On May 20, police in Coconut Creek found the bodies of a mother and her 1-year-old child at an apartment complex and later identified Dale Spidle, 35, as a suspect in the double homicide, WSVN reported.
Around 2 p.m. the day of the double homicide, Spidle was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash in Coral Springs while behind the wheel of a Kia.
“The officer did initially made contact with that driver, who then ended up fleeing from that scene,” Coral Springs Police Deputy Chief Brad McKeone said.
What officers believe was the same Kia was then involved in a second crash in Pompano Beach, and the car’s driver shot a man multiple times before taking off in a truck, according to authorities.
The shooting victim later died from his injuries at an area hospital.
According to police, Spidle allegedly drove the stolen truck to Coconut Creek, where he crashed the vehicle, got out not wearing any clothing, and attempted to take a woman’s necklace from her neck.
“He’s completely naked, and then I saw he’s out of his mind,” witness Lorena Sagna told WSVN.
Spidle was placed under arrest and he faces multiple charges, including murder, burglary, and fleeing the scenes of accidents, the station reported.
He was being held without bond at the Broward Main jail.