James Williams

Winter Haven Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder

James Williams James Williams, 40, was convicted by a Polk County Jury of Second-Degree Murder, Manslaughter with a Firearm, and two counts of Improper Exhibit of a Firearm. Williams, also known as “Spooky” used a firearm to shoot one victim who died at the scene and shot another victim who later died at the local hospital due to his injuries. Two other victims were shot at by Williams but were able to escape in their vehicle. Williams faces a possible life sentence at sentencing.  State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney Michael Nutter and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for their work obtaining justice in this case.

 

 

 

 

 

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Carlos Gonzalez

Lake Placid Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Carlos Gonzalez Carlos Gonzalez, 66, of Lake Placid was convicted and sentenced to Life in Prison for Second Degree Murder. Gonzalez was in a verbal altercation with the victim that quickly escalated and resulted in the victim being stabbed in the chest by Gonzalez. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injury and later died. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks ASA Richard Castillo and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work on this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Callahan

Dundee Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder

Mark CallahanMark Callahan, 28, was convicted of Second-Degree Murder with a Firearm and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Callahan was in a verbal altercation with the victim at the Monticello Motel in Dundee when he pulled out a firearm and shot the victim; who was later declared deceased. Callahan then fled the scene and tried getting rid of the firearm by throwing it over a nearby privacy fence. Callahan will be sentenced on June 10th.  State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney Josie Colon and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work on this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Timothy Hero

Sebring Man Sentenced to 45 Years Florida State Prison

Timothy Hero Timothy Hero, 54, sexually battered a vulnerable young girl in a Winn Dixie bathroom while she was grocery shopping. Hero, was an employee at the store when the incident occurred. Assistant State Attorney Norda Swaby obtained a 45-year prison sentence for Hero from a Highlands County Judge. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks ASA Swaby and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office for their perseverance in prosecuting this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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