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Benac accepts plea deal in shark dragging case

Benac accepts plea deal in shark dragging case

Updated Sept. 18, 2019 | TAMPA – Robert “Bo” Benac, 30, of Sarasota, agreed to a plea deal this afternoon while appearing before Judge...
Wenzel to serve jail time and lose fishing privileges

Wenzel to serve jail time, lose fishing privileges

TAMPA – Michael Wenzel, 22, will serve 10 days in a Hillsborough County jail for his role in the much-publicized shark dragging incident that...
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Charges dropped against one shark dragging defendant

TAMPA – Prosecutors have dropped felony animal cruelty charges against one of three men accused of dragging a live shark behind a speeding boat. Spencer Heintz,...
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Shark dragging hearing scheduled

TAMPA – Robert Benac, 28, Spencer Heintz, 23, and Michael Wenzel, 21, have been ordered to appear at a felony court hearing on Tuesday,...
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Shark dragging defendants plead not guilty

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Robert “Bo” Benac, Spencer Heintz and Michael Wenzel pled not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 10 to all charges stemming from a...
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Shark dragging incident has Island ties

The first week of an ongoing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation into an online video of a shark being dragged behind...