Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-030

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 23, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Attempt Murder suspect At Large

    Argument between roommates ends with one in hospital and warrant issued for other.
    • Monday
    • January 25, 2010
    • Time: 12:45 AM
    • Plant City
    • 6010 Highway 39 South
    • Plant City
    Victim: Eduardo Martinez, DOB 2-26-90
             6101 Highway 39 South
             Plant City
    Suspect: Baltazar Jimenez-Hernandez, DOB 4-24-87
              6101 Highway 39 South
              Plant City
              Warrant issued for: Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

    The victim and suspect, who live together, got into an argument that turned physical resulting in the suspect arming himself with a machete and striking the victim several times in the head with the machete.
    The suspect fled the residence. The victim was transported to Lakeland Regional Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
    Detectives have issued a warrant for the arrest of Baltazar Jimenez-Hernandez.
    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of Baltazar
    Jimenez-Hernandez is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.
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