Detectives Arrest Three More Murder Suspects in Fatal Fire

03/18/15
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SUSPECT: Chase Morgan, DOB: 5/11/94, W/M, 104 11th Street S.E. Winter Haven, Fl (Transported to the Polk County Juvenile Assessment Center-no bond)

SUSPECT: Shadow Allen Hill, DOB: 8/9/91, W/M, Sky Inn 2450 U.S. 92, Winter Haven (Transported to Polk County Jail-no bond)

SUSPECT: Tyler Patrick Robertson, DOB: 9/6/92, W/M, Sky Inn 25450 U.S. 92, Winter Haven (Transported to Polk County Juvenile Assessment Center-no bond)

CHARGES: (for all 3 suspects) First Degree Murder, Arson, Armed Robbery

DETAILS: Through their investigation, homicide detectives identified a fifth suspect yesterday evening in the robbery and murder of Richard Lee Blackman. Several tips led detectives to two locations in Winter Haven. TPD's Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested Chase Morgan at his mother's home in Winter Haven at 10:25 p.m. last night. Next, they arrested Shadow Hill and Tyler Robertson at the Sky Inn on U.S. 92 in Winter Haven. Detectives are conducting a search warrant at the motel this morning.

Detectives have determined one of the suspects knew Blackman and orchestrated the robbery. Due to the ongoing investigation, detectives will not release which suspect knew Blackman nor the nature of their relationship. As soon those details can be released, they will be sent out via media alert.

Laura McElroy
TPD PIO