A few current jail guards let slip some information to a local TV station about mismanagement, drug dealing in the jail, and a serious lack of guard bodies to keep the jail secure and forcing many to work MANDATORY overtime, all at Osceola County's Taxpayer expense!
Upset over the reports on WFTV dating back to January 2016, an internal investigation was begun to find out who had the nerve to inform WFTV!
At least one inmate's actions this past January caused the beginning of at least two (2) investigations. This is because WFTV broadcast the report that the inmate was observed injecting drugs into himself. Then, this past April, at least 5 inmates were being investigated for possible drug charges, two inmates suspected of bringing the drugs into the jail are also being investigated. The other investigation in January was to find out who notified the media, and a rather threatening message sent to jail employees that anyone who shared the information could/would face serious disciplinary actions.
Jail officers will go through more training next week due to that breech.
So we;ll get started by commenting on the so-called "Trail Ride" with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer being 'honored' as the Trail Boss. This definitely displays one of the greatest problems in Osceola County history. There are no more REAL cowboys left in the county so now Osceola has to select a Mayor from Orlando (city) to lead the cattle! Are you kidding ALL of us? Dyer has an attitude which does NOT belong in Osceola County yet, the powers that be invite this guy to continue the county's heritage. SHAME befalls upon those making the choice. Yes, he's been a resident and attended schools here when he was a kid. So What? That sure as Hell doesn't make him a real cowboy, even with his very slight drawl!
Also Osceola citizens, get ready for YOUR elected county commissioners to give away approximately $500,000.00 to the City of Orlando & Orange County over the next 3 years. This is to assist in bringing the NFL's Pro Bowl to ORLANDO! What Osceola County will receive for its donation is the possibility of Bowl attendees selecting a room to stay in for that weekend. Possibly dining, and visits to some attractions however, we'll ask, is it FAIR to take tax dollars AWAY from Osceola County when their budgeted funds are in such deplorable condition? No matter which fund they'll raid, they'll take whatever they want, from wherever they want, no matter who complains and how much they contribute in taxes in Osceola County. This November election is the time when you, the voters, can actually repay those you believe did a splendid, or very poor job in stewarding YOUR tax dollars! YES, your vote counts!
We're exhausted, already, from coming back and writing this little blog. We know many have departed but there are those who have actually been looking for us, so thank you to all!
May the rest of this week be as good for you as you wish it for others! Be healthy, be a good neighbor, and may God Bless YOU!
Osceola County – On March 8, Osceola County Sheriff's detectives, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service and the State Attorney 9th Judicial Circuit, arrested 4 suspects for their involvement in a home invasion that took place in the East Lake Reserve subdivision.
Gerald Bell, Darryl Battle, Renorah Laird and Angel Barnes were charged with Armed Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Armed Carjacking. The investigation is on-going with additional charges pending.
On January 29 at approximately 2:10 a.m. deputies responded to a residence on Rachel Lin Lane in the East Lake Reserve subdivision in St. Cloud. Upon arrival, they spoke with a mother and her teenage daughter, who indicated they had been held against their will. On Thursday, afternoon, the daughter was at home watching television when her mom's boyfriend was forced into the residence by multiple suspects.
The suspects tied up the girl and her mom's boyfriend. The girl said at one point they covered her head with a pillowcase and she was unaware of what occurred after that time.
Osceola County – On February 16, Osceola County Sheriff's detectives arrested Totaram Singh and charged him with 12 counts of Domestic Capital Sexual Battery. The investigation began in late January when deputies took a report from a juvenile.
She told deputies Singh, a relative, inappropriately touched her on multiple occasions when she was 7 years old.