Two men pulled from canal in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — On Monday, Sept. 10, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s agricultural deputy received a call reporting that two men had been pulled from a canal off of Dooley Grade, in southeastern Hendry County, The two men, later identified as Manual Santiz Lopez and Jose (Joel) Lopez Gomez, were employed as part of […]

Clewiston Elementary Schools on lockdown after man walks into elementary school

Clewiston Elementary Schools were on a brief lockdown today, Sept. 5, until Deputies apprehended the man that entered Central Elementary School. Deputy Julio Perez was on duty today at Central Elementary when he witnessed a man enter the front door of the school. He then heard Principal, Melissa Carter say that the man was not […]

Woman attempts to enter home identifying herself as DCF Investigator

HENDRY COUNTY — Deputies with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office want to ask parents to BE AWARE. It was reported earlier in the day that a female identifying herself as a DCF Investigator, employed with the Department of Children and Families, attempted to enter the home of a woman telling her she was there to […]

Man Wanted in connection with shooting of teen in LaBelle

LABELLE — Johntavious Lorenzo Johnson, 21 years of age is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting that took place Saturday morning, April 15, 2017 at approximately 1 a.m. in LaBelle, that left one teen in critical condition.  Deputies reported they found 18 year old Brady Walker lying on the pavement suffering from a […]

18 year old Shot in LaBelle

LABELLE — At approximately 1:02 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, Hendry County Deputies responded to the Shell Gas Station at 750 W. State Road 80. Deputies reported that upon arrival they found 18 year old Brady Walker lying on the pavement suffering from a gunshot wound. Witnesses on scene reported that the victim became involved […]

Clewiston Deputy ambushed and shot

CLEWISTON — At this time Hendry County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the shooting that occurred last night, March 9, in Clewiston. Further investigation has revealed that at approximately 10 p.m. Hendry County Deputies were out at M&M Store located at 944 Kentucky Ave. speaking to individuals that were in the area. While there […]

Sheriff’s Citizen Academy announced

HENDRY COUNTY — Sheriff Steve Whidden will soon begin another Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy and is accepting applications at this time. The Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy is a 10 week program with each session lasting about two hours long. This instruction provides its participants with the latest trends and procedures in law enforcement as well as the […]

Clewiston man arrested for homicide

CLEWISTON — On Nov. 29 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriffs Investigators arrested and charged 20 year old Johan Holder of Clewiston in the shooting death of Anthony Holder. On Nov. 22 at approximately 11 p.m., Holder was found lying on the ground in the Harlem Gardens community of Clewiston suffering from a gunshot wound. […]

Two arrested on charges stemming from Clewiston homicide

CLEWISTON  — After following up on leads and speaking with witnesses on scene, Hendry County Investigators have arrested 26 year old Gerald Tyrone Edwards and 27 year old Winston Trotman. At this time both men are currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on charges of Crimes Against Person/Other Felony Commit Act Could Cause […]

One deceased – four injured in Clewiston shooting

On Nov. 22 at approximately 11 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man lying on the ground in the Harlem Gardens community of Clewiston. Upon the arrival of deputies and emergency personnel, they found 28 year old Anthony Holder unresponsive. After being provided CPR and medical aid Holder succumbed to his […]