Entries by Jamie Owens

Employee of the Quarter Recognition 2022

State Attorney Brian Haas recognized eight individuals throughout the 2022 year for going above and beyond their day to day expectations. The State Attorney’s Office commends all their hard work and dedication.    

Man Convicted of Attempted Murder in the First Degree

Deshon Morris, 27, was convicted by a Polk County Jury for Attempted Murder of the 1st Degree. Morris drove up to a group of people playing dice near Edwin Street in Winter Haven. Morris fired multiple shots at the victim; hitting him twice in the back of the head. Thankfully, the victim survived and was […]

Man Convicted by a Polk County Jury of Two Counts of Attempted Felony Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer

James Hilburn led the Bowling Green Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on a dangerous high-speed pursuit on November 19th, 2021. Bowling Green Police came upon a burglary in progress at the Bowling Green Storage facility. Hilburn fled the scene and soon entered Polk County in his blue Nissan Altima dodging several attempts […]