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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 14-317 (14-303)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 21, 2014
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    Homicide Suspect Arrested

    Detectives arrest suspect in Seffner homicide.
    • Wednesday
    • August 20, 2014
    • Time: 10:42 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Victim:

    Shelby Jones (deceased)
    DOB: 06/14/62
    11024 Old Hillsborough Ave. # 2
    Seffner, FL

    Suspect:



    Robert Alton Henderson
    DOB: 12/18/92
    2701 Kala Ln.
    Plant City, FL

    Charges: Felony Murder
    Attempted Robbery with a Firearm
    Grand Theft Motor Vehicle
    Criminal Mischief
    Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
    Trespassing

    Details:

    On August 8, 2014 at approximately 11:20 p.m., at 11024 Old Hillsborough Ave. #2 in Seffner, the suspect unlawfully shot the victim during the commission of a robbery and fled undetected. The victim's brother was witness to the murder and relayed that he and his brother were sitting in his brother's shed, when an unknown white male came into the shed with a black cap on his head and a black bandana covering his face. The suspect entered and said "give it up," struck the victim's brother in the head with the firearm, before turning and shooting the victim, Shelby Jones. After shooting Jones in the chest, the suspect ran out of the shed.

    During the course of the investigation, other witnesses came forward to relay that the defendant confessed to shooting the victim and provided information to the witnesses only the shooter would know. At that time, detectives named Henderson as a suspect in the homicide.

    On August 20, 2014 at 10:42 a.m., Henderson was seen driving a stolen pickup truck in the area of Knights Griffin Rd. and Cooper Rd. When Henderson noticed that he was being followed, he fled and crashed into a tree a short distance away. He then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods and then into a pond. He was apprehended inside of the pond and taken into custody.
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