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Alfred Jenkins, 57, of Winter Haven.

JURY VERDICT: Winter Haven man guilty of murdering Lake Alfred softball coach

Alfred Jenkins was fired from his job and arrested for grand theft, and he held Terry Yelvington personally responsible. In the early morning hours of Aug. 11, 2015, Jenkins drove to Yelvington’s home in Lake Alfred, shot him in the head, and stole his wallet. After two days of deliberation, a jury convicted Jenkins on […]

Joshua Miller

JURY VERDICT: Winter Haven man convicted of rape, faces 15 years

Joshua Miller’s victim woke up to him pulling her clothes off. The victim tried to push Miller off of her and told him to stop, but he refused. Miller then climbed on top of her and forced her to have sex with him. After about 45 minutes of deliberation, a jury convicted Miller on March […]

Jonathan Diaz Fundora

SENTENCING UPDATE: Man given two life sentences for sexually abusing 10-year-old

Jonathan Diaz Fundora groomed a 10-year-old Lakeland girl he met online and drove over four hours to sexually batter her. Days before Diaz Fundora was supposed to go to trial, he pled no contest to 13 charges, including sexual battery on a victim less than 12, kidnapping, traveling to meet a minor, and use of […]

Johnathan Alcegaire, 30, of Miami.

SENTENCING UPDATE: Alcegaire sentenced to death for 2016 triple homicides

Johnathan Alcegaire stood still as Judge Jalal Harb handed down three death sentences for each of the lives he claimed. Alcegaire was convicted on Sept. 27, 2018, of three counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery while armed with a firearm, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, […]

Jerry Salter Jr.

JURY VERDICT: Tennessee man faces mandatory life for sexually abusing Polk County teen

Jerry Salter Jr. started abusing his victim at the age of five. Salter groomed the boy to perform sexual acts by using food. A jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Thursday and convicted Salter of three counts of capital sexual battery on a victim less than 12 years of age. Salter is facing mandatory life […]

Patrick Rayha

SENTENCING UPDATE: Lakeland man sentenced to life for fatal Christmas shooting

Patrick Rayha was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the fatal shooting of Russell Jackson. After two hours of deliberation Monday, jurors convicted Rayha of first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, and burglary of a dwelling while armed with a firearm. Phone records show Rayha’s phone pinged in Dade City about 2:45 p.m. on Christmas […]

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State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
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Alfred Jenkins was fired from his job and arrested for grand theft, and he held Terry Yelvington personally responsible.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 11, 2015, Jenkins drove to Yelvington’s home in Lake Alfred, shot him in the head, and stole his wallet.

After two days of deliberation, a jury convicted Jenkins on Monday of first-degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, and tampering with physical evidence. Immediately following his conviction, Judge Harb sentenced Jenkins to life in prison.

We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Assistant State Attorney Paul Wallace in securing this conviction and sentence.
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney Brian Haas recently visited Sandpiper Golf and Country Club to warn residents about new scams circulating and things they can do to protect their personal information. Keeping citizens informed helps keep them from becoming victims.

Thank you to Sandpipers Golf & Country Club for having us to speak at your annual meeting!
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
Joshua Miller’s victim woke up to him pulling her clothes off.

The victim tried to push Miller off of her and told him to stop, but he refused. Miller then climbed on top of her and forced her to have sex with him.

After about 45 minutes of deliberation, a jury convicted Miller on March 13 of sexual battery, possession of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is facing up to 15 years in prison and will be sentenced on April 12.

We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Assistant State Attorney Jessica Embree in securing this conviction.
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