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James Carter, 26, testifies in court March 29. He was convicted of first-degree arson, among other charges, and faces life in prison.

JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man guilty of first-degree arson

Kiera Williams woke up to the smell of smoke. About 3 a.m. on April 7, 2015, she heard the dog barking and immediately jumped out of bed and ran into the living room of her parents’ home, where smoke filled the air. The car and garage were completely engulfed in flames. Williams, her parents and […]

William McGee, 39, of Lakeland.

SENTENCING UPDATE: Lake Hollingsworth attacker sentenced to 30 years

William McGee, who was found guilty of kidnapping and attempted sexual battery March 3, was sentenced to 30 years in Florida State Prison on March 24. In the trial at the beginning of March, evidence showed that the 39-year-old McGee attacked a runner near Lake Hollingsworth on May 18, 2015, pulling her off the path […]

Chaldon Sanon, 20, of Haines City.

JURY VERDICT: Haines City man convicted for sexually battering 9-year-old girl

Chaldson Sanon told law enforcement he had sex with a little girl, admitting he knew it was wrong. At the end of a two-day trial, a jury found 20-year-old Sanon guilty of sexual battery Thursday. Sanon faces a mandatory life sentence that will be imposed May 18. Assistant State Attorney Mikaela Perry called the victim […]

Lake Wales man guilty of lewd molestation

JURY VERDICT: Lake Wales man guilty of lewd molestation

When Charles Bailey found out he was going to be arrested for molestation in 2013, he fled from his Lake Wales home and left the state of Florida. Bailey, 73, evaded law enforcement for more than a year before he was apprehended by US Marshalls in Virginia. On March 15, a jury convicted him of […]

David Broxterman, 57, speaks in court just before his sentence was imposed on March 16. He told the judge he was sorry about the entire incident but never admitted that he'd done anything wrong.

SENTENCING UPDATE: Broxterman sentenced to five years for faking PhD

David Broxterman grabbed the side of the jury box for support as Judge Yancey sentenced him for lying about his doctoral degree in order to teach at Polk State College. He was sentenced March 16 to five years in prison, followed by 20 years of probation. Broxterman, 57, of Lakeland, faked a PhD in organizational […]

James Brady, 62, of Lakeland.

JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man shoots wife, found guilty of attempted murder

Sherry Brady heard a loud bang and looked down to see her blood everywhere – her husband of nearly 10 years had fired a shotgun at her. James Brady was found guilty Thursday of attempted second-degree murder, shooting into a dwelling, tampering with a witness and domestic battery. He faces a minimum of 25 years […]

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State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
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Alfred Jenkins was fired from his job and arrested for grand theft, and he held Terry Yelvington personally responsible.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 11, 2015, Jenkins drove to Yelvington’s home in Lake Alfred, shot him in the head, and stole his wallet.

After two days of deliberation, a jury convicted Jenkins on Monday of first-degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, and tampering with physical evidence. Immediately following his conviction, Judge Harb sentenced Jenkins to life in prison.

We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Assistant State Attorney Paul Wallace in securing this conviction and sentence.
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney Brian Haas recently visited Sandpiper Golf and Country Club to warn residents about new scams circulating and things they can do to protect their personal information. Keeping citizens informed helps keep them from becoming victims.

Thank you to Sandpipers Golf & Country Club for having us to speak at your annual meeting!
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
Joshua Miller’s victim woke up to him pulling her clothes off.

The victim tried to push Miller off of her and told him to stop, but he refused. Miller then climbed on top of her and forced her to have sex with him.

After about 45 minutes of deliberation, a jury convicted Miller on March 13 of sexual battery, possession of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is facing up to 15 years in prison and will be sentenced on April 12.

We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Assistant State Attorney Jessica Embree in securing this conviction.
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