thaddeus-martine-mugshot-miami-new-times_1_Miami-Dade Police Department

When Thaddeus Martin won the first season of MTV’s “From G’s to Gents” in 2008, he wanted to mark the permanence of his transformation into a gentleman. Four months later, in a post-season reunion episode, the Miami Gardens native rolled up his sleeves and revealed a tattoo of the show’s logo on the inside of his left forearm.

“To a new beginning,” Martin said in a toast during the season finale. “No more goon, no more aggressiveness, strictly a gentleman from now on.”

But in May, Martin was sentenced to ten years in prison for violating probation after police found a .9 millimeter Ruger handgun, a .22 caliber rifle, and a “samurai sword” in his home, according to an arrest report.

edgar.barroso.mug.shot.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Last year, Barroso and three compatriots were cuffed after they took pistol-whipped women hostages and threatened to kill their families. But after making the busts, the cops realized there was a much larger operation at play — and the crimes committed in the name of meth were frequently horrifying. Westword has the story.

skyler.bradley.facebook.1Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Candelaria allegedly cut off Bradley’s girlfriend, so Bradley zoomed up alongside the car on his motorcycle and started ranting — at which point Candelaria casually bashed into the bike, causing it to fall in a spray of sparks. And the whole thing was captured on the web cam of guy delivering calzones. Westword has the story.

pueblo.heroin.meth.bust.2.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Pueblo, Colorado almost became home to the High Times Cannabis Cup — an indication of how marijuana-friendly it’s supposed to be. But the local sheriff’s office doesn’t like pot at all, seizing nearly 6,000 plants and making 35 weed arrests in just over two months. And that’s not to mention a nearly year-long meth and heroin investigation that scored big. Westword has the story.

crystal.walor.facebook.2Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Ebel, a member of the white supremacist 211 prison gang, was released early due to a clerical error and later is thought to have killed the head of the state’s prison system and a pizza delivery man in the wrong place at the wrong time. The case is still officially open, but documents out of Texas featuring startling testimony from Walor, who was sexually involved with at least three 211 members, and confidential informants who make startling claims. Westword has the story.


darwin-castillo-mugshot-broward-sheriffBroward Sheriff's Office

Melissa Rodriguez was collecting seashells on the Hollywood, Florida beach hours after the last fireworks had dimmed on the Fourth of July when she realized her pants were missing. She had left her black jeans, wallet, and car keys on a lifeguard stand before walking to the water. When she turned around, she saw a man in a gray hoodie run off with them down Ocean Drive.

Rodriguez had become a victim of what appeared to be a string of Independence Day petty thefts on Hollywood Beach.

And, after accused robber Darwin Castillo was apprehended, police say he was wearing the very same black jeans he stole from her.

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