Armed & Dangerous: 2 Polk County Men Wanted For Murder & RobberySedrick Myers, 20, and Cory Bowland, Jr, 18, both of Lake Hamilton, are wanted for 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Tampering with Evidence. Myers and Bowland are our #WarrantOfTheDay.
UPDATE: 3 Friends Massacred While Fishing, Sheriff Grady Judd Requesting InformationThree young men in Frostproof, Florida were brutally beaten and shot to death while night-fishing near Lake Streety Rd. on Friday, July 17th, 2020. The Polk County Sheriff's Department is not releasing a lot of information as the investigation is ongoing. 
Polk Cty. Man Arrested For Possessing Sexually Abusive Child PornographyOn July 16, 2020, detectives executed a search warrant at the unit where they found two young children and their mother living with Jones. There were 60 files, video and images, depicting child pornography, some victims as young as 2-3 months-old being sexually abused. 
No Contest: Grady Judd Will Be Polk County Sheriff 4 More YearsIn an open letter Friday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd humbly declared he will remain sheriff for another 4 years due to a lack of qualified contestants for the title.
ARREST: Church Employee Suspected Of Stealing Over $750K From Church AccountsIn 2008, Bradley was hired as the finance secretary by Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) located at 2101 Overlook Drive SE in Winter Haven. In late 2019, the head deacon requested copies of the church bank statements based on a digital image seen by church staff that showed an active $225,000 line of credit, connected to another bank account that did not belong to CBC.
Polk Cty. Child Porn Bust: 16 Men Arrested, 1,409 FeloniesSheriff Grady Judd: “These images are not just pictures of children without clothes. These videos and photographs are horrific images of children being forced to..." Among those arrested, one worked at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'Sick Creeps Like This Are Out There'He told the detective that he and the 10-year-old girl were “kind of in a relationship, but not really.” He claimed that he didn’t want to send her the photos of his penis, but he did so, “to be nice.”
Polk Cty. Man Arrested: Posed As US Marshal To Steal From Elderly Man35-year-old Florida man, Adam Willis, arrested just days after Polk County Sheriff's Office made a public request for assistance in locating the man.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'There Is Absolutely No Excuse To Hurt A Baby. We Will Hold This Woman Accountable'Bartow woman arrested in death of 4-month-old infant in her care.
Sheriff Grady Judd: Cock-Fighting Event Included Small Child In Presence Of Cocaine And FirearmsAll 14 suspects were transported to the Polk County Jail in Bartow. The child was turned over to his parents, who are neighbors and were not present at the event.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'It Ended Well For The Deputy…Not So Much For Mr. Macauley.'Polk County Sheriff's Deputy surprised when he approached an armed convicted felon hauling around a smorgasbord of narcotics.