Warren Leon Dye: Suspect in connection with a shooting that injured a child denied bond

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-- A man accused of being involved in a shooting that injured a two-year-old girl has been denied bond.

On June 13, Riviera Beach Police say the child was caught in the crossfire between Warren Leon Dye and Richard Thomas, AKA "Poo Poo."

Police say the girl was in the car with her grandmother and another woman, and that Dye had been in the car before getting out to fire his weapon.  A bullet went through the child's arm and lodged in the child's chest.  She remains in the hospital.

The arrest report says officers found thirteen spent shell casings and four bullet fragments near 1176 West 32nd Street. 

Dye is charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, felon in possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm in public. 

On Tuesday, Dye was arrested by the US Marshals Service.  In court Wednesday, Dye's attorney Steve Sessa mentioned Florida's "Stand Your Ground Law" when discussing Dye's arrest. 

After court he would not elaborate why.  Sessa did say, however, that his client had planned to turn himself in before he was apprehended.

"He was going to turn himself in, the marshals got him first, and he was going to subject himself to the jurisdiction," he said.

A family member named Shirley Jones says she was present during the arrest.  She claims marshals were forceful with Dye.

"They beat him for no reason.  They put their feet on his head.  And they kicked him with the other foot.  You know, and he was laying there, saying ‘hey' and they were tazing his legs.  And he was laying there before the door was open," she said.

In the past, Dye has been to prison for grand theft auto, weapons charges and feeling and eluding.  He was most recently released from jail in October.

Anyone with information about the crime should contact Riviera Beach Police at (561) 845-4123 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
 

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