Jatavion Craig will spend 18 months in prison after he plead guilty for firing a handgun on Fort Myers Beach. The Memorial Day incident led to a 3-day manhunt with Craig eventually being found and arrested in Alabama,
During the budget discussions Thursday night, Vice Mayor Rexann Hosafros moved quickly to remove any funds dedicated to Community Police Officers on Fort Myers Beach. She's been against the idea from the beginning and had two other council members ready to back her move.
32-year old Fort Myers Beach resident Ryan Ray was arrested early Sunday morning charged with battery and child abuse. LCSO reports the 350 pound man started an unprovoked argument with a female and minor child that led to Ray pushing both down the front stairs at Hooters on Estero Boulevard.
Terry Dalton, with an address listed as "transient on Fort Myers Beach," is set to appear in court on July 6th after being accused of attacking a Plaka employee on Fort Myers Beach last week. Here's what happened.
This week Lee County Circuit Court Judge Keith Kyle set a case management date of March 12th in the lawsuit filed by Johnny Jackson's mother Thomasina Daniels. Jackson was killed outside the Lani Kai in July of 2020. No arrest has been announced for his killing.
It appears the Fort Myers Beach Town Council is moving forward with approving an ordinance that would create a Nuisance Abatement Board. The board is being created to help the community deal with public safety issues on the island. Councilman Jim Atterholt calls it "another tool in the toolbox."
Both lawsuits are a result of the murder that took place on the property of the hotel last month. Fort Myers attorney Joe North is representing both Thomasina Daniels, the mother of 22-year old Johnny Jackson, who was the man killed, and Jackson's cousin Traviasia Blanks.
On Beach Talk Radio Saturday, August 1st, Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli said the Lee County Sheriff's Department has a "person of interest" in custody related to the Lain Kai murder which took place on July 15.