Monday April 27th 2020 News

Captain Susan Harrelle of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office released an advisory detailing the arrest of a 17-year-old Clewiston man. On April 20, the juvenile was brought to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office by his mother. He was turning himself in on an outstanding warrant. Back on April 5, the 17-year-old victim reported to deputies. It was discovered that he had been shot in the face. Apparently, the shooting was over a video game console that the assailant was to purchase from the victim. Monday evening, after turning himself in, Hendry County Deputies did place the 17-year-old under arrest on charges of Attempted Murder, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Display of Firearm during a Felony and Robbery with a Firearm.  He is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The Re-Open Florida Task Force launched a public comment submission portal Saturday, open to all Floridians. Public feedback will be a critical component of the Task Force’s final report to Governor Ron DeSantis. All interested Floridians are encouraged to submit their ideas regarding the safe re-opening of Florida’s economy. Floridians may submit feedback on any topic related to the re-opening of Florida’s economy, including the impacts to small business, healthcare, education, tourism, agriculture, retail, recreation and sports and construction. Email nicole@gladesmedia.com for a link to the submission form.

On Wednesday, April 15, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at the home of Eddie Redd, Sr. on Arkansas Ave., in Clewiston.  He evidently had an outstanding warrant. Once inside the residence, Investigators made contact with Eddie Redd, Jr. and Darius Redd who were both out on bond. Investigators discovered a large amount of illegal narcotics, packaging equipment, and narcotic paraphernalia along with a portion of narcotics that were already packaged for sale.  Less than 10 days later and after an arrest warrant was requested, on April 23, investigators located Eddie Redd Sr. during a traffic stop.  Deputies located some ammunition and some cell phones after a search of the vehicle.  It was found that he is a convicted felon and not permitted to be in possession of ammunition. 54-year-old Eddie Leon Redd Sr. was taken into custody and arrested on Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon and a number of drug charges.  He is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $220,000.00 bond. Both 35-year-old Eddie Redd, Jr. and 26-year-old Darius JaMarcus Redd were taken into custody and transported to the Hendry County Jail where they are being held without bond.

Robin Kish, Communications Director for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County told WAFC on Friday, a caravan of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s motor deputies and marked units made a special delivery to cheering employees at the Health Care District’s rural, acute care teaching hospital in Belle Glade. With lights flashing and sirens sounding, the PBSO vehicles pulled into the hospital entrance and Captain Emory Payne announced, “On behalf of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw we want to thank Lakeside Medical Center staff for all your hard work on being on the front lines.” The deputies then proceeded to deliver a catered lunch complete with trays of sandwiches, fruit salad, cakes and other items for 170 employees. 

One additional cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the County to 65. The latest confirmed case is a 37-year-old female resident of Clewiston. 52 of the individuals who have tested positive in Hendry County are currently under isolation. 11 individuals have recovered and been cleared by the Florida Department of Health and are no longer required to be under isolation. Two individuals have died.

Over the years, the Florida Department Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Highway Patrol have made a commitment to transparency and keeping the public informed. According to Lt Derrick Rahming of FHP, the agencies are also committed to balancing this transparency with protecting the privacy of victims of crimes and their families. The Constitution of the State of Florida protects victims of crimes from the release of information that could be used to locate or harass the victim. Because of this right, the Florida Highway Patrol will no longer release the name or names of victims and other personally identifiable information in their press releases. Lt Rahming continued saying, “Our vision for A Safer Florida remains, and that includes the continued protection of crime victims”.