St. Petersburg, Florida-- Three suspects are behind bars Wednesday night on charges of home invasion robbery and attempted first degree murder after a son found his mother had been brutally beaten, and her home had been ransacked.
According to a St. Pete Police report, 42-year-old Mickey White left his mother, 63-year-old JiHi McEvoy, alone at their shared home around midnight after receiving a call from a "friend".
The friend, later identified as 28-year-old Carrie Marcink, told White she wanted him to go with her to an ATM so she could take out cash and pay him for an outstanding debt...but police say she and her accomplices had something else planned.
Within the thirty minutes that Marcink picked up White and dropped him off, police say 24-year-old Danielle Tennis and 41-year-old Christopher Andrews carried out the rest of their scheme.
Knowing that White's mother would be alone, Tennis and Andrews reportedly broke into the home off the 200 block 79th Avenue NE, ransacked it for valuables and brutally beat the 63-year-old woman.
White returned home to find his mother on the floor, and unable to speak. She was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with severe upper body trauma, where officials say she is currently listed in critical condition.
Though White's mother could not say what happened, officers reportedly got details in an interview with Tennis.
According to her, Andrews- described a 6'6 and 300 pounds- used his fists to beat McEvoy as Tennis searched the house for things worthy of stealing. Andrews later denied involvement in the entire scenario.
Detectives say portions of the home invasion were captured on a neighbor's home surveillance system, which will be used in their investigation.
Marcink, Tennis and Anderson have all been booked at the Pinellas County Jail on charges of home invasion robbery and attempted 1st degree murder with no bond.
The investigation continues. 10 News will continue with updates as they become available.