Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis  announced new legislation to stop violent assemblies and protect law enforcement. The proposed legislation, the “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act,” creates new criminal offenses and increases penalties for those who target law enforcement and participate in violent or disorderly assemblies. “Our rightContinue Reading

In a follow-up on the triple murder in Frostproof, Florida, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of three suspects–26-year-old Tony “TJ” Wiggins and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Mary Whittemore; Tony’s brother, 21-year-old William “Robert” Wiggins. According to the PCSO, during a search of the crime scene, detectives found aContinue Reading

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said today they are seeking the public’s help in a triple homicide in Frostproof, Florida. There are three adult male victims who were fishing on Lake Streety last night (Friday, July 17, 2020) prior to being murdered. Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) have identified theContinue Reading

A Polk County middle school teacher,  Leslie Bushart, was arrested Thursday for having sexual relations with a juvenile, after the boy’s parents notified the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on June 16. Bushart, 49, confessed to another person at a graduation party on June 6 that she performed oral sex onContinue Reading

Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 14-year-old Dakota Hall of Lakeland Tuesday for one count written threat to kill or injure others. Hall, who was recently expelled from Lakeland Christian School (LCS), posted two threats via Snapchat indicating he would shoot and kill numerous students. According to the arrest affidavit,Continue Reading

Investigators in Tennessee Monday found a 4-year-old girl who disappeared from her central Florida home on Saturday, and said the former family friend accused of kidnapping her is now in custody. Rebecca Lewis and her kidnapper, “West Wild Hogs,” were located in a vehicle near a Memphis hospital. A nurse recognized theContinue Reading

Polk County police have arrested the president of the Kathleen High School Athletic Booster Club for abusing purchasing power and stealing funds. Identified as Aaron Wilborn, Polk Sheriff Grady Judd detailed the case for the media and members of the community. Investigators say Wilborn stole more than $9,800 from the Kathleen High School AthleticContinue Reading