Skip to comments.2 of 4 suspects wanted in Tampa soldier beating arrested
Posted on 05/18/2012 9:32:26 PM PDT by rarestia
Tampa Police have announced two of four suspects wanted for the vicious beating of a Tampa soldier have been arrested.
According to detectives, Army soldier Johnny Aparicio, 24, was walking east on Iowa Avenue in South Tampa on Sunday when he was approached and asked for a dollar. When Aparicio replied, three suspects hit him in the face and upper body, knocking him to the ground. A fourth suspect came running and joined in the beating.
"The detective interviewed one of the suspects the very next day after the robbery and he told him to do his job and investigate, and maybe he'll solve the crime," Tampa Police spokesperson Andrea Davis said, "and that's exactly what he did. It just made him more motivated to go out and do that."
Davis said Robinson High School student Geroshe Lewis, 18, of Tampa, and Lerome Howard, 18, of Sulphur Springs, were arrested Friday in connection to the beating. Howard is not a student at the school.
Lewis was arrested at the school on Friday afternoon as the school day ended, Davis said. Howard was arrested at his home without incident Friday afternoon.
"The victim is aware of the arrest and obviously he's happy," Davis said. Aparicio picked one of the suspects out of a "photo-pack" on Friday.
Hillsborough County School District spokeserson Steve Hegarty said Lewis will not return to Robinson High School.
"Geroshe Lewis is a senior and belonged to no clubs and does not play any sports," Hegarty said. "He is not in the school yearbook. Based on the charges and the seriousness of the alleged crimes, he will not be returning."
After being questioned at a Tampa Police Department substation Friday night, both suspects were taken and booked into the Orient Road Jail on charges of robbery and aggravated battery.
I find it sad that these kids are basically flunkies. This is the state of black youth in our country, and with school being out in many parts of Florida, it's shaping up to be a long summer.
More of Obama's composite sons?
...with names like those...
Sounds like Holders people are busy.
An epedemic of white racism harming blacks everywhere\ sarc.
As Thomas Sowell said, there is a race war going on in this country and it’s mostly random attacks by blacks on whites. This is scary.
If zero had sons, they would look like Lewis and Howard...
“I find it sad that these kids are basically flunkies.”
Isn’t it, though. Not everyone be in a position to be staked by influential American Communists and wealthy Saudis, and eventually become “community activists”, and then.../s;)
Not everyone CAN be...
That was not Ebonics!;)
Lerome might be Italian;)
Geroshe and Lerome?? LOL
They don’t have to tell us the race thanks to parents trying to be ‘original’.
Was this another beat down for TRAY-von?
It is sad to know there is so much potential in people, but we fall so far below what God intended. We weren’t meant to be animals. Modern culture celebrates the evil that lies in each of us, and we wonder why the civil society is deconstructing. 18 years old is just starting out, but the choices we make at that age can set the tone for the rest of our lives. So sad that these young men have chosen wrong.
I just read that they’ve arrested two men in Cali in the random shooting murdrs of two Chinese students last month....I think they also fit the “description”....
“So sad that these young men have chosen wrong.”
Let me guess. No father in the house. A mom on welfare. Drugs part of everyday life. A bizarre sense of entitlement from an inflated sense of victimhood.
This is the ultimate conclusion of a short life devoid of any social skills, education, morality, courtesy, motivation, respect for others, or fear of the Almighty.
Predictable as the sunrise.
Obviously white Americans of African decent....
Thank you for that information! I had not expected it. I suppose I would have seen this before too long, but I heard it from you first.
Geroshe is/was a senior, but he will not be returning to school.
Cripes, I wouldn’t venture a pronunciation of that stupid name.
I have trouble with those Amish names too...
I would suggest that these two asshats be dropped off at the front gate or the nearest military base with signs around their necks “jumped and beat a soldier”.
Save lots of court cost and money on incarceration..
I like that idea. “kill” two birds comes to mind.
Just drop them off in the Alaskan wilderness.
Born for thuggin'.
OK, but now, where is 1200 91st street in Palmdale? In Google Maps, 91st street consists of a few fragments with widely separated houses in a desert area, among which I was unable to identify any “bright blue two story” structure. GM identifies 1200 91st street as a location along a dirt ( or sand ) road well to the north, far from any kind of building or structure at all. The city proper, small as it is, lies well to the west, with streets designated in the 30’s or so.
Bears hungry as heck right now, just outta their winter sleep. We live along the Yukon, and no joke we don’t have an Afri Amer within 300 miles of our community; no crime what so ever. The bear wouldn’t hold their criminal tendencies against them; just find out what they taste like.
Orient Road is thw county lockup for “non-violent” offenders. WTF!?
Tampa hosts MacDill AFB, the home of CENTCOM. Just turn them loose inside the gate and let justice take its course...
You left out the most important one - whitey is blame for all my problems.
Here’s another recent beating by blacks....a marine. This guy died. This problem is getting worse, isn’t it?
Getting worse? Look out for June, July, and August! The occupiers and the inner-city black youth are Bama’s Hoody Brigade.
I KNEW this would happen when Obama won. I told my mother and my fiancée that the blacks would become emboldened and believe they could get away with violence and criminal mischief.
And while they're not "getting away with it," they are trying. It will reach a point where law enforcement is overwhelmed and they will get away with it.
Meanwhile, the Liberals are trying to get rid of laws such as Florida's Stand Your Ground and concealed carry licensing in order to prevent the deaths of these thugs when they attack an armed citizen.
Florida is known as a gun-toting state, and provided the northeast Liberals don't relocate here to the point of infestation, we will continue to be a gun-toting state, and it should strike fear in the hearts of would-be criminals that they could be killed for trying to "thug out."
The time is coming that whites, at least a small contingent of us, grow to the point of disconnect and start cleaning the streets ourselves. George Zimmerman was a hero, as far as I'm concerned.
Maybe I’ll learn to like the cold. Is there electrical engineering work up there?
They will be plea bargained and back on the streets shortly. That’s how the American “justice” system works for career criminals.
Yes, or warehoused with free TV and fitness centers for a while. We need to bring back hangings (and for treason too...) and rock pile style hard labor. Prison farms to keep food costs down.
Yep - seems that the "racists" that assumed so were on the right track.
That’s the problem, not much an economy out in the sticks but the wife and I and family sure like the lifestyle. Minus 60 for a couple weeks every January is a small price to pay actually.
Just more of obamas sons out havin’ a good time. Holder will find a way to let them go.
Barry of the Bungle and his Sons
- I wonder how many that are reading this thread remember watching a PBS TV series that scientifically showed how various breeds of dogs were tested for intelligence and degrees of domestication?
- One very simple test was to put a standard size white bath over the head of a reclining dog and count the time it took for the dog to realize it could just shake it's head and toss the towel off.
- Some dogs took several minutes to solve and complete this simple "Bell Curve" test.
- The Border Collie passed the test in a mere fraction of a second.....
- The two (of four) sub-human pack of savages (Hello Bob Grant!) that attacked the one soldier would still be attempting to figure out what they were experiencing days later - Perhaps that explains why they wear those cute Muzzie-like "designer hoodies"......
- Yes Virginia there is measurable difference in the size of the brain pan of various dog and bi-ped mammals.
- These primitive's ancestors never built those huge pyramids and you will not find ancient Euros spending all their time and resources on enormous burial vaults for self-appointed Gods like Tut and Obama.
- A wonderful source of (allegedly unbiased/bi-partisan) information is the 1979 Clinton/Reno (It's Slick Willie's fault!) FBI-DOJ Uniform Crime Report:
Look up the violent crime stats for urban Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, etc. - and where ownership and carry of firearms was/or still is banned and/or restricted.
Look up the racial and ethnic stats of perps of murder and other violent crimes.
Compare it to rural states and areas where firearms are legal to carry. You will see some states with zero or perhaps only one (1) murder with a firearm in a whole year.
Wow! A Washington DC male teenager had (over) 150 times the stats of a white mid-aged white man of committing murder with a firearm! (Bill Clinton and Janet Reno must be racists! And Tony Stewart and Junior Johnson must be a race-cists!)
Now compare the murder rate and violence rates by teenage and other young minorities in urban cities to that of Africa during a civil war - Or Kenya after a certain election that Obama's cousin lost.
Surprise Surprise! - Washington DC has had a higher murder rate by teenage black "males" than in Rowanda!
Was one of the other two perp's names "Rowanda" or "Rowando"?
Maybe his mother's name? Is it all in the family?
I see that the 91st Street address is in LA, and there is a blue two story house there. I suppose I read it wrong. Another article today gives the Palmdale address. These houses look pretty new. 1200 91st Street looks real nice too, in Google Street View. Nice cars on the street; no trash; nice plants ...
I agree wholeheartedly with your comments!
“I KNEW this would happen when Obama won. I told my mother and my fiancée that the blacks would become emboldened and believe they could get away with violence and criminal mischief.”
OMG! I told my daughter the SAME thing! Our prisons were full of them before Obama, and I knew if he was elected, they would think that they now had power to do anything they wanted....because a black president would stand by them no matter what. Remember the video of the black woman saying, when he became president, that she wouldn’t have to pay for gas now? What kind of mentality do some of them have?
I do not consider myself racist. I’m an RN, and many years ago I worked in the ER with a black physician. He was a remarkable man and became our family doctor/surgeon. I adored him and his family.
I know there are decent and law abiding African-Americans in our society. I just wish there weren’t so many criminals. If Obama had any sense, he would make it known that thugs and gangs aren’t acceptable, yet he does nothing. I wanted to die when he said that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. What the hell is wrong with this man?
I think the overarching issue here is this stigma of racism whenever a white man speaks up about the behavior of blacks. It’s a one-way street. Racism is promoting one race over another as superior. I don’t feel that Caucasians are any more superior to blacks than we are to Asians, Indians, or Arabs. I have no quarrel with Jews and hold them in high esteem, a fact that would have me killed by most skinhead groups.
What I am is a taxpaying adult who wants to see his monies spent somewhere other than on the welfare of children without fathers. I was a child without a father for my young life, and my mother never took a dime of welfare.
What I am is a white American who is proud to be so. My pride in my whiteness, my heritage, my pedigree, or my nationalism isn’t racist. The words are self-explanatory.
Racists, specifically the Klan, in the 20th century were DEMOCRATS! They boarded buses and mercilessly beat black men and women who were simply trying to get to work or get an education. They burnt black churches and lynched any black man who stood up to protect his family. THAT’S racism.
Calling Trayvon Martin a drug-addled thug on track to become the next great rapper or the next resident of Orange County Jail is NOT racist, it’s observational. I would apologize to the black community, but they’ve done it to themselves.
When a community of white men and women have a denizen who is a problem, we stand up against them, speak up, report them to the police.
When a community of black men and women have a denizen who is a problem, they pretend like that person doesn’t exist, clam up when asked out of fear of reprisal. This is NOT the fault of the white man. Clean up your own damn community before casting aspersions at ours. No one’s perfect.