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Fourth suspect arrested in attack on elderly man in Pinellas Park


Published:   |   Updated: April 8, 2014 at 07:17 AM

A fourth person is under arrest in an attack on an elderly man last week in Pinellas Park that left him with serious injuries.

Marquez Dunbar, 20, of St. Petersburg, was caught by St. Petersburg police and then was interviewed today by Pinellas Park detectives.

He has been charged with violation of probation for carjacking and resisting arrest with violence as well as armed robbery, according to the Pinellas Park police. He was released from prison on Nov. 11 after serving three years for two counts of carjacking one count of resisting an officer with violence.

Also under arrest in the case are:

* Jazmine Burney, 15, who was taken into custody after her parents turned her in when she returned home. She was arrested on a charge of armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

* Xavier Peterson, 13, who turned himself in Wednesday night, is in custody on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, and was transported to the juvenile assessment center.

* Antonio Peterson, 16, the brother of Xavier, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, Charles Clark, 84, was attacked April 1 by three teens when he returned to his condo after going to a store. Clark said his attackers wanted to steal his car, which was taken later that day.

He said he had just exited his vehicle in a parking lot when one of the attackers grabbed him from behind, police said. As he struggled to break free, Clark said, he knocked one of three to the ground while struggling with another.

Later that night, someone stole Clark’s Ford from the front of his condominium building on the 5000 block of 76th Avenue, police said.

The vehicle, which was taken between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m., was recovered Wednesday morning in St. Petersburg, police said.

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