By Kevin Deutsch
The Coral Springs man responsible for a deadly crime spree that ended with three people dead Friday has been charged with a host of crimes, including premeditated murder, court records show.
Dale Spidle, 35, of 4113 NW 88th Ave., was also charged by Broward prosecutors Sunday with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary of an occupied dwelling, robbery by sudden snatching, resisting an officer, three counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving damage, and reckless driving, the records show.
He was ordered held without bond during a court appearance Sunday and was being held at the Broward Main Jail.
Authorities said they began their investigation into Friday’s tragic events after Spidle caused a hit-and-run crash in the 8100 block of Wiles Road in Coral Springs shortly before 2 p.m. Friday.
Authorities said that Spidle kept driving in a stolen Kia and got involved in a four-car crash near Powerline Road and Sample Road. After the crash, he allegedly got out of the Kia and allegedly shot a man before driving off in a stolen truck.
The man later died of his injuries, authorities said.
Coral Springs Police and BSO deputies later discovered Spidle had killed a 31-year-old woman. A baby was also severely injured during the spree and later died at a local hospital. But authorities did not state how the baby’s injuries were inflicted.
The woman’s murder happened at Ramblewood East Condominium in the 4000 block of Northwest 88th Avenue, as did the baby’s injuries, authorities said.
The names of the woman and baby had not been made public as of Sunday, and their relationship was not immediately clear.
As of Sunday morning, it appeared Spidle had been charged with just one of the three dead people’s murders.
Spidle also caused a third crash that injured two people in Coconut Creek, authorities said, and allegedly committed a snatching robbery during his crime spree.
The investigation into the killings and crashes remains active, authorities said.
Spidle was later spotted naked in public and taken into custody at a gas station in Coconut Creek.
- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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