Teen wanted for South Florida homicide arrested at airport

Authorities say an 18-year-old man wanted in a recent killing in South Florida was arrested while trying to board a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Ohio.

The U.S. Marshals South Florida Regional Task Force took Sinceer Priest, of West Palm Beach, into custody at the security checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Wednesday night.

The Sun-Sentinel reports Priest is the second person arrested in the killing of 20-year-old Desean Zachary Menelas of Boynton Beach. Officials say Menelas was negotiating with two buyers by texting on his cellphone about the location for a drug deal.

Priest was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on first degree murder charges and is being held without bond. Jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.
 

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Teen wanted for South Florida homicide arrested at airport

Authorities say an 18-year-old man wanted in a recent killing in South Florida was arrested while trying to board a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Ohio.

The U.S. Marshals South Florida Regional Task Force took Sinceer Priest, of West Palm Beach, into custody at the security checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Wednesday night.

The Sun-Sentinel reports Priest is the second person arrested in the killing of 20-year-old Desean Zachary Menelas of Boynton Beach. Officials say Menelas was negotiating with two buyers by texting on his cellphone about the location for a drug deal.

Priest was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on first degree murder charges and is being held without bond. Jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.
 

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Student accused of rape faces new charges, won’t be back at Monarch High School

A 19-year-old student accused of rape won’t be going back to Monarch High School anytime soon.

Gibson Sylvain was ordered held without bond Tuesday after the state added four counts of sexual battery against him.

Many parents at the Coconut Creek school were concerned when Sylvain was initially allowed back on campus after his August arrest.

Police said Sylvain raped a woman at a bus stop on Halloween in 2016. DNA taken from the woman’s sweater linked Sylvain to the crime.

Sylvain was back in court Tuesday to face four new charges.

A detective testified in court that Sylvain claimed he thought the woman was a prostitute, and he didn’t have any money for her.

Sylvain’s family refused to speak to Local 10 News.

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2 people suffer burns in boat fire in Fort Lauderdale, officials say

Two people were hurt in a boat fire Saturday, Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department personnel said.It happened in the 2700 block of Southwest 25th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale.Fire officials said a 32-foot center-console boat was fully involved.Two peop…

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Detectives investigate how father ends up dead inside burning car

Broward Sheriffs’ Office detectives were working Wednesday night to get the family of a 27-year-old father some answers. 

Firefighters found Darren “P.J.” Butler’s Pontiac G6 burning 5 a.m., Tuesday. It was parked at Bicentennial Park in North Lauderdale. His body was in the trunk. 

LaShawna Rutledge, his sister, said he left behind a baby girl. She said his daughter “was his reason for everything.” She said he didn’t have enemies. 

“He had nothing but love and that’s all he gave everywhere,” Rutledge said. 

Laterra Anthony, his daughter’s mother, had a message for the killer: “He didn’t deserve what happened to him, and you need to turn yourself in, and bring justice to my daughter and my family.”

Authorities were asking anyone with information to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

 

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