Tampa Police and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrest Homicide Suspect

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DATE/TIME:            July 13, 2016 at 8:20 a.m.                  

LOCATION:             3508 East 24th Avenue, Tampa

SUSPECT:               Aysoni Q. Lewis, B/F, DOB: 11/30/1989, 3508 East 24th Avenue


Members of the Tampa Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Aysoni Lewis at her home early Wednesday morning.  Lewis was wanted for murdering James Simmons Jr. at his home and stealing his car on April 25, 2016. Police officers located the victim’s 2005 blue Chevrolet Cobalt days later in the Grant Park area. 

Homicide detectives were able to identify Lewis as a suspect in the murder through a combination of witness interviews and investigative leads.

Lewis was charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Grand Theft Motor Vehicle.  She is currently being held without bond at the Hillsborough County jail.


Janelle McGregor





Detectives Searching for Homicide Victim's Vehicle


WHEN: The body was found on 4/25 at 7:48 p.m.


WHERE: 3805 East Curtis Street, Tampa


VICTIM: James Simmons, Jr., 7/13/67, B/M, 3805 East Curtis Street, Tampa


VEHICLE: 2005 blue Chevrolet Cobalt, Florida tag.  Photo #1 is the victim's actual vehicle.  Photo #2 is a similar make a model


DETAILS:  The victim's mother found him deceased in his residence and called police.  The timing in which the victim died is part of the ongoing criminal investigation.  The victim's car is missing and detectives are looking for information on the whereabouts of his vehicle.  If you have information, please contact Crime Stoppers with tips.  There is up to a $3,000 reward. 



Janelle McGregor