PLANT CITY — A man accused of fatally shooting a Seffner man during a robbery attempt earlier this month was arrested after fleeing from authorities into a pond Wednesday, deputies said.
Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said Robert Alton Henderson, 21, of Plant City entered a shed of Shelby Jones, 52, who was inside with his brother on Aug. 8. Henderson hit the brother on the head with a gun and then shot Jones in the chest, killing him, deputies said.
Witnesses later told investigators Henderson had confessed to shooting Jones. Deputies said Henderson was spotted driving a stolen pickup truck in Plant City at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday. He fled and crashed into a tree. He then ran into the woods and into a pond, where he was arrested, the Sheriff's Office said.
Henderson will be charged with felony murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, grand theft auto and criminal mischief.