NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Debra Gibson was a street walker with a record of petty crimes. James Desmond Booth was a convicted drug dealer. When their paths met again on Jan. 25, 2011, she was shot dead.


Jamesand Tiffany PembertonCourtesy photo / Tiffany and James Pembertonlived in Daytona Beach about a year. Both were found dead Sunday in their Breakers apartment, victims of an apparent murder-suicide.

DAYTONA BEACH -- An Iraqi war veteran shot and killed his wife and then turned a rifle on himself in a murder-suicide over the weekend, Daytona Beach police said.

The wife was identified as Tiffany Pemberton, 25, and the husband, Jason Pemberton, 28. Both were found in their residence at 778 Jimmy Ann Drive No. 1614.


Rogelio CastilloGeorge TorresRogelio Castillo, shown in the larger photo, was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the gunshot slaying of 17-year-old George Torres.

PIERSON -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office arrested a 25-year-old man early Monday morning on a first-degree murder warrant for Saturday night's shooting death in Seville.

Deputies had responded to 1898 Barton St. that night in response to a report of someone having been shot. Upon arrival they found 17-year-old George Torres outside on the ground where he had succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds.


Gerry BurkatovskyMichael ShafferDanny EdwardsGerry Burkatovsky, shown in the larger photo, is charged with murder in the throat-slash slayings of Michael Shaffer and Danny Edwards, whose bodies were dumped in Edgewater, according to law enforcement.

EDGEWATER -- Police Chief Dave Arcieri remembers the bodies like it was yesterday -- two stabbed men with slashed throats found in a remote area of the edge of the city near Interstate 95. It was obvious they were killed elsewhere and discarded here.

Buzzards flying overhead drew the attention of passersby on Opossum Road and the grisly find, which led to Edgewater police response.


PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- A robber who implied he had a gun walked up to a teller on this busy Christmas eve shopping morning at the TD Bank, 1101 Dunlawton Ave., demanded money, and after getting it, walked right back out and drove off in a tan-colored 4-door car, Port Orange police said.


Nicholas LeachCourtesy photo / Nicholas Leach, 31, of Lake Mary, is being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after his arrest Saturday in an alleged stabbing of a Deltona man over a drug debt.

DELTONA -- Nicholas Leach of Lake Mary drove to Deltona to collect on a drug debt, but after he allegedly stabbed the victim several times earlier today, he was arrested and transported to jail, Volusia County authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies were called out early Saturday morning to investigate the stabbing of a Deltona man who said he was attacked by a stranger trying to force his way into the victim's home, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said, adding it took some doing, but Sheriff's investigators uncovered the real story.


Thomas FeyCourtesy photo / Thomas Fey, wanted on two counts of attempted murder in the Sunday stabbings of his parents in the Deltona home they shared, has been apprehended.

DELTONA -- Thomas Fey, the 28-year-old Deltona man wanted on a warrant accusing him of stabbing his parents over the weekend, was apprehended tonight in Hernando County after a chase through four counties, A Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman confirmed.

Orange, Lake, Sumter and Hernando Counties by deputies after he reports earlier in the day had him seen in several Central Florida communities.

"The suspect was captured this evening and has been taken into custody in Hernando County," Gary Davidson, spokesman for Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson, told

"Thomas Fey's vehicle was first spotted in Orange County by an Oakland Police Officer. Fey sped from the scene, west into Lake County, where Lake County Sheriff's deputies joined in the pursuit.


Deputies: Not the 1st time this has happened

Sharon Rosenberg is shown here in her jail mug after her arrest Friday on a charge of leaving a small child alone in a locked car.

ORMOND BEACH -- Volusia County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 63-year-old woman on Friday with child neglect after she left a 2-year-old girl alone in her car while she went shopping for groceries. And witnesses told deputies this wasn't the first time.