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KinderCare Crash Suspect Is Arrested: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Robert Corchado Arrested

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Robert Corchado, 28, has handed himself into cops in Orlando. Cops believe he’s the man who caused the horrific crash at KinderCare in Winter Park, Florida. Infant Lily Quintus was killed when a car came hurtling through the front of the center. Over a dozen more tots were injured in the accident. Corchado is accused of using his rented Dodge Durango to run another car off the road.

Here’s what you need to know about him:


1. He’s Affiliated With the Latin Kings

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Corchado was believed to have been hiding out with members of the Latin Kings. Cops in Orange County, Florida, understood he had ties to the infamous gang.


2. He’s Being Held on a $100,000 Bond

He handed himself into the Orange County Sheriff’s office. Corchado is being held on a $100,000 bond, reports My Fox Orlando.

3. There Was a Massive Manhunt for Corchado

There was a $5,000 reward out for information that led to his capture. Barbara Bergin of Crimeline told The Orlando Sentinel that they had received around 20 tips relating to Corchado.


4. Corchado Has Been in Trouble With the Law Since ’99

Corchado has a long criminal record. His earliest arrest was in 1999 for battery. His other charges include drug related offenses, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

5. When He Was Teenager, He Was Extorted Money From a Prison Officer

When Corchado was a teen he was involved in an elaborate extortion plot involving a detention staffer Chad Corbitt. Corchado began asking Corbitt for small amounts of money. Soon, he began asking for large amounts, saying he could report Corbitt for giving any amount of money. Corbitt reported Corchado to his superiors and the 18-year-old was arrested and spent time in jail on extortion charges, reports The Orlando Sentinel.

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