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Suspect in July Tampa Murder Arrested in Polk County

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Authorities in Polk county say they have apprehended the man who killed a Tampa man last month after an argument.

According to Tampa police, Julius R. Carter and Dejonta Felder were arguing in the street in the Florence Villa neighborhood on July 3 when Felder produced a firearm and shot Carter several times. Carter sustained several gunshot wounds to the upper body and managed to stumble into a nearby yard before expiring.

At the time of the shooting authorities indicated that they had a suspect in mind. However, they declined to name the suspect publicly. An arrest warrant was ultimately issued for Felder earlier this month.

Carter, who was survived by three children, was listed as being a fugitive from the law at the time of his demise. Records showed that he was on probation for another two years for leaving the scene of an accident with injury and flight from arrest.

Felder is no stranger to Florida's legal system, either. His criminal record includes convictions for aggravated battery and burglary. In 2014 he served a term in Florida prison for burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing from law enforcement.

Felder was booked into Polk County Jail for warrants from Hillsborough County for felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree murder, operating an unregistered vehicle, possession of counterfeit currency, and possession of a controlled substance. He's currently being held without bond.

The Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand have been representing people charged with capital murder, felony drug charges, drunk driving, government fraud, and white-collar crimes for over a quarter century. Contact our office today to discuss your Tampa Bay-area state or federal charges.

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