Public asked for to help catch suspect in Winter Haven attempted murder, $3,000 reward offered

Suspect's grandmother allegedly threatens witness

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Polk County detectives are searching for an attempted murder suspect, along with the suspect's grandmother, after she threatened to hurt witnesses if her grandson was caught, according to the sheriff's office.

A $3000 reward is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of 31-year-old Kelvin Lewis Key Herrington.

Officials responded to a shooting incident Sept. 21 at Edwin Street NE in Winter Haven around 6 a.m.

A person was taken to the hospital after sustaining an injury to the hand.

Herrington was identified as the shooter. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Detectives are also searching for Herrington's grandmother, 66-year-old Deborah Mobley Thompson.

Officials say Thompson approached a witness shortly after the shooting and threatened the person with violence if her grandson was identified as the shooter.

Herrington faces charges for Attempted Murder, Shooting into an occupied Vehicle, Tampering with a Victim and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jacob Alderman at (863) 297-1100 , or (863) 298-6200 (863) 298-6200.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-tips or log onto  


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