PLANT CITY, Fla. – The suspect for last night’s homicide in Plant City was arrested in Manatee County early this morning, according to deputies.
Faustino Antunez, 48, was arrested by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) after he was involved in a traffic crash and was suspected of driving under the influence. He also provided a false name to their deputies.
Antunez is in Manatee County Jail and has been charged in Hillsborough County for:
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- Murder in the Second Degree
- Attempted Murder in the First Degree Premeditated
- Aggravated Assault with Intent to Commit Felony with Weapon (x3)
“The quick work of our detectives will ensure this man has to answer for his violence,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “The collaboration between teamHCSO and MCSO exemplifies the power of shared purpose, combined expertise, and a common goal: to make our community safe.”
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