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Accomplice of man who police say brought his baby to a burglary in St. Petersburg arrested

Published Jan. 7, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG — The alleged accomplice of a man accused of bringing his infant son to an armed burglary in St. Petersburg was arrested Tuesday, authorities said.

Kenneth Floyd Tritt, 29, of St. Petersburg was charged with one count of attempted residential burglary, according to St. Petersburg police.

Investigators said he tried to burglarize a home Monday in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue N with 22-year-old Corey James Earl Mathews.

Mathews was toting his 5-month-old son in a car carrier, according to police, and when the homeowner confronted him, he put down his baby and threatened the man with a knife.

Tritt had fled the scene when the homeowner returned in the middle of the attempted burglary, authorities said. Officers said he admitted to his involvement in the crime.