TAMPA, Fla. — Crime Stoppers Tampa Bay says it will now pay out their portion of a reward offered for the tip leading to the arrest of the accused Seminole Heights, Florida murderer.
The reversal of the decision comes after repeated questioning by Tampa-based WFTS.
“It did not meet the Crime Stoppers category for the $5,000 on our part to be paid out,” Debbie Carter, President of Crime Stoppers Tampa Bay, said. “The person has to call through the tip line, mobile app or the website to be eligible for the reward.”
In this case, a tip like that could have given the suspect time to flee.