Tampa Man Charged In Pebble Creek Stabbing
A Tampa man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Pebble Creek man.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, just before midnight, Benjamin Lee Powell, 25, of Tampa was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the July 19 stabbing death of 18-year-old Grant Woodham in the Pebble Creek community of New Tampa.
After conducting numerous interviews, deputies discovered that Woodham had left a friend’s house on July 19 in his black 2010 Dodge Charger to sell drugs to an unknown buyer.
His car was not found at the scene.
Deputies identified Powell as a person of interest and, after running surveillance on him, was discovered driving Woodham’s car at 4601 E. Citrus Cir., just east of Busch Gardens.
Woodham’s death was declared a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s office on July 20.
HCSO says that just before 8 p.m. on July 19, a resident of the Pebble Creek community, located off Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., called to report an unknown man, later identified as Woodham, bleeding on the sidewalk in front of his home on Fox Hearst Dr. Hillsborough Fire Rescue (HFR) responded and pronounced Woodham dead at the scene due to upper body trauma. Woodhman was also a resident of Pebble Creek.