THANKS TO ANONYMOUS TIPS FROM POLK COUNTY RESIDENTS, two Armed Robbery suspects were apprehended and booked into the Polk County Jail within 12 hours of robbing a BP gas station yesterday.
At 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, two unknown black male suspects went to the BP gas station located at 2600 Havendale Blvd in Winter Haven, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects then fled on foot.
Polk County Sheriff's deputies, with video surveillance photos of the two suspects in hand, ask for the public's help with identifying the two suspects, concentrating on the area where the suspects were last seen.
That afternoon, around 3:00 p.m., deputies along with Probation and Parole Officers responded to 318 1st Street in Auburndale to talk to 19-year-old Kyree Nicholas Goss, DOB 1/14/1993, of 1988 40th Street NW in Winter Haven, who was positively identified as one of the suspects. Goss is currently on probation. A search of his residence resulted in the recovery of the clothing Goss was seen wearing in the video during the robbery. Deputies then responded to Avenue T NW in Winter Haven to talk to his accomplice, who was positively identified as18-year-old Michael Meshawn Davis, DOB 11/8/1993, of 3816 Avenue T NW in Winter Haven.
Davis admitted to being at the BP store with Goss that morning when the robbery occurred, wearing a stocking cap (Goss is seen wearing a red cloth on his head). He gave deputies the black BB gun used during the robbery.
Goss and Davis were both booked into the Polk County Jail and charged with Armed Robbery. Goss was additionally charged with 3 counts VOP.
Goss has been in the Polk County Jail on four prior occasions, for charges such as Armed Robbery, Burglary With Battery, Burglary, Grand Theft, Retail Theft, and Resisting Arrest.
"When citizens and law enforcement work together, we can make a positive difference! We are proud of the valuable relationships and partnerships we have with our residents -- these relationships are the key to our success in solving crimes, and keeping crime low in Polk County." - Sheriff Grady Judd