By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two people were killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10, east of the US 221 exit early Friday morning, April 27.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Hector G. Garcia, 67, of Ruskin, was eastbound on I-10 when for an unknown reason, the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban he was driving veered off the roadway onto the south shoulder and began rotating clockwise.
While rotating on the south shoulder, the Suburban overturned several times and then came to rest upright in the tree line on the south shoulder.
Garcia was critically injured in the crash and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Garcia’s passengers, Manuel Valdez, 56, and Felicitas Valdez, 50, both of Frostproof, were killed in the crash.
Seatbelt usage for the passengers is pending further investigation.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS, Madison Fire and Rescue and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP at the scene.
FHP Trooper Berry Crews was the crash investigator. FHP Cpl. Carlton Yarborough was the homicide investigator.
Archive for April 2012
By Jacob Bembry
The following arrested and charged were :
Mathew Maxwell , DOB 07/16/1981, of Madison, Florida : Sale of Cocaine within 1000ft of Church
Jarvis Mcquay , DOB 04/16/1986, of Madison, Florida : Conspiracy to Commit Sale of Cocaine
Avis Pride , DOB 10/14/1977, of Madison, Florida : Conspiracy to Commit sale of Marijuana
Please join us for a Madison High School Class Reunion for 1971, 1972, 1973
Saturday, June 30
Madison Country Club
6:00 Beer & Wine Happy Hour or BYOB
7:00 Dinner and Dancing
Cost: $25 per person
To make reservations:
Send check payable to
MHS Class of 72 to
1190 Cunningham Creek
Jacksonville, FL 32259
To send updated info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Mercer: 850-933-5410
Gene Rutherford: 850-673-9912
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that the apprehension of Antwan Maurice Miller for the charges of attempted murder were as result of the following:
On the early morning hours (12:34 AM) of Sunday the 8th day of April 2012, Sheriff’s Deputies on routine patrol at an area in Greenville Florida known as the “Rec-Room” located at 1358 SW Grand Street were advised that a fight had started inside during a party. Sheriff’s Deputies entered the building to stop the fights and disperse the crowds. As persons were exiting the building, fights ensued outside and Officers on the scene requested additional Officers for assistance. Rashard Miller and Antwan Miller, both known by a Sheriff’s Deputy, were observed arguing and were separated and ordered to leave the area. Upon dispersing the crowd from the “Rec-Room” Deputies noted the crowd gathering again down the street at an area known as the “Boom-Boom Room” located at 1622 SW Grand street Greenville, Fl.
Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the new location of the large crowd and while again attempting to disperse the crowd, witnesses informed the Officers that Rashard Miller had been stabbed. Officers located Rashard Miller within the crowd and noted that he was bleeding profusely from his abdomen. Rashard Miller immediately, without prompting, identified the suspect to be Antwan Miller. Officers requested immediate back up and an ambulance for medical attention as additional and sporadic fighting within the crowd continued.
Upon arrival of additional Officers, persons failing to comply with lawful orders and continuing to fight, obstruct officers of their lawful duty and/or incite the riot were arrested. Three (3) persons were arrested for their involvement in the disturbance and are as follows:
Melvin Morris: B/M, DOB: 12/05/1988 of Greenville Florida. Charged with Affray
Javon Hampton, B/M, DOB: 05/06/1990 of Tallahassee Fl. Charged with Inciting a riot and Obstruction
Johnny Morris, B/M, DOB: 10/31/1990 of Greenville, Fl. Charged with inciting a riot.
While continuing to disperse crowds and apprehend those failing to comply, Officers on the scene were informed of a vehicle accident and soon learned the vehicle was occupied by the suspect of the stabbing, Antwan Miller. Witnesses inside the wrecked vehicle confirmed Antwans presence and explained that Antwan Miller was attempting to flee the scene en route to Tallahassee Florida when the accident occurred but he had been picked up by an unknown motorist before officers arrived at the accident scene.
Rashard Miller was stabilized and transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was admitted with serious bodily injury. At the time of this updated release, Rashard Miller has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.
The investigation into the stabbing remained pending until presenting a probable cause affidavit and an arrest warrant for Antwan Maurice Miller was issued and executed.
Antwan Maurice Miller Posted bond and was released from the Madison County Jail on Wednesday the 25th day of April 2012.
This case remains pending additional investigations and possible arrest.