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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/10/2013 

 Arrest Made In Horace Scott Homicide; One Suspect Still At Large 


Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives have arrested one suspect and identified and obtained an arrest warrant for another suspect in the December 11th homicide of 66-year-old Horace Scott of Lakeland. 

According to witnesses and the investigation, the suspects, identified as 20-year-old Dale D’Andrew Robinson (DOB 11/7/1992) of 217 West 7th Street in Lakeland (arrested and in jail), and 20-year-old Ladarius Demario Glover (DOB 2/8/1992) of Lakeland (currently at large), were responsible for the fatal shooting of Horace Scott as he stood on his front porch at 1046 Captiva Point around 2:50 p.m. on December 11, 2012.  The crime occurred just after Scott sold synthetic marijuana, known as K-2, to a witness.  The money that the witness told detectives he gave to Scott ($150.00 cash) for the K-2 was not found on Scott after he was killed.

Independent witnesses positively identified Robinson and Glover as the two suspects who were seen in the Secret Cove subdivision before and after the shooting.  Phone records, video surveillance images, and interviews with witnesses confirm that the two suspects were responsible for shooting and killing Scott, and robbing him.

“It is a tragedy that Mr. Scott was shot and killed standing on his own front porch, however, here is further proof that synthetic marijuana, or K-2, is not an innocuous substance.  It is an illegal drug, and criminals who use it, possess it, or sell it, are documented violent offenders.”  - Sheriff Grady Judd

On January 9, 2013, Robinson was arrested for one count First Degree Murder, and one count Armed Robbery.  He is being booked into the Polk County Jail at this time.  Attached is a previous mugshot.  Robinson was arrested by the Lakeland Police Department in February 2011 for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, for which he was on probation when he committed this homicide.

On January 9, 2013, an arrest warrant charging Ladarius Glover with one count First Degree Murder and one count Armed Robbery was entered into the system.  Attached is a prior mugshot.  He was arrested by the Lakeland Police Department in January 2012 on a Duval County warrant.  

Deputies are actively looking for Glover and are seeking the public’s help with any information leading to his arrest.  Ladarius Glover is to be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.  If you have information on his whereabouts, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous and receive a CASH REWARD!