Photo/Story Gallery 2009

These Troopers are Getting the Job Done!

Trooper OneyearTrooper LeeAugust 22 was a busy day in Troop L. One trooper rescues a domestic violence victim and her child and another trooper recovers a stolen vehicle belonging to a member of another police agency.

Indian River County: Trooper Pauline Oneyear responded to an in-progress domestic violence crime on Interstate 95. Trooper Oneyear arrived and immediately took the aggressive male into custody after observing the physical injuries to the female victim. A three year old child was present at the scene. Trooper Oneyear’s investigation revealed that the couple was married, but separated due to prior domestic violence events. Further investigation revealed that the husband had forced the victim and their child against the mother’s will into his truck. He had disabled the truck’s doors so they could not be opened from the inside to allow any passengers to exit the truck. The victim and her child were kept against their will as he drove north on I-95 to an unknown destination. According to the victim, the husband had previously broken into her home, bound her with rope and tape, and repeatedly raped her prior to the kidnapping, threatening to kill her if she ever called the police. The victim stated that the husband continued to threaten to kill her until the truck became disabled at the 143 mile post. The victim had multiple bruises and injuries on her neck, arms and legs. The victim and her child were picked up by a family friend. The male was transported to the Indian River County jail for booking. He was charged with False Imprisonment of an Adult, False Imprisonment of a Child, Felony Battery / Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Assault, Battery, Domestic Violence and Use of a Motor Vehicle in the Commission of a Felony.

St. Lucie County: Trooper Corey Lee was clocking northbound traffic on Interstate 95. He clocked a pick-up truck speeding at 92 mph in the posted 70 mph zone and stopped the vehicle. The driver had no license and was taken into custody. A routine computer check revealed the truck had been reported stolen out of Monroe County, and belonged to Lieutenant M. A. Newby of the Key West Police Department. Trooper Lee recovered Lieutenant Newby’s Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, police I.D. and badge, blue emergency light, wallet, laptop computer and various other personal items. Lieutenant Newby and the Key West Police Department were immediately notified.

Pictured: above left, Trooper Pauline Oneyear and right, Trooper Corey Lee