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News Date: 12/2/2012 

 Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Detectives Arrest 5 in Shooting-Armed Robbery Investigation 


“We have identified seven suspects – five are in custody,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.  “All of the suspects responsible for this senseless act of violence will go to jail.  Our detectives are working around the clock - this investigation isn’t over.”

Wanted are:

14-year-old Kendall Wainwright DOB 6/11/98, 1050 Atlantic Road, Lakeland

13-year-old Davion Smith, “Day Day” DOB 1/3/99, 707 Powder Horn Row, Lakeland

Arrested and Charged with Armed Robbery and Attempted Murder are:

18-year-old Bernando Copeland DOB 10/18/94, 1050 Atlantic Road, Lakeland

17-year-old Khalid Preston DOB 9/21/95, 5848 Daughtery Downs Loop, Lakeland

15-year-old Dante Morris DOB 4/27/97, 3215 Baird Avenue, Lakeland

16-year-old Ladarius Johnson DOB 1/29/96, 2025 W. Patterson Street, Lakeland

16-year-old Dwight Martin DOB 08/06/96, 1710 Kendrick Lane, Lakeland

As reported earlier; 

 

Saturday morning, November 24, 2012, six young black males were present when a 79 year old grandfather was shot at the Lakeland Farmer’s Market at 2701 Swindell Road in Lakeland. The shooting occurred around 7:45 a.m.  The 79-year-old victim is still being treated in the hospital; he is in stable condition.

This investigation is on-going.