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Guilty Verdict for Third-Degree Murder Trial
Guilty Verdict for Third-Degree Murder Trial Anthony Nepoleon Brown was found guilty at trial of Third-Degree Murder, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death, Fleeing to Elude Law Enforcement Causing Death, Driving While License Suspended, Resisting Law Enforcement without Violence, an... Read More

Life in Prison for Habitual Violent Felony Offender
Life in Prison for Habitual Violent Felony Offender Joshua Lusby was found guilty at trial of Second-Degree Murder on June 10, 2022, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon on October 21, 2022, in Sumter County. He has been sentenced to life in prison.   In 2015, Lusby and another individual app... Read More

Consecutive Life Sentences for First Degree Murder and Armed Burglary
Consecutive Life Sentences for First Degree Murder and Armed Burglary Valentine Russ, 76, was found guilty by a Hernando County jury of First-Degree Murder and Armed Burglary for shooting his son to death.  He was sentenced to consecutive life sentences. At a sentencing hearing, Assistant State Attorney Rob Lewis ... Read More

Sheriff’s Office Conducts Largest Fentanyl Bust in Lake County History
Sheriff’s Office Conducts Largest Fentanyl Bust in Lake County History Lake County Sheriff’s Office undercover narcotics detectives, in collaboration with multiple local and federal law enforcement agencies, recently wrapped up a four-month investigation that targeted high-level traffickers of dangerous drugs oper... Read More

ASA Janine Nixon graduates from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program
ASA Janine Nixon graduates from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program On May 27, 2022, Assistant State Attorney Janine Nixon graduated from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Senior Leadership Program. The goal of the Senior Leadership Program is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leader... Read More

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 24-30, 2022 the Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office joined organizations across the country to celebrate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. It is a time to renew our commitment to serving all victims of crime and to rem... Read More

State Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Indictments, Set Aside Judgments and Sentences and Correct Record in “The Groveland Four” Case
State Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Indictments, Set Aside Judgments and Sentences and Correct Record in “The Groveland Four” Case Today, State Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, William “Bill” Gladson, filed a Motion to Dismiss the Indictments of Ernest Thomas and Samuel Shepherd, Set Aside the Judgments and Sentences of Charles Greenlee and Walter ... Read More

Assistant State Attorney Erin Corcoran Daly Named Prosecutor of the Year
Assistant State Attorney Erin Corcoran Daly Named Prosecutor of the Year Assistant State Attorney Erin Corcoran Daly was named Prosecutor of the Year by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody. Daly has served the Fifth Circuit in our Hernando County office for 15 years and is assigned to the Special Victim’s Unit spe... Read More

State Attorney William Gladson Joins Florida Hate Crime Coalition
State Attorney William Gladson Joins Florida Hate Crime Coalition State Attorney William “Bill” Gladson has joined the Florida Hate Crime Coalition (FHCC) to assist in their mission to make Florida’s hate crime law comprehensive. Hate crime laws increase sentences for criminals who target victims ... Read More

State Attorney Presents Personal Gift to Patriot Fund
State Attorney Presents Personal Gift to Patriot Fund State Attorney Bill Gladson, who serves as Secretary of the CF Foundation board, presented a personal gift to Chris Knife, VP for Development and CEO of the CF Foundation, for the Patriot Fund. This fund is a student emergency fund helping stude... Read More

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