Arrest Made in Jamaican Night Robbery at Weston Truck Stop: BSO

Ronnie Lanard Tyson, 20, is still being sought by police

By Karen Franklin
|  Sunday, Oct 14, 2012  |  Updated 12:58 PM EDT
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Authorities arrested one of the men they say was involved in a Weston truck stop robbery resulting in the death of a woman, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Kenyatta Simario Grant, 21, was arrested Saturday and faces a charge of murder while engaged in a felony offense, according to online jail records. He was held without bond.

The BSO believes Grant and 20-year-old Ronnie Lanard Tyson are responsible for the robbery, which injured a woman and caused her death. Tyson is still being sought by authorities.

The incident occurred Sept. 20 when the pair decided to rob an attendee of a Jamaican Night event at Cafe 27 at the truck stop, according to the BSO. Surveillance video captured Tyson pepper spraying a man in his face to distract him while an accomplice tried to yank a silver chain and medallion from the man's neck, the BSO said.

The pepper spray drifted into the large crowd and people began to run. Kimberlyn Clarke, 28, inhaled the spray and began struggling to breathe as she ran and fell to the ground, the BSO said.

About 20 minutes later, attendees realized she was unconscious. Clarke was taken to a nearby hospital but never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on Sept. 29.

It wasn't immediately known if Grant had an attorney.

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