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Reward Offered for Information in Whereabouts of Key-Herrington

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in an Attempted Murder Investigation. 

At approximately 6:00 am, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, a shooting incident occurred in the area of Edwin Street, NE Winter Haven.  31-year-old Kelvin Lewis Key-Herrington, 518 Sears Avenue NE, Winter Haven, was identified as the shooter.  The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for an injury to the hand. 

66-year-old Deborah Mobley Thompson, Key-Herrington’s grandmother, 213 Avenue P NW, Winter Haven, approached a witness shortly after the incident and threatened the witness with violence if her grandson was identified as the shooter. 

There are active warrants for the arrest of both Key-Herrington and Thompson.  Key-Harrington is facing charges of Attempted Murder, Shooting into an occupied Vehicle, Tampering with a Victim and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.  Thompson is facing charges of Tampering with a Witness. 

Anyone with information in the whereabouts of Key-Herrington and Thompson is urged to contact Detective Jacob Alderman at 863.297.1100, or 863.298.6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 9/21/2013