civil commitment, not criminal, if John Waterman is ever released will he return to Loma Linda StThe Florida Civil Commitment Center is about an 1 hour drive from Sarasota Fl, just head East on Fruitville Rd, is is a straight shot to Arcadia on SR 70. Sex offenders are never CURED and John Waterman exhibited all the characteristics of a serial killer. John Waterman needs to never be released from confinement, he is currently 53 years old, prime time for psychopath serial killers. 
BTK, Bind-Torture-Kill, Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita, Kansas), between 1974 and 1991. He was known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler). “BTK” stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill”, which was his famous signature. BTK Dennis Rader served on both the Sedgwick County’s Board of Zoning Appeals and the Animal Control Advisory Board (appointed in 1996 and resigned in 1998). He was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church, a Lutheran congregation of about 200 people, near his former high school. He had been a member for about 30 years and had been elected president of the Congregation Council. He was also a Cub Scout leader. OUTWARDLY HE LOOKED AND ACTED NORMAL. Psychologists who interviewed Sarasota’s John Waterman labeled him a low- to moderate- risk for re-offending. He had no prior criminal history. And there was no evidence of sexual violence in the murder, meaning that Waterman has only one conviction for a sexually violent crime.  OUTWARDLY HE LOOKED AND ACTED NORMAL.
John Waterman has had the same attorney since he was confined to the Florida Civil Commitment Center, Arcadia, FL in 2011. Some of the people assigned to evaluate him think he should not be there, this is a big problem, see above. Fortunately 2 other Psychologists felt Waterman should be in FCCC. Waterman's attorney continues to work diligently to get him and other dirtbags back out onto the street and out of FCCC. As a Public Defender, Jeanine was responsible for all the Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predator cases in Hillsborough County. She was the first attorney to argue an Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predator issue to the Florida Supreme Court, and she won. Jeanine has been a guest speaker multiple times on various criminal defense and Civil Commitment issues.  Jeanine has been a guest speaker for the Public Defenders Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, the Florida Bar, and was one of the first attorneys in the state of Florida to give a seminar on Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators Act to sitting judges.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Sarasota Student Roman Miller, 9, Killed Bicycling to School on Webber St Run Over by Charity Kathy Lamb, 25, Who Has Multiple Prior Offenses Including DUI.

Update Sept 5,2019 Student Roman Miller Run Over by Charity Kathy Lamb Bicycling to Sarasota School, Lamb Fined $1,000 and loss of License for 6 Months with 12 hours of Traffic School. In the end all that Charity Kathy Lamb could be charged with for in the "accident"that resulted in the death of 9 year old Roman Miller is "failed to yield right of way to pedestrian at crosswalk with signage", no jail time, no other fault finding.  
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Sarasota Student Roman Miller, 9, Killed Bicycling to School on Webber St Run Over by Charity Kathy Lamb, 25, Who Has Multiple Prior Offenses Including a Manatee County DUI in 2012 driving the wrong way on I-75. Troopers said when their investigation is complete, the driver of the Chevy truck Charity Lamb will likely be facing charges, but no jail time.
All information supplied in this article concerning Charity K. Lamb, 25, was obtained from Media reports and the Sarasota County Clerk's Office and the Manatee County Clerk's Office Public Records. WTSP Channel 10 News Tampa Fl supplied the video of the accident scene and Charity K. Lamb going back to her black Chevrolet pickup truck to retrieve her cell phone that appeared to be on the center console, see video CLICK HERE.
It happened around 8am on Webber Street and Nodosa Drive on Monday. The school district says the little boy Roman Miller was riding his bike to Brentwood Elementary School with his sister when he was struck by a pickup truck that was attempting to turn left onto Webber. The boy, who was wearing a helmet, was dragged around 15 feet under the Chevrolet Silverado truck by Charity Lamb who is 25. Charity Lamb has a prior DUI where she was driving the wrong way on I-75 in 2012, she passed out on the side of the road in the middle of night with her headlights on and pointing in the direction of oncoming traffic who were coming at her at about 75mph, how the hell does this person get a license and insurance to drive on our roads!
Tuesday May 21st, 2019 Sarasota County Sheriff Deputy stands guard at crash site where Sarasota Student Roman Miller, 9, was Killed Bicycling to School on Webber St Run Over by Charity Kathy Lamb, 25, Who Has Multiple Prior Offenses Including DUI, running stop signs and a red light and possession of marijuana charge.
Monday May 20 2019 SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE WRITES: A third-grade student from Brentwood Elementary School was struck and killed about 7:48 a.m. Monday morning while riding his bicycle to school. Roman Miller, 9, trailed behind his sister as they crossed Webber Street and Nodosa Drive. According to Florida Highway Patrol trooper Kenn Watson, a Chevy Silverado was stopped at the stop sign on Nodosa Drive. The driver, Charity Lamb, 25, saw the young girl go by, but not Roman, according to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol. As Roman was crossing, Lamb drove her pickup past the stop sign, striking the boy and dragging him approximately 15 feet, FHP reported. His sister, a fifth-grader at the school, made it across safely. 
This is a residential neighborhood, so everyone should be driving fairly slow. The bottom line is we come to that stop sign, we make assumptions because it’s a quiet neighborhood and it’s just one cycle,” Watson said. “We have to watch out for children, like I said, things are going to only get more congested as these kids get out of school. We as adults have to be looking out for them and need to be making decisions.” Watson added that the bicyclists had the right-of-way, and that there were no traffic cameras in the area. After being transported by ambulance, Roman was pronounced dead at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota by Dr. Michelle Chan at 8:37 a.m., FHP reported. Lamb has a history of driving citations. Since 2011, she’s been issued separate citations for careless driving, running a stop sign and a red light. She’s also been cited for driving over the speed limit and driving on a suspended license.

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Charity Kathy Lamb, DOB 7/03/1993, has Multiple Prior Driving Offenses in Sarasota, it appears that she is always in a hurry so much so she does not obey the rules of the road and now a little kid is dead at a stop sign;
A). Careless Driving 1/11/2011
B). Open container alcohol passenger 7/20/2011
C). Speeding 5/01/2012
D). Drive while license suspended 5/01/2012
E). Run Stop sign 2/08/2012
F). Ran red light 8/10/2017
G). Ran stop sign 4/24/2019
In Manatee County Charity Kathy Lamb, DOB 7/03/1993 has even more driving offenses including a DWI and another arrest for Possession of Marijuana, she is a threat on the road!
A). Careless Driving 5/19/2011
B). Open container alcohol in parked vehicle 2/11/2012
C). DUI 2/10/2012, Manatee County DUI Probable Cause Affidavit, Charity K. Lamb DOB 7/3/1993 was found stopped in a silver Toyota facing northbound in the southbound lane of I-75, the vehicle was running with lights on, she was found sleeping in the drivers seat slumped over the center console, a strong odor of alcohol was apparent in the car. She had passed out driving the wrong way on I-75.
D). Possession of marijuana 4/02/2014

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Sarasota Sheriff Dept Arrests 17 Scammers in Operation Hammer Down II a 'Chris Hansen Esque Type Sting' For Unlicensed Contracting

In a multi year sting operation the Sarasota Sheriff Dept Arrests 17 more Scammers in 'Operation Hammer Down II' Sting For Unlicensed Contracting and No Workers Comp Insurance. For over 6 years the Sarasota Sheriff Dept has been arresting unlicensed contractors in a "Chris Hansen Esque Type Sting" with hidden cameras and deputies waiting to put the cuffs on the scammers. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested 17 people on multiple charges during the continuation of an undercover operation to protect citizens from unlicensed contractors. Detectives worked with the Sarasota County Building Department, the Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to contact individuals advertising home repair services that require a license to complete. As subjects arrived at the target residence in southern Sarasota County last week, the DBPR database was checked to determine if they were licensed, registered as a contractor, and/or had the required workers compensation coverage or exemption to perform the work they proposed to do. In all, the second part of the operation resulted in 21 felony charges and 15 misdemeanor charges. The following individuals were arrested during the three-day operation. Their arrests are in addition to six arrests announced by the sheriff’s office in April. 
Stanley B. Brown, DOB 01/30/63, of 109 Tortuga Drive, Nokomis, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Antonio Caputo, DOB 10/10/41, of 144 Mariner Lane, Rotonda West, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Amie L. Criss, DOB 03/12/83, of 3301 19th Ave. West, Bradenton, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Oscar Cortes, DOB 12/25/93, of 3715 14th St. W. Lot 75, Bradenton, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting, Workers Compensation Fraud and Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams.
Charles H. Davis Jr., DOB 01/07/58, of 958 Inaqua Ave., Venice, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
George W. Dills, DOB 05/20/64, of 252 Gardenia Rd., Venice, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Chad A. Fagenbaum, DOB 04/24/72, of 340 Altair Rd., Venice, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Forest C. Freeman, DOB 12/25/72, of 5687 Summer Side Lane, Apt 26b, Sarasota, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Phillip G. Greenwell, DOB 12/20/60, of 22124 26th Ave E, Bradenton, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Michael Kropsch, DOB 02/28/63, of 4685 Avanti Circle, North Port, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Julius Kubricky, DOB 04/03/63, of 1345 24th St., Sarasota, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Jeffrey J. Levelle, DOB 03/27/57, of 1136 Andrews St., Englewood, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
David Nondorf, DOB 10/13/71. 508 E Seminole Dr, Venice, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
James A. Pusateri Jr., DOB 05/17/65, of 380 E. Dearborn St., Englewood, is charged Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud. He has a prior arrest in Sarasota County for similar crimes.

Paul Sorke, DOB 07/27/69, of 1544 Scarlett Ave., North Port, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud. Sorke has two prior arrests in Sarasota County for similar crimes.
James L. Tate, DOB 12/29/65, of 5210 14th St West Lot #16, Bradenton, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting, Workers Compensation Fraud, and Possession of Controlled Substance.
Phil Van Brandt, DOB 05/15/61, of 7471 N. Leewynn Dr., Sarasota, is charged with Unlicensed Contracting and Workers Compensation Fraud.
Since 2012, the sheriff’s office has assigned detectives to investigate claims against people who engage in contracting work without proper licenses, permits or certification. A first offense usually results in a civil citation by code enforcement but subsequent violations lead to misdemeanor or felony criminal charges. The defendants also receive a cease and desist order from the State of Florida. 

One of these goofs, Paul Sorke, is a frequent flyer trying to scam unknowing customers. In February 2016 Paul Sorke, 46, 1500 block of Scarlett Ave., North Port. Charges: fraud-employee does not get worker’s compensation insurance, unregistered contractor and engage in contracting business without a certificate Bond: $4,500. Same type arrest in December 2013 for Paul Sorke:
    STATUTE: 489.127(1f)
    STATUTE: 489.531(1a)

“These arrests serve as a strong reminder to always do your research before selecting someone to work on your home or business,” commented Sheriff Tom Knight. “Consumers are exposing themselves to financial and physical risk by allowing these people to enter their home unlicensed. Not only does this pose a threat to consumers, it also directly effects legitimate business owners doing the right thing and operating within the parameters of the law.” “When Floridians need to make improvements or repairs to their home, they deserve to have the confidence that the work will be done honestly, completely, and according to professional standards that are designed to protect them and their families,” said DBPR Secretary Halsey Beshears. “I appreciate the hard work of our state and local partners in Operation Hammer Down whose support helps bring both enforcement and awareness to this important public concern.” Florida law establishes rules and guidelines for obtaining professional licensure, and the people who have met these requirements are held to professional standards. Consumers can verify licenses with the DBPR online at by calling 850.487.1395, or downloading the free DBPR Mobile app through iTunes or the Google Play store. To check a Sarasota County license, call the Customer Service and Permit Center at 941.861.6678 or 941.861.3029. To report someone you suspect is acting as an unlicensed contractor or performing work without a permit, call 941.861.5000. For more information visit

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