Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

One arrested, one sought in violent Largo home invasion

LARGO — Authorities have arrested one man they say participated in a violent home invasion that sent one man to the hospital Sunday night.

Another man was still on the run Monday evening, Pinellas deputies said.

Reginald Lamarr Bell, a 26-year-old transient from Clearwater, was found close to where the attack occurred at 13473 W Rena Drive.

He was charged with home invasion robbery and obstructing or resisting an officer without violence. On Monday, he was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $50,150 bail.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, it was about 9 p.m. when two men broke into the Rena Drive apartment. Both were wearing ski masks and holding guns. The men ordered the 10 people inside the apartment to get on the floor and demanded a safe from the rear bedroom, deputies said.

The two suspects beat and pistol-whipped one of the residents when he did not move fast enough, deputies said. That man, Kenneth Ogden, 41, was hospitalized with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening.

One of Ogden's roommates, 23-year-old Megan Fisher, was able to hide inside a closet and call 911 from a cell phone, officials said.

As deputies arrived, the two gunmen ran out a back door, deputies said. Bell was quickly captured nearby and found with a gun and property taken from the apartment, officials said.

Police dogs and a helicopter unit continued to search for the second man, who was not identified by the Sheriff's Office, but were unsuccessful. He remained at-large Monday.

Authorities said numerous people live at the apartment. They declined to identify many of them, citing the ongoing investigation.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the attack was not random. Deputies said they believe the apartment was targeted, as it appears the victims know the gunmen. Authorities said they believe Bell and his accomplice were seeking money and drugs.

One arrested, one sought in violent Largo home invasion 01/16/12 [Last modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 5:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 schedule: Stanley Cup champion Penguins, expansion Golden Knights among the coming attractions

    Lightning Strikes

    The Lightning's season schedule was released Thursday afternoon, and there are plenty of must-see matchups coming to Amalie Arena. Here are the home games with the most intriguing storylines:

    The champs

    (Oct. 12, Oct. 21)

    The two-time defending champion Penguins make two early trips to Tampa. [AP photo]
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 schedule

    Lightning Strikes

    The Lightning's Brayden Point celebrates a goal during a game against the Ottawa Senators in February in Tampa. [AP photo]
  3. Gay, black leaders speak about finding their place


    When Lillian Dunlap moved to Florida at age 52 in 1999 she could finally breathe. The journalism professor from the University of Missouri and the University of Indiana hadn't been able live openly as a gay woman until then. She had considered coming out before but never did.

    Terri Lipsey Scott (standing) welcomed panelists Bob Devin Jones, Desmond Clark, Lillian Dunlap, Trevor Pettiford and Sheree Greer. Moderator Nadine Smith not pictured.
  4. Bar review: Les Partners Lounge goes old-school in Clearwater

    Bars & Spirits

    There are some local places that I'm shocked aren't more well known, and I think that's the result of a general aversion to stepping out of one's comfort zone. I make regular concerted efforts to step outside of mine, which often leads me to strange and rewarding drinking establishments.

    Les Partners Lounge is an old-school, smoker-friendly cocktail lounge and live music venue tucked away in a nondescript shopping plaza in Island Estates.
  5. Local craft beer of the week: Plongeur a L'eponge, Saint Somewhere Brewing Co.

    Bars & Spirits

    Tarpon Springs' Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. has a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to wild ale brewing, utilizing an open brewing approach involving uncovered fermenters in order to brew beer with local ambient microbes, reminiscent in some ways to the fermentation techniques used by rustic farmhouse breweries in Belgium …

     Plongeur a?€š€™L?ˆš??ponge, Saint Somewhere Brewing Company, 6/23/17  Electric Chair Sour Shandy, Angry Chair Brewing, 6/30/17   Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA, Motorworks Brewing 7/7/17
  6. OCTOBER_cokwr_cpzh4_cre1l_chk2m