Tampa Man Charged in Arson, Burglary
Three deceased people were found in the burning home, Hillsborough deputies said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Tampa man has been arrested in connection with a house fire last month, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Xavier Pierre Whitehead, 28, of Tampa, was charged with one count each of Armed Burglary of a Dwelling, Arson First Degree,and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
The charges arose from a Nov. 15 fire at 6221 16th Ave. S in Tampa. Firefighters found three bodies inside the home while they were putting out the flames.
Deputies said the three – Derek Archie, 31; Xavier Greene, 28; and Haley Stone, 20 – had been murdered. All suffered upper body trauma.
The investigation into the fire and murders are continuing, deputies said.
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