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Samuel Tucker

DUI Manslaughter Suspect Fled to Ireland. SAO Brought Him Back and Now He’s Headed to Prison.

On the night of June 24, 2017, Samuel Tucker was driving his black four door sedan vehicle with a .15 Blood Alcohol Level- Tucker crashed into a utility pole and fence and flipped his vehicle over several times. His passenger was killed. Tucker was hospitalized and upon release, fled to Ireland. Assistant State attorney Victoria […]

State Attorney Brian Haas Presents 2022 Citizens Academy

State Attorney’s Office’s 2022 Citizens Academy

The State Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the 2022 Citizens Academy. The seven-week program will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday starting September 20th in the Bartow courthouse. The Academy gives residents in the 10th Circuit an opportunity to learn more about the criminal justice system. Citizens will hear from some […]

LPD at FL Presbyterian Homes

National Night Out with Lakeland Police Department

On Tuesday, State Attorney Brian Haas teamed up with the Lakeland Police Department for National Night Out! They visited a handful of neighborhoods and businesses in Lakeland to talk to residents and business owners to continue strengthening relationships in the community. We had a fantastic day and cannot wait to do it again next year!

Dontae Williamson

Lakeland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison for Robbery with a Firearm

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 […]

Thomas Lucas

Lakeland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

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 […]

Jacob Knowles

7 Life Sentences for Highlands County Man Convicted of Seven Counts of Capital Sexual Battery

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 […]

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