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Frostproof Man Indicted on 1st-Degree Murder Charges in July Killings of 3 Men

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The 26-year-old man arrested in the July killings of three Frostproof men has been indicted on all three murders. 

A Polk County grand jury has formally charged Tony “T.J.” Wiggins with three counts of first-degree murder in the July 17 shooting deaths of Brandon Rollins, 27, Kevin Springfield, 30, and Damon Tillman, 23.

What You Need To Know

  • TJ Wiggins indicted on three counts of 1st degree murder in July killings
  •  Brandon Rollins, 27, Kevin Springfield, 30, and Damon Tillman, 23, were found shot to death near Lake Streety
  • PREVIOUS STORIES on Frostproof triple murders

Wiggins will remain in the Polk County Jail without bail. Prosectors have not said if they will pursue the death penalty. Wiggins is scheduled to return to court Nov. 3 for a status hearing. 

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the shootings came after Wiggins accused Springfield of stealing a truck from him.

The men were night fishing at Lake Streety near U.S. Highway 27 prior to being killed.

The Sheriff’s Office said during a search of the crime scene, detectives found a Dollar General bag and receipt dated the night of the murders, and worked their way backward from there. Deputies retrieved store surveillance video that showed Tillman speaking with Wiggins in the checkout line.

Wiggins’ younger brother, William Robert Wiggins, 21, faces accessory after the fact to a capital felony and tampering with evidence. And TJ Wiggins’ girlfriend Mary Clare Whittemore, 27, faces accessory after the fact to a captal felony cahrges. 

The younger Wiggins and Whittemore remain in jail.  

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