Suspect Arrested in Death of Davie FL Graffiti Artist Jonathan “Ynot” Corso

12/30/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Davie, FL—The Deerfield Beach man who got behind the wheel of his friend’s SUV and ran over a well-known Davie graffiti artist five months ago turned himself in to authorities Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Police charged the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Reynaldo Rodriguez, with one felony count of vehicular homicide in connection with Jonathan “Ynot” Corso’s death, as reported by the Sun Sentinel.

As previously reported in an article titled, “Davie FL Graffiti Artist Jonathan “Ynot” Corso Fatally Run Over—Accident or Not?,” graffiti artist Jonathan Corso, also known as “Ynot” and the “King of 95,” was celebrating his 21st birthday at the Club Eden Cabaret strip club on July 28.

When he and several friends left the club around 4 a.m., they became involved in a dispute with the occupants of a white Cadillac Escalade SUV. One of SUV’s occupants then allegedly spit on Corso, spurring both a verbal and physical altercation between the groups.

Rodriguez, who was initially a passenger in the SUV, subsequently jumped into the driver’s seat and put the vehicle in reverse. Upon doing so, the Cadillac struck several people, including Corso. Corso was knocked to the ground and run over by the SUV’s back wheels.

Rodriguez then allegedly put the SUV in reverse and ran over Corso for a second time. When police and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrived at the scene, they found Corso on the ground with a bystander attempting to perform CPR on him.

Corso was rushed to Broward General Medical Center, where his traumatic injuries proved fatal.

Rodriguez initially told investigators that someone “tried to rob me so I ran him over.” Five months after the fatal crash, Rodriguez turned him self in at the Broward Main Jail. He was released Thursday morning, after posting $2,500 bail.

According to information provided, Rodriguez could face up to 15 years in prison if he is convicted of vehicular homicide in connection with the deadly crash.

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