Investigators recovered security video from the store that showed Damion Tillman buying items. The clerk knew Tillman as a frequent customer, according to the sheriff's office. The three suspects were also seen on the video. The clerk told investigators that the three suspects overheard Tillman talking about his fishing trip plans. Detectives also received unspecified tips that Tony Wiggins could be a suspect, the sheriff's office said.
On Monday, detectives served a search warrant at a trailer in Lake Wales, Florida, about 50 miles south of Orlando. Tony Wiggins, 26, and Mary Whittemore, 27, live in the trailer, and William Wiggins, 21, lives in a trailer on the same plot of land, the sheriff's office said.
Detectives found two SKS rifles, two Mossberg shotguns, and ammunition for both in a gun safe belonging to Tony Wiggins, a convicted felon. He was arrested for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Polk County officials said Wiggins was arrested in March 2020 for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and had been released on bond.
William Wiggins told detectives that the three victims passed them on a side road after they left the Dollar General store, and that Tony Wiggins told him to follow the victims, who were in separate pickup trucks. They followed the trucks to Lake Streety Road in Frostproof.
William stayed in the truck with Whittemore, sheriff's officials said, while Tony got out and confronted Keven Springfield, punching him and yelling at him, accusing Springfield of stealing his truck. Brandon Rollins and Damion Tillman got out of their truck. William told detectives he watched as Tony shot all three victims; then the two brothers put Tillman into the back of one of the trucks.
Tony "TJ" Wiggins is charged with first-degree murder; tampering with evidence; and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. His criminal history includes 230 felonies with 15 convictions, 26 misdemeanors, and two trips to state prison.
William "Robert" Wiggins is charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact of capital felony.
Mary Whittemore is charged with accessory after the fact of capital felony.
The suspects were scheduled for court hearings at 1 p.m. Thursday.