HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. – Highlands County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating an incident that occurred yesterday, Oct. 22. An aggravated battery took place on Ramona Avenue off of State Road 17 in Avon Park. The victim, an 88-year-old man, was airlifted to a trauma center with critical injuries after being attacked in his home sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A person of interest is in custody on unrelated charges, and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about this case, please contact Det. Du’Wayne Kelly at 863-402-7250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous tips can be left via the HCSO smartphone app or with Heartland Crime Stoppers at **TIPS (mobile), 1-800-226-TIPS (landline) or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.