One suspect arrested in the theft of cattle from Palmer Ranch

Montura Ranch Estates — The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, effected an arrest during the evening hours of Tuesday, July 7, concerning the August 19, 2019 theft of twenty-five head of Cattle from SR 29 South. On August 19, 2019, cattle owner James Clifton Davis, reported the theft of the cattle to law […]

New charges brought against man accused of murdering FWC Officer Julian Keen

LABELLE – Elicio Hernandez, 20 was arrested on negligent manslaughter charges on June 14, in the shooting death of FWC Officer Julian Keen, now faces new charges of second degree murder with a firearm, attempted second degree murder – discharging a firearm, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of synthetic cannabis. Hernandez’s bond […]

UPDATE: Skeletal remains found in eastern Hendry County

LABELLE — On Tuesday, June 30, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a field in the eastern portion of Hendry County after receiving reports of skeletal remains being discovered. It was a reported that a worker had been digging in the soil, when he discovered what appeared to be a human skull. Hendry County investigators […]

Update on the 11-year-old girl found dead in LaBelle home

LABELLE – An 11-year-old girl was found dead in a LaBelle home on the morning of June 30, 2020, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. At a duplex located on E Lincoln Ave. in LaBelle, a mother called 911 after finding her daughter dead in their home. The landlord reported the tenants were an […]

Skeletal remains found in Eastern Hendry County

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a field in the eastern portion of Hendry County after receiving reports of skeletal remains being discovered. It was a reported that a worker had been digging in the soil, when he discovered what appeared to be a human skull. Hendry County Investigators along […]

11-year-old girl found dead in LaBelle home

LaBelle, FL – An 11-year-old girl was found dead in a LaBelle home on the morning of June 30, 2020, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. Following information discovered during a warrant on Tuesday, deputies continue to investigate her death. Results of toxicology reports and findings from the Medical Examiner are pending. Investigators have […]

20-year old arrested for the shooting death of off-duty Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer

Eliceo Hernandez, 20, was arrested and charged with homicide-negligent manslaughter in connection with the early Sunday shooting death of a 30-year-old off-duty Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer, Julian Keen, jr, in LaBelle. It has been reported that Keen was off-duty, in the area of Nobles Road and Apache Circle trying to stop a […]

FDLE continues to investigate block party shooting

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office’s major crimes unit and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) continue to investigate a deputy-involved shooting that occurred during a block party in LaBelle that took place on May 17. Recently, the mother of one of the men who was shot said she plans to sue the Hendry County Sheriff’s […]

Curfew tomorrow for Eastern Hendry

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office posted a video on their Facebook page on June 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. The video featured Sheriff Steve Whidden, where he cautioned everyone that he had received information about a possible Black Lives Matter protest being panned for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the Walmart in Clewiston. In the […]

HCSO officer involved shooting being investigated

Sheriff: ‘People will lie. Body cameras do not.’LaBelle – The Hendry County Major Crimes Unit and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 16, around 1:45 a.m. Hendry County Deputies were in the area of Kissimmee and Selma Daniels Ave., breaking up a block party […]