Man accused of striking woman with screwdriver during robbery in Hialeah

A 42-year-old man was arrested Thursday, a day after he struck a woman with a screwdriver during a robbery in Hialeah, authorities said.

The incident was reported just after 10 a.m. outside a beauty salon at 846 SE Eighth St.

According to an arrest report, the victim was opening up the salon when Jorde Harold approached her, pulled out a screwdriver and demanded her purse.

Police said Harold forcibly took the victim’s purse and struck her with the screwdriver.

The woman followed Harold and struggled to get back her purse as he was entering his getaway car, police said.

Authorities said Harold drove off, dragging the victim a short distance.

The victim suffered scrapes and bruises from the incident.

Police said the getaway vehicle was recovered later in the day after it was abandoned in Miami.

Police said the 1994 Honda Accord had been reported stolen in Miami on July 6.

Harold was identified after the vehicle was processed for fingerprints, the arrest report said.

Hialeah police arrested him Thursday night at a trailer park at 2036 NW 27th Ave. in Miami.

Records show that Harold was released from prison in December after serving nearly 20 years for an armed carjacking. 

He was on probation when he robbed the latest victim, police said.

Harold faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery, violating terms of his probation and grand theft of a vehicle. 

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1 dies, 2 injured in Hialeah crash

Two people were hurt and one person died Tuesday afternoon during a crash in Hialeah.

The 57-year-old driver of a white Nissan Xterra  was headed southbound on East 10th Avenue approaching East 13th Street when he encountered  a white Chevrolet Box Truck driven by Franklin Delno Burn, 54,that  was parked in the middle lane of East 10th Avenue, Hialeah police said.

The driver of the Nissan veered into the middle lane where Burn’s was stopped struck his vehicle from behind, police said.

The Nissan’s driver was airlifted to an area hospital due to being completely disoriented and hurt after the crash, police said.

Burns was pronounced dead and his passenger was injured in the crash, the cause of which is under investigation.  

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Hialeah man shoots tires of FPL truck after workers park in front of home, police say

A Hialeah man was captured on surveillance video Wednesday morning shooting out the tires of a Florida Power & Light truck after workers parked in front of his home.

The incident was reported shortly after 11 a.m. at 620 SE Fifth Place.

Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said FPL trucks were hanging lines on utility poles on the residential street when Jorge Jove, 64, got upset and told the workers to move away from his home.

Zogby said the workers told Jove that they would move as soon as possible, but needed to finish their work first and that they were parked on a public street.

Zogby said Jove went into his home and started shooting at the trucks.

Cellphone video taken from one of the workers shows a man, believed to be Jove, shooting out the tires of one of the trucks. 

Zogby said it’s unclear whether Jove was also aiming for the workers.

No one was injured. 

Jove was arrested and charges are pending against him, Zogby said. 

 

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Woman shares story, recalls being kidnapped, raped by Georgia couple

After being kidnapped and raped inside a Motel 6 room, a 28-year-old woman managed to escape from her attackers, sharing her story with reporters.

“This is definitely a life-changing situation, where I don’t know how I’m ever going to get over this,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, said Monday from her attorney’s office in Coral Gables. 

 

The woman was backing out of a Publix parking lot July 9 at 155 E. Second Ave. when she was approached by Rashada Hurley, 32.

 

“I roll my window down. They’re asking for directions,” the woman recalled.

 

That’s when Hurley struck the woman in the head, causing her to lose consciousness.

 

When she regained consciousness, Timothy Lowe, 37, was driving the vehicle, police said, and the woman was on her side getting choked by Hurley, who also punched her in the nose and mouth.

“I got punched and I don’t remember what happened,” the woman said. “I woke up and I was in the car.” 

Lowe drove the car to a Motel 6 at 7330 N.W. 36th St., where Hurley booked a room using the woman’s credit card.

The woman said once she was inside the motel room, her attackers, who are newlyweds from Georgia, took turns raping her. 

“He did what he did first, and then she did what she did,” the woman said she made her escape when they got distracted while trying to open her phone.

“When I finally did escape, I was running in the street naked,” she said. “A gentleman finally pulled over, and I told him what had happened.”

The couple later left the motel in the woman’s car. The next day, on July 10, police said they stole two sodas from a Miami 7-Eleven while naked.

Police caught Lowe and Hurley shortly after and arrested them on charges of kidnapping, robbery, sexual battery, indecent exposure, petty theft and grand theft.

“These people are not well,” the woman’s attorney, Carlos Silva, said. “They’re sick and demented. They should be put to sleep.”

The woman said she hopes her ordeal serves as a lesson for others.

“I want everybody to be aware of their surroundings,” she said.

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Hialeah man accused of burglarizing at least 3 vehicles

A Hialeah man was arrested Thursday, a day after he burglarized at least three vehicles in Hialeah, authorities said.According to an arrest report, Gregory Gonzalez, 23, was captured on surveillance getting out of an older-model car, possibly a Crown V…

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Newlyweds from Georgia accused of kidnapping, raping woman

A 27-year-old woman was kidnapped and raped Sunday after she left a Publix in Hialeah.

After the ordeal, the woman managed to escape and make sure her newlywed attackers ended up in jail.

The woman was in her vehicle, backing out of the parking lot of the supermarket at 155 E. Second Ave. and was about to put her car into drive when Rashada Hurley, 32, came up to her window, Miami-Dade police said.

The woman rolled down her window and was struck on the head by Hurley, causing her to lose consciousness, police said.

When she regained consciousness, Timothy Lowe, 37, was driving the vehicle, police said, and the woman was on her side getting choked by Hurley, who also punched her in the nose and mouth.

The woman attempted to fight back, but both Lowe and Hurley held her down.

Lowe drove the car to a Motel 6 at 7330 NW 36th St., where Hurley booked a room using the woman’s credit card.

Police said it was in the motel room where the Lowe and Hurley raped the woman.

The woman told police that they forced her to have intercourse and perform oral sex on Hurley, according to a police report.

Once Hurley and Lowe were distracted, the woman was able to escape.

The couple left the area afterward in the woman’s car.

Police were able to track down Lowe and Hurley, and the woman was able to positively identify her attackers in a photographic lineup.

The couple was arrested Wednesday. 

Lowe and Hurley, who are Georgia residents in South Florida on their honeymoon, were arrested on charges of kidnapping, robbery, sexual battery and grand theft. 

“Hell of a honeymoon,” Miami-Dade County Judge Victoria Sigler said.

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