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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-715 (18-714)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 8, 2018
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    Deputies Make Third Arrest In Home Invasion

    One of the suspects was killed.
    • Thursday
    • May 31, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 12966 Morris Bridge Road
    • Tampa

    Arrested:


    (Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo)
    Ashley Causey
    W/F
    DOB 7/8/1986

    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.

    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.


     
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