Detectives have arrested three people in connection to the murders of three friends who were set out to go fishing in central Florida last weekend.
Officials say 26-year-old Tony “TJ” Wiggins, his girlfriend, 27-year-old Mary Whittemore, and his brother, 21-year-old William “Robert” Wiggins, are suspects in the murders of 23-year-old Damion Tillman, 30-year-old Keven Springfield and 27-year-old Brandon Rollins.
According to authorities, Rollins’ father discovered the bodies.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office explains that detectives found a Dollar General bag and a receipt at the crime scene on the night of the killings. Surveillance video from the store showed the suspects also in the store at the same time.
Investigators said the trio initially provided inconsistent stories as to what happened.
However, William Wiggins eventually admitted that they followed the victims to a road in Frostproof, where they ended up having a confrontation.
Robert Wiggins says his brother TJ accused Springfield of stealing his truck and then punched him, before shooting all three men.
Deputies add that the killers drove to McDonald’s afterward, where they ordered 10 double cheeseburgers and two McChicken sandwiches.
William Wiggins also drove his truck to a car wash in Lake Wales to be cleaned.
Brandon Rollins' father described for 8 On Your Side the final phone call from his son which led to the gruesome discovery near the lake. All his heartbroken mom wants right now is justice for her son and his two best friends. https://t.co/7lXEWi8TAW @WFLA pic.twitter.com/MdbF5uFYBO
— Justin Schecker (@WFLAJustin) July 18, 2020
Tony Wiggins is charged with first degree murder, tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
He has 230 felony arrests with 15 convictions and two trips to state prison.
Meanwhile, William Wiggins faces charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact of a capital felony.
Mary Whittemore is facing a charge of accessory after the fact of a capital felony.
All three are due to appear in court Thursday morning. Investigators offered a $30,000 reward in the case.