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Deputies have taken into custody Terrell Williams, the fourth and final suspect in Thursday’s violent pawn shop robbery and Haines City murders of two women.
This all began around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, when Auburndale police and Polk County deputies got a report of four men robbing the Cash America pawn shop on Havendale Boulevard. The suspects were described as four men, three of whom were armed.
The suspect vehicle, a GMC SUV, was later spotted heading eastbound along U.S. 17/U.S. 92 in Haines City. Haines City police pursued the vehicle, and the suspects allegedly opened fire on the officer, who was not hit.
At one point, the suspects’ car crashed in the Chanler Ridge subdivision, west of U.S. 27 and north of U.S. 17/92. The four men fled on foot, but one was caught by a sheriff’s canine team.
A resident told deputies to check a neighbor’s house, and police then set up a perimeter with law enforcement from Haines City, Polk County and Auburndale.
As they were setting up the perimeter, a vehicle then burst through the garage door, went airborne toward officers — who fired shots at it — before it quickly crashed. A second suspect, with gunshot wounds and canine bites, was caught while the other two suspects remained at large.
A mother and her adult daughter were found inside the house. Polk Sheriff Grady Judd says they had been brutally murdered.
During an 8:30 press conference, Sheriff Judd said the third suspect had just been apprehended. A short time later, law enforcement descended on an area near Lee Jackson Highway and arrested Terrell Williams, the fourth and final suspect.
Devonere “Devon” McCune, DOB 3/2/1992, of Haines City – first suspect arrested, PCSO K-9 apprehension
Michael Gordon, DOB 2/15/1980, of Lakeland – second suspect arrested, shot at 618 Astor Rd and K-9 bit
Jovan Lamb, DOB 4/25/1985, of Haines City – arrested around 8:30 a.m. in Haines City
Terrell Williams, DOB 3/5/1985, of Haines City – arrested shortly after 9 a.m.
51-year-old Deborah Royal of 618 Astor Road in Haines City – deceased, victim of homicide, daughter of Patricia Moran
72-year-old Patricia Moran of 618 Astor Road in Haines City – deceased, victim of homicide, mother of Deborah Royal
WTSP 10 News