Florida Man Docket – March 24

Florida Man accused of Murdering his Wife Apprehended in West Virginia

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man from Brevard County, whose truck was discovered completely destroyed by fire after his wife vanished in January, has been taken into custody in West Virginia in relation to her passing.

Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced in a pre-recorded video uploaded to his Facebook page late on Thursday that Brian Estep was arrested at his residence in Bluefield, Virginia, a small community close to the West Virginia–Virginia state line, on Thursday. According to him, he was arrested and charged with first-degree premeditated murder and tampering with evidence. He is still being held without bond.

Ivey stated that Estep is awaiting extradition to Florida to answer to charges related to the death of his 39-year-old wife, Amber Estep.

On January 19, 2024, Amber Estep’s mother reported her missing as she hadn’t been in contact for a few days and hadn’t shown up for work. Sheriff Ivey reported that a property owner discovered her death the following day in Mims, Florida, by the side of State Road 46 and Pit Bill Lane.

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Sheriff Ivey stated that Amber Estep had sustained head trauma from numerous gunshot wounds, citing the medical examiner’s report. When Amber Estep vanished, it was first looked into as a missing person’s report. Her spouse reported to deputies at the time that he and Amber had argued on January 16 after going to the doctor on Merritt Island, Florida. Sheriff Ivey stated that he suspected Amber of having extramarital encounters with several guys.

Amber apparently wanted to be let out of the truck as they were leaving that appointment, according to what Brian allegedly told the deputies. He drove off, telling deputies that Amber had been dropped off near I-95, north of State Route 50. Sheriff Ivey says in the video that he pretended to give her space by not calling or checking on her for three days.

According to Sheriff Ivey, Brian relocated from Titusville, Florida to West Virginia following Estep’s death and disappearance.

Florida Man Accused of Shooting his Housemate During an Argument About Cats

Deputies report that a man from Florida shot his roommate ten times over a dispute about cats, and now he’s in jail.

According to an arrest document from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Glenn White,59, was taken into custody following the incident that happened on March 8 at a residence in Fort Myers, and he was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

According to the affidavit, when deputies arrived at the house in response to a report of a shooting, they discovered a woman inside who had several gunshot wounds. There was also a man inside the residence who was later identified as White. The affidavit states that the woman informed deputies that White was the one who had shot her.

While other deputies assisted the woman, White was taken into custody. She was then taken to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention. Deputies report that she was shot ten times: twice in her ribs, once on her finger, and seven times in her lower extremities.

Deputies discovered that the shooting was caused by a quarrel the two had been having in the days preceding the event.

The woman gave White permission to stay at her house after he was just evicted from his own. According to the affidavit, White brought a cat home every day after moving in with his three cats, for a total of six cats.

According to the affidavit, the woman “grew weary of having all the cats inside the house and informed White that she was going to move them to the lanai,” indicating that she preferred the cats to reside outside as opposed to inside. After White gave her permission to search his room for the cats, he went to the room and stood in the bedroom door frame. White is said to have started shooting at the woman when she turned to face him.

The woman pleaded with White to stop firing at her, and he allegedly told her, “I am going to kill you b****,” according to the affidavit. Then, while she pleaded to phone 911, he leveled the gun at her head. She went into the dining room to get her phone so she could contact 911, but according to the deputies, White slapped the phone out of her hand.