September 24, 2023
Melinda Susan Philbrook

A Villager’s daughter is headed again to jail after sentencing in an area arrest.

Melinda Susan Philbrook, 48, a former resident of the Village of St. Charles, earlier this month was transported from the Florida Division of Corrections to the Sumter County Jail. This previous week, she appeared in Sumter County Courtroom to reply to drug fees from 2022 when she was residing together with her mom in The Villages. Philbrook pleaded no contest to a cost of making an attempt to smuggle medicine into the Sumter County Detention Heart. She was sentenced to 11 months, 22 days already served in jail. Two different drug fees have been dismissed in change for her plea.

Philbrook is presently serving a jail time period in reference to an Indian River County case during which she was convicted of arson. She had conspired to burn a pickup in a scheme to gather an insurance coverage payout. Two of her co-conspirators dumped gasoline on the truck, however one in every of them suffered extreme burns once they lit a match. He was handled at an Orlando hospital for burns to his head, arms, and legs.

Philbrook was at her mom’s home when she was taken into custody on a probation violation. When she was taken into custody and previous to reserving on the Sumter County Detention Heart, she was requested if she had any contraband. She stated she didn’t possess any contraband.

Nevertheless, when a probation officer searched Philbrook’s purse, which was situated in a ready room together with her boyfriend, a number of medicine have been discovered together with gabapentin, latuna, mirtazapine, paroxetine hydrochloride, quetiapine fumarate and buspirone hyrdochloride. The drug diazepam, a Schedule IV managed substance was additionally present in her purse. Not one of the tablets have been in prescription bottles.

She is scheduled to be launched from jail in 2025 within the Indian River arson case.