Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-244

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 20, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Roommate Arrested For Second Degree Murder

    Detectives developed information leading to the suspect's location.
    • Monday
    • July 18, 2011
    • Time: 4:49 PM
    • 4112 Turkey Creek Road
    • Plant City, FL

    Suspect:


    Dennis Richard Carr
    DOB 9-23-55
    4112 Turkey Creek Road
    Plant City, FL

    Charges:

    • Murder in the Second Degree
    • Failure of Sex Offender to Report (2 counts)
       

    Victim:

    Harold Lafever
    DOB 5-30-49
    4112 Turkey Creek Road
    Plant City, FL

    Details:

    On July 18, 2011 at approximately 4:49 p.m. deputies were called to 4112 Turkey Creek Road in Plant City in reference to a death. A friend of the victim had gone to the residence after not hearing from him. The friend entered the residence and discovered the victim deceased inside. Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Detectives had to obtain a search warrant before entering the residence. A little after midnight on the morning of July 19, 2011 detectives entered the residence and began processing the scene. The victim suffered trauma to the upper torso and detectives are now investigating the case as a homicide. It appears that the victim has been deceased for several days.

    During the investigation, detectives developed information as to the suspect’s whereabouts at a residence located at 1821 Amberwood Drive in Riverview. When deputies arrived the suspect barricaded himself inside. Crisis negotiators facilitated his surrender and he was taken into custody and transported to the Orient Road Jail.

    The suspect had lived at the victim’s residence for approximately one month.
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