Murder Investigation

***UPDATE as of 11:00 p.m., on January 13, 2020***

Timothy Knott (Arrested)
DOB: 09/18/1986
Address: Transient
Charge: Second Degree Murder

On January 10, 2020, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for suspect, 33-year-old Timothy Knott, from the State Attorney’s Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit.

On January 13, 2020, at approximately 4:14 p.m., Knott was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo, to be interviewed by detectives.

Knott was charged with second degree murder and transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

The investigation continues.

A booking photo was not available at the time of this update.


***Original Release***

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery and Homicide Unit

Jesse Brian Waller (Victim- Deceased)
DOB: 04/06/1983

Detectives assigned to the Robbery and Homicide Unit are investigating the murder of a homeless man in unincorporated Clearwater.

Deputies were called to the scene at about 5:26 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

The incident occurred behind the McDonalds at 3470 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.

At about 5:26 p.m. deputies received multiple 9-1-1 calls about an altercation between two men at the location.

When deputies arrived they found 36-year-old Jesse Brian Waller with serious upper body trauma. He was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:56 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Next of kin has been notified.

Detectives with the Robbery and Homicide Unit continue to investigate this case.

Posted by Friday, January 10, 2020 2:36:00 AM Categories: Death Investigations

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