Suspect charged in connection with 2 Manatee deaths

Dwayne Cummings, Manatee County Sheriff's Office photo

UPDATE: Fredrick Douglas has been arrested. “At this time, he has not been charged in relation to the homicides as the investigation continues,” deputies said.

PREVIOUS STORY: MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Manatee County detectives have made an arrest in connection with two deaths.

Jordan Finlon, Facebook photo
Jordan Finlon, Facebook photo

On Tuesday, Karl Tuxford was found shot to death in his vehicle, which was in the 1100 block of 8th Avenue E in Bradenton. Jordan Finlon, 23, was found that afternoon near Bishop Harbor Road in northern Manatee.

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Detectives said both incidents appear to be related to drugs. Tuxford and Finlon were acquaintances.

On Thursday, detectives charged Dwayne Cummings, 38, with armed kidnapping. Murder charges are pending.

Detectives are also looking for a second suspect, Fredrick Douglas. Douglas, 43, has a warrant for an unrelated domestic battery charge.

If you know where Douglas is or have information about the deaths, please call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 ext. 2519 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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