LABELLE, FL. -- Daniel Woosley is the victim of an apparent murder Thursday
night on SR 29 in LaBelle. The Hendry Sheriff's office is not releasing any
information saying that is because Ronnie Lee will be sworn in as new
Sheriff at midnight tonight, replacing Steve Worley. Worley is stepping down
early after losing the November election.
In a possibly related case, James Henderson apparently escaped from the
Hendry jail a few miles north of the murder scene a few hours before the
murder. Officials say the escape was discovered when a head check was made
about 6 p.m. Thursday. The murder victim was discovered a little after 8
p.m. Thursday night at 1650 SR 29 South, a 5 acre parcel of land owned by
victim Daniel Woosley. Woosley is the owner of the Jennings Hardware Store
on North Bridge Street in LaBelle.
In another unrelated case, at 5 p.m. Friday deputies in LaBelle chased a
1997 Dodge Dakota from 1690 Pine Street eastward down Cowboy Way about two
miles and arrested without incident an Immokallee man who allegedly pointed
a rifle at a victim in LaBelle a few minutes earlier.