Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-156

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 11, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Third Suspect Arrested In Homicide Of Ruskin Man

    Hillsborough detectives arrest third suspect in connection with the homicide of Roberto Arredondo.
    • Tuesday
    • May 11, 2010
    • Time: 5:31 PM
    • 2224 N. Falkenburg Road
    • Tampa, FL
    Update – May 11, 2010 - Third suspect arrested:

    Suspect:

    Carlos Alexandro Balderas, DOB 01-22-93
    1208 21st Avenue S.E.
    Ruskin, FL
    (Stand and Deliver – certified gang member)

    Charges:
    First Degree Murder
    Armed Robbery

    Hillsborough detectives have arrested the third suspect wanted in connection with the homicide of Roberto Arredondo.  Balderas was taken into custody at approximately 2:15 p.m. after being interviewed by detectives at the Criminal Investigations Division – 2224 N. Falkenburg Road.


    Original Press Release  10-153 dated May 10, 2010

    Victim:

    Roberto Arredondo, DOB 05-27-79 (deceased)
    718 19th Avenue N.E.
    Ruskin, FL

    Suspects:

    Luis Miguel Romero, DOB 09-13-93
    505 2nd Street N.W.
    Ruskin, FL
    (Westside Low Life – certified gang member)
    Charges:
    First Degree Murder with a Deadly Weapon
    Robbery
    Battery (Warrant)
    Obstructing or Opposing an Officer without Violence (Warrant)
    Possession of Alcohol Beverage (Warrant)
    No Valid Driver’s License (Warrant)


    Jose Palomo, DOB 08-11-91
    13107 Brant Tree Drive
    Riverview, FL
    (Southside – certified gang member)
    Charges:
    First Degree Murder
    Robbery
    Possession of Marijuana

    On May 9, 2010 at approximately 2:07 a.m., the victim was driving his vehicle in the area of 5202 Highway 41 in Ruskin when he was forced to stop due to the suspect’s vehicle cutting him off. Once stopped, the victim was struck several times with a baseball bat and robbed of his money. The victim died as a result of his injuries. The suspects then fled the scene. The suspects were identified and both admitted to this offense. Both suspects are certified gang members.
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