Entries by Jamie Owens

Lakeland Man Convicted of Multiple Counts of Sexual Battery

A Polk County Jury convicted John Aurand of two counts of sexual battery, two counts of lewd molestation, five counts of promoting sexual performance of a child and thirteen counts of child pornography. John Aurand faces life in prison when sentenced on April 10th. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney’s Ashley McCarthy, Seth […]

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 […]