Suspect arrested in Oct. home invasion
A suspect in a Plant City home invasion in October that left two men injured from gunshot wounds has been arrested in Polk County, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday.
Stefan Jackson, 29, of Plant City, was arrested at 8:27 a.m. April 24 on an outstanding warrant from Hillsborough County. Jail records show he arrived in Hillsborough on Wednesday.
Authorities said Jackson and a second suspect forced their way into a home at 1108 Colson Road with handguns on Oct. 21. The home was occupied by Vincent Shakes, 25, and his girlfriend, Nishell Hargrove, 23. Jackson restrained Hargrove with duct tape, the Sheriff's Office said. She freed herself and ran outside.
The suspects forced Shakes into a vehicle and drove to the home of Shakes' parents at 5738 Horton Road. They forced their way into the garage, and Jackson shot Shakes' father, Leaford Shakes, 50, in the upper body, the Sheriff's Office said. Vincent Shakes was hit in the foot. The suspects demanded money and fled after receiving it, authorities said.
Jackson was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, home invasion and aggravated battery. He remained in jail Thursday night.