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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 12/11/2016 

 12-11-2016 Two Violent Juveniles Arrested After Stealing Vehicle - Wanted for Homicide in Orange County 

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Wanted Suspects – Duo Wanted for Homicide in Orange County; Stole Car in Polk; Hillsborough County Stolen Gun Recovered.  Arrested are: 

16-year-old Jayvon Joachin of Orlando – charged with WAOJ for Homicide, Fleeing to Elude, Possession of Burglary Tools, NO Valid Driver’s License, Armed Conveyance Burglary, and Grand Theft- Motor Vehicle. 






17-year-old Deshawn Miller of  Orlando – charged with WAOJ for Homicide, WAOJ for Grand Theft-Motor Vehicle, WAOJ for Dealing in Stolen Property, WAOJ for Grand Theft, Grand Theft-Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Armed Conveyance Burglary, Grand Theft-Motor Vehicle. 

These two suspects are wanted in connection to a Wednesday, December 7, 2016, shooting incident which occurred in Orange County and in which a 27-year-old woman was shot in the face in front of her 5-year-old child.  The woman died as a result of her injuries.  Orange County Sheriff’s Office can provide addition details of their homicide investigation. 

At approximately 12:50 pm on Saturday, December 10, 2016, a Polk County resident had parked his 2013 Dodge Charger at convenience store located at 2600 Havendale Boulevard – he left the car running with windows down as he went inside. 

Two black male suspects walked out of the store, got into the Charger and fled.  They were later confirmed to be Joachin and Miller.  Deputies responded and began to investigate.  

Deputies learned the suspects had been at apartment complex located on 26th Street NW, Winter Haven before arriving at the convenience store in stolen maroon 4-door Nissan Murano (Winter Garden case.)   

As the investigation continued, deputies learned of the Orange County Homicide. Additional PCSO units, to include Air and K-9, responded to assist in the search. 

The suspects were spotted on I-4 traveling west by PCSO deputies shortly after 6:00 pm.  Stop sticks were deployed in the area of Highway 557.  The suspects hit the sticks and ultimately crashed the Charger in a ditch around 6:21 pm. 

The driver, Jayvon Joachin, was found to be in possession of three Swiss-Tech window punches, a common tool used to break windows during vehicle thefts/burglaries. 

When passenger, Deshawn Miller, was arrested a handgun was found in his immediate vicinity. Deputies learned this firearm was reported stolen from Hillsborough County during a burglary to a gun store, Tampa Arms Company Gun Shop on November 29, 2016. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office can provide details about their investigation. 

The suspects were transported to Heart of Florida Hospital for medical evaluation.  Both were treated and released.  Both were transported to Juvenile Assessment Center where they are currently being held. 

Upon his arrest, Joachin confessed to the homicide and to stealing the Charger from Winter Haven. 

Deshawn Miller (17 years old): 20 felony charges; 11 misdemeanor charges; one felony conviction                                 

            Arrests beginning in 2013 for:

                                    Battery DV

                                    Burglary (multiple arrests)

Grand Theft (multiple arrests)

                                    Vehicle Theft (multiple arrests)

                                    Criminal Mischief (multiple arrests)

                                    Obstructing Justice

                                    Robbery w/ Firearm

                                    Resisting w/out Violence (multiple arrests)

                                    Disorderly Conduct

                                    Trespass in Conveyance

                                    Violation of Probation (multiple arrests)     

Jayvon Joachin (16 years old): 7 felony charges, 2 misdemeanor charges

            Arrests beginning in 2014 for:

                                    Failure to Appear

                                    Criminal Mischief

                                    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

                                    Carrying Concealed Firearm

                                    Armed Burglary