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Aaron Delaune

Gang member who fired shots at family in SUV convicted of attempted manslaughter

  A gang member who fired gunshots into an SUV traveling on Havendale Boulevard with a family of four inside has been convicted of attempted manslaughter.   The family, which included 11-year-old twins, were traveling in September, 2018, to a birthday party at a nearby park. No one was injured, but two bullet holes were […]

Demetri Graham

Dad who punched youth football coach sentenced to 9 months in jail

A father who punched his 9-year-old son’s football coach in the face after the team lost a game in North Lakeland in 2019 was sentenced last week to 270 days in jail and 12 months of probation. The punch Demetri Graham threw as children watched caused William Roberti to receive 27 stitches to his lip. […]

State Attorney Brian Haas presents Pete Mislovic with a plaque during a retirement party..

Mislovic, mentor to many, retires after nearly 30 years

After nearly 30 years, Pete Mislovic has hung up the Ohio State lanyard. But Mislovic, 67, will leave a legacy of mentoring and encouraging young, up and coming lawyers into successful prosecutors, judges and defense attorneys. “Pete has been such an important part of our team for many years,” State Attorney Brian Haas said.  “We […]

Michael Celello

Man sentenced to life for fatally shooting roommate, dumping body in Everglades

The Sebring man who fatally shot his roommate then dumped the man’s body in the Everglades was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Michael Celello, 59, was sentenced for the charge of second degree murder with a firearm. Circuit Judge Peter Estrada also sentenced Celello to a total of 13 years in prison for […]

Lakeland man sentenced to 40 years for fatal stabbing

A Lakeland man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Thursday for fatally stabbing a man then threatening to kill a witness if she told anyone about the stabbing. Circuit Judge William “Bill” Sites sentenced Ronald Wagoner, 29, to 30 years for manslaughter followed by 10 years for tampering with a witness. The sentences […]

Steven Lane

Lakeland man sentenced to life for sexually assaulting boy

A 43-year-old Lakeland man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in 2018. Before Steven Lane was sentenced, Circuit Judge William Sites told the defendant that the case was one of the most heartbreaking he’s seen. “Sitting through this trial was one of the most soul crushing things I’ve […]

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Aaron Delaune, who faces a minimum of 15 years in prison, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 6 before Circuit Judge Keith Spoto. Delaune has been in the Polk County Jail since his arrest in September. Jurors also found Delaune guilty of using a firearm during the crime and acting for the benefit of a criminal gang.
Assistant State Attorneys Victoria Avalon and Joe Concepcion prosecuted the case.
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney Brian Haas recently participated in several events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Haas attended a prayer breakfast in Lakeland and walked in parades in Lake Wales and Lakeland.
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
The punch thrown by Demetri Graham caused the coach to receive 27 stitches in his lip. Jurors deliberated 30 minutes before finding Graham guilty of battery.
“As soon as the coach turned his head, the defendant sucker punched him,” Assistant State Attorney Craig Leckie told jurors. “The defendant was mad they lost and his son didn’t play.”
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