A Florida woman has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery following a bizarre incident that involved a car crash last week. According to reports, Amanda Jean Linscott, who is 26 years old, met the victim at a bar in Port Charlotte, Florida from which she and an unidentified female friend left with three men after the bar closed. The group headed to a private residence where the victim of the alleged armed robbery and Linscott’s friend went into a bedroom to have sex. Linscott’s friend is said to have asked the victim for $250, which he claimed he didn’t have. The victim instead gave her $120 in cash and, when he went to the restroom, Linscott and her friend left the residence together. Several hours later, the male victim called Linscott’s friend’s cell phone and the two agreed to meet at a local convenience store. Upon arriving, however, the victim was greeted by Linscott alone, who told the victim her friend had left her. Linscott got into the victim’s vehicle in the early morning hours of September 3rd and began touching him and even having sex with him while the car was in motion. According to the victim, Linscott at some point demanded money. When he told her that he had already given her friend $120, Linscott is said to have pulled out a .357 Taurus revolver and put it to his head. A struggle ensued, during which the victim is said to have punched Linscott in the face, leaving her with a black eye. The victim lost control of his car, careening into a palm tree and driving through the front yards of two homes before finally coming to a stop. Linscott fled the scene on foot, while the victim managed to drive his wrecked car to a friend’s home, where he promptly called police.
Local law enforcement agents arrived on the scene and swept the immediate area gathering statements and evidence. An elderly man in his driveway told police that his daughter had been in a car accident and had been punched in the face. After examining the car, including the gun Linscott had left behind, and other evidence Linscott was arrested one week later. She was booked into a Charlotte County Jail on charges of armed robbery and is currently being held without bond. No date has been announced as to when Linscott is expected to face charges in court.
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Suge Knight, the internationally known hip hop producer and founder of Death Row Records, is in trouble with the law once again. He was detained by the LAPD’s Robbery and Homicide Division for allegedly brandishing a weapon. The altercation took place in Los Angeles, but he was arrested in Gardena in his white Cadillac Escalade. He was allegedly flashing a weapon at a man and is also accused of robbery. Police are booking him for driving with a suspended license as well. Los Angeles Weapons Crimes carry heavy penalties, especially for individuals who have prior convictions. They can also make any violent crimes carry extra years in prison.
Suge Knight has a long criminal history, which could make any Los Angeles Weapons Crime charges more complicated. He was sent to prison in 1997 for 9 years over a parole violation (although released in 2001). He went to jail again in 2003 after assaulting a parking lot attendant. He has been involved in numerous weapons related charges and violent crimes over the last decade in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas. If a defendant commits a violent crime that is also a Los Angeles Weapons Crime, he or she will find themselves facing a felony charge which carries with it heavier jail time.
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If you or someone you love has been charged with, accused of or arrested for a Los Angeles Weapons Crime, contact the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin today by calling 877-781-1570. We are a highly respected law firm and can provide excellent legal representation to anyone in need of qualified lawyers. Contact us today!
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