Thursday May 6, 2021

Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden announced the arrest of 29-year-old Larance De’Angelo Humphrey of Tallahassee in connection with the shooting death of Evereonna Sankey. Investigators say Humphrey was attempting to tamper with evidence that may have led to the shooter in this case. On May 4, investigators obtained an arrest warrant. The next day, Humphrey, turned himself in. Humphrey was booked in the Hendry County Jail on charges of Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Homicide (a 1st Degree Felony) and Tampering with Physical Evidence, (a 3rd Degree Felony).  He is being held with No Bond. Sherrif Whidden said, “We are asking that anyone with any information to please either contact the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office at (863) 674-5600 or call  Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), where you will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $3,000.00 cash reward.  Additionally, The Florida Sheriff’s Association has pledged the extra $5000 enhanced reward, for a total of $8,000.00.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced in a press conference Wednesday a $1,000 bonus for all Florida law enforcement officers, fire fighters and first responders. He said the state wants to recognize their “service and sacrifice” while working during the pandemic. The bonus will be included in the budget once it is signed, but it’s unclear when they will be delivered. Florida’s health department confirmed an increase of 4,394 COVID-19 cases Wednesday and 79 more resident deaths connected to the virus. The state has now reported over 2.2 million COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began. There have been 35,478 resident deaths, according to the latest health department data.

There have been 91,425 resident hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus in the state. At least 9,037,042 people have received COVID-19 vaccines in Florida, with 6,533,066 people in the state fully vaccinated. A family mourning the sudden death of their daughter who was shot and killed on May 1st is now mourning the death of their father. The family of 20-year-old Evereonna Sankey is now mourning their dad. The family says he became heartbroken over her murder after she was shot and killed at Brown Sugar Festival in Clewiston Saturday. Sources say Evereonna’s father, Everett Sankey, died of natural causes Tuesday night while grieving for her at home. Teresa Sankey believes a heart attack or the stress of losing their daughter is what killed him. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office posted a message on the HCSO Facebook page revealing an arrest in connection to Everonnas killer.  

Hendry County Road & Bridge will be installing rumble strips on the east side of County Road 832 just before the intersection of County Road 833. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic, but still expect lane closures and allow extra time for your commute. Motorists should use extra caution when traveling through the work zone. Residents or motorists with any questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.

In accordance with Chapter 775 the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Robel G Perea, who is now residing at 103 Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee.