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Lakeland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison for Robbery with a Firearm/in SAO10 Blog /by Jamie Owens
A Polk County Jury convicted Dontae Williamson of Robbery with a Firearm. Williamson entered Advance America in Lakeland FL and pointed a firearm at the clerk demanding money from the register and fled the scene with $450 in stolen cash. Williamson has six prior felony convictions and is set for sentencing September 12th. State Attorney […]
Lakeland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison/in SAO10 Blog /by Jamie Owens
Thomas Lucas, 31, of Lakeland was convicted and sentenced to Life in Prison for Robbery with a Firearm and Burglary of a Dwelling with an assault while Armed with a Firearm. Lucas entered a Lakeland home with a firearm through an unlocked door and demanded one of the victims empty the money out of her […]
7 Life Sentences for Highlands County Man Convicted of Seven Counts of Capital Sexual Battery/in SAO10 Blog /by Jamie Owens
A Highlands County Jury convicted Jacob Knowles of seven counts of Sexual Battery. Knowles sexually abused the young girl for several months at her home and other locations. Knowles faces life in prison when sentenced. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney Courtney Lenhart and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work […]
Texas Man Convicted of Grand Theft by a Polk County Jury/in SAO10 Blog /by Jamie Owens
Dwyane Rowland schemed to steal a house that was not his. The Texas man noticed that there was a man with a similar name in Polk County who owned a home. Rowland traveled here from Texas and attempted to move into the home, even employing a locksmith in an effort to get the locks changed. […]
ASA Paul Wallace Recognized for 40 Years of Service/in SAO10 Blog /by Jamie Owens
Assistant State Attorney Paul Wallace was recognized at the State Attorney’s Annual Years of Service Ceremony this year for Forty-Years of Service. Wallace, Director of the Homicide Division, is one of the most meticulous, well prepared prosecutors in the state. Wallace was selected as the Gene Barry Award winner in 2019, this is the most […]
POLK COUNTY MAN CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER/in SAO10 Blog /by Jamie Owens
Polk County Man, Elijah Stansell, was Convicted by a Polk County Jury of First-Degree Murder. Stansell, along with three other co-defendants, drove to the victim’s home to confront her son. When the victim returned home, she confronted the defendant who was driving the getaway van. As he was fleeing the area, the defendant drove his […]