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News and Investigations

News & Investigations

News Releases and Public Information

Welcome to the Polk County Sheriff's Office News Room, where the Public Information Officers (PIO's) post all of the information that they release to the news media. PIO's act as liaisons between news media organizations and the Sheriff's Office. The PIO's routinely release timely and accurate information and Crime Stoppers bulletins, and respond to routine and "breaking news" media inquiries. News releases and Crime Stoppers information can be found on this page.

PCSO's full-time Public Information Officers are Brian Bruchey, Carrie Horstman, and Alicia Manautou. The Public Information Officers can be reached by sending an e-mail collectively at

The recent news releases sent out by the PIOs can be found here, and archived releases (older than 2017) can be found here.

Jan 29, 2024

Murder suspect being sought by Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's Office are seeking 23-year-old Kwavaughn Armani Buckley of Winter Park ; he is wanted for the murder of 36-year old Jeremiah Aguirre of Poinciana.

“We need the public's help to find Buckley so he can be held accountable. If you know where we can find him, call our main number at 863-298-6200 or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 888-400-TIPS.” - Grady Judd, Sheriff

PCSO detectives obtained a warrant for Buckley for Felony First Degree Murder, and Armed Burglary with Assault/Battery, after Aguirre was found deceased in his home on Lauderdale Court on January 27, 2024.

Buckley's motive for the murder appears to be jealousy over a woman.

PCSO homicide detectives say that Buckley drives a silver Chrysler 300 and should be considered armed and dangerous. He is known to frequent the Poinciana area in Polk and Osceola Counties.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Kwavaughn Armani Buckley, they are asked to contact Homicide Investigations at the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200.

To report information anonymously and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-888-400 TIPS (8477).