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UPDATE…UPDATE…On Domestic Violence Victim Stabbed 22 times

On Friday, January 09, 2015, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Theron Brown in Marion County Florida. The criminal investigation conducted with the M.F.R.F.T.F. and detectives with the Lakeland Police Department revealed Theron Brown had assumed a different identity and was hiding in the Ocala, Florida. He was apprehended without incident, and LPD Detectives are traveling to Marion County in an effort to complete their investigation. There are no additional details at this time
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On January 4, 2015, at 11:09 p.m. the Lakeland Police Department received a call in reference to a stabbing. The victim was stabbed at 1234 jewel Avenue in her vehicle and she drove herself to the Chevron Station, 1615 W. Memorial Blvd for safety. An employee at the Chevron Station called 911 for the victim.

When the police arrived at the station, the victim was responsive and identified the suspect by name and as has her boyfriend for 1 year. The victim was transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center and immediately taken into surgery. The victim had been stabbed 22 times with wounds to her head, chest, back and arms.

Patrol officers and detectives attempted to locate the suspect at his residence but he had fled the area. Detectives are currently in the process of obtaining a warrant for Attempted Murder.  The suspects address is not being released at this time due to a pending investigation.  If anyone has information on the location of the suspect, please contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

This investigation is still ongoing at this time.

The victim has been identified as: Latoya Jean Schuler, 27 yrs old.

Suspect: Theron Brown, 4/14/78.


Marquell Rashad “Shad/Shard” Howard (B/M, DOB/11.28.1984, 5’10”, 160#, long dreads) is being sought by the Lakeland Police Department and U.S. Marshals for the murder of Demetrice Stacy on March 29, 2014.  On October 16, 2014, a grand jury issued an indictment on Mr. Howard for First Degree Murder, as well as a multitude of other felony charges related to the homicide. Mr. Howard continues to elude capture while a REWARD of $3,500.00 remains unclaimed.

Anyone who claims to hold credible information on the whereabouts of Mr. Howard or Mr. Andrews is urged to contact Heartland CrimeStoppers at (800) 226-TIPS, www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com, or Detective Brian Wallace at 863/834-8968.

YOU WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS if you have information on these fugitives’ locations.



There Are No Festivities in Jail
Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that Lakeland Police will be out this holiday season from December 10, 2014, to January 1, 2015, to arrest anyone caught driving drunk.

The message is simple, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan for a designated driver. 

Millions of drivers on America’s highways still think they are invincible, and they choose to jeopardize their safety and the safety of others on our roads. Don’t let your 2014 holiday season end in an arrest or worse, death.

Lakeland Police Department recommends these simple tips for a safe holiday season:

Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home;
If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement; and
Remember, Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over. If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take that person’s keys and help him or her make other arrangements to get home safely.



   

The pictures are suspects from the Eye Clinic Burglaries before they put on their masks.

The suspects target high end glasses at eye care clinics. The time of the incidents have been between 0400-0600 hours. All points of entry have been the front door, where the suspects use spark plug porcelain chips to shatter the glass. The suspects park their vehicle adjacent to the building and case the clinics on foot before hand. The they put on masks and gloves before making entry into the business.

It appears as though one suspect has a cast on his lower left arm.

Anyone who has information on the identification of these individuals is urged to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800)226-8477, www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com, or Detective Alton “Buddy”

Masters at (863)834-8967.

To be eligible for a cash reward and remain anonymous, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #14-21546