ORLANDO, FL – A specialized unit with the Orlando Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a subject and allegedly discovered marijuana, cocaine, and a firearm. Officers reported the person who was arrested and not identified has 13 prior felony convictions.
OPD TAC Officers #onthebeat recently conducted a traffic stop where inside the vehicle they located 15g of Cannabis, 3.6g of Cocaine, and among other items, a illegally-owned firearm. The driver was determined to be a 13-time convicted felon & was arrested & charged accordingly. pic.twitter.com/hHx2ZgczDN
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) October 20, 2022
The Orlando Police Department has a specialized unit, OPD TAC, Tactical Anti-Crime Unit, which is being proactive in terms of apprehending violent offenders before crimes occur, something they have done for many years.
In this capacity, members of the TAC team identified a vehicle to stop that they had either been monitoring for illegal activity or was in an area they have been targeting due to violent crime.
When the stop was conducted, officers were able to search the vehicle and allegedly located marijuana, cocaine, and what they identified as an illegal firearm. During the course of their investigation, they determined the suspect in the case was actually a 13-time convicted felon.
Sadly, reports of convicted felons being arrested for violent crimes and/or weapons violations are not something abnormal. As reported by the Southern Standard, another convicted felon was recently taken into custody in Warren County, Tennessee.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrested convicted felon Deonray Jamaal Fisk for allegedly having methamphetamine and suspected fentanyl.
The Sheriff’s Office reported they had Fisk under investigation and were able to secure a search warrant for the hotel room he was staying in at America’s Best Value Inn in McMinnville.
Warren County Sheriff’s Detective Calvin Hammond, who is the case officer reported during the search warrant of Fisk’s room:
“During the search, approximately 10 grams of a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine was found inside the room, along with a 9mm Smith and Wesson with a magazine clip and 17 rounds of 9mm ammo, various drug paraphernalia, and a powder substance believed to be fentanyl.”
Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported that Fisk is known as a violent offender who has been convicted of three counts of attempted murder by a convicted felon and robbery. Fisk has been on active probation with the Tennessee Department of Corrections since his release from prison.
Warren County Sheriff Jackie Matheny, Jr, reported:
“Mr. Fisk, a convicted felon, was found to have over on-quarter of an ounce of methamphetamine and a white powder, believed to be fentanyl. He was also in possession of a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun…
“Fisk was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony, and possession of schedule II controlled substances with intent to sell or deliver.”
Progressive city allows man who brutally beat pregnant girlfriend, killed unborn baby to bond out and get probation
What many consider to be the most progressive liberal place in the Lone Star State has a habit of placing bad actors before their victims.
Police say that in 2019, LaShonda Lemons was beaten so badly she had to be hospitalized. She was 32 weeks pregnant at the time. Three days after the attack, her unborn child was pronounced dead. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.
The man behind the beating was Johnny Charles Ebbs, V. He just so happened to be the victim’s boyfriend.
According to an arrest warrant, the two were involved in a verbal argument when Ebbs punched Lemons in the stomach. He is alleged to have said:
Now, three years later, Ebbs has been walking the streets a free man since he bonded out after his arrest. Now, thanks to progressives in the legal system in Travis County, he will remain free.
How is that possible? Here is what we know.
On October 17th, Ebbs agreed to a plea deal with the District Attorney’s office. That deal saw him plead guilty to a third-degree continuous family violence assault charge. In exchange, through DA recommendation, the court sentenced him to 8 years of deferred adjudication.
In other words, if Ebbs does not violate the terms of his probation, in October of 2030, the original charge will be dismissed.
That is according to the Law Office of Will Mitchell.
An additional term of his plea deal requires that Ebbs wear a GPS monitor for the next six months.
Assuming he stays clean for the next 8 years, it is almost as though it never happened.
But he may already be in more hot water.
McKay says that he has yet to go through with that surrender.
“We have firearm surrender laws. We have domestic violence laws. But if there’s not enforcement and implementation of those laws, they’re relatively useless,” she said.
“Despite multiple requests, suggestions, and outright demands, to this day, there has not been any meaningful enforcement or efforts made to physically secure the perpetrator’s firearms as required by law. Ms. Lemons already lost her child. She should not have to continue to be forced to risk her life.”
But the Travis County DA, as part of his plea agreement, made him swear under oath that he does not have any guns and that he will not live in a home with guns in it.
Coni Huntsman Stogner is a domestic abuse advocate. She spoke with Austin’s KXAN.
“We’re very concerned that the sentencing does not result in safety for the survivor and the community.”
Lemons bravely faced and addressed Ebbs directly in court with her witness impact statement, saying in part:
“You were also the first person to hold me at gunpoint. The first person to strangle me.”
We can only hope that there hasn’t been subsequent people doing the same to her.
“What is clear is that there is work to be done. We are grateful to Ms. Lemons for her powerful example and hope that the community receives the message that we stand with survivors. We will persist in this work to better serve and protect people who experience violence and abuse.”
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