Victim doesn't press charges
A Howell's trailer park resident airlifted to Miami early Saturday after an apparent stabbing has declined to press charges, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
The case has been closed, s Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin wrote in a press release.
Alex Miranda, 31, was cut on his head and neck when he knocked on a woman's door and told her he had been attacked; he then collapsed, reports say.
Deputies found a lot of blood and a broken beer bottle at the trailer where Miranda reportedly lives with two other men.
He was treated and released from the hospital, reports say.
May be more to crime spree
Monroe County Sheriff's Office investigators said more car burglaries may have been committed by the four teens arrested Sunday.
Detectives ask that anyone in the Lake Surprise Estates subdivision whose vehicle was burglarized between Saturday night and Sunday morning call the Upper Keys Sheriff's Office substation at 305-853-3211.
A fight involving the four youths before the car and gas station burglaries remains under investigation. That fight reportedly involved two older boys wielding a pipe and a machete; one of the younger teens suffered minor injuries, the Sheriff's Office said.
IRS hoaxer loses federal appeal
A Key West woman sentenced in January to 10 months in federal prison for violating her probation in a 2010 Keys jail IRS hoax case will serve her sentence, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled Monday.
Sandra Perez, née Suarez, claimed the district court erred in not reducing her sentence, because she accepted responsibility. She also claimed the 10-month sentence was unreasonable. The appeals court rejected both arguments.
Perez is a member of the Suarez family, some of whom were involved in a scheme to defraud the IRS through county jail inmates submitting bogus tax returns.
She was arrested on forgery and fraud charges in October while on probation in the IRS case.