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Second Suspected Lakeland Child Killer Arrested In Plant City

LAKELAND, FL (May 7, 2024) – On Monday, May 6, 2024, shortly after 9:00 p.m., Demarius Wilson, was taken into custody during a traffic stop by the Plant City Police Department. Demarius Wilson was a passenger in the vehicle and was wanted on charges of Tampering with Evidence in connection to the double homicide which occurred at the Cambridge Cove Apartments in Lakeland on March 11, 2024.

Chief Sam Taylor’s Statement:
“We are pleased Demarius Wilson is in custody where he belongs. We are grateful to the public for all of the leads and tips provided and we thank the Plant City Police Department for their valuable assistance. Our detectives have worked tirelessly on this case since it began and continue to pursue every lead and process all evidence to prosecute all the individuals involved. Our hearts continue to be with the family and are committed to ensure they receive justice.”

——- One Suspect Caught ——-

LAKELAND, FL (March 19, 2024) – On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at approximately 11:20 a.m. the Lakeland Police Department was notified that Homicide suspect Kevarius Green turned himself into the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office alongside his attorney. No other details are available at this time. 

We are still asking for the public’s assistance with locating Demarius Wilson. He is considered armed and dangerous and has ties to the Lakeland, Plant City and Orlando areas. If anyone knows their whereabouts, please contact the appropriate law enforcement agency for that jurisdiction or the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

Persons who wish to remain anonymous can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:

 * Call 1-888-400 TIPS (8477)

 * From a cell phone, dial **TIPS

 * Visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”

 * Or download the free “P3tips” app on a smartphone or tablet.

Tipsters will always remain anonymous when they send a tip through Crime Stoppers, and they are eligible for a cash reward of $5,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

Previous Article: Suspects Sought In Double Homicide

——— Updated Article——-

LAKELAND, FL (March 14, 2024) – Over the last few days Lakeland Police Department detectives have been able to determine there were three persons in the suspect vehicle (Dodge Challenger). Kevarius Green (age 30) of Lakeland was identified as the suspect firing a rifle during the incident and responsible for the deaths of Jaquez Norton and Kemarius Wilson. Also identified in connection with this incident was Demarius Wilson (age 22), who is the brother of deceased suspect Kemarius Wilson. Demarius Wilson was identified as being in the Challenger before and after the homicide, and the person responsible for attempting to hide the Challenger.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Kevarius Green for two counts of First Degree Murder, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, and Attempted 1st Degree Murder.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Demarius Wilson for Tampering With Evidence.

We are seeking the public’s help in locating these two individuals. They are considered armed and dangerous and have ties to the Lakeland, Plant City and Orlando areas. If anyone knows there whereabouts, please contact the appropriate law enforcement agency for that jurisdiction or the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

Persons who wish to remain anonymous can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:

 * Call 1-888-400 TIPS (8477)

 * From a cell phone, dial **TIPS

 * Visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”

 * Or download the free “P3tips” app on a smartphone or tablet.

Tipsters will always remain anonymous when they send a tip through Crime Stoppers, and they are eligible for a cash reward of $5,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

———————- First Article ————

LAKELAND, FL (March 12, 2024) – On Monday, March 11, 2024, at approximately 6:34 p.m., officers arrived at the scene of this incident and located four persons on scene with a burgundy 2023 Toyota Rav4. Jaquez Norton (age 3) was found to have sustained injuries from gunfire and was declared deceased at the scene. Robert Einzig (age 23) sustained non-life-threatening injuries from gunfire and was transported to Lakeland Regional Health. Yeimarie Baez (age 21) and a 3-month-old female infant were not injured. 

Information was received that a white Dodge Challenger was involved with the incident and was seen heading toward the scene, northbound on Kathleen Road just prior to the shooting. The same vehicle was also seen leaving the area southbound on Kathleen Road just after the incident.

Around 7:00 p.m. the Police Department was notified a male named Kemarious Wilson (age 22) was dropped off at Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) a a personal vehicle. Wilson declared deceased by medical professionals and soon identified as the passenger in the white Challenger.

Detectives learned that during the event, Baez, Einzig and the children arrived at Cambridge Cove in the Rav4 to visit a friend. As they were leaving the complex, the Challenger approached and blocked the Rav4 from leaving. At that time, Baez was driving, Einzig was in the front passenger seat, Norton was in the rear passenger seat and the infant was in the middle of the rear seat. Wilson got out of the passenger side of the Challenger, armed with a handgun, and approached Baez. Another unidentified male got out of the driver’s seat of the Challenger and approached Einzig with a rifle. Einzig was also armed with a handgun and rifle inside of the Rav4.

At some point gunshots were exchanged and Einzig returned fire with his handgun while Baez fled from the vehicle with the 3-month-old infant. Wilson and the unidentified male fled back to the Challenger and left the scene southbound on Kathleen Road. The Challenger then drove to the 800 block of West 14th Street to a relative’s residence. Wilson was placed in another vehicle and transported to Lakeland Regional Health.

The 2014 Challenger bearing Florida license plate number PXPF93 was located at a residence in the 800 block of West Crawford Street. It was being concealed with a black covering. The resident was cooperative with the investigation. The Challenger, the Rav4 and the vehicle used to transport Wilson to LRH were all impounded to be processed for evidence. Multiple cell phones were seized for processing and multiple locations are being canvassed for surveillance video. In all, nine search warrants were obtained in the pursuit of evidence. Recovered at the incident scene were nineteen .223 caliber spent casings and nine 9mm spent casings. The parties involved appeared to have known each other and the reason for the conflict is yet to be defined.

Detectives continue to search for information to identify and locate the driver of the Challenger. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Cory Lawson at [email protected] or at 863-834-8975.

Persons who wish to remain anonymous can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:

 * Call 1-888-400 TIPS (8477)

 * From a cell phone, dial **TIPS

 * Visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”

 * Or download the free “P3tips” app on a smartphone or tablet.

Tipsters will always remain anonymous when they send a tip through Crime Stoppers, and they are eligible for a cash reward of $5,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

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