Third person arrested, charged with murder in Tampa home invasion

Vincent Benitez, 20, Ashley Causey, 32, and Taylor Pritt, 20, all face murder charges after deputies say they attempted to rob a house with, Michael Caddo, 25. A homeowner shot and killed Caddo. Accomplices can be charged with felony murder if someone is killed during a felony criminal act, according to the Sheriff's Office. [Courtesy Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Vincent Benitez, 20, Ashley Causey, 32, and Taylor Pritt, 20, all face murder charges after deputies say they attempted to rob a house with, Michael Caddo, 25. A homeowner shot and killed Caddo. Accomplices can be charged with felony murder if someone is killed during a felony criminal act, according to the Sheriff's Office. [Courtesy Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Published October 6 2018
Updated October 7 2018

THONOTOSASSA — Months after a home invasion turned fatal, detectives say three people are responsible for the death of their accomplice.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Taylor Pritt and Vincent Benitez, both 20, Saturday, charging them with second degree felony murder with a firearm and robbery/home invasion with a firearm. Late Saturday night, deputies in Clay County arrested Ashley Causey, 32, on charges of home invasion and murder resulting from distribution of controlled substances.

On May 31, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Pritt, Benitez, Causey and Michael Caddo attempted to rob a house at 12966 Morris Bridge Road, Lot 10, in Tampa. The owner, inside at the time of the break in, shot and killed 25-year-old Caddo, detectives said.

Because Caddo was killed during a felony criminal act, according to the sheriff’s office, anyone who helped plan and participate in the home invasion can be charged with felony murder.

Officials did not release any information about the homeowner nor any other details related to the case.

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