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State Attorney Jerry Hill honored by FPAA

State Attorney Jerry Hill honored by FPAA

PANAMA CITY – State Attorney Jerry Hill was honored alongside State Attorney Willie Meggs, Second Judicial Circuit, for 32 years of public service as State Attorney. Both Hill and Meggs were elected in 1984 and are retiring at the end of this year. They were presented with the Eugene Whitworth Memorial Award for outstanding leadership […]

Joshua Davis, 37, of Winter Haven was found guilty of shooting and killing two Polk State College students and injuring a third. He will be sentenced Dec. 9 by Judge Harb.

JURY VERDICT: Man guilty of killing two students, shooting another

Joshua Davis stood in front of his third victim, the gun facing his forehead at point-blank range. Davis had just shot and killed Polk State College students Joe Palacios and Christian Rodriguez, both 19, before turning the gun on Esteban Zavala, who feared he would be shot next. “I didn’t see any hesitation, any doubt,” […]

Shawn Marlow, 46, of Lakeland, was arrested Oct. 14 and given a $15,000 bond. He bonded out of jail the following day.

SAO INVESTIGATION: Golf cart shop used as front for fraud

LAKE ALFRED – Shawn Marlow was arrested Friday, Oct. 14, by investigators with the State Attorney’s Office for stealing $44,175 from his customers and failing to provide them with the goods and services they paid for. An SAO investigation revealed complaints on Marlow had been filed with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office , Lake County […]

Reginald Streeter, 21, was given two consecutive life sentences Monday. He had been convicted twice of robbery with a firearm prior to this incident.

SENTENCING UPDATE: Habitual offender sentenced

Reginald Leon Streeter was sentenced to life in prison Monday. Streeter, 21, of Lake Wales, was convicted by a jury in August of burglary of a dwelling with an assault while armed, attempted robbery with a firearm, resisting officers without violence while wearing a mask, giving false info to law enforcement and possession of cannabis […]

Timothy Baroody, 58, of Orange City, was found guilty Friday of aggravated assault, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

JURY VERDICT: Man guilty of aggravated assault with semi-truck

Timothy Baroody admitted he was in a bad mood and was tired of cars passing his semi in a no passing zone. The victims attempted to pass the semi a few times on Nov. 20, 2014, and Baroody blocked them with his vehicle before forcing theirs off the roadway. The victim gained control and entered […]

Kissimmee man found guilty of attempted manslaughter

JURY VERDICT: Kissimmee man found guilty of attempted manslaughter

Willie Charles Jones, 19, of Kissimmee, was convicted of attempted manslaughter by act and discharging a firearm from a vehicle. Jones was convicted Sept. 29 for an incident that occurred in July 2015 where he got angry at a driver, followed him home and fired two shots at him. In her closing statement, Assistant State […]

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Congratulations to Circuit Judge Sharon Franklin and County Judge Lori Winstead who recently were appointed to their new positions by Governor DeSantis.
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State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney Brian Haas recently attended the annual Honoring Our Heroes event in downtown Winter Haven to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The 10th annual event featured law enforcement agencies and firefighters from across the county. It was an honor to be among the county’s law enforcement as we remembered and paid tribute to those who lost their lives.
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State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
David Kelly Whitchard, 32, pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd molestation. Assistant State Attorney Randall Daugustinis prosecuted the case.
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