Date: February 25, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager
9 Arrested During Undercover Operation

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations detectives arrested 9 suspects February 24, 2000, during an undercover operation targeting lewd activity at Saddle Creek Park in the Lakeland area. During the undercover operation, the following were arrested and charged:

  • Myron R. Cline, DOB 9/12/51, of 3016 Rossi Lane in Lakeland, occupation: temporary services, charged with exposure of sex organs, committing lewdness and violation of probation.
  • Louis Murphy, DOB 7/30/59, of 1310 North Wilson Avenue in Bartow, occupation: Buddy Buy-Rite, charged with exposure of sex organ, committing lewdness and possession of cannabis under 20 grams.
  • Charles Henry, of 8929 Old Highway 37 in Lakeland, occupation: Juice Bowl, charged with committing lewdness and trespassing.
  • 15-year-old juvenile of Lakeland, charged with violation of probation for not being in school.
  • Anthony Cochran, DOB 2/21/49, of 1561 Lakeview Drive in Kissimmee, occupation: City of Kissimmee power company, charged with exposure of sex organ and committing lewdness.
  • Terry Cain, DOB 5/26/58, of 2122 Ariana Blvd. in Auburndale, occupation: music minister at Life and Praise in Auburndale, charged with exposure of sex organ and soliciting another to commit lewdness.
  • Stevenson Dixon, DOB 10/5/78, of 220 Wiggins Road in Plant City, occupation: South Tampa Health and Rehab, charged with possession of open container, possession of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia.
  • William Coker, DOB 6/25/51, of 633 Pilaka Avenue in Auburndale, occupation: ventilation specialist, charged with exposure of sex organ and committing lewdness.
  • George Clever, DOB 12/18/76, of 1610 Reynolds Road in Lakeland, occupation: van conversion, charged with battery and trespassing.

The undercover operation was in response to reports of lewd activity in the public parks areas of Lakeland. All the suspects were arrested and booked into the Polk County jail. The investigation is continuing.


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