Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-337

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 18, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Deputy Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Two Suspects Arrested For First Degree Murder

    Two suspects have been located and charged with First Degree Murder that occurred on September 14, 2010.
    • Tuesday
    • September 14, 2010
    • Time: 12:08 AM
    • Walker Road & Greyrock Road
    • Thonotassa, FL

    Suspect:

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    Demarkis Laron Grant
    DOB: 03/27/91
    8326 Moccasin Trail Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Charges: First Degree Murder
    Armed Robbery

    Suspect:

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    Andre Ricardo Parham
    DOB: 10/13/89
    3409 N. 34th Street
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: First Degree Murder
    Armed Robbery

    Victim:

    George Rodney
    DOB: 12/04/72
    Coral Springs, FL

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two men in connection to the murder of George Rodney on September 14, 2010. The two suspects met with the victim, George Rodney, on Sept. 14, 2010 at the Travelers Inn motel at 2523 Busch Blvd. All three left the motel in the victim's vehicle, a 2010 Nissan Versa. The two suspects, prior to leaving the motel, talked of a plan to rob the victim of cash, marijuana and cocaine. The plan called for the victim to be choked with plastic zip ties around his neck until he became unconscious. The suspects would then steal his drugs and money.

    The victim drove the two men into eastern Hillsborough County and he stopped the Nissan in the area of Walker Road and Greyrock Road in Thonotosassa. The suspects exited the vehicle. Andre Parham then shot the victim with a .38-caliber revolver as he sat in the Nissan. Both suspects then pulled the victim from the car and dumped him on the side of the road on Walker Road & Greyrock Road in Thonotosassa. The suspects left in the Nissan.

    The suspects stole approximately 2 ounces of marijuana and an undetermined amount of cash from the victim.
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