TARPON SPRINGS: Mother and Daughter Arrested for Attack on Cheerleading Coach

Improvements in technology, as well as social media, have led to the creation of some rather new and popular crimes (that didn’t exist when our parents were growing up). For instance, anyone who reads a newspaper is probably familiar with the following “new-school” types of criminal activity: “Cyber-bullying,” “Sexting,” “Texting While Driving,” and “Cyber-stalking.”

However, one of the classic (ripped straight from a Lifetime movie or recent episode of Law & Order, never-gets-old type of cime has occured, once again, in Tarpon Springs, Florida this week.

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A Tarpon Springs mother and daughter face Felony Burglary and Battery charges after law enforcement determined that they beat up a recreational cheerleading coach.

Karen Joanne Wood, 41, and her 16-year old daughter, Kyersten Wood, were arrested September 5th after reportedly assaulting Sharell Ortiz, 34, at Jasmine Sports Complex in Tarpon Springs. For more information, check out today’s full St. Pete Times article.

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As suggested by some of the readers’ comments following the St. Pete Times article, “wft” is wrong with parents these days?

After six years at the State Attorney’s Office in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, nothing seems to surprise me anymore. Especially when it occurs in Pinellas or Pasco counties.

The Blake & Dorsten, P.A., in Clearwater, frequently handles Crimes of Violence, in both Adult and Juvenile Court. If you or a family member has been arrested, the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. is on your side. If your case requires an experienced and aggressive (yet affordable) defense, the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. is available 365/24/7.

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