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(Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo)
Ashley Causey was arrested by the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 12:32 a.m. this morning in relation to the warrant issued for her arrest by HCSO Detectives. Causey was wanted for 2nd Degree Felony Murder with a Firearm and Robbery/Home Invasion with a Firearm. She is currently in the Clay County Jail awaiting transportation to Hillsborough County.
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.