Retired Tampa police officer pleads guilty to theft of treasury check

​Hevel pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a single charge of theft of government property related to the disappearance of the $4,055 check. Enter Article DATE HERE TAMPA — A retired lawman and husband of a disgraced Tampa police detective admitted Thursday that he cashed a U.S. Treasury check his wife had stolen from an evidence room....
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Unsolved: DNA may finally solve girl's 1993 murder

Jennifer Odom was 12 years old when she was abducted and killed in Hernando County. For more than 20 years, there has been no solid leads, no persons of interest in the case. April 27, 2017 Detectives believe a 17-year-old victim got off the school bus at U.S. 41 and Twin Oaks Drive and made her way along a dirt road when sje was grabbed by a suspe...
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He’s on the case after finding items lost in Katrina in an evidence vault

Imagine the surprise of a man who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, and nearly 12 years later learned his class ring had been found April 25,  2017 Pass Christian, LA Imagine the surprise of a man who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, and nearly 12 years later learned his class ring had been found. Chris Logan of Oxford, Alabama, lived...
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Dickson County Woman Allegedly Took Evidence From Patrol Car

An investigation began on April 3 after the disappearance of money and drugs from a patrol car DICKSON, Tenn. - A Dickson County woman has been charged with bringing contraband into a jail and tampering with evidence.Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said an indictment was obtained for 31-year-old Tasha Naydean Corlew. ...
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Baton Rouge DA, Innocence Project tangle over missing evidence in rape case

"the bloodstains, bed sheets, rape kit and sunglasses have disappeared from the evidence record since the 1980s" Apr 22, 2017 A nonprofit legal aid group is trying to re-open the books on a decades-old East Baton Rouge Parish rape conviction by tracking evidence for DNA testing. However, the bloodstains, bed sheets, rape kit and sunglasses have dis...
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Justice denied: Lawsuit surrounding wrongful conviction and missing evidence

Nearly 20 years later, with the advent of DNA technology, Sledge began to write authorities letter after letter, asking that the evidence used to convict him be tested so he could prove his innocence. April 21 ,2107 BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A lawsuit filed against Bladen County by a wrongfully incarcerated man could cost the county millions of do...
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CMPD’s Lost and Found: a ham and a tombstone

Shotguns, bikes, drugs, a ham and a coffin: just a few of the items at CMPD's Property Control Room when this story was written in 1982. The department was responsible for the safekeeping of evidence, lost items and recovered stolen things. April 21, 2017 By John Monk, Observer Staff Writer This is where Charlotte's lost things wind ...
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Police begin reopening rape cases as Kentucky tests old DNA evidence

Kentucky has shipped 3,173 untested rape kits to a private laboratory in Utah for forensic analysis, to determine if DNA evidence can be retrieved. April 15, 2017 Kentucky prosecutors must prepare for a wave of newly reopened sexual assault cases as several thousand previously untested sexual assault evidence kits — some dating back to the 1970s — ...
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