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SENTENCING UPDATE: Haines City man who impregnated girl sentenced to life

Delwyn Manuel will spend the rest of his life in prison after battering a young girl and getting her pregnant. After only 45 minutes of deliberation on Nov. 1, Manuel, 53, was found guilty of sexual battery with familial or custodial authority. He was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. He forced himself on […]

JURY VERDICT: Winter Garden man who traveled to Polk guilty of attempted lewd battery

When Jeffrey Binder made plans to drive to Polk County and be intimate with a 14-year-old girl, he had no idea the “girl” was an undercover detective. The jury deliberated less than an hour before finding Binder, 28, of Winter Haven,  guilty Nov. 29 of attempted lewd battery on a child, traveling to meet a […]

JURY VERDICT: Haines City man sexually battered girl, got her pregnant

DNA testing revealed there was a 99.99 percent chance Delwyn Manuel was the father of his victim’s unborn child. The jury deliberated for about 45 minutes, convicting 53-year-old Manuel on Nov. 1 of sexual battery with familial or custodial authority. He is facing life in prison and will be sentenced Dec. 15. Assistant State Attorney […]

JURY VERDICT: Winter Haven woman charged with murder, sentenced to life

Star Tribble shot her sleeping boyfriend in the back of the head and left his body on top of their mattress. A jury found Tribble guilty Oct. 31 of first-degree murder, tampering with a witness, tampering with physical evidence, assisted tampering with evidence and false report of a crime. Immediately following her conviction, she was […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Taekwondo teacher sentenced to 15 years for molesting student

Chase Woolman began making sexual advances toward his victim when she was only 14-years-old. Woolman sexually abused her for three years, taking advantage of the student-teacher relationship he had with her. Woolman was convicted of sexual battery and lewd molestation Friday and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 15 years of probation. […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Man who stalked young girls, flashed them sentenced to 10 years

After being fired from a job where he allegedly flashed a young girl, Adam Tharp spent his spare time stalking children at libraries in hopes of exposing himself to them. Tharp, 24, of Winter Haven, pled guilty to lewd or lascivious exhibition Friday. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 15 years […]

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Over 100 residents at Swiss Golf and Tennis Club gathered to hear State Attorney Brian Haas and Investigator Brett Bulman talk about current scams affecting our community and how they can avoid ... See more

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The Bartow Lighthouse Career Club visited the courthouse yesterday morning to talk to State Attorney Brian Haas about job opportunities our office has to offer. That ... See more

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#JURYVERDICT Lake Wales man convicted of lewd conduct, sentenced to 7 years prison

After deliberating less than 30 minutes, a jury convicted 54-year-old Michael Holt of lewd conduct and lewd and ... See more

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