Thursday, July 09, 2020

Eliceo Hernandez Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In Julian Keen Murder


LABELLE, FL -- A man arrested on Negligent Manslaughter charges on June 14, 2020, in the shooting death of FWC Officer Julian Keen, now faces new charges of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm, Attempted Second Degree Murder – Discharging a firearm, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Possession of Synthetic Cannabis.

In the early morning hours of Monday, June 15, 2020, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit arrested 20 year old Eliceo Hernandez (photo below) in the shooting death of FWC Officer Julian Keen, Jr.

Investigators were able to determine thru interviews that Keen and another man had witnessed a Reckless Driver. Keen had gotten into his truck and was following the driver. After both Keen and Hernandez stopped, Keen confronted Hernandez and was later shot.

Eliceo Hernandez, 20 years of age, of 1411 Chickasaw Av., LaBelle was arrested and originally charged with Negligent Homicide and is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $500,000.00 bond.

Montura Ranch, FL Man Arrested In Theft Of 25 Head Of Cattle

LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Sheriff's Office, Major Crimes Unit reports an arrest during the evening hours of Tuesday, July 7, 2020, concerning the August 19, 2019 theft of twenty-five (25) head of Cattle from SR 29 South.

On August 19, 2019, cattle owner James Clifton Davis, reported the theft of the cattle to law enforcement authorities. After a lengthy and tedious investigation, Detectives developed information leading to an arrest warrant being issued for 40 yr old, Carlos A Nunez-Xenes of 135 South Verda Ave in Montura Ranch Estates. 

Nunez-Xenes was taken into custody and transported to the Hendry County Jail. Nunez-Xenes was released early Wednesday morning on a $67,500 bond. Nunez-Xenes was charged with twenty-five (25) counts of Commercial Grand Theft of Farm Animals, and one (1) count of Grand Theft Motor Vehicle.

The investigation is continuing and further arrests are expected in the near future.

“The members of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office are committed to this community and dedicated to the safety and well being of all”, said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden. “It is the objective of this agency to rid this community, of this type of behavior and criminal element”, said Sheriff Whidden.

Free Counseling Service Available To Area Residents

LABELLE, FL. -- Counseling services are available to uninsured or under insured in the Hendry and Glades county region.

Services are offered through teleconferencing by Impower, a non-profit organization based in the Orlando area.

Telehealth requires a phone, tablet or computer to access the services given by a Florida licensed counselor.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Free COVID Testing Continues In Hendry And Glades County

LABELLE, FL. – The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties continues to provide free COVID-19 Testing. Notices for available testing sites, days and times will be sent out on a weekly basis and beginning next week hours start a half hour earlier.

There are no criteria for testing, however, appointments are required and individuals must be 18 years and older. Appointments will not be made more than one week in advance. No same-day appointments will be made. No "walk-ins" accepted.

This is a "drive-thru" service. All individuals must stay in their vehicles during the process (during registration and while being tested). Persons tested will be given instructions on how to receive their test results. Results may take 5 business days.

Glades County Health Department in Moore Haven: 1021 Health Park Drive (863) 946-0707
Monday, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (By appointment only) (Weather permitting)

Hendry County Health Department in Clewiston: 1100 S. Olympia (863) 983-1408
Wednesday July 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (By appointment only) (Weather permitting)

Hendry County Health Department in LaBelle: 1140 Pratt Blvd (863) 674-4041
Friday, July 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (By appointment only) (Weather permitting)

Residents of Hendry and Glades Counties can secure an appointment for testing by calling the Hendry County Health Department Clewiston (863) 983-1408, LaBelle (863) 674-4041 or Moore Haven (863) 946-0707

Other Testing Locations in Hendry County by appointment:
Forbes Family Medicine
Address: 500 W Sagamore Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440, Phone: (863) 983-3434

Hendry Regional Medical Center, Address: 524 W Sagamore Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440
Phone: (863) 902-3000

Hendry Convenient Care, Address: 450 S Main St #2, LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone: (863) 675-2356

Florida Community Health Centers, Address: 315 W C Owen Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440
Phone: (863) 983-7813 AND 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven (863) 946-0405

Duncan MacDonald Dies At 65

Duncan MacDonald, of Labelle, Florida, age 65, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Duncan was born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 7, 1955 to the late Duncan Neil MacDonald and Jane Redpath Bradshaw. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol MacDonald; a son, Duncan Fraser MacDonald; and, a daughter, Claire Catherine Clark; and three grandchildren, Rex James, Max Duncan Clark and Lylah Rosa MacDonald. A brother John MacDonald and a sister Elizabeth Anne (Gordon) Sloan. Along with many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Duncan was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a warm, kind, and generous man, who was loved by all who knew him. He was a successful, devoted businessman. 

He attended Bearsden Academy in Glasgow, Scotland, after which he joined the British Royal Navy, where he served nine years and completed his Degree in Finance. 

Duncan loved travel, cooking, fishing and golf. Duncan was a member of the Kilmore Parish Church of Scotland and an associate member of Carlson Memorial Church in Labelle. 

No service is scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration; The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, Inc.; Hope Healthcare (Palliative and Hospice); or Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. 

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.