Osceola County – On October 12, Osceola County Sheriff's detectives arrested Raymond Sutherland and his wife, Debbie Sutherland.
Raymond was charged with Battery on a Person Over 65 Years Old, Aggravated Battery on a Person Over 65 Years Old, Aggravated Abuse of an Elderly Person and Neglect of an Elderly Person with Great Harm. Debbie was charged with Battery on a Person Over 65 Years Old.
The investigation began in mid-September when deputies took a report regarding an 81-year old female who was recovering at a temporary medical rehabilitation center in Kissimmee.
The victim told deputies she had fallen in her bedroom and asked her son, Raymond, on several occasions for assistance. She lost consciousness and when she woke up, she lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
That's what we say about the city who either didn't even consider doing a simple Google on 'Joseph Helfenberger Ottumwa Iowa' as simply as we did! OR, they just did not really care about the past of the possibly new city manager and, without regard to either his job performance issues, or anything else, decided to reward him with an offer. OUR question to the candidate is; Are you simply looking for a retirement check here in sunny Florida, rather than facing your Ottumwa City Council's 6 month performance review placed in January of this year when the majority believed your tenure in your city administrator's position was questionable?
Osceola County – On October 3, Osceola County Sheriff's deputies responded to Liberty High School located at 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who indicated he was on the field refereeing a sophomore league football game for the Central Florida Athletic Association.
A call was made that upset several parents and coaches and they began arguing about it on the field. One of the coaches, identified as Leo Davis, struck the referee in the face before leaving the area.
The referee sustained minor injuries. Several other witnesses corroborated the referee's story.
Deputies were able to locate Davis as he attempted to leave the school driving his vehicle at a high rate of speed. Deputies took Davis into custody and he told them he pushed the referee in an attempt to separate individuals who were fighting.
A witness had the incident recorded (see video below) and after deputies viewed the video, they determined it contradicted Davis' account of the incident.
Yes, vacation was terrific and we've all come home with recharged batteries! So, here we go.
While so many Osceola taxpayers, (that's the ones paying the bills) continue to scratch their heads over UNemployed Commissioner Mike Harford's trip to China, we must also
question how on Earth he was able to repay a several hundred thousand dollar debt, without reporting it on his financials! We also wonder how many of his financials are true and correct or simply hurriedly filed without thought. In previous financials, Mr. Harford reported a very large debt and his income was 'only' his commission salary, so again, how on earth was he able to (1) pay down his debt completely on only his county salary, and (2), why hasn't it been reported CORRECTLY in his own financial reports? So what, you might ask, but we're just curious how/why he reported the debt, and then files the next financial report without showing the debt or any means of paying the debt off. This just makes us wonder what else may, or may not is being reported!