April 24, 2014

Headlines Now:

Truck Flipped over in Front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on Hwy 27 North -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lakeland Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lake Wales Sr. FFA Fishing Tournament -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – 16-Year-Old Survives Unharmed Stowed Away In Wheel Well Of California To Hawaii Flight, Say FBI Officials -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother & Daughter Injured In Rifle Range Rd. Accident -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PURGE YOUR PILLS & SHRED YOUR STUFF -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lake Wales Public Library hosts Author Program on Tuesday, April 29 -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man Killed In Accident On Thornhill Rd. -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rifle Range Rd. Shut Down After Bad Accident Send 3 To Hospital -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why is Good Friday Good? -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Florida Small Craft Brewers Under Attack From State Law Makers -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Polk Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Student -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Haines City Woman Allegedly Steals 250K From Lake Wales Employer -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Operation “Sticky Hands” Suspect Exposed By PCSO -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest Suspects Possessing Child Porn

On Thursday, March 28, 2013, in two separate investigations, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes detectives discovered Child Pornography on computers in two Lakeland homes.

In the first investigation, detectives received a tip about possible child porn being downloaded at a computer at 5221 Christy Lane, Lakeland.  Detectives obtained a search warrant and made contact with the resident, 38-year-old Terry Barker, DOB 12/21/1974.

Detectives discovered 14 images of child pornography that depicted children engaged in sexual acts with adults and other children and/or displaying their genitals in a lewd manner on a desktop computer in the residence.

Barker was charged was with 1 count Promotion of Child Pornography and 2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  This investigation is on-going.

In the second investigation, detectives learned several files of child pornography had been shared online from 625 Shore Acres Drive, Lakeland in February 2013.

When detectives arrived at the residence, two occupants were inside, 55-year-old Geraldine Cummings, DOB 2/26/1958, and her 29-year-old son, Stephen Joseph Cummings, Jr., DOB 12/29/1982.

When detectives interviewed Stephen Cummings, he admitted to downloading child pornography, telling detectives, “When you look at the computer, you got me dead to rights.

As detectives searched the residence they located syringes and other items used in Methamphetamine use.  Detectives also discovered cannabis in Geraldine’s bedroom.

Stephen Cummings was charged with 1 count Promotion of Child Pornography and 12 counts Possession of Child Pornography, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession Cannabis, and Possession Drug Paraphernalia.

Geraldine Cumming was charged with Possession of Cannabis.

All three suspects were booked into the Polk County Jail.

 

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