WEST PALM BEACH, FL – A West Palm Beach man is in jail on charges of murder, armed robbery, weapons possession, resisting arrest, eluding police as well as several traffic infractions. Police say that Dwayne Elius Simon Jr, 25, of West Palm Beach, is the man captured in surveillance photos from a robbery that took place in Lake Park on August 12, 2020 at 11:20 pm.
According to detectives, Simon entered the Mobil gas station located in he 900 block of 10th Street in Lake Park and held the clerk at gunpoint while demanding he open the company safe. A struggle ensued and the suspect fired striking the clerk in the upper thigh. The clerk was transported to a local hospital where he was expected to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Dwayne was described as being a dangerous suspect who was bald, in his late twenties to early thirties, approximately 6’ to 6’02” and slender build. His charges are listed as Robbery – With Firearm, Homicide – Murder Dangerous Depraved Wo Premeditation, Possession Of Weapon – Or Ammo By Convicted Fla Felon, Resist Officer – Flee Elude Leo With Lights Siren Active, Resist Officer – Flee Elude Leo With Lights Siren Active, Moving Traffic Viol – Reckless Driving 1st Off, Moving Traffic Viol – Reckless Driving 1st Off.
His bond for all charges collectively is $300,000.00. According to Florida State Prison records, Simon has served time for weapons offences in 2015 and 2017. He was released from Florida State prison in April of 2019.