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Deshon Morris

Man Convicted of Attempted Murder in the First Degree

Deshon Morris, 27, was convicted by a Polk County Jury for Attempted Murder of the 1st Degree. Morris drove up to a group of people playing dice near Edwin Street in Winter Haven. Morris fired multiple shots at the victim; hitting him twice in the back of the head. Thankfully, the victim survived and was […]

James Hilburn

Man Convicted by a Polk County Jury of Two Counts of Attempted Felony Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer

James Hilburn led the Bowling Green Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on a dangerous high-speed pursuit on November 19th, 2021. Bowling Green Police came upon a burglary in progress at the Bowling Green Storage facility. Hilburn fled the scene and soon entered Polk County in his blue Nissan Altima dodging several attempts […]

Richard Satterfield

Conviction Should Serve as a Warning to Residents Having Work Done in Their Homes

In the early part of 2021, a local resident had a bathroom in her home renovated.  The project took a couple of months.  Later that year, the victim was preparing for a family gathering and attempted to retrieve her silver from a cabinet in her home.  She realized it had been taken, along with other […]

London Sir Dangerous

Man Convicted of Kidnapping and Tampering with a Witness

London Sir Dangerous, 29, was convicted by a Polk County Jury of Kidnapping, Tampering with a Witness and several other charges. Sir Dangerous and the victim got into a verbal argument at the Briarcrest Apartments in Winter Haven that quickly escalated. The defendant grabbed the victim’s car keys and entered into the vehicle with her. […]

Bartow Christmas Parade 2022

SAO10 Participates in Local Christmas Parades

The State Attorney’s Office was excited to participate in the Lakeland, Havendale and Bartow Christmas Parades for the first time this year. Everyone had a merry good time!

Ivan Sanders

Highlands County Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder of Four-Year-Old Girl

Ivan Sanders was found guilty and sentenced to Life in prison for First Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse. Sanders was watching the victim while her mother was at work. Sanders threw the child across the room; hitting her head on the floor, causing her skull to fracture and brain to swell. Sanders delayed taking […]

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