Entries by john chambliss

Cheyanne Jessie convicted of killing her father, daughter

  State Attorney Brian Haas announces the conviction of Cheyanne Jessie for the brutal killing of her daughter and father in 2015. A 12-member jury convicted Jessie, 29, of Lakeland, after less than four hours of deliberations. The jury, which also convicted Jessie of tampering with evidence, will now determine whether to recommend the death […]

Davenport man convicted of sexual battery, impersonating an officer

State Attorney Brian Haas announces the conviction of Erubiel Aladino-Ojeda, a 38-year-old Davenport man convicted on two counts of sexual battery, attempted sexual battery and falsely impersonating an officer during a felony. A six-member jury convicted Aladino-Ojeda after two hours of deliberations. He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison. Circuit Judge Larry Helms […]

Haines City man convicted of trafficking methamphetamine

State Attorney Brian Haas announces the conviction of Pioquinto Bejar-Salamanca, a 59-year-old Haines City man for trafficking more than 200 grams of amphetamine (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a structure with intent to trafficking amphetamine. Bejar-Salamanca was convicted by a six-member jury, which deliberated for about two hours on Wednesday.  The more than 800 […]

State Attorney Haas speaks to Suncoast Crime Prevention Association

State Attorney Brian Haas addressed officers and deputies from the Suncoast Crime Prevention Association on Wednesday at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office operations center. The event, hosted by Sheriff Grady Judd, featured Mr. Haas discussing ways to prevent scams from occurring. “We have to do everything we can to warn people ahead of time,” Mr. […]