A Florida man was convicted by a Polk County jury of two Counts of Attempted Felony Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.

Florida Man Convicted Of Attempted Felony Murder Of A Law Enforcement Officer

A Florida man was convicted by a Polk County jury of two Counts of Attempted Felony Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.
James Hilburn (PCSO)

A Florida man was convicted by a Polk County jury of two Counts of Attempted Felony Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.

James Hilburn led the Bowling Green Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on a dangerous high-speed pursuit on November 19th, 2021.

According to investigators, the Bowling Green Police came upon a burglary in progress at the Bowling Green Storage facility. Hilburn fled the scene and soon entered Polk County in his blue Nissan Altima, dodging several attempts from law enforcement who were placing stop sticks down.

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Hilburn swerved into oncoming traffic multiple times before almost running over two officers.

Hilburn and his co-defendant eventually stopped and were apprehended by police.

Hilburn was convicted of two counts of Attempted Felony Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude. Hilburn is set to be sentenced on March 3rd.

State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney Courtney Durden, the Bowling Green Police Department, and Polk County Sheriff’s Office for their work in this case.

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