TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police have arrested a third man suspected in a drug deal that turned into a violent home invasion robbery at a Sandpiper Street home in August.
Robert Hoskins has been arrested for armed burglary, armed robbery and attempted murder.
Court documents say Hoskins, along with Darrius Mosley and Brandon Nicholson, bought marijuana from a home on Sandpiper Street on Aug. 17. They later returned to the home and robbed the victims inside.
In the process, two victims were shot.
Hoskins was arrested by Tallahassee Police Department investigators and the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, and was transported to the Leon County Dentition Facility.
TPD arrests second suspect in Sandpiper Street shooting
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police have arrested a second man suspected in a drug deal that turned into a violent home invasion robbery at a Sandpiper Street home.
Brandon Nicholson has been arrested in Polk County for a home invasion robbery in Tallahassee.
Court documents say Nicholson, along with Mosley and one other suspect at large, bought marijuana from a home on Sandpiper Street on Aug. 17. They later returned to the home and robbed the victims inside. In the process, two victims were shot.
According to a probable cause document, Nicholson was armed with a gun during the incident and allegedly shot at least one of the victims.
Nicholson has been charged with attempted homicide, burglary with assault, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police arrested one of three suspects in a home invasion robbery that occurred after a drug deal and left two victims with gunshot injuries.
Darrius Mosley, 21, of Bartow, Florida, returned to the residence after making an initial marijuana buy earlier that day under the pretense of buying more marijuana, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Mosley first came to the residence alone on August 17, and bought $10 worth of marijuana, the court document said.
But, unknown to the residents of the house, when he returned the second time he was accompanied by two other people.
Concerning Mosley's second visit, a shooting victim told police that, after he cracked open the door for Mosley to buy marijuana, a second suspect with a handgun pushed it open. That second suspect forced him to sit on a chair near the front door.
While sitting, the victim emptied his pocket to show the suspect he had nothing of value on his person, and then the victim saw a third armed suspect enter the residence with Mosley.
During the robbery, the victims were shot. One man suffered a chest wound that police feared at first would prove fatal. The other man suffered a hand wound and injuries to his head from a pistol whipping.
A man who described himself as a guest at the Sandpiper Street home, who was neither of the victims, said Mosley had first come there in response to his advertisement on the GroupMe app to buy marijuana.
During the transaction, one victim flashed a large amount of cash, the court document said the seller told an investigator.
Mosley initially bought $10 worth of marijuana and left the residence but later in the evening called the seller, saying he wanted to buy more marijuana.
But before Mosley returned, the man who sold him the marijuana had gone to the bathroom, where he heard an altercation and then gunshots and called 911.
The marijuana seller told investigators he had recently bought a quarter pound of the illegal drug and decided to resell it by advertising on the GroupMe app.
In tracking down Mosley, investigators said his cellphone arrived in Tallahassee on Aug. 17, the day of the shooting. Cell-site and geolocation records associated with Mosley's phone indicated he was at the residence where the victims said he was and at the times they indicated.
Tallahassee Police Department investigators found a large quantity of marijuana and cash in the residence, the court document said.
Mosley was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Tuesday and remained there Wednesday on a $100,000 bond.
He faces charges of attempted felony murder, burglary with assault or battery and armed robbery.
Police have not identified the other two suspects.