There was mayhem yesterday afternoon at the Sebring Falls Mobile Home Park when a gyrocopter crashed into an unoccupied mobile home there. Two people were killed, one was injured and three trailers were damaged in the incident.
Highlands County Sheriff’s authorities have identified the two men killed as 45-year-old Christopher Lord of Sebring who was piloting the aircraft and his passenger 52-year-old Christopher Brugger.
The injured man was working on a nearby mobile home and suffered burns. His name has not been released. Officials say the owners of the mobile home live in Canada and have not returned to Florida. In fact, they say, all three trailers were unoccupied at the time of the incident.
Officials of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are expected in today to begin their investigation.
A Lake Placid man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in the Caladium Capital. Police there say Benjamin Gonzalez-Rozario attacked another man at an Oak Avenue home, after an evening of drinking and drug use.
The victim, whose name has not been released, suffered stab wounds to the neck and head. He was taken to the hospital. Gonzalez-Rozario has been booked into the Highlands County jail.
It remains unclear what sparked the incident.
A man wanted in Pennsylvania has been captured in Avon Park. Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say 20-year-old Timothy Tireik Pough was located in a home in the City of Charm yesterday by the HCSO Tactical Anti-Crime and COPS ADAPT Units.
Pough is wanted in York, Pennsylvania on a murder count. Additionally, he allegedly had threatened his girlfriend who lives in Highlands County. Pough also faces three local charges. He was booked into the Highlands County jail.
It’s Halloween and there will be big doings in Lake Placid. It’s the fifth annual such observance, with Interlake Boulevard and Main Street to be closed to traffic so little monsters may go trick-or-treating. In addition to merchants and others handing out candy and the like, there will be a haunted house available and an outdoor movie will be shown.
The event runs this evening from 6-9pm. Lake Placid police will be there and promise to be “not too scary.”