Polk Sheriff’s detectives have arrested three men in connection with the homicide investigation surrounding missing Haines City youth, Angelia Michelle Headrick. Headrick was reported missing Thursday evening, January 4, 2007.
“Detectives have worked around the clock,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “We were determined not to rest until we had the murderer or murderers in custody.”
Eric Rodriguez, H/M, DOB 6/20/1986, 4085 H. L. Smith Road, Haines City. Rodriguez is charged with First Degree Murder and Robbery
Gary Michael Glisson, W/M, DOB 2/14/1977, 3553 N. Scenic Highway, Lake Wales. Glisson is charged with First Degree Murder, Robbery and Arson.
Jarvis Jameal Mosley, B/M DOB 4/8/1983, 207 N. 1st Street, #325, Lake Wales. Mosley is charged with First Degree Murder, Robbery and Arson.
The suspects confessed to beating, stabbing and robbing Headrick, a 90 pound blond, blue eyed youth. “They said they had no intention of letting her live,” said Chief W. J. Martin, commander of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division. Martin said the detectives learned of Rodriguez’s possible involvement early on and as the investigation progressed, the other two suspects were identified.
According to suspects statements Headrick was lured to Glisson’s home Wednesday, January 3, 2007. The four then traveled to a grove off of Masterpiece Road, Lake Wales, where she was beaten and stabbed to death during the late evening and early morning hours of Wednesday January 3, 2007, and Thursday, January 4, 2007.
Her body was placed in her vehicle and the three suspects traveled back to Glisson’s residence. They hid the vehicle, with the body inside, in a grove across from Glisson’s residence for a short time Thursday.
Rodriguez left the residence as Glisson and Mosley planned how to dispose of the car and body.
Later Thursday, January 4, 2007, Glisson drove Headrick’s vehicle as Mosley followed in a second vehicle, to an orange grove off of Drawdy Road, Babson Park where the vehicle was set on fire.
A grove worker had seen the fire Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm, but thought it was other grove workers clearing downed trees. The same worker found the charred out vehicle Friday, January 5, 2007, and reported his discovery to the Sheriff’s Office.