Final suspect arrested in retired Hollywood police sergeant robbery

Suspects accused of ambushing Sgt. William Ferguson at Plantation hotel

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

From left: Cuinn Sealy, Jerry Exume

PLANTATION, Fla. - A final suspect has been arrested in connection with a Hollywood police sergeant who was robbed at a Plantation hotel a day after he retired from the force.

Cuinn Sealy Jr, 22, was arrested Sunday in Clay County. Jerry Exume, 20, and Ronald Hubbard, 25, were arrested earlier this year. All men face charges of kidnapping and armed burglary with battery.

The robbery was reported about 6:30 a.m. April 16 at a Residence Inn at 130 N. University Drive.

Police said Sgt. William "Billy" Ferguson heard a knock on his hotel room door and opened it, thinking it was his wife.

Instead, the officer was met by the men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

Police said a struggle ensued and Ferguson was struck in the head with the butt of a pistol. The men then ordered him to lay face down on the ground and tied him up with bed sheets, authorities said.

Police said the robbers also placed a pillowcase over the sergeant's head, while they stole cash and other property from the hotel room.

Two police badges, $3,000 in cash, jewelry, a Rolex watch, two iPads, an iPhone and a camera were stolen.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Ferguson and his wife, Mary, had sold their home and were staying at the hotel until their departure for Arizona where they currently live.

Ferguson served 28 years with the Hollywood Police Department.

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