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Three arrested in St. Petersburg home invasion robbery

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman lured a man out of his home early Wednesday while two other people stormed the house and robbed and beat his mother, according to St. Petersburg police.

Carrie Marcink, 28, asked Mickey White, 42, to accompany her to an automated teller machine earlier Wednesday so that she could pay him a debt, police said. White left his home at 261 79th Ave. NE about midnight and drove with Marcink to an ATM.

While he was gone, Danielle Kelly Tennis, 24, and Christopher Eric Andrews, 41, ransacked the house, police said, where White's mother Jihi McEvoy was left alone. Andrews beat McEvoy, 63, with his fists and feet while Tennis searched for valuables to steal, police said.

White returned about a half hour later and found his mother lying on the floor injured. Detectives interviewed Marcink, who confessed to having lured White out of the home so that Tennis and Andrews could commit a home invasion, police said.

McEvoy was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with severe injuries to her upper body, police said. She remained in critical condition late Wednesday.

Detectives later tracked down Tennis and Andrews, who were arrested along with Marcink on charges of home invasion robbery and attempted first-degree murder. All three were booked in the Pinellas County Jail and held without bail.

Three arrested in St. Petersburg home invasion robbery 05/22/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:30pm]
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