Stand with Victims of Domestic Violence by saying “Not in My Town”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and the members of the Hendry County Sherriff’s Office are partnering with Abuse Counseling and Treatment Centers (ACT) to bring awareness to the community regarding Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking through their “Not In My Town!” campaign. Victims of Domestic Violence have painted […]

Frightening discovery at Winn Dixie

While grocery shopping with her father at the LaBelle Winn Dixie this weekend, a young girl spotted some disturbing messages on a board that stated, “Kill a person” and “Who is next?” along with some hand prints. The father, upon being alerted, posted about his daughter’s alarming findings on Facebook. That Facebook post that was […]

LaBelle High School teacher arrested on firearm charges

On Friday, September 27, 2019, at approximately 9:00am, School Officials were alerted that a teacher, Lisa Horton, that had been hired to teach English at LaBelle High School had disclosed to another during a conversation, teacher that because she had a Carry Conceal Weapon permit, she carried a gun with her to and from school.  […]

Two arrested on charges of threatening a witness in the Hubert Homicide

On Friday night, September 27, 2019, at approximately 8:30pm, Hendry County Detectives along with Palm Beach County Deputies located and arrested 29 year old Jamson Richemond of Belle Glade in Palm Beach County.  Friday afternoon, Hendry Detectives obtained two arrest warrants one on Richemond and another for 34 year old Eddie Leon Redd, Jr. on […]

Argument turns to murder

At approximately 9:50pm on Wednesday night, September 25, 2019, Hendry County Deputies responded to a home at 378 Clark Street, in LaBelle.  The daughter of Branty and Lea Burnside dialed 911 and reported to Hendry County Dispatchers that she had just received a call from her father, who told her he had just shot and killed her […]

Sheriff’s K-9 training, operations back to normal

LABELLE — K-9 Deputy Bayly signs out federal Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics for K-9 training on the afternoon of Sept. 4, when staff returned to the usual activities at Hendry County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in LaBelle. The county’s K-9 Team trains on Wednesdays. Officials posted on their Facebook page that “everyone at the Sheriff’s Office […]

Deputies find body in burned vehicle

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4, Hendry County deputies received a call about a vehicle fire in the area of 13th Street and Virginia Avenue, Harlem, in the Clewiston area. Once on scene, investigators found a body in the vehicle. Investigators […]

Drive Sober or get pulled over

Law Enforcement will continue to show zero tolerance involving Drunk or Drugged driving. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office will have increased patrols, specifically looking for drunk and drugged driving during the three-week “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Nationwide Initiative. This will extend through Labor Day, September 2. Throughout the enforcement period, Sheriff’s Deputies will be […]

One arrested in County Village homicide

On July 3, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a shooting that had just occurred. Deputies responded to 1 Commodore Place in LaBelle where upon their arrival they discovered 19 year old David Zavala unresponsive in the back seat of a truck. Hendry County Investigators along with Deputies […]

One arrested in death of Jamal Hubert

Jamal Hubert was found dead in a canal in Palm Beach County on June 7. Detectives said they were investigating the case as a homicide. Earlier Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 30 yr old Terrance Demetrius Thomas of Clewiston, was arrested in connection with the death of Jamal Hubert. He is being held in $100,000.00 bond. […]

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