Police: A Florida fight ends with man’s ear partially bitten off
PLANS TO BRING THEM TO EGYPT. WILL, OF COURSE, KEEP YOU POSTED ON THIS. BREAKING NEWS THROUGHOUT THE MORNING AND ONLINE AT WESH DOT COM HERE AT HOME. IT WAS A TRAGIC ENDING TO A WEEK LONG SEARCH, A SMELL INSIDE OUT OF A STORAGE UNIT LED DEPUTIES TO FIND SHAKIRA RUCKER ON SATURDAY. THEY FOUND THE BODY OF THAT WINTER SPRINGS MOTHER BEFORE AT THE STORAGE FACILITY OFF WIGGINS ROAD IN NORTH OBT IN APOPKA. BOTH BOB HAZEN AND TONY ATKINS ARE FOLLOWING THE UPDATES IN THIS CASE, BOB SHOWS US HOW SHAKIRA’S FAMILY HONORED HER THIS WEEKEND. BUT LET’S START WITH THE LATEST IN THE INVESTIGATION. AN TONY ATKINS IS LIVE AT THE ORANGE COUNTY JAIL. AND TONY, INVESTIGATORS HAVE NAMED SHAKIRA’S ESTRANGED HUSBAND THE PRIME SUSPECT IN THIS CASE. YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. SHELDON AND DEPUTIES, THEY’RE STILL WORKING TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. AS CHRISTINA MENTIONED, THEY MANAGED TO FIND RUCKER, BUT THAT WAS WITH NO HELP FROM COREY HILL, HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND, HUSBAND, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHAKIRA RUCKER WAS FOUND INSIDE A STORAGE UNIT ON ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL OVER THE WEEKEND. THE UNIT, THEY SAY, WAS REGISTERED TO HILL AND A TIP COMING IN TO 911 IS WHAT THEY SAY LED THEM TO RUCKER. THE MOTHER OF FOUR WAS FOUND ON SATURDAY, ONE WEEK AFTER SHE WAS LAST SEEN IN THIS PHOTO INSIDE A POLK COUNTY RESTAURANT WITH HILL. HILL WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE SAY HE SHOT AT AN EX-GIRLFRIEND ON SUNDAY. THAT WAS ONE DAY AFTER RUCKER WAS LAST SEEN. WHILE HE’S IN JAIL, DEPUTIES SAY THEY’RE WORKING RIGHT NOW TO CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEEN HILL AND THE MURDER. HE IS IN. THEY’RE UNDER A NO BOND STATUS. AND I SAY ALL THAT TO SAY THAT WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO TO CONTINUE COLLECTING EVIDENCE AND TESTING TO BUILD OUR CASE. SO TO CHARGE COREY HILL WITH SHAKIRA’S MURDER. SO I’M SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW, AND RIGHT NOW WE’RE STILL WORKING TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THOSE CHARGES WILL COME DOWN. WILL COREY HILL BE OFFICIALLY CONNECTED TO HIS ESTRANGED WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE? RIGHT NOW, HE’S ONLY CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE FOR THE SEPARATE SHOOTING. A COMPLETELY SEPARATE EVENT ASIDE FROM RUTGERS DISAPPEARANCE. FOR NOW, REPORTING LIVE IN ORANGE COUNTY, TONY ATKINS. WESH 2 NEWS TONY. THANK YOU, SHAKIRA. RUTGERS FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHERED FOR A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN HER HONOR. WESH 2’S BOB HAZEN CONTINUES OUR COVERAGE THIS MORNING. AND BOB, THE STATE ATTORNEY, ANDREW BAIN, WAS ALSO THERE TO SHOW HIS SUPPORT TO THE FAMILY. YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. AND HE IS PROMISING THAT EVEN THOUGH THAT SUSPECT HASN’T BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER YET, HIS HOMICIDE UNIT WILL BE PICKING UP THAT CASE. NOW, AS YOU SAID, THE STATE ATTORNEY WAS AT THE VIGIL THAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN THE PINE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD. AND HER FAMILY TOLD US THAT SHAKIRA RUCKER WAS A CARING PERSON WHO LOVED HER KIDS AND GOING TO CHURCH, THEY LIT CANDLES AND RELEASED BALLOONS, THEN ALSO TALKED ABOUT THEIR FRUSTRATION WITH THE SEARCH FOR RUCKER AND HOW LONG IT TOOK LAW ENFORCEMENT TO FIND HER. THE STATE ATTORNEY SAID HE ALSO COULDN’T EXPLAIN IT. BECAUSE WE TOLD THEM WHERE WE TOLD THEM THAT IT COULD BE DISTORTED BECAUSE ALL HIS FURNITURE WASN’T IN THE HOUSE. BUT THEY THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT STORAGE IT WAS, WHAT IT WAS AT, YOU KNOW, BUT IT’S NOT HARD TO RUN HIS NAME AND SEE WHAT STORAGE YOU HAVE. IT’S FRUSTRATING. I MEAN, I CAN’T I CAN’T MAKE SENSE OF THAT. I CAN’T, YOU KNOW, I CAN’T MAKE THEM WORK FASTER AND I CAN’T MAKE THEM PRIORITIZE THIS CASE ANY FASTER. BUT OBVIOUSLY, IT’S YOU KNOW, IT’S UNFORTUNATE. AND RUTGERS BROTHERS SAID THEY HAVE TOLD HER CHILDREN ABOUT HER DEATH. AND WHILE THEY ARE GRIEVING RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE ALSO FOCUSING ON MAKING SURE THAT THE KILLER FACES JUSTICE. REPORTING LIVE BOB HAZEN WESH 2 NEWS. AND WE, OF COURSE, WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE INVESTIGATION INTO SHAKIRA. RUTGERS DEATH AND THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND, CORY HILL. YOU CAN STAY UP TO DATE WITH US ON THE AIR AND ONLINE AT WESH.COM. MARION COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT WHO RAN FROM THE SCENE OF A HIT AND RUN CRASH WHERE A MAN GOT THROWN FROM HIS CAR. THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY. REPORTS SAY TWO CARS WERE RACING AT HIGH SPEEDS ON STATE ROAD 200, CAUSING ONE OF THEM TO HIT ANOTHER CAR. POLICE SAY THE WANTED MAN IS A BIGGER, HEAVYSET GUY WITH ARM TATTOOS. HE MAY BE DRIVING A NEW SILVER FORD MUSTANG. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL FHP. AND THE OTHER DRIVER IN THAT INVESTIGATION IS IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING AFTER CRASHING AND GETTING THROWN FROM HIS CORVETTE. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE 38 YEAR OLD WAS RACING WITH THE OTHER DRIVER WHO INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING FOR. THIS WAS AROUND 9:00 SATURDAY MORNING IN OCALA ON STATE ROAD, 200 NEAR SOUTHWEST 80TH STREET. BOTH DRIVERS ARE ACCUSED OF SPEEDING AND CHANGING LANES RECKLESSLY WHEN THE CRASH HAPPENED. THE DRIVER WHO HIT A THIRD CAR BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE ROAD, HITTING A POWER POLE AND THEN A TREE. THIS IS THE AFTERMATH OF THAT CRASH HERE AS SHELDON JUST MENTIONED, INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER OF THE OTHER CAR INVOLVED IN THIS RACING. IT’S A SILVER MUSTANG, NEWER MODEL WITH TINTED WINDOWS. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL FHP OR CRIME STOPPERS. FIREFIGHTERS AND POLK COUNTY ARE REMEMBERING ONE OF THEIR COLLEAGUES WHO DIED IN A CRASH OVER THE WEEKEND IN DAVENPORT. 41 YEAR OLD BRIAN HERR WAS OFF DUTY AND DRIVING ON I-4 SATURDAY MORNING BETWEEN HIGHWAY 27 AND OLD GRADE ROAD, WHEN OFFICIALS SAY HE SWERVED TO AVOID ANOTHER CAR, HYDROPLANED AND HIT A TREE AND THEN HIS CAR CAUGHT FIRE. HE DIED THERE AT THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. OFFICIALS SAY HERR JOINED THE POLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE EARLIER THIS YEAR. CHIEF SMITH RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING BRIAN HERR WAS AN OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THIS DEPARTMENT. HIS TEAMWORK AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE SHINE
Police: A Florida fight ends with man’s ear partially bitten off
Above: A look at today’s headlinesAn argument between two men in St. Petersburg escalated into bizarre violence after one of them ended up losing a bit of his ear, police said.An arrest affidavit said James Anthony May, 52, of St. Petersburg got into an argument with another person on Central Avenue at about 11:31 p.m. Saturday.According to police, May attacked the victim and bit his right ear, which caused “permanent disfigurement.”The document said that the victim’s ear was partially ripped off his head, and the tip of the damaged lobe was bitten off.May was arrested shortly after midnight Sunday on a charge of aggravated battery. Officers said the victim was treated for his injury at Bayfront Hospital.Top headlines: Florida Lottery: Winning ticket still unclaimed, will expire before ThanksgivingDeputies: Missing Winter Springs mom of 4 found dead in estranged husband’s storage unitFHP: Florida man seriously injured after racing hit-and-run crash ejects him from vehicle
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An argument between two men in St. Petersburg escalated into bizarre violence after one of them ended up losing a bit of his ear, police said.
An arrest affidavit said James Anthony May, 52, of St. Petersburg got into an argument with another person on Central Avenue at about 11:31 p.m. Saturday.
According to police, May attacked the victim and bit his right ear, which caused “permanent disfigurement.”
The document said that the victim’s ear was partially ripped off his head, and the tip of the damaged lobe was bitten off.
May was arrested shortly after midnight Sunday on a charge of aggravated battery. Officers said the victim was treated for his injury at Bayfront Hospital.