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Fourth suspect arrested in home invasion, slaying

CLEARWATER — The fourth suspect in a 2008 home invasion and murder has been arrested, according to court records.

Kentrail Shon McCrae, 22, of Clearwater turned himself in Wednesday evening at the Pinellas County Jail, said homicide Sgt. Terrell Skinner.

Police say McCrae of 1164 Russell St. in Clearwater was part of a group of six that attempted to rob Mario Tomlinson, 21.

Tomlinson was shot and killed Jan. 2, 2008, when several people tried to break into his home at 3521 21st Ave. S, police said.

Skinner said Tomlinson, a drug dealer, was targeted because he had a lot of money.

Tarvis Davis, 22, was arrested Monday on a first-degree murder charge. Skinner said Davis shot Tomlinson and bragged about it.

Torren S. McKinney, 22, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in April. She picked the target and recruited others to rob the house of drugs and money, Skinner said. The suspects reportedly bought drugs at the house earlier that day.

Derrick Brendin-Tyler Greene, 20, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge July 22. Police say he was the getaway driver and that he admitted involvement.

McCrae was one of the first witnesses interviewed, Skinner said, but wasn't forthcoming with investigators. Interviews with other witnesses later linked him to the crime.

According to court documents, the robbery started with Greene looking for a quick way to make some money. A witness told police McKinney agreed to help Greene rob her drug dealer.

McCrae and Davis, friends of the driver, were called to assist. The group went to Tomlinson's house that night, officials said.

McCrae is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $40,000 bail.

Fourth suspect arrested in home invasion, slaying 07/30/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:56pm]
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