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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

Marion County Man Serving Life for Sex Battery Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter by Drug Overdose
Marion County Man Serving Life for Sex Battery Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter by Drug Overdose David Long, 49, pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl which resulted in the overdose death of a woman in 2017. Long was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was already serving a life sentence for sexual battery by use of a firearm. On October 7, 2... Read More

25 Years in Prison for Habitual Felony Offender
25 Years in Prison for Habitual Felony Offender David Michael Brady, 30, was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a Habitual Felony Offender for Robbery with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon for robbing a Brooksville convenience store at gunpoint. On July 7, 2020, at approximately 5... Read More

Life in Prison for Man who Killed Vietnam Veteran
Life in Prison for Man who Killed Vietnam Veteran A Marion County jury convicted David Joseph Dillberg, 22, of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison. In July 2019, Dillberg entered the home of Richard Edward Peters, a retired postmaster and Vietnam veteran. Peters was shot multipl... Read More

New Case Management System Broadens Communication to Victims
New Case Management System Broadens Communication to Victims The Office of the State Attorney recently launched a new case management system across the circuit. The new system, STAC, is used in state attorney’s offices and public defender’s offices throughout Florida and provides a myriad of servic... Read More

Armed Robber Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
Armed Robber Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison Rolando Rodney, 24, was found guilty at trial and sentenced to 30 years in prison for robbing a Dollar General at gunpoint. In November 2018 Rodney entered the Dollar General in Marion Oaks and demanded money from an employee. When the employee coul... Read More

30 Years in Prison for Internet Café Robberies
30 Years in Prison for Internet Café Robberies Christopher Charles Stevenson has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for robbery with a firearm and attempted kidnapping while armed at two Marion County internet cafes. Stevenson is a Habitual Felony Offender and Prison Releasee Reoffender. Steve... Read More

Sumter County Driver Found Guilty of DUI with Property Damage
Sumter County Driver Found Guilty of DUI with Property Damage A six-member jury convicted Adam Roy Haynes, 51, of DUI with Property Damage. He was sentenced to a year in county jail, the maximum sentence for a first-degree misdemeanor. In December 2019, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded t... Read More

Lake County Man Found Guilty of Multiple Sex Offenses Against Child
Lake County Man Found Guilty of Multiple Sex Offenses Against Child Joshua Ruben Herrera, 28, was found guilty at trial of committing sex offenses on a child under 12 on multiple occasions. He will serve 25 years to life in prison. In 2016, Herrera was arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies after th... Read More

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