Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-364

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 22, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Bonfire Leads To Stabbing

    Suspect stabs friend who put out bonfire.
    • Tuesday
    • December 21, 2010
    • Time: 9:56 PM
    • 7213 Nundy Avenue
    • Gibsonton, FL

    Suspect:


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    Alvis Gene Tolson “Elmo”
    DOB 3-5-65
    7213 Nundy Avenue
    Gibsonton, FL

    Charge:

    Attempted Murder

    Victim:

    Mark James Dickens, DOB 10-3-62
    7213 Nundy Avenue
    Gibsonton, FL

    Details:


    At approximately 9:56 p.m. on December 21, 2010, deputies responded to the address of 7213 Nundy Avenue in Gibsonton in reference to a stabbing. The suspect was intoxicated and had started a bonfire on the property. The victim came out of his trailer and took a water hose to extinguish the fire, at which time the suspect became upset and lunged at the victim with a knife, stating “I will kill you”. The suspect was armed with a pocket knife and cut the victim on the throat area. The suspect then fled the scene on a bicycle and was located in the area of Gibsonton Drive and Interstate 1-75. He was arrested without incident and the knife was recovered on his person. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital via Fire Rescue with non life threatening injuries.

    The victim and suspect live on the same property in separate trailers.


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