Monday, April 23, 2018
Public safety

Man faces murder charge in Tampa beating death

TAMPA

Arrest made in March slaying

A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the killing of a 52-year-old Tampa man who was beaten to death in March. Jason Sherrod Newson, 30, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Carlton "Cooda" Reed. Police arrested Newson on a warrant about 4:30 p.m. at his home at 1307 E Louise Ave. He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail without bail. Police released few details about what led them to him, and officials said more arrests could come. Officers were sent to investigate an aggravated battery call the night of March 23 in the 2900 block of E 28th Avenue. When they arrived, they found Reed lying injured in the street. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died. A few days later, police issued a public plea for information. Several people were believed to have been in a fight with Reed before he died, and detectives believed there were witnesses.

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