Citizens Academy

State Attorney’s Office’s 2022 Citizens Academy

State Attorney Brian Haas

State Attorney Brian Haas

The State Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the 2022 Citizens Academy.

The seven-week program will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday starting September 20th 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.

Please fill out and complete the application below.

Citizens Academy Application 2022

Completed application should be emailed to communications10@sao10.com or returned to:

ATTN: Administration

The State Attorney’s Office

255 N Broadway Ave., Second Floor

Bartow, FL, 33831

 

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National Night Out with Lakeland Police Department

On Tuesday, State Attorney Brian Haas teamed up with the Lakeland Police Department for National Night Out!

They visited a handful of neighborhoods and businesses in Lakeland to talk to residents and business owners to continue strengthening relationships in the community.

We had a fantastic day and cannot wait to do it again next year!

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Dontae Williamson

Lakeland Man Convicted of Robbery with a Firearm

Dontae Williamson A Polk County Jury convicted Dontae Williamson of Robbery with a Firearm. Williamson entered Advance America in Lakeland FL and pointed a firearm at the clerk demanding money from the register and fled the scene with $450 in stolen cash. Williamson has six prior felony convictions and is set for sentencing September 12th. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney Katherine Artman and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work on this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Lucas

Lakeland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Thomas LucasThomas Lucas, 31, of Lakeland was convicted and sentenced to Life in Prison for Robbery with a Firearm and Burglary of a Dwelling with an assault while Armed with a Firearm. Lucas entered a Lakeland home with a firearm through an unlocked door and demanded one of the victims empty the money out of her safe. Lucas threatened to shoot a second victim if he tried to leave the home. Lucas fled the scene with the money and was later apprehended by law enforcement. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney Josephine Colon and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for their work on this case.

 

 

 

 

 

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