Broward County

The fourth suspect in the murder of rapper XXXTentacion surrenders

Trayvon Newsome after his Tuesday arrest and booking
Trayvon Newsome after his Tuesday arrest and booking Broward Sheriff's Office

Trayvon Newsome, the youngest of four indicted in June’s robbery-murder of rapper XXXTentacion, became the fourth suspect arrested after he surrendered Tuesday afternoon at his lawyer’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Newsome, 20, faces a charge of first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon, as do Robert Allen, known as “Big Rob” and “Fat Boy”; Michael Boatwright; and Dedrick Williams, the first of the four arrested and the one from Pompano Beach. The other three live in Fort Lauderdale.

Investigators believe Newsome and Boatwright were the gunmen who robbed XXXTentacion (given name: Jahseh Onfroy) of a Louis Vuitton bag with $50,000 cash as the rapper left the Riva Motorsports Superstore parking lot in Deerfield Beach on June 18. One of the gunmen shot XXXTentacion.

According to Williams and Boatwright’s arrest warrants and information from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, here’s what investigators believe happened on June 17, 18 and 19:

At 8 p.m., June 17, Tony Robinson, such a close friend of Dedrick Williams that she initially tells cops she’s Williams’ sister, uses the Turo app to rent a 2017 Dodge Journey from Miramar resident Tanisha Clark. Robinson pays $60 and is expected to return the SUV on June 18.

Robinson told investigators that Boatwright and “Big Rob” were with her when she picked up the SUV and she left it with Allen. She said she never saw the Dodge again, although she did hear about it when Boatwright called the night of June 18 to say “Tray” (Newsome) had wrecked it.

At 1:18 p.m, June 18, Boatwright’s cellphone tracks to Williams’ Pompano Beach home. It’s there until 3:03 p.m. Williams tells police that a man from the neighborhood, Sharod Clayton, was cutting his grass when friends arrived. Clayton recalls one of the guys was “about 400 pounds” (the 5-8 Allen weighs in at 310 pounds), another was “tall and thin” (Boatwright is 6-1, 165), and the third was “shorter with a slight build” (Newsome is 5-8, 140). Clayton and Williams say Williams asked Clayton to babysit Williams’ kids as Williams left.

Meanwhile, XXXTentacion and friend Leonard Kerr went to a Bank of America branch, where the rapper withdrew $50,000 in a transaction confirmed by the teller. He put the 500 $100 bills, all wrapped in bank wrappers, in a bag before leaving the bank.

At 3:30 p.m., Riva Motorsports Superstore’s surveillance cameras spotted the black BMW with XXXTentacion and Kerr pulling into the parking lot at 3671 N. Dixie Highway. The two went inside to look at motorcycles.

At 3:32 p.m.., the surveillance cameras saw the 2017 Dodge Journey pull into Riva’s parking lot. Williams, wearing a white tank top and orange sandals, gets out of the driver’s seat while Allen, wearing a dark T-shirt, gets out via the rear driver’s side door. They go into Riva Motorsports.

At 3:36 p.m., Williams buys a black neoprene mask. He’s known to some Riva staff as a previous customer, a memory helped by Williams’ heavily tatted face (his Instagram user name is “tattoomanchucky”). Williams and Allen went back out to the SUV.

At 3:48 p.m., the Dodge Journey leaves Riva’s parking lot by the north exit, then backs into the four-space parking area in front of a house at 641 NE 37th St. The mini parking lot is almost directly across the street from the parking lot exit. In fact, Boatwright’s arrest warrant says, “It should be noted that the surveillance cameras maintain sight of the suspect vehicle from the time it exits the north gate of the incident location, park at 641 NE 37th St. and returns to the north gate to block the victim’s vehicle.”

At 3:55 p.m., XXXTentacion’s BMW starts to leave Riva’s parking lot by the north exit, the Dodge Journey jumps out of the parking space, cuts it off and Boatwright and Newsome jump out the passenger side doors. They reach into the car. One grabs the Louis Vuitton bag with the cash. XXXTentacion’s brief fight for the bag ends with his shooting.

At some point before 4:23 p.m., the group takes Williams back home. Clayton said Williams paid him with a $100 bill.

At 4:23 p.m., Allen is dropped off at his home in the Driftwood Terrace Apartments. Boatwright and Newsome return around 5:30 p.m.

Just after 6:46 p.m., the 2017 Dodge Journey with Newsome and Allen inside leaves the Driftwood Terrace Apartments.

At 6:55 p.m., the Dodge gets in a hit-and-run crash at 3100 NW 19th St. in Fort Lauderdale with Newsome driving and Allen also in the car.

At 9:28 p.m., someone uses Boatwright’s phone to take a picture of Newsome holding many $100 bills.

At 9:25 p.m. and 10:16 p.m, someone uses Boatwright’s phone to take a picture of him “holding a large amount of $100 bills fanned out in front of him,” his arrest warrant says.

At 11:20 p.m., Boatwright’s arrest warrant says, Williams made a video of himself “dancing with a large amount of $100 bills which he throws out on the floor in front of him.”

On June 19, Williams bought $800 worth of clothes at a Fort Lauderdale Just for Sports store while wearing his orange sandals. Boatwright’s arrest warrant says the clerk remembered that Williams paid with eight $100 bills and store surveillance video in his orange sandals.

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