MCSO: Suspect charged with Ocklawaha murder
OCKLAWAHA – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with the murder of Stanley Yassen, 74, that occurred late last month.
Issac DuWayne Sheffield, 33, has been charged with the first degree murder of Yassen. Detectives learned Sheffield was inside Yassen's home sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the day he was murdered.
According to the arrest report, Sheffield was driving two different vehicles: a beige Ford and a blue Toyota. Witnesses told detectives Sheffield washed both vehicles with bleach inside and out the next day.
One witness told deputies that Yassen may have wanted Sheffield beaten up about a week prior to his murder, according to the arrest report. The witness told detectives that Yassen had offered him $1000 to "beat up" a man who Yassen only referred to as "Issac."
The witness said Yassen wanted Issac beaten up "because he broke into [Yassen's] home."
Sean Yassen, who lived with his father, told detectives his dad was involved in selling illegal narcotics, mainly prescription drugs, according to the report.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Sheffield was heading toward Georgia. He was caught and arrested by the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office in Lyons, Georgia.
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