Date: May 15, 2003 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

6 Arrested During Undercover Operation

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations detectives arrested 6 suspects May 14, 2003, during an undercover operation targeting lewd activity at Saddlecreek Park in the Lakeland area. During the undercover operation, the following were arrested and charged:

  • Kristoff Lamel, DOB  6/16/59, of Tampa, occupation: monitor technician, charged with Offering To Commit Lewdness.
  • Aldon Whitworth, DOB 12/4/68, of 123 Padgett Place North in Lakeland, occupation: delivery, charged with Committing Lewdness and Exposure of Sexual Organ.
  • Corey Guthrie, DOB 2/13/84, of 127 Jenny Way in Lakeland, occupation: mechanic, charged with Exposure of Sexual Organ and Soliciting Another To Commit Lewdness.
  •  Manuel Lewis, Jr., DOB 2/26/29, of 1127 Halcyon Court in Lakeland, occupation: retired, charged with Soliciting Another To Commit Lewdness, Committing Lewdness and Trespass After Warning.
  • Kenneth Fishner, DOB 11/22/55, of Tampa, occupation: not given, charged with Soliciting Another To Commit Lewdness.
  • Bruce Gilispie, DOB 8/12/50, of  285 Harbord Street in Lake Alfred, occupation: not given, charged with Exposure of Sexual Organ and Committing Lewdness.

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

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