Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-268 (13-267)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 11, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide Suspect Arrested

    The victim was fatally stabbed.
    • Wednesday
    • July 10, 2013
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Sarasota County and Charlotte County


    (Booking Photo from Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)
    Lawrence Robert Bongiovanni, III
    DOB: 9/22/92


    On July 10, 2013, shortly after 6 p.m., a Sarasota County Sheriff's deputy spotted the suspect's 2000 Toyota Solara on I-75 near Fruitville Road in Sarasota County. Deputies conducted a felony traffic stop and Russell Travis Beasley and Brandan Garrett Green were detained without incident.  Detectives interviewed Russell Beasley and Brandan Green late into the early morning hours and determined at this point there is not enough evidence to connect them to the actual murder of Kenneth Redding. Detectives are still attempting to gather additional evidence and information on what role they may have played after the homicide regarding cashing the stolen lottery tickets.

    During about the same time, a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office deputy spotted Lawrence Robert Bongiovanni walking along a roadway in Charlotte County.

    Bongiovanni was immediately arrested without incident and booked into the Charlotte County Jail for First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Weapon. Bongiovanni is being held at the Charlotte County Jail awaiting extradition back to Hillsborough County.

    Hillsborourgh County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are requesting that anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to please contact them at 813-247-8200.
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