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Police search for Plant City man involved in shooting death

Police search for Plant City man involved in shooting death

Lakeland, FL -- Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a man involved in a homicide shooting in Kathleen early this morning.

Detectives are in the process of obtaining a warrant for the arrest of 25-year-old Levon Wayne Freeman, of 1809 East Alabama St. in Plant City.

According to detectives, Freeman was positively identified as the suspect involved in the shooting of 27-year-old Tommy Chandler of 1139 Gillmore Ave. in Lakeland around 4:30 this morning. Chandler was found dead outside near the home by deputies when they arrived at the scene.

Lawn-mowing neighbor tased, fights with police

Lawn-mowing neighbor tased, fights with police

Lakeland, Florida - A man who police say had been drinking and was trying to mow his neighbor's lawn ended up in a violent fight with two officers.

It was 8:00 Tuesday night when Joseph Florence, 57, decided he was fed up with the way his neighbor's lawn and decided to take matters into his own hands.

Photos: Joseph Florence beaten by cops (WARNING PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC!)

According to Lakeland police, Florence went into his neighbor, Steven Roth's house and connected a water hose to Roth's spicket and starting watering the lawn. When Roth asked Florence to leave, he refused and so Roth called 911 on his neighbor.

Birthday party stabbing. 1 injured. 1 arrested

Birthday party stabbing. 1 injured. 1 arrested

Lakeland, FL -- On March 4 shortly after 10:30 p.m., Lakeland police responded to a fight at the Peggy Brown Building, 215 S. Lake Ave.


When officers arrived, they found several people at a birthday party and evidence that someone had been injured.


Witnesses stated that Dale Robinson was present at the party and was told to leave after starting problems with others. Robinson returned later and a fight started.

Victim found shot near dumpster

Victim found shot near dumpster

Lakeland, FL -- Lakeland Police have responded to the Lakewood Terrace Apartments after hearing what sounded like gunshots.


When they arrived, they found a group of people and victim, Antonio Evans, 25, of Lakeland lying next to a dumpster. 


Evans had been shot and was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.  


At this time no one has been charged. 


Police are continuing to investigate this shooting.

Woman robbed at Lake Wales ATM, police search for man

Woman robbed at Lake Wales ATM, police search for man

Lake Wales, FL -- Lake Wales Police are looking for the man who robbed a woman as she was making an ATM withdrawal at a Wachovia Bank.


Investigators say on Feb. 28 at approximately 9 p.m., the victim was at the ATM machine making a withdrawal at the Wachovia Bank, on 149 East Stuart Ave. 


She was not injured during the robbery and the suspect fled once he took the money from her.

Arrest made in attempted murder shooting

Arrest made in attempted murder shooting

Lakeland, FL -- A man wanted for attempted murder was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on Thursday, March 3.

Errol Jones, 29, of Miami, was arrested for Attempted Felony Murder in a shooting that occurred on Aug. 26, 2010, in the 3300 block of W. Memorial Avenue at approximately 2:25 a.m.

A group of five people were driving towards the I-4 ramp headed towards Tampa when a vehicle pulled up next to them and started shooting.

Lakeland atheist arrested for pretending to be an attorney

Lakeland atheist arrested for pretending to be an attorney

Lakeland, Florida - An outspoken Lakeland atheist has been arrested. EllenBeth Wachs was arrested Thursday for allegedly  pretending to be a licensed attorney. But she says her arrest is just retaliation for demanding that God be removed from government.

EllenBeth Wachs is no stranger to controversy. She's a member of Atheists of Florida. With about 500 members, the organization is unhappy that the Lakeland City Commission starts their meetings out, as it has for decades, with prayer.

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