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Auburndale woman guilty of meth trafficking

JURY VERDICT: Auburndale woman guilty of meth trafficking

Five kilograms of methamphetamine were entered as evidence in a two-day trial where jurors found Crystal Caldwell guilty of trafficking. Caldwell, 34, of Auburndale, faces a minimum of 15 years in prison after the jury convicted her Thursday of trafficking 200 or more grams of amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a structure used […]

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
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Joshua Imhoff, 34, was convicted in November after jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes. Imhoff fired at deputies after a high-speed chase in North Lakeland.
Assistant State Attorney Seth Solomon prosecuted the case.
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
DeAndre Coffer killed his girlfriend after he became angry with her while she read to his 3-year-old son. “He strangled her unconscious then continued to beat her,” Assistant State Attorney Bonde Johnson said. “This was a forceful strangulation that lasted two to three minutes.”
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
During the trial Assistant State Attorney Monica Smith explained to jurors how Villanueva-Rosado texted and sent lewd pictures of himself to a teenager’s cell phone. Circuit Judge Kevin Abdoney listened to Villanueva-Rosado, then sentenced him to five years in prison, the maximum allowed by law, as requested by the State Attorney’s Office.
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