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Robbery Investigation - Suspects Amanda Henson and Douglass Thornton

Lakeland Police responded to a disturbance in progress at 3:51 am after a 911 call was received by victim, Allen Randolph THOMAS (age 57), stating he had been attacked. The victim stated he was being attacked by a male and a female and was at Lake Mirror near a park. During the call a male and female voice could be heard in the background involved in a disturbance. A male voice could be heard telling the victim to “give him his son”. The victim advised that the white female attacker had a pink shirt on. Officers responded to the area and were unable to locate a victim. At 7:18 am, a call was received from a citizen that an unresponsive adult male was seen in a parking lot at 515 East Orange Avenue. Officers arriving in the area found the victim deceased with a contusion over his left eye. His eyes appeared to be swollen and cell phone was missing.


Officers utilized security cameras in the area and were able to obtain images of the two suspects and the victim interacting. The victim was observed attempting to leave the area and the suspects were observed moving toward the victim. All three moved out of camera range and, a short time later, the suspects were observed leaving the area on foot. Suspect, Amanda N. HENSON, DOB: (W/F, DOB: 8/25/86) was located in the 600 block of Kentucky Avenue. Suspect, Anthony Douglass THORNTON, (W/M, DOB: 2/21/80) was also located in the

downtown area of Lakeland. The victim’s cell phone was located in Thornton’s pocket.


During interview Henson stated that Thornton had directed her to take Thomas’ cell phone during the altercation. Henson did take the cell phone from Thomas and later gave it to Thornton. Henson also confirmed that Thomas had tried to get away from Thornton, but Thornton pursued him because he believed Thomas had something to do with Thornton’s son. During interview with Thornton, he stated that he was with Henson and saw Thomas walking in the area. Thornton stated that Henson told him that Thomas had taken his son. Thornton then approached Thomas and initiated a confrontation. Thornton stated he did punch Thomas and Thomas fell to the ground.


Both suspects admitted to smoking K2 prior to the event occurring. The investigation indicated that Thomas was not known to either suspect prior to the robbery.


Thornton was arrested for Robbery w/o Firearm/Weapon (F2)

Aggravated Battery Causing Bodily Harm/Disability (F2)

Henson was arrested for Robbery w/o Firearm/Weapon (F2).

Both were transported to Polk County Jail. This investigation is ongoing pending

autopsy report.

Additional information becomes available.

Media inquiries should be directed to 863.860.4178.



Bank Robbery Attempt


On October 24th, at 4:45 p.m., an attempted robbery occurred at the Bank of America located at 2301 S. Florida Avenue. Nicholas Charles Buckley entered the bank wearing a dark color baseball type hat, dark sunglasses, and wearing pink gloves on both hands. Buckley passed a note to the teller demanding $7,300.00 and instructed her not to call the police. Buckley got suspicious after another teller approached and he exited the bank without getting any money.

Police officers responded and set up a perimeter while Police K-9 began to track. Ofc. Tony Williams observed Buckley who fit the description as he walked down Lincoln Avenue towards Susan Drive. A pink glove and womans sunglasses were located on Buckley. Buckley was interviewed by detectives and admitted to the attempted robbery. He was arrested and transported to the Polk County Jail. No booking photograph is available at this time.



Nicholas Charles Buckley

DOB: 12/23/79

Address: 819 Susan Drive, Lakeland, Fl.

Charge: Robbery (attempt) , F2.

On October 21, 2014 at approximately 1:47 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Ramada Inn, 3260 Highway 98 North. The on-duty clerk advised that three (3) masked men rushed through the front door of the hotel and demanded him to turn around, shut up and face the wall. The clerk said they then demanded money from the register and he handed them the cash drawer. The three suspects fled out the front door in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured in the robbery.


A video surveillance system captured the robbery as well as the suspects’ vehicle. The vehicle is described as a; silver or gold colored Ford F150 crew cab with chrome (long) steps with a sliding rear window.


Suspect #1 - was 6’, skinny, wearing a black hoodie, tan pants, black mask, and gloves and armed with a small handgun.


Subject #2 - was 6’, skinny, wearing black pants, black hoodie and a white Halloween mask (possibly a “Scream” mask), white gloves and armed with a small silver handgun.


Subject #3 - was 6’, heavyset - 200-220 lbs., wearing a black hoodie, black pants and gloves.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-8978, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.



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.