ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man allegedly in connection to a home invasion burglary that took place in Englewood on Turner Street earlier this month on Nov. 9.
One of the suspects, a 27-year-old man, and one of the victims were killed during the burglary.
Deputies say this incident started as a targeted home invasion where Bradley Scheurer and Jonathon Robinson went into the victim’s home to steal equipment that is used to create marijuana wax, which is better known as DAB or BHO (Butane Hash Oil).
Reportedly, Scheurer, and one of the victims knew each other and had recently had a dispute over the sale of the illegal marijuana substance and he was described as acting erratic.
According to deputies, a woman was inside of the home on Turner Street and she was lying on the couch when one of the men stood over her and stated that they were there to rob them, not harm them.
Deputies say a man that was in the master bedroom heard the disturbance and an altercation started between him and Robinson and this left both men severely wounded.
Law enforcement officers (LEO’s) say Scheuerer was seen near the home before driving away from the area in a rental van leaving his associate behind to die.
Detectives say throughout their investigation, they were able to identify the rental van captured on neighborhood surveillance footage at the time of the incident as a van that was rented by Scheuerer and Robinson out of St. Petersburg where they both lived.
CCSO says they took Scheuerer into custody last Friday in a collaborative effort with the Tampa and St. Petersburg Police Departments.
He was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and Burglary Battery and he remains at the Pinellas County Jail.
The names of the victims will not be released due to Marsy’s Law.
This continues to be an active investigation.