David Alan Powers of Tarpon Springs, FL, is wanted on multiple counts of identity fraud and theft. Records show he hasn’t yet been taken into custody by police, but he will be denied bond if apprehended because of his prior records. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.
The indictment names former Lynn Haven City Manager Michael Edward White, 46; Lynn Haven Community Services Director David Wayne Horton, 55; Erosion Control Specialists (ECS) owner David Mitchelle White, 38; Greenleaf Lawn Care of Bay County owner Joshua Daniel Anderson, 43; and Shannon Delores Rodriguez, 37.
Former Illinois police chief Michael Newsome, who has been charged with the theft of over $200,000 in civil asset forfeiture funds, has waived his right to jury trial. Newsome was first arrested in 2012 and has been out on bond ever since.
Newsome has been charged with seven felonies. The charges include the theft of over $100,000 in government property, official misconduct, and the misappropriation of funds. The thefts are alleged to have occurred between 2007 and 2012.
Lewis Bennett of Delray Beach, Florida got seven months in federal prison for stealing gold and silver coins worth over $38,000. After he was sentenced for the theft, he was taken into custody by the FBI for allegedly killing his wife, Isabella Hellman, who was thought to have disappeared at sea in May 2017.
Bennett, 40, now faces a second-degree murder charge and a much longer prison sentence. The press did not name his attorney.