Tampa Soldier Attack: Fourth, Final Suspect Arrested

A still photo taken from the security camera video that captured the attack in the upper right corner.

Army Sergeant Johnny Aparicio, currently based at Central Command on Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base, can rest easy.

A fourth and final suspect is under arrest in connection with the May 13th early morning attack on the soldier.

Brandon Miller, 18,  surrendered at the Orient Road Jail and will face a judge Wednesday.

The unprovoked beating of Aparicio was captured on a South Tampa homeowner’s video surveillance system. The grainy, black-and-white video went viral and made the national news.

Brandon Miller. Photo courtesy of the Tampa Police Department.

Three of the suspects were arrested within a little more than a week of attack that left Aparicio with a broken nose and missing tooth.

Police characterized Miller, even though he turned himself in, as uncooperative and unremorseful for his alleged role in the attack reports WTSP.com.

“It’s one of those cases that had the whole community involved,” said Tampa Police spokeswoman Andrea Davis. “We weren’t going to rest until we had all four suspects in custody. It’s a very good day.”

Miller’s alleged teenage accomplices are  Geroshe Lewis, Lerome Howard, and Jared Richardson. They are all charged with aggravated battery and robbery.

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4 Responses

  1. I’m so glad they caught all 4 of these young men. I hope they will learn a lesson, learn respect for our military, and turn their lives around.

  2. Rest in peace Johnny. Now also the fourth man who as killed you has been arrested and this is rights and done peace to all and to your loved ones. claudio alpaca

  3. Glad they got all four!

  4. so glad that they have all suspects. what is wrong with so many young people today? they should be tried as adults and get the maximum. they have no respect for the law or anyone for that matter! four guys on one is no fair fight! not many more incidents like this and we will all be living under marshall law.

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