Courtenay H Savage Locked-up
September 24, 2008
TAMPA FL NEWS -- A former trained police officer, Courtenay Heather Savage, is now in custody thanks to a public tip after America's Most Wanted aired a segment featuring Savage last Saturday. Originally wanted by the Pinellas County Sheriff and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for 8 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder, criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence.
Courtenay Savage is accused of firing four rounds from a .357 magnum caliber handgun at an occupied house and a van in the early morning hours of September 7, 2006. Some of Savage's shots went through a bedroom window striking a mirror above a sleeping 13-month-old baby's crib causing minor cuts to the child. Another shot destroyed a television, while others traveled through inside walls of the house, above the heads other sleeping residents. Savage, then fled the scene in a rented vehicle.
Christina Lodrini, the owner of the home on 144th Ave in Largo, Florida, had shots fired at her home before. Therefore, Lodrini had installed hidden video cameras outside the home to catch the perpetrator. So, all of Courtenay Savage's actions were captured on video.
In the past, Christina Lodrini, and Savage had been business partners. It is thought Savage believed Lodrini was responsible for the loss of their aroma therapy company and felt Lodrini owed her money. Savage is quoted as saying "I wanted my own justice," by Florida Assistant State Attorney Lydia Wardell.
On September 8, 2006, Courtenay Savage was arrested, but was then released on October, 14, 2006 with a $120,500 surety bond handled by All American Bail Bonds.
David Savage, Courtney's husband and first name on the bail bond, began to feel uneasy about his wife possibly absconding, therefore, notified All American Bail Bonds that he was backing out of the surety bond. All American Bail Bonds surrendered Courtenay Savage to the Pinellas County Jail on February 12, 2007.
While Savage was still incarcerated, David Savage filed for divorce. According to the divorce agreement, David Savage agreed to give $120,000 in order to buy out her interest in their home in Spring Hill, Florida. On May 2, 2007, Courtenay's now estranged husband then again posted bail in the sum of $115,500 in cash releasing her from Pinellas County Jail. On May 17, 2007, the divorce was finalized by Pasco Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper. Courtenay Savage who reverted to her maiden name, White, was now divorced and once again free; however, this time Courtenay White disappeared.
On July 20, 2007, a warrant was filed charging Courtenay Savage with failure to appear, declaring her a female fugitive. Courtney Savage, or now, "Courtney Heather White" was also considered armed and dangerous.
Finally, in 1998, Savage worked as a Hillsborough County detention deputy, and a Tampa police reserve officer from 2000 to 2003. Due to her former police training, Savage has been able up until now to evade arrest.
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