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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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Last week, we had a fantastic group of homeschoolers visit the State Attorney’s Office. The students learned about the different offices in the courthouse and how we all work together to keep our ... See more

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JURY VERDICT: Mulberry man convicted of sexual battery, faces life in prison - State Attorney Office 10th Judicial Circuit

Johnathan Sharon forced his victim to perform sexual acts on him for 9 years, punching and choking her until she cooperated.

A jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before finding ... See more

Johnathan Sharon forced his victim to perform sexual acts on him for 9 years. A jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before finding Sharon, 24, guilty of sexual battery on a victim under ... See more

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Winter Haven man gets 10 years for 2003 rape

"The 2003 rape case that led to Berouty’s arrest had been delayed for years after the rape kit in the case had gone untested. When DNA testing was done two years ago, it linked Berouty, 47, of ... See more

The 2003 rape case that led to Stephen Berouty’s arrest had been delayed for years after the rape kit in the case had gone untested. When DNA

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State Attorney honors PCSO Detective Tonya Wright - State Attorney Office 10th Judicial Circuit

As this week comes to a close, we'd like to highlight our last officer.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detective Tonya Wright was honored for her work on the Lenard Masten case. At gunpoint, Masten ... See more

In keeping with the tradition set by State Attorney Brian Haas last year, three law enforcement officers were honored at our annual awards ceremony. These exceptional officers were recognized because ... See more

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