Suzie Schottelkotte, News Chief

Suzie Schottelkotte

News Chief

Bartow, FL, United States

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Past:
  • News Chief
  • Herald-Tribune
  • The Ledger
  • news-journalonline
  • Gainesville.com
  • Ocala Star-Banner

Past articles by Suzie:

Mother charged in death of son denied bail reduction

Shannon Short of Davenport faces multiple felonies including aggravated manslaughter in death of her 2-year-old son. → Read More

Auburndale woman faces up to 30 years for hit-and-run death

Lisa Johnsey Rockefeller has pleaded no contest to leaving the scene of a crash that killed Eduardo Valle-Sanchez in January 2018 along U.S. 92. → Read More

Florida lawyer named Florida’s Prosecutor of the Year

Polk County's Assistant State Attorney Paul Wallace and director of the homicide division for the Bartow-based 10th Judicial Circuit, has been named Prosecutor of the Year by the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association. → Read More

Lake Wales man get 10 years in estranged wife's death

Sister of Beverly Smith Stephens: “He's the monster,” Kristy Smith said of Travis Stephens. “They say he's not, but I have seen him be mean to my sister. He is a monster.” → Read More

Winter Haven man gets 30 years for 2015 shooting

Emotional Darius Lewis sentenced for shooting Brady Livingston four times outside his Lakeland apartment. → Read More

16 lawyers seeking to fill Polk county judge vacancy

Four prosecutors, a public defender and a court magistrate are among the 16 lawyers seeking to fill the county judge vacancy left by Sharon Franklin. → Read More

16 lawyers seeking to fill Polk county judge vacancy

Four prosecutors, a public defender and a court magistrate are among the 16 lawyers seeking to fill the county judge vacancy left by Sharon Franklin. → Read More

Judge sets sentencing in 2016 Haines City murder

Mother of Shavon Shawn gives impassioned testimony: “I never, ever will see my son again, or touch him, speak to him. The pain hurts. That's my first child.” → Read More

Judge sets sentencing in 2016 Haines City murder

Mother of Shavon Shawn gives impassioned testimony: “I never, ever will see my son again, or touch him, speak to him. The pain hurts. That's my first child.” → Read More

Bail set at $20,000 for Polk school bus attendant

Juanita Tappin's second arrest leads to amount double normal bond for a third-degree felony in the case of alleged abuse of disabled children and adults. → Read More

New park dedicated to fallen Mulberry police officer

More than eight decades ago, Mulberry Constable Myrle Whidden died when shot while protecting a woman from her gun-wielding estranged husband. → Read More

New park dedicated to fallen Mulberry police officer

More than eight decades ago, Mulberry Constable Myrle Whidden died when shot while protecting a woman from her gun-wielding estranged husband. → Read More

Vacancy remains on Fort Meade City Commission

Maurice Nelson Campbell, a city commissioner since 2007, has been sentenced to two years' probation after pleading no contest to four misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. → Read More

Vacancy remains on Fort Meade City Commission

Maurice Nelson Campbell, a city commissioner since 2007, has been sentenced to two years' probation after pleading no contest to four misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. → Read More

Q&A: How the death penalty works

Q: What crimes are punishable by the death penalty in Florida?A: First-degree murderQ: Who makes the final decision on sentencing?A: A circuit judge, but → Read More

Q&A: How the death penalty works

Q: What crimes are punishable by the death penalty in Florida?A: First-degree murderQ: Who makes the final decision on sentencing?A: A circuit judge, but → Read More

Polk teen gets 25 years for robbery and shooting in Bartow park

Yazman Shipman was the last of three defendants to plead to a 2018 predawn robbery and shooting at Mosaic Park. → Read More

Polk teen gets 25 years for robbery and shooting in Bartow park

Yazman Shipman was the last of three defendants to plead to a 2018 predawn robbery and shooting at Mosaic Park. → Read More

Polk man convicted in kidnapping, rape of teen

Jury deliberates less than two hours in handing Travis Keith Burton of Haines City a life sentence for the attack on a 16-year-old girl in December 2017. → Read More

Polk man convicted in kidnapping, rape of teen

Jury deliberates less than two hours in handing Travis Keith Burton of Haines City a life sentence for the attack on a 16-year-old girl in December 2017. → Read More