West Palm Beach, FL (May 15, 2019) – Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a 2017 homicide that took place in West Palm Beach, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.
The man has since been identified as 22-year-old Jeffrey Joseph, who was accused of killing Allen Record in January of 2017.
The incident allegedly happened when Record and a close friend answered a Craigslist ad for the sale of a motorcycle. When Record and his friend arrived at where the suspect told them to meet them, they were approached by two armed men. Mr. Record was shot and killed and his cellphone was stolen. Later, the police located his cellphone from Joseph with his fingerprints on it.
A warrant was issued and Joseph was arrested on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a firearm.
Joseph was denied bond after not appearing in court and the court actions will continue.
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