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Two arrested in fatal mobile home park shooting

Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 07, 2016

Two people were arrested in connection with the Cypress Bay Mobile Home Park shooting that left one man dead, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff  Ken Mascara.

The shooting happened on March 1, when 27-year-old Chase Harrington Orvis of Palm Beach County was killed and a second man was hospitalized.

The suspects, 29-year-old Phillip Gray and 32-year-old Kerry Philyaw, were arrested over the weekend and charged with second degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and battery, said Mascara. 

According to Mascara, Gray was the suspect who was wounded during the robbery and transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Gray was arrested and transferred to the St. Lucie County Jail after being released from the hospital.  His bond was set at $1.1 million. 

Philyaw was the third suspect that fled from the scene the night of the robbery that led to the shooting. Officers located the suspect after securing a warrant. Philyaw was arrested and booked into the St. Lucie County Jail without bond. 

The third suspect, Chase Harrington Orvis, was shot and killed by the victim, Kyle Davis, during the robbery. 

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"While this case is still active and ongoing, we are pleased that investigators were able to make such substantial progress in such a short amount of time," said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.  "With Florida being one of the highest states in Concealed Weapons Permit holders, individuals attempting to commit harm to our residents should be warned, they may be armed and prepared to defend themselves with deadly force."

Detectives are now seeking information on 20-year-old Logan Nicole Fulford, who they say drove the three suspects to the mobile home park and attempted to transport Gary to the hospital after he was wounded. 

"The Sheriff's Office Warrants Unit, along with the U.S. Marshals Task Force is actively seeking Fulford on warrants for second degree murder, robbery and providing false information to law enforcement," Sheriff Mascara said. "We encourage Logan to come forward and cooperate in our continued investigation." 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Fulford is urged to contact detectives at 772-462-3230. Those who wish to give their tip anonymously and be eligible for a cash reward if the tip leads to an arrest, can contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 (TIPS).