Polk man accused of attempted murder

Winter Haven, Florida -- Polk County deputies are searching for a man accused of armed robbery attempted murder.

The sheriff's office says 29-year-old Brandon Matthews already had a warrant for an armed robbery that happened on August 14 on Edwin Avenue NE in Winter Haven. But early on Saturday morning, Matthews reportedly got into a fight at 1114.5 38th Street NW in Winter Haven, where deputies say he fired several rounds from a handgun at the residence.

An adult woman was shot, and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Matthews now has a warrant for attempted murder. Deputies consider him armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Brandon Matthews, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed!


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