A month after police solved a 5-year-old cold case, a Pasco-Pinellas grand jury on Thursday indicted a 24-year-old man in the slaying of a Clearwater cab driver.
On July 26, police said that Tisen KaShawn Washington, who was already in the Pasco County jail on unrelated drugs charges, was responsible for the September 2008 slaying of 51-year-old Jack LaGrand.
Detective Thomas Dawe, part of a cold-case unit formed by Clearwater police in October 2011, testified before the grand jury, the police department said.
LaGrand, 51, was found dead halfway out of the open driver’s door of his cab behind a strip mall near U.S. 19 and Enterprise Road in Clearwater. Surveillance video from the overnight slaying showed a man fitting Washington’s description leaving the scene, police said.
Washington, of Port Richey, remains in the Pasco jail without bail, according to jail records.