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Polk County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday August 26th, 2009 :: 09:11 a.m. EDT


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Detectives Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Suspect and Victim After Witnesses Report Shooting

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 57-year-old John “Jack” M. Nicholson, 80 Perch Street, Winter Haven, and 21-year-old Kristy Lisenby, after multiple witnesses reported seeing Nicholson shoot Lisenby.

At approximately 5:29 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2009, witnesses said they observed an altercation between Nicholson and Lisenby in the roadway in front of Jarrett Gordon Ford, located at 3015 Lake Alfred Road (US Hwy 17), Winter Haven.

Witnesses said, they observed an older model SUV pull alongside a female, who has been identified as Lisenby. Lisenby was then observed to walk to the vehicle, lean into the passenger window and at the same time, witnesses say they observed the driver, a male, raise an unknown type of gun at the victim. Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot. The driver has been identified as Nicholson, who is also reported to be Lisenby’s boyfriend, and with whom she is said to have been living.

Witnesses reported they then saw Lisenby fall to the ground. The driver then exited the SUV, walked around picked up the victim, and placed her in the passenger seat. The suspect then drove away from the scene.

One of the witnesses captured a digital photo of the vehicle described as a 1991 Ford Explorer 2-door Sport. The vehicle is gray in color, bearing Florida license plate number F807FS.

Area hospitals were checked, and no one matching Lisenby’s description has been treated.

A warrant for Nicholson’s arrest has been issued charging him with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

Detectives are concerned for Lisenby’s safety and urge anyone with information about this incident and investigation to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 863.534.6379 or 863.534.6200.

Polk County Sheriff's Office
1891 Jim Keene Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 863-298-6200

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