Family of missing TAMPA man offers $15,000 reward for his safe return
The family of a man missing since last week is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to his safe return. Emilio Martinez-Rodriguez, 34, left his home at 2125 W Dallas Ave. to pick up food for his pregnant wife, but hasn't been seen since. Tampa police have evidence he returned home but didn't make it inside the house. "At this point, we still have more questions than answers," said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. Posters on a fence next to the couple's home were filled Wednesday with prayers and messages pleading for him to come home before Christmas. Inside, wife Kacee Martinez, 30, sobbed. "We just don't know what else to do," said Andy Urso, Martinez-Rodriguez's father-in-law. "We feel hopeless."
Bail set for author of pedophile guide
A Polk County judge set bail at $15,000 Wednesday for a man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles. Phillip Greaves is charged with violating the state's obscenity law, a third-degree felony that could land him in prison for five years. Greaves, 47, was arrested Monday in Colorado, but Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction because Greaves sold and mailed a copy of his book to undercover deputies in Florida who had requested a copy. At the hearing, Public Defender Francis Solorzano asked Judge John Kirkland to drop the case. "What we're dealing with here is mere words," Solorzano said. "There are no images in the book." But Kirkland said the judge who signed the arrest warrant already found probable cause. If Greaves does post bond, he must stay in Florida, not use a computer and not have contact with anyone under 18. Greaves is being held at the Polk County Jail.