On Friday, US Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Jeffrey L. Davis (22, Tampa) and Tyee Spike II (18, Tampa) with participating in ten armed robberies that occurred in Tampa, Fishhawk, and Riverview between October 13 and October 19, 2020.
Davis and Spike are jointly charged with nine counts of committing robbery, nine counts of using a firearm in furtherance of robbery, and one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition after being convicted of a felony.
Spike is charged with an additional robbery, and with discharging his weapon during that robbery. If convicted on all counts, Davis faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 63 years, and up to life, in federal prison. Spike faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 88 years, and up to life, in federal prison.
Davis made his first appearance in federal court today. Spike is still in state custody.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.