Cape Coral homicide suspect arrested in North Naples home; search for second suspect underway

Terry F. Ragland Jr.

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Terry F. Ragland Jr.

Timothy Wayne Tuttle Jr.

Timothy Wayne Tuttle Jr.

Name: Timothy Wayne Tuttle Jr. W/M

DOB: 10/18/1987

Height: 5’08”

Weight: 160 lbs.

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue

Vehicle: Gray/Black Ford Pickup (early 1990s)

A Lehigh Acres man faces charges in the July 10 killing of a Cape Coral man during an armed robbery at his home.

Terry Frankie Ragland Jr., 26, was arrested about 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the home of his girlfriend's grandmother, on the 11200 block of Phoenix Way, North Naples.

Cape Coral police have also obtained a warrant for the arrest another suspect, 22-year-old Timothy Wayne Tuttle, Jr., who is considered armed and dangerous.

He may be driving a gray Ford F-150 with an extended cab, according to police.

Law enforcement officials say he could be in the LaBelle or Lehigh Acres area.

Authorities allege Ragland and Tuttle broke into the home of Eric Leigh Stuebinger in the 500 block of N.W. Second Avenue after 2 a.m. July 10 and killed him during a holdup, Cape Coral police reported.

The intruders demanded money and drugs, tasered Stuebinger and struck him several times with an object that has a description redacted from the police reports. Stuebinger suffered a fatal gunshot wound while his girlfriend, Jamie Thorpe, 27, and toddler son were also in the home but uninjured, police reported.

Stuebinger was pronounced dead at the scene in his living room. Stuebinger's memorial service was held Thursday afternoon.

Saturday morning's arrest was made by Collier deputies and Cape Coral police. Ragland, of the 300 block of Morgan Circle North, Lehigh Acres, was taken to the jail in Naples and then extradited back to Lee County on charges of second-degree murder. His felony arraignment is scheduled for 8:15 a.m., Aug. 9.

Anyone with knowledge of Tuttle’s whereabouts should immediately call the Cape Coral Police Department at (239) 574-3223 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800 780-TIPS.

If a tip called into Crime Stoppers leads to the arrest of the suspect, the caller will be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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