Kathryn Varn - Pinellas and Pasco Law Enforcement Reporter

Pinellas and Pasco Law Enforcement Reporter

Before coming to the Times in 2015, I was a student at the University of Florida studying journalism. I picked the major as a prerequisite for law school, but once I started covering crime for my college newspaper, I couldn’t get enough. When I’m not sweating under deadline, I’m singing with my rag-tag adult A Cappella group, Weird and Wonderful, or hanging out with my fat cat, Rose. Phone: (727) 893-8913

  1. Seating for potential jurors at the start of the October murder trial of defendant Erin Lee Robinson at the George Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa can be seen. The trial was the first in Hillsborough County since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Potential jurors were socially distanced and wore protective face coverings.
  2. Four Tampa Bay men were a part of a grand jury indictment that was unsealed Thursday that implicated 16 members of the group Unforgiven. Three had past criminal histories in Florida. From left to right is Jarrett Arnold, 31, of Zephyrhills, Scott Marshall, 45, of Port Richey, and Darrin Terranova, 51, of Beverly Hills.
  3. John Pack, 52, fishes from the Dunedin Causeway following Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday.
  4. The Tarpon Springs sponge docks are among low-lying areas that Pinellas authorities will be watching as Tropical Storm Elsa passes through.
  5. Robert Moore, left, and son Ryan Moore
  6. St. Petersburg police video captures the moment when a gun went off during an arrest Saturday, narrowly missing an officer's head, police said.
  7. Pinellas-Pasco assistant public defender Allison Miller announced Thursday her run for state attorney. Miller is running as a Democrat for an office that was led by the late Bernie McCabe for almost 30 years. After McCabe's death in January, his long-time chief assistant, Bruce Bartlett, took over the job.
  8. Edward Goldberg, 69, of New Port Richey, comes to Bay Pines National Cemetery for his late brother, Daniel Goldberg (1953-2016), CPL U.S. Marine Corps, on Monday, May 31, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
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  10. All 12 stingrays housed at ZooTampa at Lowry Park have died, officials announced Thursday night. The cause of their deaths is under investigation.
  11. Firefighters discovered the body of Jesus Manuel Tavarez-Soto, 55, in the burnt remains of his own 2014 Nissan Sentra on Sept. 21, 2020. Eight months later, Gulfport police say they have arrested Andy Rozell Bryant, 34, on charges of arson and abuse of a dead human body.
  12. La imagen muestra un vehículo policial el jueves por la mañana en el Museo del Holocausto de Florida. El Departamento de Policía de St. Pete está investigando las esvásticas pintadas durante la noche en una pared del museo.
  13. A police vehicle seen Thursday morning at the Florida Holocaust Museum. The St. Petersburg Police Department is investigating swastikas painted overnight on a wall of the museum.
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis puts on his mask during a Feb. 26 news conference at the Amway Center in Orlando. The governor this month issued an executive order suspending city and county mask mandates and other local virus-related restrictions shortly before hurricane season officially starts June 1. But Tampa Bay emergency officials and experts say masks will still be needed to keep the coronavirus from spreading in emergency shelters if an evacuation is ordered because of an approaching hurricane.
  15. David Baldwin, left, grandson of Dansville founder Dan Henry, reveals the historical marker honoring the Black community of Dansville alongside Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice, right, during Saturday's dedication ceremony at the corner of Wilcox Road and Pine Street.
  16. Pinellas prosecutors, who practice law at locations such as the Pinellas County Justice Center at 14250 49th Street N in Clearwater, now have their own email addresses under a directive from State Attorney Bruce Bartlett.
  17. Damien Knight, also known as Craig Hammerly, 58, faces a charge of manslaughter, according to St. Petersburg police.
  18. Shelby Nealy appears for a January 2018 arraignment in the murder of his ex-wife Jamie Ivancic.
  19. Seating for potential jurors in October at the start of the murder trial of defendant Erin Lee Robinson at the George Edgecomb Courthouse, Tampa can be seen. The trial was the first in Hillsborough County since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Potential jurors were socially distanced and wore protective face coverings.
  20. Dwight Gordon, 50, of Bradenton, poses for a photograph on Friday in Tampa. Gordon ended up in prison on drug charges after he was stopped by Collier County deputies in 2003 because they thought an air freshener was blocking his view. He fought the basis for the traffic stop, and won.
  21. Rev. J. C Pritchett , president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance speaks to a small gathering Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in St. Petersburg, about the Derek Chauvin trial verdict in front of the Lynching Memorial.
  22. This 2017 Florida Department of Corrections photo shows the gurney used to execute death row inmates via lethal injection at Florida State Prison at Starke.
  23. Amer Nuhanovic faces a number of charges related to a crime spree that stretched across St. Petersburg Tuesday morning.