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Monday, Sep 01, 2014

Suspect in St. Pete robbery that led to fatal crash arrested

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A man suspected in a fatal crash that followed a chase after an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store last month has been arrested, the St. Petersburg Police Department said.

Alfonso Eugene Mackey, 31, 3601 Abington Ave. S., St. Petersburg, was arrested after his release from Bayfront Medical Center today.

He faces charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, second-degree murder and aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer. One of the arrest affidavits said Mackey's medical blood tests screened positive for cocaine, marijuana and a small amount of alcohol.

Mackey will also be charged with the March 21 armed robbery, police said.

According to police, Mackey and Dijon Senay Jackson, 19, robbed the Family Dollar Store, 1720 16th St. N., and fled in a vehicle. As they were pursued, the vehicle crashed into a tree, killing Jackson and sending Mackey to the hospital.

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