Woman charged with helping set up robbery

Published: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.

Gainesville police arrested a woman they allege helped set up a home invasion robbery last week during which a robber armed with a tire iron attacked a man.

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Tierra Lashay-Denice Lewis, 20.


Tierra Lashay-Denice Lewis, 20, of Gainesville, was being held at the Alachua County jail Monday on a charge of home invasion robbery, jail records showed. A bond for her release was set at $50,000.

A man armed with the crowbar entered a home in the Phoenix neighborhood early Thursday and attacked the 52-year-old resident, hitting him over the head with a large glass candle holder as the man slept in his bed. The robber took $400 from the resident before fleeing, police reported.

Police arrested a suspect, identified as Calvin Mosley, 25, of Gainesville, that morning. Mosley, officers reported, is Lewis' boyfriend.

Lewis had been at the victim's home when he was attacked but left before officers arrived, according to police.

Soon after the robbery, police began receiving information that Lewis, who was in the bed with the victim, had set up the crime, said Detective Bennie Smith.

Lewis was located Saturday with Mosley, who had bonded out of jail after his arrest. When questioned by officers, she said she was supposed to meet Mosley at the home where the robbery occurred that night and that she left a door unlocked at the residence.

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