“Florida Mom Uses Autistic Child to Steal: Deputies Arrest Katrina Latoya Singleton”

By | July 16, 2023



Florida mom Katrina Latoya Singleton, 37, was recently arrested for allegedly using her three children, one of whom has autism, to shoplift merchandise from a Walmart in Brevard County. Singleton is facing charges of child neglect without bodily harm, causing a child to commit an act of delinquency through intimidation, petty theft, and breaking and entering.

According to deputies, surveillance footage showed Singleton directing her children to steal merchandise from various sections of the store. Her 10-year-old child, who has autism, was stopped by deputies at the door with a shopping cart full of stolen items. When her other child informed her that they were with deputies, Singleton chose to exit the store from the opposite entrance and left her children behind.

In another incident, the body of a missing Florida woman, Elizabeth Mathis, was found in Lake Toho after a 10-hour search by air, water, and ground. Mathis had been reported missing by her family, and her vehicle and personal belongings were found near the St. Cloud Lakefront Marina.

A Florida man, Raymond Hofmann, was arrested after a road rage fit that involved ramming into cars, striking them with a tire iron, and even throwing a barbecue grill at deputies. The incidents occurred in Cocoa, and Hofmann is facing charges of resisting arrest, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and other related charges.

Additionally, a shooting suspect in Daytona Beach called 911 after allegedly shooting and killing three men. Jerome Anderson reported the crime and was subsequently arrested by Daytona Beach officials.

Lastly, Tracie Renee Puskac, a Florida woman, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 17-month-old toddler named Jermiyah Puskac. The incident occurred nearly three months earlier, and Tracie was taken into custody at her home in Summerfield.


These recent events in Florida highlight the variety of crimes and incidents that occur in the state. It is a reminder of the importance of law enforcement and the justice system in ensuring the safety and well-being of the community..