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On September 17th, the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) began an administrative investigation into the unwanted contact between an officer and LPD employee. The officer in question is Robert L. Manrow who is currently assigned as a Canine (K-9) Officer. The victim and Robert Manrow had previously been engaged and living together and their relationship ended on August 13th, 2014. The victim had warned Manrow on numerous occasions to stop contacting her.

 

Robert Manrow moved out of the residence between on the 15th or 16th of August, 2014. On August 21st, the victim was startled in her residence by Manrow after he entered without permission or invitation through the garage with a garage door remote. The victim ordered him out of the residence, and he complied.

 

On August 24, 2014, the victim arrived home to find Manrow within her fenced in area at the rear of the residence. Manrow allegedly was at the residence to retrieve a few personal items he had not secured prior. However, no arrangements had been established for him to return the property. Once he got these items, he was again requested to leave.

 

Between September 3rd and 7th, Manrow contacted the victim via her cell phone, text messages and a social media site harassing her placing a well-founded fear in the victim. On September 8th, Manrow allegedly sent text messages and photographs to the victim who replied, “Enough is Enough”.

 

On September 9th, supervisors met with Manrow and gave him a direct order to stop all contact with the victim.

 

On September 13 and 20, 2014, Manrow made statements to fellow employees of his displeasure with the situation and also directed these comments towards another witness (LPD male employee). Manrow suspected that the victim and witness had developed a relationship.

 

On September 21st, at approximately 2:25 a.m., the victim and witness observed a male approaching the residence. The witness stated that the male appeared to be Manrow. The victim and witness secured themselves inside the residence in fear for their safety and reported this to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The victim stated she requested Robert Manrow to stop contacting her approximately 10 times since August 13th and she stated she was in fear for her safety.

 

On October 11th, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department arrested Manrow at his temporary address for Aggravated Stalking (Domestic Violence) and transported him to the Polk County Jail.  Sgt. Gary Gross, spokesperson says, “The Lakeland Police Department holds itself highly accountable to the laws and policies that govern society and we will not tolerate any officer misconduct. It's unfortunate that this incident occurred and have no doubt that Officer Rob Manrow will be held accountable for his actions”.

 

Based upon the timing of his arrest, Marrow has been placed upon paid administrative leave for the time being, pending further evaluation. This is still currently an ongoing criminal investigation as well as an administrative investigation and no other details will be released.

 

 

 


On Saturday, October 4th, detectives continued to follow up on leads from the community and their investigative efforts in locating the suspect, Anthony Michael Jackomino. After conducting searches at several locations, around 7:00pm, the suspect was located by detectives at 725 Creative Drive in Lakeland and arrested without incident. Detectives also located his vehicle at this location and it was secured as it was believed to have been used in the offense. The investigation continues as detectives are still looking for the second suspect involved in the Armed/Occupied Burglary. The arrest of Jackomino within 48 hours of the incident is a result of the great work everyone did , to include the communities help and a crime stoppers tip.


On December 5th,2012,  Montgomery responded to the victim’s residence in reference to a home visit on a case he was assigned involving her son. While at the residence, the victim’s children arrived home from school and Montgomery asked them to leave the residence. Montgomery is then alleged to have told the victim that she “needed” to have sex with him. The victim said no at which time Montgomery said, “Well then I am going to be forced to do what I have to do”. The victim said she felt helpless due to his position with DCF so she did not resist and was sexually battered.

Several weeks later, the victim reportedly got a phone call from Montgomery urging her to immediately return home so he could speak with her in reference to additional information he received from the police. The victim met Montgomery at her residence at which time Montgomery said, “You owe me for getting you out of trouble”. At this point and time, Montgomery sexually battered the victim again.

On September 11, Violent Crimes Detectives interviewed spoke with Montgomery and he denied having any sexual or personal interaction with the victim at any time.

On December 9, detectives received notification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that DNA evidence found in the victim’s residence matched the DNA profile of Montgomery.

On December 12, 2013, Lakeland Police Department Violent Crimes Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Montgomery. He was arrested by the Bartow Police Department without incident on the behalf of the Lakeland Police Department as he returned to work. Montgomery has been booked into Polk County Jail and charged with:

Sexual Battery (2 Counts), F.S.S. 794.011 (4) G, Felony 1st degree.

Jason Montgomery had been employed by Department and Children’s Family Services (DCF) as an Investigator since 10/14/11.


During last night’s LHS vs KHS football game, the Lakeland Police Department had an increased amount of officers and street lighting in the area to illuminate some darker areas on the perimeter. The Polk County School Board in partnership with LPD decided to increase security measures for the game to curtail any possible criminal activity in and around the stadium. LPD was also assisted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies and Mounted Patrol Unit. During this time, officers and detectives working the surrounding area recovered 6 firearms as indicated below.

1. Dante Kelly Williams, 16 yrs old, of 2849 Eight Iron Drive, Lakeland was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a minor. He was arrested near the stadium at 4th Street and Virginia Avenue.
2. Rodney Tyrone Williams, 22 yrs of age, of 714 E. Lake Club Drive, Oldsmar, Fla was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Firearm. He was arrested within the stadium by a School Resource Officer.
3. Frederick Antonio Roberts, 19 yrs of age, of 1241 Lake Horney Drive, Lakeland was arrested for carrying a Concealed Weapon. Roberts was in possession of Brass Knuckles and he was arrested at 4th Street and Missouri Avenue.
4. A detective working in an undercover capacity in the area observed 4 to 5 suspicious males around a vehicle at 8th Street and Virginia Avenue. Several of the subjects fled on foot and detectives later recovered four loaded handguns under the seats of the vehicle. This case is still under investigation.