LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA- According to the latest news, the town is soon going to be a safe place to live in, having the human trafficking issue sorted out with the new partnership with a Tallahassee group. The group plans and hopes to crack down and keep people safe.
According to the reports the survivors will be provided with direct support and assistance with housing and counseling by The Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center.
The Advocacy Center has now been partnered with the Leon County Law Enforcement to help and guide the hospitality industry in successfully spotting human trafficking.
The group in their statement said that it should be a community effort.
“Everybody in the community really has a role to play in identifying and understanding what trafficking is. There are so many myths and misconceptions about what trafficking is. For example, we don’t have a solid ground as other communities do on labor trafficking, “said Executive Director Robin Hassler Thompson.
Part of the agenda being approved by the commission requires county contracts to include a clause that says anytime taxpayer funds are used, they do not use trafficked labor.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA- The accident was reported near Southwood where a car crashed into a nearby tree off tram road killing 3 young people in the car.
With the identity of the four people involved in the crash still remaining undisclosed, The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed all involved in the single vehicle-crash are Tallahassee residents. The three victims, a man and a woman both of 20 and another man of 25 were all passengers, and the driver, 20 was rushed to the Tallahassee Memorial Health care upon serious injuries.
The older passenger being identified by his family said “He was a young good man who was respectful, sweet, and kindhearted, would give you his last If he had it.” She also added that he was survived by his parents and two other sisters and three brothers and he attended Lincoln high school when he was younger. Apparently, the family of the deceased is not aware of how the crash happened or the other identities involved. The family members are still in shock and grieving.
According to the Highway Patrol statement, a sedan was westbound on Tramroad past Merchants row Boulevard before it went off-road for “unknown reasons” and the car had skirted a tree line before crashing into the tree.
“(The Vehicle) split in half with the front part coming to rest on the north shoulder facing the south and the back half coming to rest on the south.”
One of the passengers died later at a local hospital while Mitchell and the other passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Highway Patrol, the driver didn’t have his seat belt on and it was unknown if the other passengers had theirs on.
The crash scene was assisted by The Leon County Sheriff’s office, the Tallahassee Police Department, and the Tallahassee fire department.
TALLAHASSEE: As per the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, a man was arrested in connection to a shooting that happened on Jan. 2. The reports show the victim of the shooting was critically injured.
22-year-old De’Anthony Barkley is facing a charge of attempted murder. He was arrested Thursday.
Records show the shooting happened on Nena Hills Drive off Blountstown Highway. Deputies found a man lying on the curb next to his car with the engine running.
Authorities said the man was lying with multiple gunshot wounds. The arrest report says “(The victim) was transported to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Medical staff provided information that (the victim) would be sedated for several days.”
Investigators interviewed witnesses. As per a witness, the victim was speaking with the witness on the phone. The witness told investigators the victim was going to meet with Barkley.
Barkley is being held in the Leon County Detention Facility.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: The news reports say a fatal crash that happened late Saturday night left a person dead.
According to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the single-vehicle crash happened at the 18000 block of Blountstown Highway. Officials said the crash involved an ATV.
Police said the victim was 28-year-old Megan Walker, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The department said, “Upon arrival, deputies located the ATV crash on a forest dirt trail, along with three people who had sustained injuries.” “Deputies learned the driver of the ATV, 28-year-old Megan Walker, received fatal injuries when her ATV side-by-side crashed and rolled over after striking a road embankment.”
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said, “The other occupants of the ATV suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. “There were no other vehicles involved.”
The crash is under investigation.
The Tallahassee Police Department says a man with 30 pounds of marijuana was arrested on Tuesday at the Tallahassee International Airport. Records say the 24-year-old Brailon Miles was a suspect in a previous drug trafficking investigation from another state.
Authorities say Miles was traveling to Tallahassee from California using commercial air travel. They say a Leon County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was able to smell the marijuana during an open-air sniff.
As per the reports Homeland Security, TPD Airport officers, and LCSO deputies all helped the Drug Interdiction Unit make this arrest. Miles faces charges of trafficking in cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies say Miles was taken to the Leon County Jail.
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