Miami men arrested for Lakeland triple murder

- Two Miami men have been arrested for last week's triple murder in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff's Office says.

Andrew Joseph, 35, and Jonathan Alcegaire, 26, were both charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder. They both also face a long list of other charges.  

According to deputies, the men are being charged for the "organized execution of three victims," as well as the shooting of a fourth person, who survived.

Polk County investigators said Joseph was the mastermind of the robbery and "execution-style" homicide at the home on E. Magnolia Dr. in Lakeland on Jan. 6.

A 911 call led deputies to the home where 24-year-old David Washington, 31-year-old Anita "Stacy" Branch, and 23-year-old Angelica Castro had been fatally shot.

Felix Campos, 18, had been shot in the face but survived.

Sheriff Grady Judd later called the home a "one-stop-shop" for drugs but pledged to find those responsible.

Investigators confirmed a white van matching the description of the suspect vehicle was a "U-Haul Moving and Storage" van from Dade County, which was rented by Joseph. The van incurred 551 miles, detectives said, which was consistent with the distance from the rental location to Polk County and back.

The sheriff's office says additional suspects are still being sought and there is a $10,000 reward for any information relating to additional arrests. 

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