Orlando Man Arrested for 2022 Umatilla Murder

UMATILLA, Florida—The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the murder of a man in Umatilla last year.  

Only Inside Lake was on the scene after Antwain “Lil Daddy” Hart, 31, was found suffering at least one gunshot wound Nov. 8. 2022 in front of a home on Merrell Avenue in the Southside area of unincorporated Umatilla. He was transported to AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares by Lake EMS, but died during transport, LCSO Lt. John Herrell told Inside Lake last year.

Hart’s rental vehicle, a 2022 white Jeep Cherokee, was stolen at the time of his murder and found about 12 hours later behind the First Church of God Eustis, 1550 North Highway 19, by Eustis Police Department. The church is just 3.7 miles from the murder scene.

Undray Benson PHOTO: Lake County Sheriff’s Office

LCSO began developing leads in the case following Hart’s murder and an arrest warrant for first degree murder was issued for an Orlando man on March 8. Undray Tony Benson, 51, was picked up in Orange County and booked into the Orange County Jail March 21; he was later transferred to the Lake County Jail, where he is being held on no bond.

Details on what may have led to Hart’s murder are unknown because Benson’s probable cause affidavit is sealed. Herrell said a warrant has been issued for a second man, Marvin Ellison Jr., but he has not been taken into custody. If you have information on Ellison’s whereabouts, call LCSO at 352-343-2101.

LCSO investigates after a man was found shot in unincorporated Umatilla in this November 2022 photo. PHOTO: Marilyn M. Aciego/Inside Lake
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