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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Chuck Sterling 
Discovery Date: 11/10/1986 
Case Description

On 11/10/86, at 11:30 p.m., the victim was shot and severely beaten by an unknown W/M during an attempted armed robbery at the Red Barn Restaurant, located at 6150 New Tampa Hwy., Lakeland.  The victim and his wife were closing up the restaurant when the suspect entered and demanded money. The victim and his wife struggled over the gun with the suspect and the victim was shot. The victim died at Tampa General on 11/14/86.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379,
or send an email to coldcase@polksheriff.org.