Entries by john chambliss

Polk Sheriff’s detective honored for work in hit-and-run crash

  Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Ronald Brackley was recently honored by State Attorney Brian Haas for his work investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a driver and seriously injured a fellow deputy. The crash led to the conviction of Charles Lewis, who left a Halloween party after a night of drinking alcohol. That night, Sheriff’s […]

Lakeland man convicted of sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl

    State Attorney Brian Haas announces the conviction of a 49-year-old Lakeland man for sexually assaulting a child. Gary Lee Baker Jr. faces life in prison after he was convicted on charges of lewd molestation on a child under 12-years-old and sexual battery on a child under 12-years-old. Circuit Judge Kevin Abdoney is expected […]

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 […]