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Sebring man charged with fraud

SAO INVESTIGATION: Sebring man charged with fraud

SEBRING – After a three-month investigation by State Attorney’s Office Investigator Stephen Menge, Robert Stephen Wiggins, 32, of 3745 Sparta Road in Sebring, was arrested Thursday and charged with scheme to defraud, five counts of grand theft, six counts of contracting without a license and workers compensation fraud. He obtained $14,861.36 from multiple victims. Wiggins […]

William Gainey, 62, of Lake Wales, sits in the courtroom during his sentencing Friday morning. Judge J. Dale Durrance sentenced Gainey to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of two counts of DUI manslaughter.

SENTENCING UPDATE: Gainey sentenced to 30 years for DUI manslaughter

William Gainey – convicted of two counts of DUI manslaughter – was sentenced to 30 years in prison by Judge J. Dale Durrance Friday morning. The sentencing follows a jury trial from last month where Gainey was found guilty. On May 29, 2015, Gainey, 62, of Lake Wales, mixed alcohol and narcotics before driving and […]

Lea guilty, faces life in prison

JURY VERDICT: Lea guilty, faces life in prison

After a 25-minute deliberation by the jury Thursday, 24-year-old Stephen Lea was found guilty of three felonies, punishable by life in prison. Lea, of Lakeland, was convicted of robbery with a firearm, shooting deadly missiles into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm following a two-day trial. The case was investigated and submitted […]

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State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
In Honor of #NationalPoliceWeek and #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay, we’d like to take a moment to remember all 41 officers in our circuit who have died in the line of duty.

State Attorney Brian Haas and SAO employees attended a memorial ceremony to remember Highlands County Sheriff's Office Deputy William Gentry, Jr. on May 7 – the first anniversary of his death.

We will never forget. 🖤💙🖤
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney Brian Haas was the keynote speaker for this year's Polk County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony.

Each spring, agencies from across Polk County gather to honor our fallen officers. Polk County's first line of duty death dates back to 1886, so the names of the 33 officers who have fallen since then were read aloud at today's ceremony. A single rose was placed on top of a unique plaque, bearing each officer's name and end of watch. Annual ceremonies like this ensure our heroes are never forgotten.
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
When Blake Fitez met Victor Manns Jr. to sell him an iPhone, he had no way of knowing the interaction would end in his friend’s murder.

Jurors deliberated about two hours on April 24 before finding Manns guilty of first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, burglary with a firearm, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Judge Harb immediately sentenced Manns to life in prison.

We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Assistant State Attorney Steven Alamia in securing this conviction and sentence.
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