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SAO INVESTIGATION: Golf cart shop used as front for fraud

LAKE ALFRED – Shawn Marlow was arrested Friday, Oct. 14, by investigators with the State Attorney’s Office for stealing $44,175 from his customers and failing to provide them with the goods and services they paid for. An SAO investigation revealed complaints on Marlow had been filed with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office , Lake County […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Habitual offender sentenced

Reginald Leon Streeter was sentenced to life in prison Monday. Streeter, 21, of Lake Wales, was convicted by a jury in August of burglary of a dwelling with an assault while armed, attempted robbery with a firearm, resisting officers without violence while wearing a mask, giving false info to law enforcement and possession of cannabis […]

JURY VERDICT: Man guilty of aggravated assault with semi-truck

Timothy Baroody admitted he was in a bad mood and was tired of cars passing his semi in a no passing zone. The victims attempted to pass the semi a few times on Nov. 20, 2014, and Baroody blocked them with his vehicle before forcing theirs off the roadway. The victim gained control and entered […]

JURY VERDICT: Kissimmee man found guilty of attempted manslaughter

Willie Charles Jones, 19, of Kissimmee, was convicted of attempted manslaughter by act and discharging a firearm from a vehicle. Jones was convicted Sept. 29 for an incident that occurred in July 2015 where he got angry at a driver, followed him home and fired two shots at him. In her closing statement, Assistant State […]

JURY VERDICT: Man convicted of murder for second time

Jurors found 24-year-old Benjamin Smiley guilty Thursday of killing a Lakeland man, making it the second time he’s been convicted of murder in less than a year. After deliberating for about six hours, the jury found Smiley guilty of first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, tampering with evidence, aggravated assault and burglary of a dwelling. […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Carroll sentenced to 20 years

Gary Carroll was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for striking and killing a bicyclist and leaving the scene. Carroll, 48, of Lakeland, struck and killed the 32-year-old victim, left the scene of the crash and removed the physical evidence from his vehicle. He was found guilty by a jury on Aug. 22 and […]

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JURY VERDICT: Lake Wales man who shot at helicopter, stole three vehicles to receive life

Wesley Grace led law enforcement on a three-day manhunt from Lake Wales to Haines City before he was finally apprehended.

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Wesley Grace led law enforcement on a three-day manhunt from Lake Wales to Haines City before he was finally apprehended.

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Convicted carjacker sentenced to life in prison

Tyler Demalignon was sentenced to life in prison Friday for stealing a utility truck at gunpoint, kidnapping the driver, and leading police on a high-speed pursuit before crashing into a fence.

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Tyler Jerrod Demalignon, 26, of Lakeland, was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison Friday for stealing a utility truck at gunpoint,

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Today we honor the courage and salute the sacrifice of fallen officers across the nation as we mourn the loss of one of our own – Highlands County Sheriff's Office Deputy William Gentry, Jr. ... See more

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This evening, State Attorney Brian Haas is speaking to residents at Kings Pointe in Lake Alfred about ways they can safeguard their personal information from crooks who may try to steal it.

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