Poinciana, Florida – On May 21, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Timothy Rivera Rosado, Anthony Louis Rivera Rosado, and Jeremy Stuart Vilella, charging them with attempted murder.
The victim, Daniel Ares, advised deputies that at approximately 11pm on May 19, 2016 he allegedly started communicating with three known associates to go and buy some cocaine. The three associates,Timothy Rivera Rosado, Anthony Louis Rivera Rosado, and Jeremy Stuart Vilella were known to buy “weed” from him weekly. In the early morning hours of May 20, 2016 the three suspects allegedly picked Ares up in Timothy Rivera Rosado’s mothers car to buy the cocaine. After driving for an extended period of time, they ended up in an abandoned area of Poinciana, FL. According to the arrest affidavit, Ares, advised the suspects told him they were meeting their “cocaine plug” there, however he never observed anyone besides the three people in the vehicle with him. Ares advised he was sitting in the rear driver’s side seat of the vehicle and exited when they stopped, as they planned to smoke a blunt. He stated when he began to stretch and walk from the vehicle he was shot from behind. He fell to the ground, and heard multiple gun shots. Ares advised deputies that Anthony Rivera Rosado allegedly came to him and told him he was tired of being disrespected. A substance was then poured on him, which he believed was gasoline, and then he was lit on fire.
At this point it is appears the suspects left Ares for dead. Ares was able to extinguish himself and contacted law enforcement. According to the affidavit at no time did anyone of the three suspects offer him assistance, contact law enforcement or medical services. Ares could not advise who specifically shot him and poured the gasoline on him.
Ares was located bloody in the roadway of Hemlock Ave at Dogfish Road, Poinciana, FL 34759 which is a remote location with sand dunes on either side of a two lane road with no residences or buildings within sight. Ares was flown by helicopter to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for three gunshot wounds and second and third degree burns to approximately thirty percent of his body.
At the scene Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies found five shell casings, a cannabis cigarette, US currency, the victim’s clothes and shoes, and other items of evidence were obtained, consistent with Ares’ statement. It appeared that no money or property was removed from Ares’ person or clothing. The Fire Marshall responded to the scene. His K-9 partner detected to the odor of accelerants on the clothing left at the scene, which were collected for further testing.
The three suspects are currently in Polk County Jail with a $30,000 bond each. They have been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder & Conspiracy To Commit First Degree Murder.