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Arrest in November Tampa home-invasion robbery

Marcell Golfin

Marcell Golfin, 26

Dante Jefferson

Dante Jefferson, 23

TAMPA — A 26-year-old Tampa man was arrested Sunday night and is being held without bail on a felony attempted-murder charge tied to a Nov. 9 home-invasion robbery.

Marcell Jerome Golfin, of 8913 13th St. and another man are accused of entering a detached garage on E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and asking to use the phone, according to Tampa police.

One of the two men then pulled a gun, police said, and told the victim, "Give up the money!" The victim, who was not identified, tried to run away through a back door, police said. He was shot in the right shoulder and treated at a local hospital.

Tampa police said a tipster gave them the name of the driver of a getaway car. They arrested Dante Jefferson and charged him with being an accessory after the fact, home-invasion robbery with a firearm and attempted murder with a firearm. Jefferson had the victim's credit card, police said.

Police then linked Golfin to the shooting and arrested him during a traffic stop in the Sulphur Springs area.

Police said Golfin provided a false name and false date of birth to officers. He was charged with home-invasion robbery, possession of marijuana and giving a false name to police.

A police report does not say who shot the victim.

But under Florida law, if someone is shot or killed during a felony crime, all participants can be charged with attempted murder or murder.

Arrest in November Tampa home-invasion robbery 03/10/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2014 11:02pm]
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