Entries by Jamie Owens

State Attorney’s Office’s 2022 Citizens Academy

The State Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the 2022 Citizens Academy. The seven-week program will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday starting September 20th in the Bartow courthouse. The Academy gives residents in the 10th Circuit an opportunity to learn more about the criminal justice system. Citizens will hear from some […]

National Night Out with Lakeland Police Department

On Tuesday, State Attorney Brian Haas teamed up with the Lakeland Police Department for National Night Out! They visited a handful of neighborhoods and businesses in Lakeland to talk to residents and business owners to continue strengthening relationships in the community. We had a fantastic day and cannot wait to do it again next year!

Lakeland Man Convicted of Robbery with a Firearm

A Polk County Jury convicted Dontae Williamson of Robbery with a Firearm. Williamson entered Advance America in Lakeland FL and pointed a firearm at the clerk demanding money from the register and fled the scene with $450 in stolen cash. Williamson has six prior felony convictions and is set for sentencing September 12th. State Attorney […]

Lakeland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Thomas Lucas, 31, of Lakeland was convicted and sentenced to Life in Prison for Robbery with a Firearm and Burglary of a Dwelling with an assault while Armed with a Firearm. Lucas entered a Lakeland home with a firearm through an unlocked door and demanded one of the victims empty the money out of her […]