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Anthony Michael Ortiz, 16, stood before a county judge for pre-trial in September 2012 at the Suwannee County Courthouse and his attorney was granted a continuance. His trial is currently slated for March 25-28 with jury selection for March 25. His original trial date was Oct. 22-26, 2012.
Ortiz, who will be tried as an adult, faces charges of first degree murder while armed, home invasion robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence in the April 2012 shooting death of Charles David Napier, 49.
According to local authorities, Ortiz admitted to murdering Napier at his home in Suwannee County on April 28. The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office stated that Napier was shot nine times with a .40 caliber handgun.
The attorney for Shawn O’Bryan, the man accused of attempting to kill Shannon Wrench, was awarded a continuance during his pre-trial on Nov, 2012. O’Bryan’s trial date was tentatively set for Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, 2013, however, his continuance continues.
Shawn Patrick O'Bryan, 38, was arrested by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office at his home at 646 St. Andrew's Circle in Rantoul, Ill for attempted first degree murder of Shannon Wrench, 34, formerly known as Jane Doe. Wrench was found unresponsive and badly injured alongside a Suwannee County roadway July 16.
For three weeks and a day, Wrench was in a medically induced coma in a Gainesville hospital, suffering from multiple skull fractures, and major cuts and bruises. Eventually, Wrench started showing signs of improvement. She awoke from the coma on Tuesday, Aug. 7,
O’Bryan was transferred and booked into the Suwannee County Jail on Aug. 20, 2012.
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Fire consumes motorhome
A motorhome was destroyed by fire late Tuesday afternoon shortly after the owner discovered flames were coming from the engine compartment, according to Suwannee County Fire Chief James Sommers.
Home destroyed by fire Tuesday
No injuries reported
Boarding up the roundabout
No injuries sustained as truck loses lumber
Suwannee County Commission special meeting for Thursday, June 20, 2013
The purpose of the special meeting is to discuss, with possible Board action, integrity and maintenance of Catalyst Site upon commencement of construction activities by Klausner.
Videos: Grilling tips from local pit master Damon Wooley
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Wooley and The Wooley Bully “BBQ Mafia” of Live Oak host the annual Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ Festival to be held this year at the Suwannee County Coliseum on July 26 and 27. Click here to learn more.
FHP monitoring smoke/fog visibility issues in Hamilton County
There is a prescribed control burn in Hamilton County at Stephen Foster State Park in the area of US 41 in White Springs which could cause smoke issues and could possibly impact the roadways in this area, especially during the night and early morning hours.
Softball tourney at Sportsplex this weekend
Baseball tournament in Madison
Suwannee County commission round-up
On Tuesday, June 18, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners met for their bi-monthly meeting. Here’s a round-up of what took place.
Suwannee Democrat Obituaries-June 19, 2013
Rachel A. Howard, Marvin E. Williams, Jacinto T. Perez, Shirley Davis
Morning Update for Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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