Thursday 18, 2022


An Immokalee man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug sale and possession charges.

The State Attorney’s Office says David Julian Redding, 43, of Immokalee, was found guilty and sentenced. He was sentenced on three counts of drug possession with the intent to sell, one count of selling cocaine, and resisting arrest without violence.

According to the State Attorney’s Office, from Feb. 24, 2021, through March 5, 2021, deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office were conducting surveillance around the 300 Block of South 2nd Street due to frequent drug activity. They say that is when deputies captured Redding selling drugs on several occasions.

Deputies say Redding ran when they tried arresting him but say he was quickly caught. Deputies found several baggies with crack rock, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, and Eutylone on him. They also found a container with 100 crack rocks inside.


After hours of searching yesterday, Lee County deputies arrested a suspect as a result of domestic violence connected to a disturbance call that led to two schools in the area on a brief lockout.

The disturbance report began in a neighborhood on Hampton Circle in Alva.

Two schools, River Hall Elementary, and Buckingham Exceptional were on lock-out status.

“The lockout yesterday morning at River Hall was during student drop off,” said spokesperson Rob Spicker, “so no students were allowed onto school property until it was lifted.”

Buckingham starts later in the day and did not have the same issue,

A store owner of Signature Threads told us the subject was out roaming the area and walked into her store. She did not know there was a manhunt. She called her husband concerned about a customer’s behavior which was when her husband told her there was a manhunt.

Shortly after the call was made, LCSO deputies arrived.

Another witness in the area tells us, that the subject started running and that he had to be tased.

The manhunt officially ended in the 13000 block of Palm Beach Blvd where the suspect was arrested as a result of domestic violence.


The newly-created Muck City Hall of Fame will induct its first four members on Friday at halftime of the Kickoff Classic at Glades Central High School.

The Hall of Fame will honor football players from the four schools that make up “Muck City” — an area on the southeastern edge of Lake Okeechobee known for its rich soil, where sugar and other crops are grown. The schools have won a combined 20 state championships: Glades Day (7), Glades Central (6), Pahokee (6) and Clewiston (1).

All four inaugural inductees, who will be honored during Glades Central’s preseason game against Miami-Booker T. Washington, Friday night are former NFL standouts:

Rickey Jackson, LB, Pahokee

Starred as a Blue Devils linebacker and tight end in the mid-1970s; was named to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s All-Century team in 2007. … Second-round pick by New Orleans in 1981. … Played for the Saints and 49ers from 1981-95, winning a Super Bowl with San Francisco. … Named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Santonio Holmes, WR, Glades Central

Played on state championship teams in 1999 and 2000. … First-round pick of the Steelers (25th overall) in 2006. … MVP of Super Bowl XLIII after catching nine passes for 131 yards, including the game-winning TD with 35 seconds left. … Finished his career with the Jets and Bears.

Jessie Hester, WR, Glades Central

All-state selection with the Raiders and All-American at Florida State. … First-round pick of the Raiders (23rd overall) in 1985. … Played for four NFL teams in 11 seasons,. … Returned to Glades Central as head coach for two stints (2008-10 and 2017-19), reaching the state championship game twice. … Also coached at Suncoast and Lake Worth.

Jimmy Spencer, CB, Glades Central

Standout for the Raiders in the mid-1980s. … Eighth-round pick by Washington in 1991. … Played 12 NFL seasons with the Redskins, Saints, Bengals, Chargers and Broncos

The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus has been designated as the official host of the Muck City Sports Hall of Fame awards ceremony, an annual tribute that recognizes athletes and patrons who got their start in the communities of Belle Glade, Clewiston, Pahokee and South Bay on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The region, known as Muck City, is home to more than 80 NFL players and more than 400 collegiate athletes.