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These four women are accused of smuggling drugs into the Pinellas County jail in recent weeks: Danielle Tufano, 31; 
Kristi Sweeney, 49; Stephanie Hansbury. 30; and Nina Gomez, 36. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Deputies uncovered one case involving two women, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. That led them to discover other instances.
May 20• Crime
The 18-year-old was fatally shot hours after a large brawl. Police believe the incidents are connected.
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  1. The Tampa Police department headquarters on 411 N. Franklin Street. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  2. After the death of George Floyd following an encounter with Minneapolis police, Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg changed its sign to protest racial inequality. On one side: "George Floyd was lynched today by the police. We can't breathe!" On the other: "White supremacy: The most dangerous virus infecting our country since 1492." [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Anthony Kaptzan, 21, faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, records show. He is accused of attacking his parents, fatally stabbing his father and wounding his mother, according to investigative records. He is being held without bail in the Hillsborough County jail. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
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  5. Gina Henry was arrested April 22 after leading troopers on a chase from Tampa to St. Petersburg at speeds of more than 150 mph, the Highway Patrol said. [Facebook]
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  7. Rickey Eugene Carpenter, 65, faces a felony DUI charge in connection with his latest arrest. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  8. Patricia Ripley, 47, initially told police that her son, Alejandro, 9, had been abducted. She is now charged with his murder. [Miami Dade corrections]
  9. Jerry Myer Lee, 45, faces multiple charges in connection with the death of Zakiera Grandberry, 22, who was 23 to 26 weeks pregnant when she was killed. [Tampa Police Department]
  10. Florida's five Supreme Court justices listen to oral arguments on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Chief Justice Charles Canady, middle, issued an order Thursday for the state court system to develop a remote-trial program for civil jury trials. All trials have been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  11. An Amber Alert that had been issued for Alejandro Ripley was canceled on Friday morning. News outlets reported a body was pulled from a canal near the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, about 4 miles from the spot he was allegedly abducted. [Florida Department of Law Enforcement]
  12. This undated photo provided by the Escambia County Jail shows inmate Mark Lua, a former Florida high school teacher was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, for sexually abusing students. (Escambia County Jail via AP) [AP]
  13. Three people were arrested after officers spotted them racing on North Dale Mabry Highway, police said. They are Danyelle Marie Merrill, 21, left; Miriam Melissa Perez, 24; and Christopher Angel Crawford, 19. [Tampa Police Department]
  14. These four women are accused of smuggling drugs into the Pinellas County jail in recent weeks: Danielle Tufano, 31; 
Kristi Sweeney, 49; Stephanie Hansbury. 30; and Nina Gomez, 36. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  15. Antonio "Jay Jay" McGuire Jr., 18, was fatally shot early Sunday at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, according to police. [Tampa Police Department]
  16. Jesse Ramon Conover, 32, of Clearwater, faces charges of armed burglary after police said he was found naked in another man's kitchen. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  17. A woman shouts during a May 16 rally at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. [STEPHEN B. MORTON  |  AP]
  18. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  19. A 6-year-old girl was seriously injured May 13 when a motorcyclist struck her while she was walking across Gandy Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say the motorcycle was similar to this model. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  20. Devon Arthurs, 20, is accused in the 2017 shooting deaths of his two roommates in a New Tampa townhouse. He previously spent a year in a state hospital after being deemed incompetent to stand trial. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  21. Two corrections officers walk down death row at The Union Correctional Institution near Raiford.  [Florida Department of Corrections (2018)]
  22. Jerry Peterson. [St Petersburg Police Department]
  23. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  24. Family photographs of some of those who died hang on display in an exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial centre in the capital of Rwanda in April 2019. Felicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda's 1994 genocide who had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been arrested in Paris, authorities said on May 16. [BEN CURTIS  |  AP]
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