Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Two teens arrested on charges of burglarizing St. Petersburg mayor's house

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have arrested two teenage suspects they say burglarized Mayor Rick Baker's home on Thursday.

Shortly after midnight, detectives went to 3458 17th Avenue S, where they say 15-year-old Jeffrey Fleming and 16-year-old Terrill Floyd were staying. It's not their home, police said, but they had been sleeping there lately.

They are not the same people police identified as suspects on Thursday.

Fleming was charged with burglary, dealing in stolen property and possession of crack cocaine. Floyd was charged with burglary and dealing in stolen property. They were taken to a juvenile facility.

After Baker returned to his home shortly after noon Thursday after attending the TASCO Extreme Mud Wars, a youth program for teens, at Spa Beach. The mayor was returning home to shower and change.

The burglars were in the house when Baker arrived, but ran out the back carrying electronics and escaped in a green Ford Thunderbird parked in the alley behind his Old Northeast home.

The mayor memorized their license plate, and undercover detectives found the two suspects five hours later.

But the suspects whom police identified Thursday night were not the same ones arrested early this morning. Devin Boykins, 19, was arrested on a charge of driving without a valid license, and Donnell Wilson, 20, was arrested on a charge of possession of morphine. There was not enough evidence late Thursday to arrest them in connection with the mayor's burglary, police said.

It was not immediately clear why Boykins and Wilson were identified as suspects in the burglary.

Investigators say they recovered a laptop computer that was stolen in the burglary, but were not able to recover a television, which they learned was sold on the street yesterday for several hundred dollars.


Follow This Just In on Twitter.

Two teens arrested on charges of burglarizing St. Petersburg mayor's house 08/07/09 [Last modified: Friday, August 7, 2009 8:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Navy expected to relieve admiral in charge of 7th Fleet in response to deadly disasters at sea


    The Navy will relieve the senior admiral in charge of the service's 7th Fleet based in Japan in response to four embarrassing accidents this year, two of which killed sailors at sea, two U.S. officials said.

    Tugboats assist the guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain on its way to Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday. [U.S. Navy]
  2. Trump chides media over Charlottesville


    President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Va., protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

    Trump met service members before the rally.
  3. Jones: Koetter-Winston exchange highlights latest 'Hard Knocks'


    There are certain things that make HBO's Hard Knocks must-see television.

    Jameis Winston, left, has an exchange with Dirk Koetter that highlights Hard Knocks.
  4. Rays are full of ideas they'd like to share when commissioner visits

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Commissioner Rob Manfred is coming to the Trop today. Hmm. Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg will be there to greet him. Hmmmm. And they have a scheduled joint media session. Hmmmmmmmmm.

    Commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t expected to say anything definitive about the Rays’ stadium situation when he visits the team today.
  5. Mayor Rick Kriseman endorsed by another police union


    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman is already backed by the city's largest police union, the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman has secured another police union endorsement