(As originally published with bells and whistles, Fri, November 11th 2022, 4:30 AM EST)
PAHOKEE, Fla. (CBS12) — It’s not every day an 18 year old is booked on one criminal charge and three probation violations.
His 20-year-old alleged accomplice was booked on the same criminal charge and two probation violations.
But that’s what happened when the robbery supervisor for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told a detective about an armed home invasion in Pahokee in the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 23.
The victim was a man who was babysitting for the father of three children, ages seven and under — and they visited the father at his home two days earlier but under very different circumstances.
A deputy told the detective two suspects and their vehicle were caught on a Pahokee Housing Authority camera.
Then, of all people, the victim’s mother — a Pahokee Housing Authority supervisor — got the video which showed they were in a white Kia at about 2:26 p.m.
The arrest report described their clothing and said, “Both suspects were seen entering the car to leave through the driver’s side rear door, before the car drives away with an unknown third suspect as the driver.”
Next, the report said the victim recognized them, and that at approximately 2:30 p.m., they “entered the residence and pointed guns at him and the children. Suspect #1 in all black stayed downstairs with him and the children and suspect #2 in denim jacket ran upstairs to the recording studio room. [The victim] stated he knew suspect #1 as ‘Bloom Shiester’ and suspect #2 as Derrick.”
The deputy mentioned suspect #1’s Instagram name and added, “[The victim] stated Derrick grabbed marijuana that was in a bag from the recording studio that belonged to [the children’s father] and suspect #1 said ‘I don’t like how you’re moving around stay still.’ [The victim] stated he believed Derrick entered through rear door and opened front door for suspect #1 (‘Bloom Shiester’). Both fled out front door. [The victim] called [the father] and [the father] returned home.”
Then, the detective met with the father, now 23, who, “is a rapper and runs a recording sound studio for rappers at his residence. [The father] stated [the victim] was babysitting his three children at 2 p.m. and received a phone call from [the victim] at 2:32 p.m. informing him Bloom Shiester and another [man] broke in at gunpoint and held him and the children at gunpoint while the suspect later identified as Derrick Lamar Robinson Jr, 20, went into studio and took [the father]’s personal use marijuana in a plastic bag. [The father] returned home and made several phone calls to people he knew to find out who did it.
“[The father] showed me an Instagram message sent to him by [Bloom Shiester’s handle] later identified as Carvontae Freeman, 18, threatening him not to involve him.
“[The father] stated Freeman and Robinson Jr. had been at his studio a few days earlier as they were both aspiring rap stars and he mentioned to them he got a $100,000 recording contract. [The father] said they both knew he had weed for his personal use as he had it out when they were over.
“Through investigative means, Derrick Lamar Robinson Jr. and Carvontae Freeman were developed as suspects.
“A familiarization photo was shown of Freeman to [the victim] of suspect #1 via my cellphone of Freeman’s booking photo taken on 02/05/2022 and [the victim] identified him as suspect #1 known to him as Bloom Shiester who was dressed in all black and pointed a black handgun at him.
“A second familiarization photo was shown of Robinson Jr. to [the victim] of suspect #2 via my cell phone of Robinson Jr.’s booking photo taken on 07/02/2022 and [the victim] identified him as suspect #2 known to him as Derrick who was dressed in with a black handgun who ran upstairs and took the marijuana.”
Then, the detective met with the father and the arrest report said he showed him the same familiarization mugshot photo of Freeman as suspect #1 number 1 and the father identified him “as Bloom Shiester, who had come to his residence in the past and most recently two days ago to record and sent him a message on Instagram after the robbery.”
The detective did the same with the other mugshot photo and the father “identified him from his Instagram as [handle] also known to him as Derrick who had come to his residence in the past the most recently two days ago.”
Carvontae Freeman, of Belle Glade, was booked for home invasion robbery with a firearm on Oct. 24 at 8:29 p.m. He is being held without bail and been staying at the West Detention Center.
Derek Lamar Robinson Jr., also of Belle Glade, was charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm. He was booked on Oct. 24 at 8:41 p.m. and is also being held without bail at the West Detention Center.
Old mugshots helped identify them, but their multiple probation violations show the detective could’ve used other booking photos.
Freeman was arrested on Feb. 24, 2021, for nine counts of attempted homicide.
Two weeks later, on March 9, 2021, he was arrested for refusing a traffic stop. Freeman was accused of abandoning the car, driving without a license, and fleeing to elude, and he had an active warrant out of Hendry County at the time.
And on Feb. 5, 2022, the arrest report said he “pointed a gun to the back of” his victim’s head. Freeman was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm, and he spent more than six months in jail.
He was back behind bars less than two-and-a-half months later.
Those were Freeman’s three probation violations.
As for Robinson, he pulled a gun on a stock clerk at a convenience store and then ran away from police.
Robinson had to be tracked by air and by dogs on July 7, 2021.
On July 2, 2022, the arrest report said he struck a woman multiple times, and his father hit her in the head with a bottle. That led to more than two months in jail until he was able to bail out, and he was back a month-and-a-half later.
On Nov. 17, 2021, he attacked a school security officer from behind and was charged with battery. He spent almost a month in jail for that.
Both men are set to be arraigned on their latest charge on Nov. 21.