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Second arrest made in murder investigation of former Lakeland city commissioner, husband

Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 13:25:08-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — Lakeland police have arrested a second person in the murder investigation of a former Lakeland city commissioner and her husband.

Police said Jarvis Collins, 37, was arrested on Friday and charged with six felony counts related to being an accessory after the fact of a first-degree felony, tampering with evidence and dealing in stolen property.

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Investigators found on two separate incidents Collins pawned several jewelry items taken from the home of David and Edith Henderson.

Collins told detectives he pawned the jewelry given to him by Marcelle Waldon, who is being charged with the murders of the Hendersons, even after he knew Waldon was a suspect in their murders.

Evidence collected from Lakeland pawn shops also confirmed Collin's identity as the person who pawned the items, police said.

Collins was arrested on Friday and transported to the Polk County Jail.

He was charged with false owner info of pawned items, accessory after the fact, tampering with physical evidence and dealing in stolen property.