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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-714

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 8, 2018
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    Two Suspects Arrested For Felony Murder

    The homeowner, who was inside the house, used a revolver to defend himself and killed one of the suspects during the home invasion.
    • Thursday
    • May 31, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 12966 Morris Bridge Road
    • Tampa

    Arrested:


    Vincent Benitez
    W/M
    DOB 6/11/1998

    Charges:  2nd Degree Felony Murder with a Firearm and Robbery/Home Invasion with a Firearm


    Taylor Pritt
    W/F
    DOB 6/28/1998

    Charges: 
    2nd Degree Felony Murder with a Firearm and Robbery/Home Invasion with a Firearm

    Outstanding Suspect with Warrant Issued:

    Ashley Causey
    W/F
    DOB 7/8/1986

    Details:

    HCSO Detectives arrested Taylor Pritt and Vincent Benitez for 2nd Degree Felony Murder and Robbery/Home Invasion with a firearm for their involvement in a home invasion where their co-conspirator was killed. Detectives issued a warrant with the same charges for Ashley Causey for her involvement in the same incident.

    On May 31, these three individuals along with Michael Caddo, DOB 10/25/1992, attempted to rob the home at 12966 Morris Bridge Road Lot 10 in Northeast Hillsborough. The owner, who was inside the house, used a revolver to defend himself and killed Caddo during the home invasion. Since Caddo was killed during the commission of a felony criminal act that the suspects helped plan and participate in, they can be charged for felony murder.

    Detectives are still looking for Causey. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com
    or send a mobile tip using their P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
     
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