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DCF Worker Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges

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.


LPD Recovers Six Guns at Football Game

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.