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Aladino-Ojeda

Davenport man convicted of sexual battery, impersonating an officer

State Attorney Brian Haas announces the conviction of Erubiel Aladino-Ojeda, a 38-year-old Davenport man convicted on two counts of sexual battery, attempted sexual battery and falsely impersonating an officer during a felony. A six-member jury convicted Aladino-Ojeda after two hours of deliberations. He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison. Circuit Judge Larry Helms […]

Bejar-Salamanca

Haines City man convicted of trafficking methamphetamine

State Attorney Brian Haas announces the conviction of Pioquinto Bejar-Salamanca, a 59-year-old Haines City man for trafficking more than 200 grams of amphetamine (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a structure with intent to trafficking amphetamine. Bejar-Salamanca was convicted by a six-member jury, which deliberated for about two hours on Wednesday.  The more than 800 […]

State Attorney Haas speaks to Suncoast Crime Prevention Association

State Attorney Brian Haas addressed officers and deputies from the Suncoast Crime Prevention Association on Wednesday at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office operations center. The event, hosted by Sheriff Grady Judd, featured Mr. Haas discussing ways to prevent scams from occurring. “We have to do everything we can to warn people ahead of time,” Mr. […]

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Charges filed against Joseph and Courtney Irby

State Attorney Brian Haas discussed on Wednesday filing charges against both Joseph and Courtney Irby. Joseph Irby, 35, faces one felony charge of aggravated battery. Courtney Irby, 32, has been charged with misdemeanor trespassing. State Attorney Brian Haas Press Conference

Michael James Smith

JURY VERDICT: Michael James Smith convicted of lewd or lascivious battery

State Attorney Brian Haas announced the conviction of Michael James Smith of lewd or lascivious battery: engaging in sex act with a victim 12-16 years of age.  Smith was convicted by a Polk County Jury after deliberating for just under two hours. Smith who was twenty-five (25) years of age at the time of the […]

Polk County Jury Convicts Gail Nichols on four felony counts of cruelty to animals

State Attorney Brian Haas announced the conviction of Gail Nichols on four felony counts of cruelty to animals.  Nichols was convicted by a Polk County Jury after nearly four hours of deliberations. This case was even more disturbing as Nichols is licensed in the State of Florida as a veterinarian. The charges stemmed from an […]

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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 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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