Entries by Jamie Owens

State Attorney Brian Haas meets with Lakeland Police Chief Ruben Garcia

State Attorney Brian Haas met with Lakeland Police Chief Ruben Garcia and members of the Lakeland Police Department this week to discuss the partnership between the two agencies. These meetings take place every few months to keep lines of communication open between LPD and SAO staff. We are grateful for the hard work and dedication […]

State Attorney Brian Haas Administers oath for Polk Police Chiefs Association Annual Banquet

State Attorney Brian Haas administered the oath of office for the new Officers and Directors of the Polk Police Chiefs Association. Lakeland Police Chief Ruben Garcia, President, Bartow Police Department Chief Bryan S. Dorman, Vice President and Chris Nelson, Executive Director for the State Attorney’s Office will serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the Polk Police Chiefs […]

Lake Placid Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

Robert Lincoln sexually molested a young girl for many years, beginning when the child was 12 years old.  Lincoln used grooming, threats and bribes to molest the child.  A Highlands County Jury convicted Lincoln of Lewd Molestation in December.  This week, Assistant State Attorney Courtney Lenhart obtained a life sentence for Lincoln from a Highlands […]