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Drunk Driver Convicted and Sentenced to 30 Years Prison for DUI Manslaughter

On February 22, 2020, Charles Polen and the victim got into a verbal argument at “The Coop” located in Babson Park. The victim left the establishment and proceeded to walk on the side of the road. When the defendant finished his beer, he got into his vehicle and ran over the victim causing blunt force […]

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Open Enrollment for Annual SAO Youth Mock Trial

The State Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for their Annual Youth Mock Trial. The four-day program will take place July 10th through July 13th  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow. This program gives students going in to the 11th and 12th grade an opportunity to work with prosecutors from […]

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Man Convicted and Sentenced to 25 Years Florida State Prison

Corey Smith didn’t take kindly to a group of friends who asked him to leave their backyard get together. Several witnesses and the victim were hanging out together when Smith, who lived directly behind one of the witnesses, walked over while heavily intoxicated. When Smith continued to use vulgar language and began breaking glass, he […]

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Sebring Dunkin Donuts Manager Convicted of Sexual Activity with a Minor

Bruce Torres, 42, wasted no time demanding nude photographs and sexual favors from the victim. Torres, the manager at Dunkin Donuts in Sebring, interviewed and hired the young (16 yoa) victim, taking advantage of her age and first job. After just a few weeks of employment, the victim reported the incidents to an adult and […]

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Update: Violent Felon Convicted and Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

Following his conviction of kidnapping and felony charges, London Sir Dangerous was sentenced to 40 years in Florida State Prison. The facts of the case were as follows: The defendant grabbed the victim’s car keys and entered into the vehicle with her. He began punching the passenger side window and windshield causing each one to […]

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Gang Related Murderer Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Cordell Williams was determined to improve his status in his gang. He thought that by executing 17-year-old, Joseph Malcolm White, just outside his home on Golfview Avenue in Bartow, he would strengthen his credibility within the gang. Williams lured the victim out of his apartment and shot him in the neck and left him to […]

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