Lake Wales

Sought on Murder Charges in Polk County, St. Pete Man Arrested by Pinellas Deputies After Alleged Flight from Traffic Stop

Already sought by Polk County authorities for allegedly attempting to kill a woman in Lake Wales, a St. Petersburg man was apprehended earlier this month after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say he tried to flee from a routine traffic stop. […]... [Read More]

Lake Wales Man Not Charged After Shooting Deemed Self-Defense

The body of Joseph M. Coney was discovered earlier this week facedown in a Lake Wales yard at about 4 a.m. Homicide detectives from the Polk County sheriff’s office and Lake Wales police opened a homicide investigation after determining that […]... [Read More]

Polk County Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of His Grandmother

Prosecutors in Polk County charged Christopher Whaley of Lake Wales with first-degree murder this weekend after he allegedly confessed to stabbing and killing his 69-year-old grandmother in the mobile home they shared. Authorities say Whaley told them he had an […]... [Read More]

Physical Therapy Clinic Owners Charged with Medicare Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Tampa unsealed a thirty-count indictment this week charging Luis Duluc, formerly of Weston, Florida, and Margarita Grishkoff of North Carolina with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and additional substantive counts of health care fraud, making false […]... [Read More]

Life After Prison Good for Man Exonerated by DNA Evidence

The stories that continue to come out of the efforts of The Innocence Project are amazing and inspiring. James Bain was released from a Florida prison in December 2009 after serving 35 years in prison for a crime DNA later […]... [Read More]