Lake Wales Crime

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  • Police seeking two in Lake Wales purse theft

    Tuesday Jan 27 | via ABC Action News 

    The purse was stolen Dec. 22 from behind an employee counter at a Dillard's where the victim worked, police said.

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  • Polk deputy dragged during traffic stop

    Tuesday Jan 27 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    A Polk Sheriff's deputy was able to escape major injuries after he was held by a suspect during a traffic stop and dragged before finally being released. Polk deputy dragged during traffic stop A Polk Sheriff's deputy was able to escape major injuries after he was held by a suspect during a traffic stop and dragged before finally being released.

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  • Bail set for 3 booked in shooting injury of Ascensio...

    Friday Jan 23 | via Daily Herald 

    Bail of more than $1 million each has been set for the three people arrested in the shooting injury of a Louisiana deputy sheriff. Authorities say Chadwick Schwender, 27, is accused of shooting Deputy James Atkins in the hand, and John McMullen, 35, and Jennifer McGhee, 27, the two people with Schwender at the time of Tuesday's shooting, all were booked into Ascension Parish Jail on multiple counts, including attempted first-degree murder.

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  • shooting

    Thursday Jan 22 | via The Advocate 

    The man accused of shooting an Ascension Parish sheriff's deputy in the hand on Tuesday got out of the stolen car he was riding in, assumed a "shooter's stance" from behind the vehicle and began firing shots with a .44-caliber Magnum revolver at the officer responding to a shoplifting complaint, Deputy Chief Tony Bacala said. Deputy James Atkins, who had just gotten out of his unit and was still standing behind his car door, was shot in the left hand.

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  • Ascension sheriff identifies new suspect in deputy s...

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via The Advocate 

    Chadwick Schwender, 27, of Florida has confessed to shooting an Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy in the hand during a traffic stop Tuesday in Donaldsonville when he was pulled over for a shoplifting complaint, Deputy Chief Tony Bacala said Wednesday. The wounded deputy, James Atkins, was released from a hospital Wednesday morning and is expected to make a full recovery, Bacala said.

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    Related Topix: Donaldsonville, LA

  • Deputy Shot By Murder Fugitive in Donaldsonville

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via WYLD-FM 

    Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the man wanted in the shooting injury of one of their fellow deputies. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the suspect, 35-year-old John Wesley McMullen, was already wanted by authorities in Lake Wales, Florida, on counts of attempted first-degree murder as well as robbery, arson and other charges.

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  • Man accused of shooting Ascension deputy suspected o...

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via The Advocate 

    Photo provided by the Ascension Pasish Sheriff's Office -- Ascension Parish Sheriff Deputies take John Wesley McMullen, 35, into custody. McMullen has been charged with Attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, flight from an officer, shoplifting, armed robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.

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  • La. Deputy shot, Fla. fugitive arrested

    Wednesday Jan 21 | via KATC-TV Lafayette 

    Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the man wanted in the shooting injury of one of their fellow deputies. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the suspect, 35-year-old John Wesley McMullen, was already wanted by authorities in Lake Wales, Florida, on counts of attempted first-degree murder as well as robbery, arson and other charges.

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  • Dallas police say man arrested for striking off-duty...

    Tuesday Jan 6 | via KSWO 

    A Florida man has been charged with beating an off-duty Dallas police officer who tried to remove him from a cellphone store. Dallas County jail records show Thomas Davidson of Lake Wales, Florida, was being held Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant, assault on a public servant and criminal trespass.

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  • FL Man Beats Police Officer Outside Dallas Phone Sto...

    Monday Jan 5 | via Gateway Pundit 

    A 26 year-old Florida man was arrested after beating a police officer outside a Dallas cellphone store. Thomas Landell Davidson of Lake Wales, Fla., has been charged with assaulting a public servant.

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  • Jury selection plods along in Doty murder case

    Jun 10, 2012 | via Highlands Today 

    Three prospective jurors seated on a preliminary basis Tuesday were excused, while another woman juror became ill and left the courtroom with the help of two bailiffs. She was later sent home for the day, but was expected to return Thursday morning.

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    Related Topix: Polk County, FL, Highlands County, FL

Lake Wales Law

this is my first dui. i did not complete my community service hours in the first 60 days. lakeland fl
Most probation officers don't want to see you fail. They will work with you to make sure you finish. That said, if you...
Violation. Judge clearly told her no drinking and also in her paperwork. What are the chances of her going to jail?
It depends on the judge, on how good her lawyer is and many other factors.
I violated at my ninth month of probation, and spent 60 days in county jail, then the judge let me out if i paid all courtcosts purge, then had me come back 2 months later and when she let me out she said to do all my community serivce, so i come back last weeek i did all my community service, then the lady judge told me to continue with treatmnt an come back a few months later in march....i though the max i could be on probation for was 1 yr? i was sentenced originally in january 2014, shouldnt my probation just end on january 2015? when i left court and got my paperwork the bailiff told me i no longer need to check in with probation or pre trial release and the case is closed, so does that mean that i am still on probation, or the judge is just trying to scare me to make sure i treat?
To clarify your obligations and the term of probation, go to the courthouse and get a copy of the minute order or...
My son hit a telephone pole. No other cars were involved. After an hour or so he was asked to submit to a breathalyzer. He refused. He was not arrested nor ticketed for anything. no DUI no careless driving nothing. Later He was awoken in the middle of the night by two officers to sign something saying his license would be suspended for the refusal.
If he has no prior DUI related suspensions, the suspension for refusing is 12 months. He would be eligible for a...
I have my hardship license right now. My probation officer said the interlock system has to do with the DMV. I asked the DMV what do i need to reinstate my license? They did not state the interlock requirement. I asked twice. Does this mean i do not need to obtain the interlock? The probation can be early terminated after 6 months.
The DMV didn't preside over your case, the judge did. So, if the Judge ordered the interlock devise, you need to work...
My public defender knew the evidence i was going to present was more than what the state had against me so they dropped all charges. Now the question is this: Not enough money at the time to pay the fee's and lost the car. I have bad health problems then and now. The car was worth $5000.00. I needed money for doctors (i have not health insurance.) and decided to sell the car. I needed 2000 for small car and rest for medical. The officer I found out was low on DUI arrests for the month and needed everyone he could get. I'm sick and need money. I feel that i was striped of all my rights and must except what ever the law enforcement does to me for no justifiable reason. Can i sue the State or officer for damages and any kind of compensation? Even auto insurance is double for me now!
How did you lose the car? Did they file a forfeiture action against you or did you just fail to get it out of impound....
It's my first DUI, I think I fell asleep while driving and I crashed really softly against a pole. When the cops found me I was in the backseat passed out but the car was on and in drive mode, I did blow and got 0.086. Is there any hope for me since they have no proof I was actually driving?
Yes, there is hope for you, but it depends on where the car keys were when the police arrested yiu and several other...