Suspect Arrested & Charged With Attempted Murder

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Winter Haven, Florida – On Thursday May 8th around 9pm, 2014, two men got into an argument at the Circle K store at the intersection of Grady Polk Road & Spirit Lake Rd. The two men were Francis Perry, 29 (a previously convicted felon), and Charles Tobitt, 39.
According to reports Tobitt left and went to his home (121 Grady Polk Road). Allegedly while Tobitt was still in his front yard Perry and another man pulled up on a motorcycle and started arguing again. During the second argument Tobitt was shot, allegedly by Perry. At this time Perry left the scene and eventually a warrant for his arrest was issued. Tobitt meanwhile suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and had to have surgery at St Joesph’s Hospital in Tampa.
A warrant was issued for Perry’s arrest. On May 21, 2014 Perry was arrested and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of a methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment. Perry was taken to Polk County Jail.