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.
Paramedic Arrested For Domestic Violence, Reveals Further Bizarre EventsPolk County paramedic arrested for domestic violence battery. During the interview with the victim, the detective was told about a separate incident, where she had passed out after drinking too much. When she awoke, she found an IV in her arm, and what appeared to be blood being drawn out.
Middle School Teacher Arrested For Performing Oral Sex On JuvenileShe and the boy walked away from the crowd together and she attempted to smoke marijuana, but was so drunk that she couldn't get it lit. At that point she began performing oral sex on the victim.
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.
Florida Man, Wife Arrested For Stealing From Youth Baseball LeagueSheriff Grady Judd: "It boggles my mind that people like this steal money from children. It's shameful." Mulberry husband and wife arrested for stealing from Mulberry Dixie Youth Baseball League.
Sheriff Grady Judd's Deputies Arrest 5, Suspected In String Of Car BurglariesPolk County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people for their part in more than 30 car burglaries in the south Lakeland/Highland City areas.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 54 DUI Arrests In May By Polk County Sheriff's OfficeOut of those fifty-four arrested, eleven of them have been arrested for DUI before. Seven of those eleven have one prior DUI arrest. The other four have two prior DUI arrests.
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.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'With These Arrests, Lives Will Be Saved.' 70+ Warrants Issued In 'Operation Hot Wire'PCSO charges 74 suspect during "Operation Hot Wire," a 9-month long investigation of illegal drug trafficking.