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Man charged in murder at Pegasus Landing

Published: Sunday, April 17, 2005

Updated: Sunday, February 15, 2009 18:02

After nearly five months of searching, UCF Police have identified and arrested a suspect in the Dec. 20 slaying at the Pegasus Landing apartment community.

Sanford resident Adolfo Alejandro Negron, 27, was arrested and charged on April 13 with first degree murder and conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

The joint investigation of the UCF Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has so far determined that the murder of 27-year-old Tarvin S. Kennon was part of a botched drug deal.

According to the charging affidavit, Kennon met Negron at the Jefferson Commons Apartments and they left together for Pegasus Landing. Kennon planned to purchase 1 kilogram of cocaine for $20,000, and Negron was acting as the middle man.

Witnesses reportedly heard gunshots shortly after the two men headed up to the third floor of Pegasus Landing's Building 33.

The victim then fled the apartment and collapsed in the grass next to the community volleyball court. Kennon's body was found at about 7:30 p.m.

Negron originally told officers that he did not go upstairs with the victim, but later recanted his statement. He denied killing Kennon, blaming two unidentified people in the financially-motivated shooting.

Negron is being held without bond at the Orange County Jail.

The investigation is still under way and more arrests may be announced, UCF Police spokesman Sgt. Troy Williamson said.

"Two UCF investigators have been working on this case since it happened, and they are producing results," he said. "We want to make our Pegasus Landing residents comfortable."

Anyone with any further information is encouraged to call the anonymous hotline or to contact UCF Police at 407-823-5555.

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