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Tallahassee, Florida’s Larance Humphrey arrested 4 days after Evereonna Sankey was shot at Brown Sugar Festival

Larance De’Angelo Humphrey (©Hendry County Sheriff's Office)
Larance De’Angelo Humphrey (©Hendry County Sheriff’s Office)

Larance De’Angelo Humphrey, 29, of Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States has been arrested by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree homicide and tampering with physical evidence.

Humphrey was accused of attempting to tamper with evidence that might have led to the person who fatally shot Evereonna Sankey, 20, of Lee County, Florida at the Brown Sugar Festival in Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida on May 1, 2021.

On May 4, 2021, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Humphrey but they were not able to find him. On May 5, 2021, he responded to the warrant by turning himself in to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office.

The Tallahassee resident was booked into the Hendry County Jail in LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida without bond. He is not accused of killing Sankey and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has yet to arrest a suspect in connection to the murder.


“Our guys are on the ground and they are looking at all the leads right now and they are doing what they can to get this solved,” Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden told WINK News. “We want to get this one solved I mean this is, this is a travesty.”

Whidden said there were 50 to 60 Hendry County Sheriff’s Office deputies on duty at the Brown Sugar Festival but Sankey’s mother Teresa Sankey told the publication that she saw only two police officers at the festival, which was attended by around 2,000 people. As a former vice president of the festival, Teresa used to help organize the event.

The Hendry County Sheriff is asking people with information about Evereonna’s shooting to contact their office at (863) 674-5600. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

Anyone who gives relevant information may be eligible for a $3,000.00 cash reward. The Florida Sheriff’s Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program has also pledged $5000 enhanced reward for a total of $8,000.00.

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