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JURY VERDICT: Haines City man guilty of trafficking heroin

Steven Rivera-Torres was found guilty Nov. 8 of trafficking in heroin, four grams or more, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is facing up to 30 years in prison and will be sentenced Jan. 4. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Assistant State Attorney Eric Ebbole in securing this conviction.

Johnny Simon

JURY VERDICT: Frostproof man arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer, faces 10 years

In an attempt to avoid being arrested, Johnny Simon wriggled his arms free of a deputy’s grasp and punched him in the face twice. Simon was found guilty on Nov. 7 of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting an Officer with Violence. Simon is a prison release reoffender and is facing 10 years in […]

Assistant State Attorney Ralph Guerra holds up a photo of the child detectives used on the online dating site. Hawkins was found guilty as charged.

JURY VERDICT: Davenport man guilty of attempted lewd battery on a child

When Bentley Hawkins found out that the person he planned to have sex with was only 14, it didn’t deter him from attempting to meet with the child. But upon arriving at the child’s address, Hawkins was arrested by law enforcement in an undercover sting to identify those who wish to exploit children. A jury […]

Shawn Tucci

JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man convicted of aggravated child abuse for beating 11-month-old

Shawn Tucci testified that he didn’t think it was important to call his girlfriend and tell her that her child was bleeding from his head. He claimed he fell with the baby, whose significant injuries included a bite mark, while Tucci walked away with no injuries. After about four hours of deliberation, a jury found […]

Davey Lewis

JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man convicted of lewd molestation receives three life sentences

When Davey Lewis was confronted with the details of how he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl, he broke down crying and said he was sorry. After two hours of deliberation, jurors found Lewis guilty Wednesday of lewd molestation, sexual battery on a person less than 12, and attempted sexual battery on a person less than […]

Assistant State Attorney Nicole Donnell addresses jurors during closing arguments Tuesday. Green was found guilty of possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with intent to sell and was sentenced to 22 months in prison.

JURY VERDICT: Auburndale man guilty of selling cocaine near church

Jonathan Green willingly told law enforcement he sells cocaine. “I know why you are here,” Green said, when officers showed up at his home in December. “I don’t have a job, and I’m selling drugs because I don’t have much money. After about 30 minutes of deliberation, a jury found Green guilty Tuesday of possession […]


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