Police to 4th Suspect in Soldier's Beating: 'We're Coming For You'

Tampa Police issued the warning for the fourth suspect who was seen on video footage attacking and robbing a U.S. Army soldier earlier this month in South Tampa.

Tampa Police have a message for the fourth suspect still at large in : "We're coming for you."

That's what Tampa police Lt. Mary O'Connor told TBO.com on Monday following the latest arrest in the case of the violent attack and robbery of U.S. Army Sgt. Johnny Aparicio earlier this month in South Tampa.

Jared J. Richardson, 18, of 868 Bayou View Drive in Brandon, on charges of aggravated battery, robbery and possession of marijuana. According to TBO, officers also seized Richardson's gold 2002 Chevrolet Impala, which they say was used during the beating.

Two other 18-year old men — , of 4712 W. Wallcraft Ave., and Lerome Howard, of 8013 N. 13th St. — were arrested last week and charged with robbery and aggravated battery.

A fourth man seen on video footage of the attack is still wanted by Tampa Police, who said they have receieved numerous tips since the incident occurred. A has been posted by a local law firm, a local church and two private citizens for information leading to arrests in the case.

O'Connor told TBO "she wouldn't rest until that fourth arrest is made and urged the suspect to turn himself in," the news site reports.

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Aparicio, who is assigned to U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, is recovering from his injuries, according to Tampa Police. He reportedly suffered a broken nose and had a tooth knocked out. Aparicio was released from the hospital last Wednesday.

Richardson is being held on $15,500 bail, according to sheriff's office records. Lewis is being held on $50,000 bail, but according to TBO, the State Attorney's Office has asked a judge to hold him without bail. A court hearing on the matter is scheduled for Tuesday.

Howard was released Saturday after posting $15,000 bail.


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