Entries by Jamie Owens

Lakeland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

A Circuit Judge sentenced Stevin Smith to Life in prison after being found guilty by a Polk County Jury of Attempted Armed Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Smith has an extensive criminal record for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Domestic Battery Strangulation, Robbery with a Weapon, Burglary of a Structure, Robbery, […]

Davenport Man Convicted of Multiple Trafficking Charges

Cordarrall Hall, 35, was found guilty by a Polk County Jury of Trafficking in Fentanyl, Trafficking in Cocaine, and several other drug related charges. The street value of drugs involved in this case exceeded tens of thousands of dollars. Hall, faces a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years and will be sentenced on April 14th. […]

Man Convicted of Attempted Murder in the First Degree

Rudy Gonzalez, 27, was found guilty by a Polk County Jury of Attempted First Degree Murder. After sending a threatening social media post about killing the victim, Gonzalez, brutally stabbed him ten times causing life threatening injuries. Luckily, the victim survived although he will be scarred for life. Gonzalez has an extensive criminal history with […]

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 […]