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SAO INVESTIGATION: Sebring man charged with fraud

SEBRING – After a three-month investigation by State Attorney’s Office Investigator Stephen Menge, Robert Stephen Wiggins, 32, of 3745 Sparta Road in Sebring, was arrested Thursday and charged with scheme to defraud, five counts of grand theft, six counts of contracting without a license and workers compensation fraud. He obtained $14,861.36 from multiple victims. Wiggins […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Gainey sentenced to 30 years for DUI manslaughter

William Gainey – convicted of two counts of DUI manslaughter – was sentenced to 30 years in prison by Judge J. Dale Durrance Friday morning. The sentencing follows a jury trial from last month where Gainey was found guilty. On May 29, 2015, Gainey, 62, of Lake Wales, mixed alcohol and narcotics before driving and […]

JURY VERDICT: Lea guilty, faces life in prison

After a 25-minute deliberation by the jury Thursday, 24-year-old Stephen Lea was found guilty of three felonies, punishable by life in prison. Lea, of Lakeland, was convicted of robbery with a firearm, shooting deadly missiles into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm following a two-day trial. The case was investigated and submitted […]

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JURY VERDICT: Man guilty of attempted lewd battery, transmitting harmful material to a minor

When Eric Norris found an ad on Craigslist about a sexual encounter with a minor, he promptly replied: “I am interested.”

For three days, Norris had non-stop graphic discussions about what he ... See more

When Eric Norris found an ad on Craigslist about a sexual encounter with a minor, he promptly replied: “I am interested.”

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State Attorney Brian Haas recently had the opportunity to judge a speech contest for students from across Polk County. Students' original speeches were centered on a specific topic, "Watersheds: Our ... See more

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Lakeland man convicted in brutal beating, burning death

In closing arguments Thursday, Assistant State Attorney Mark Levine told jurors four assailants, including Brian Johnson Jr., had one plan in mind when they summoned Robert Banks to their house. ... See more

BARTOW — Brian Johnson Jr., the third defendant to stand trial for the January 2016 beating death of a Lakeland man, was found guilty Thursday of

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This morning, our prosecutors and investigators participated in the Polk County Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation Sporting Clays event. Over 150 shooters attended the fundraiser, raising nearly ... See more

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