Entries by Kaitlyn Pearson

Chris Nelson to become new SAO Executive Director

State Attorney Brian Haas announced that Auburndale Police Chief Chris Nelson will join the State Attorney’s Office as its Executive Director. When Nelson assumes the role on August 27, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office. He will also oversee the budget, human resources, IT, facilities, investigations, records retention, and Child […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Man receives consecutive life sentences for sexually battering, filming a child

Judge Carpanini handed down two consecutive life sentences and an additional 160 years to Jason Bracero-Reyes Friday afternoon. Following a jury trial, Bracero-Reyes was convicted June 20 of two counts of sexual battery with familial or custodial authority, eight counts of promoting sexual performance of a child, and eight counts of possession of child pornography. […]

Polk prosecutor recognized at 2018 MADD Law Enforcement Awards

FORT LAUDERDALE – Assistant State Attorney Stephanie Weil was recognized Friday at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 2018 Statewide Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony in Fort Lauderdale. Weil was one of 17 prosecutors nominated from across the state for their exemplary job handling DUI cases. Lakeland Police Officer Cory Suttle nominated Weil for the “Outstanding […]