Two Miami Men Charged in Lakeland Triple Murder





On January 14, 2016, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced PCSO homicide detectives, working with the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Miami Police Department arrested and charged two men in connection with the triple murder drug house case at 2314  East Magnolia Drive, Unit 2 in the Combee area of Lakeland on January 6, 2016. Three people were killed and one person survived.

Andrew%20JosephOn January 11th, Andrew Joseph, 35, of Miami was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder (three counts), Attempted First Degree Murder, Accessory After the Fact of Capital Felony, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Tampering in Felony Life Capital Proceeding.  After his arrest, Joseph was held at the Turner Guilford Knight  Center in Miami.  Joseph has a lengthy criminal arrest history that include 29 felony, 10 misdemeanor charges, 5 failure to appear charges and other charges in Florida. His criminal record also includes 6-drug-related charges in Minnesota.

Johnathan%20AlcegaireDetectives and officers also arrested 26-year-old Jonathan Alcegaire of Miami.  Alcegaire is charged with First Degree Murder (3 counts), Attempted First Degree Murder, Armed Burglary with Battery, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder.  Alcegaire was arrested on January 12, 2016, and held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Alcegarie’s criminal arrest history includes  previous felony charges, failure to appear charges,  misdemeanor charges and other charges.

Both Joseph and Alcegarie will be returned to Polk County to be jailed on no bond.

The PCSO says detectives learned Andrew Joseph “orchestrated a Robbery and the subsequent execution-style homicide at 2314 East Magnolia Drive, Unit #2 in unincorporated Lakeland on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.”  Jonathan Alcegaire was positively identified as one of three black males who shot and killed an Hispanic female, a white female and one black male. The fourth victim, Felix Campos, 18, survived and taken to an area hospital. Campos is cooperating with detectives.

Detectives also obtained a video from a local business which captured the images of a white commercial van seen in the general area at the triple murder.  They tracked the   U-Haul van and found it was rented from Dade County by Andrew Joseph. They contacted detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Department and PCSO detectives went to the Miami area.

During their investigation, the detectives found out Joseph rented the van at approximately 6:43 pm, on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, and returned the van at approximately 12:27 pm, on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.  The van also had 551 miles in mileage that was consistent with the round-trip distance from the rental location to Polk County.

During their investigation, detectives also discoverd one of the murdered victims, 24-year-old David Washington, had been involved with drug trafficking in the Miami area. Washington also was in contact with  Joseph and Alcegaire.

Washington, Joseph and Alcegaire also made several trips to Polk County in the days before the shootings on January 6th.

The investigation continues. Detectives are asking for the public’s help.  Anyone with additional information regarding Joseph’s and Alcegaire’s activities and associates is urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863.298.6200.

There’s also a $10,000 Cash Reward for information leading to more arrests in this case.

You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward. PCSO urgeYou are urged to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-226-TIPS or log  iPhone users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install this free app, search for “TipSoft” or “TipSubmit” on the Apple App Store.

Photos and Info: Polk County Sheriff’s Office

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