Lake Wales Crime
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Recent Crime News
Oct 18, 2015 | via Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
A 49-year-old Lakeland man accused of beating two Labrador retrievers in their heads with a sledgehammer was arrested Saturday in Lake Wales. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said it was an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip that brought Tad Whitworth, whose last known address is 2213 Woodbine Ave. in Lakeland, into custody at Lake Kotsa Drive east of Lake Wales. Comment?
Oct 17, 2015 | via The Orlando Sentinel
The man who deputies say beat two dogs with a sledgehammer was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say witnesses saw Tad Whitworth, 49, hitting two dogs on their heads and bodies with a sledgehammer on Country view Drive in Lakeland on Oct. 9. An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers led deputies to find Whitworth inside a residence on Lake Kotsa Drive, just east of Lake Wales, sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Horstman. Comment?
Oct 17, 2015 | via Magic 98.3 Columbus
A terrible story of animal cruelty in Lake Wales, that's in east Polk County... a man with an extensive criminal history has been charged today with beating two dogs with a sledgehammer. In the Polk County slammer is 49 year old Tad Whitworth. Comment?
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