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Release Number: 09-086

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

March 19, 2009

JD Callaway:

(813) 247-8060











Victim: David Grove, dob: 12/10/49

             3425 Laurel Dale Drive, Tampa


Suspect:  Sanford Benjamin Gloster, dob: 05/01/57

                  4651 Manor Drive, New Port Richey


Charges:  Second Degree Murder




Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11:53 a.m.


3425 Laurel Dale Dr, Tampa








The suspect drove to 3425 Laurel Dale Dr. in Tampa and confronted the victim and a fight ensued on the front porch and the victim was kicked and stomped to death.  The suspect then fled the scene.  Detectives learned his identity and requested for Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies to respond to his residence and detain him.


The suspect was then taken HCA Community Hospital in Pasco for treatment of injuries he sustained in the fight. 


The suspect is the estranged husband of a woman who lives at the Laurel Dale Drive residence.


The investigation continues.