Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Two arrested in robbery, shooting

TAMPA — Two men were arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery early Saturday morning.

Benjamin Bryant, 20, and Ronald E. Godwin, 19, both of Tampa, were charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, home invasion robbery and kidnapping.

Hillsborough sheriff's officials said the robbers, who had a gun, pulled a 20-year-old woman from her car in the parking lot of the Camden Citrus Park apartments at about 1 a.m., then forced her to ring the doorbell of her friend's apartment.

Her friend, Christopher D. Clabeaux, was inside his apartment with another man and a woman. When the friend opened the door, one of the intruders shot Clabeaux in the neck. The intruders stole a safe and a woman's purse, and ran away.

Deputies used a dog to track and arrest them.

Clabeaux, 18, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition. He told deputies that he didn't know why the intruders robbed or shot him.

Two arrested in robbery, shooting 08/30/08 [Last modified: Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Mother's testimony about toddler's death brings judge to tears


    TAMPA — Nayashia Williams woke up early on May 7, 2014, to the sound of her daughter calling for her. It was the last time the young mother's mornings would begin with a summons from Myla Presley, who couldn't yet climb over the mesh fencing around the playpen she used as a bed.

    Deandre Gilmore looks towards the gallery Tuesday in a Tampa courtroom. Gilmore is accused of killing the 19 month-old daughter of his girlfriend in 2014. He said the child fell while he was giving her a bath. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  2. Speakers: Getting tough can't be only response to teen car thefts


    ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Dillinger remembers coming to Pinellas County as a legal intern in 1975. There were five major poverty zones in St. Petersburg.

  3. Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility and spousal abuse


    White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Donald Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter told the …

  4. Black entrepreneur says city stiffing him on project after he endorsed Rick Baker


    ST. PETERSBURG — A prominent African-American resident says his endorsement of mayoral candidate Rick Baker has led city officials to freeze him out of a major construction project along the historic "Deuces" stretch of 22nd Street S.