CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Police homicide detectives have charged Jermaine Adrian Bennett, 26, with first-degree murder in the Friday morning homicide on Mandalay Avenue that left Jeffrey Chapman dead.
Bennett was booked into the Pasco County Jail after being arrested at his workplace Friday with the assistance of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
He will be moved to the Pinellas County Jail at a later date. Detectives were able to gather evidence through investigative tools to identify the car – a 2014 Nissan Altima — used in the attack on Chapman.
Police say, that the car was registered to Bennett, and he admitted being in Clearwater Beach at the time of the murder.
He further admitted randomly attacking the victim with a tire iron and blamed the “ills of society” for the crime.
He expressed no remorse when interviewed by detectives. The search continues for a second suspect involved in the attack.
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