Homicide Suspect Arrested in Miami

TITLE: Detectives Investigate Homicide Leading to the Arrest of a Suspect in

WHEN: Friday, September 10th, 2021, at approximately 1:00 AM

WHERE: 9505 49th St N (Cortland Gateway Apartments)


Deceased: Dravode McDade B/M, 31 YOA from Pinellas Park

Arrested: Rodney Lee Sales, B/M, 33 YOA from St. Petersburg

WHAT: On September 10, 2021, the Pinellas Park Police Department received
information of a possible homicide that occurred at the Cortland Gateway
Apartments, 9505 49th Street North. At approximately the same time the
Pinellas Park Police Department received the information, an unidentified
deceased male was located in St. Petersburg, FL. In partnership with the St.
Petersburg Police Department, the deceased male was ultimately identified as
Dravode McDade, who was determined to be the victim of the homicide in
Pinellas Park. Pinellas Park Police Department detectives conducted an
extensive investigation and the suspect of the homicide was identified as
Rodney Sales. An arrest warrant was obtained for Rodney Sales and it was
determined he had fled to the Miami area. The Miami-Dade Police Department
arrested Rodney Sales for First Degree Murder based on the arrest warrant. He
will be extradited to Pinellas County.

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact
Sergeant Roxanne Pohl with the Pinellas Park Police Department (727-369-7864).
Additionally, those who wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime
Stoppers (1-800-973-TIPS).

A booking photograph of Rodney Sales has been attached to this release.

Released by: Sergeant Roxanne Pohl     

Photo available at https://link.zixcentral.com/u/af3cffc3/JkUaFJ8V7BGObrEhPI9hPQ?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.media-alert.com%2Flistings%2FPerson.aspx%3Fid%3D100079
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For more information contact:

Pinellas Park Police Department
Public Information Office