POINCIANA — In a busy weekend for Central Florida law enforcement, Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two carjacking suspects, while Polk County detectives say they solved a murder case in Davenport.
In Poinciana, a father waiting at a school bus stop with his young daughter were terrorized last week when two men approached and tried to rob them at gunpoint, then fired at their car as the father sped off.
The suspects were arrested the same day, reported Twis Lizasuain, public information officer for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
Bolivar Hiciano, Jr., 21, and Andre Derreck Thompson, Jr., 18, were arrested for the attempted carjacking in Poinciana.
Both suspects were charged with attempted carjacking with a deadly weapon, two counts each of aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, attempted murder while engaged in a felony offense, discharging a firearm in public, shooting a deadly missile into a vehicle, and possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony.
Hiciano and Thompson were booked into the Osceola County Jail late on Friday.
Across county lines, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives arrested a second suspect in a murder that happened in March, of Jessee A. Shivers of Davenport.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office assisted Polk detectives on Friday in locating 17-year-old Kenneth Perez, who was hiding at a home on Tierra Vista Circle in Kissimmee. Also arrested that day was 20-year-old Richard Virnet of Clermont, thanks to an anonymous tip sent in to Crimestoppers.
Perez waived extradition and has been booked into the Polk County Juvenile Assessment Center, and both suspects were charged with murder while engaging in a felony, armed burglary and armed robbery.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said his team of detectives worked tirelessly to solve this case — and did.
“Since the report of this murder, our detectives have worked around the clock to identify and apprehend the suspects,” Judd said. “Because of their dedication, and using information provided by a concerned citizen, PCSO detectives have once again made sure a violent crime was solved and those responsible held accountable.”
The murder was discovered on Monday, March 25. Detectives say the two armed suspects went to 17 Forest Drive in Davenport, forced their way into the home, and started arguing with 30-year-old Jesse Allen Shivers and 26-year-old Christina Assad.
“As the exchanged intensified, one of the suspects brandished his weapon and threatened the two with violence,” noted Donna Wood, public information officer for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in her report on the arrests. “Assad told the suspects she was going to contact law enforcement. However, the altercation continued to escalate and Shivers was shot. Shivers died at the scene.”
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