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PCSO Detectives Investigating Shooting Death of Fort Meade

Man – Suspect In Custody


Around 1:20 p.m. on Friday, February

23, 2018, PCSO received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a person shot at 10

SW MLK Blvd  in Fort Meade (cross street Charleston Avenue). When first

responders arrived they found 30-year-old Charles McGhee (11/19/87) of

Fort Meade with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Bartow Regional Medical

Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses reported

the shooter was 48-year-old Jimmy Lee Hester (DOB 12/17/69) of Wauchula.

Hester arrived at the PCSO Fort Meade Sheriff’s Station to turn himself

in shortly after the shooting occurred. Hester was taken to the PCSO Sheriff’s

Operations Center to be interviewed by Homicide detectives.

This

evening, Hester is being booked into the Polk County Jail and being charged

with Manslaughter, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Tampering

With Evidence. An autopsy will be conducted at a later date.

Hester and McGhee were known to each other and had a dispute earlier

in the week, which likely led to today’s altercation. Both have extensive

criminal histories:

“Here’s another example of how dealing

in drugs, or associating with those who deal in drugs, is violent business.

Luckily this suspect went to jail shortly after killing a man in broad

daylight, before he hurt anyone else.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff

McGhee’s criminal history:

01/18/2018 – PCSO – Poss

Marijuana WITS, Poss Marijuana over 20 grams, Poss Drug Paraphernalia,

Keep Structure/Vehicle for Drugs

11/27/2014 – PCSO – Battery

DV

06/30/2012 – Wauchula PD – Operate Motor Vehicle

10/21/2011 – Wauchula PD – Agg Assault with Deadly Weapon, Criminal

Mischief

09/01/2007 – FMPD – Operate Motor Vehicle w/o Valid

DL

Hester’s criminal history:

01/06/2011

– BPD – Probation Violation (2 counts)

09/10/2010 – PCSO –

Poss Drugs, Poss Opiates, Poss Marijuana, Poss Drug Parapernalia, Probation

Violation (3 counts)

07/09/2009 – PCSO – Agg Battery (DV)

06/23/2009 – PCSO – DWLSR, Poss Firearm During Commission of Felony,

Poss Weapon/Ammo by Convicted Felon, Keep Structure for Drug Activity,

Poss Meth WIT Sell, Manufacture Drugs Within 1000 ft of Church/School,

Felony Poss Marijuana, Poss Drug Paraphernalia

06/14/2009 –

PCSO – Battery (2 counts)

10/25/2007 – FMPD – Battery

06/17/2006 – FMPD – DWLSR

06/04/2006 – FMPD – Agg Battery

04/06/2006 – PCSO – Battery DV

06/19/2005 – FMPD

– Battery, Resist LEO, Exposure of Sexual Organs

09/10/2004

– FMPD – Petit Larceny

11/19/2003 – FMPD – Shoplifting

01/05/2002 – PCSO – Probation Violation

03/23/2001 –

Hardee County SO – Battery DV

03/21/2001 – PCSO – Battery

03/32/2001 – PCSO – Battery

08/02/2000 – FMPD – DWLSR

05/16/1998 – PCSO – DWLSR, Poss Drugs WITS

11/17/1997

– PCSO – Petty Larceny, Trespassing

09/30/1997 – FMPD – Distribution

of Control Substance, DWLSR

08/01/1997 – BPD – Contempt -DWLSR

04/22/1997 – FMPD – Utter Forged Counterfeit Bill, Petit Theft,

Trespassing

10/17/1995 – PCSO – Shoplifting, Resist LEO

08/02/1991 – FMPD – Strong Armed Robbery

10/16/1990 –

FMPD – Agg Battery

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