Vincente Oyola

Man Convicted of Multiple Counts of Driving Under the Influence

Vincente Oyola

Vincente Oyola

Vincente Oyola, 34, was found guilty by a Polk County jury on November 3rd, 2021, of two counts of Driving Under the Influence with Serious Bodily Injury, two counts of Driving Under the Influence and one count of Driving on a Suspended License. In December of 2018, Oyola was driving on Interstate 4 in Polk County, when he crossed the center median and started traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.  As a result of Oyola’s criminal actions, four vehicles were involved in the crash and two of the five victims sustained serious bodily injuries that will forever affect their lives.  Post-crash test revealed Oyola’a blood alcohol level was 0.235, nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

Oyola will be sentenced on December 20th, 2021.

State Attorney Brian Haas is thankful for the work of the Florida Highway Patrol, Assistant State Attorney’s Dakota Griffenkranz and Harold Bennett, in securing this conviction.

 

 

 

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State Attorney Brian Haas

Enrollment Opens for Second Annual SAO Citizens Academy

 

State Attorney Brian Haas

State Attorney Brian Haas

The State Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the second annual Citizens Academy.

The seven-week program will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each Tuesday starting November 2nd in the Bartow courthouse. The Academy gives residents in the 10th Circuit an opportunity to learn more about the criminal justice system. Citizens will hear from some of the top prosecutors in the circuit about how they develop cases then take them to trial.

Enrollment is closed for the 2021 Citizens Academy.

Please visit www.sao10.com/about-us/citizens-academy/.

 

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Breonna Wren

Lakeland Woman Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of Six-Year-Old Child

In what is considered one of the worst cases of child abuse in Polk County in many years, a jury convicted Breonna Wren of first degree murder of her boyfriend’s six-year-old child.  Wren severely beat the child back in 2018 while the child was visiting her father. The child suffered more than 37 separate injuries, including three skull fractures, a lacerated liver and external injuries from head

Breonna Wren

Breonna Wren

to toe.  The father’s criminal case is still pending.  Because Wren was convicted of first degree murder, she will be sentenced to a mandatory life in prison sentence with no chance of parole.  State Attorney Brian Haas thanks the Lakeland Police Department and Assistant State Attorney Ashley McCarthy for their hard work and dedication in securing this conviction.

 

 

 

 

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Bryan James Riley

Man Indicted by Grand Jury for Four Counts of First-Degree Murder

Bryan James Riley

Bryan James Riley

State Attorney Brian Haas announces the indictment of Bryan James Riley by the Polk County Grand Jury on twenty-two charges, including four counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first degree murder, one count of kidnapping, one count of aggravated child abuse, two counts of burglary, seven counts of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, one count of animal cruelty, one count of arson, two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, and two counts of shooting within an occupied dwelling. This incident occurred in the early morning hours of September 5th in the unincorporated area of Lakeland, Florida.  Riley will be arraigned on the charges at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

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