Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-093

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 19, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Botched Rip Off Lands Victim And Suspects In Jail

    What started out as what was supposed to be a simple drug rip off resulted in 4 suspects and the victim landing in jail.
    • Thursday
    • March 18, 2010
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • 1005 Hollyberry Court
    • Brandon
    Victim:
    Joshua Barrington, DOB 2-6-91
    1005 Hollyberry Ct.
    Brandon

    Charges:
    Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Suspects:

    Joshua Hinkle, DOB 4-29-91
    1746 Shady Leaf Drive
    Valrico

    Charges:
    Armed Burglary of a Dwelling
    Robbery
    Kidnapping

    Trent A. Carrillo, DOB 8-11-91
    11304 Trotwood Drive
    Riverview

    Charges:
    Felon in Possession of a Firearm
    Armed Burglary of a Dwelling
    Robbery
    Kidnapping
    Grant Theft – Violation of Probation
    Trespass in Occupied Structure – Violation of Probation (2 counts)

    Willie Staten, DOB 1-22-90
    10611 Juliano Drive
    Riverview

    Charges:
    Armed Burglary of a Dwelling
    Robbery
    Kidnapping

    Michael A. Reaves, DOB 11-28-74
    10320 River Bream Drive
    Riverview

    Charges:
    Robbery
    Armed Burglary of a Dwelling
    Kidnapping
    Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child



    Yesterday, March 18, 2010 at approximately 12:00 (noon) deputies responded to what appeared to be a home invasion at 1005 Hollyberry Court in Brandon. When deputies arrived at the residence, they heard what sounded like a struggle in the garage of the house. Two individuals (Joshua Barrington and Joshua Hinkle) exited the residence and told deputies that they had been robbed by two suspects. The suspects had fled out the rear of the residence as the victim’s exited out the front of the house.

    Deputies in the area searched and located two suspects. Willie Staten was found hiding behind a shed at 1012 Sonya Lane. Deputies also recovered items from under the shed that were used in the home invasion; a 9 mm handgun, mask and personal property of Barrington and Hinkle. Trent Carrillo was discovered walking down Bell Shoals Road and was taken into custody.

    Through the course of the investigation deputies learned that not only the two suspects (Staten and Carrillo) were involved, but that one of the victim’s (Hinkle) along with thirty five year old Michael Reaves were also involved in the conspiracy to rob Barrington .

    Hinkle (Barrington’s friend) had arrived at his residence earlier in the day and was sending text messages to the other suspects to let them know that he had unlocked the front door of Barrington’s residence and that it was safe to arrive for the purpose of robbing Barrington of marijuana.

    When the suspects arrived they proceeded with the robbery and to make it look real, they also robbed Hinkle and were in the process of attempting to tie up the victims when deputies arrived.

    Michael Reaves was later identified as the individual that had transported the suspects to the residence and provided them with the 9 mm handgun that was used in the robbery. Reaves had a 2 year old female in the car at the time of the incident.
    The 2 year old was turned over to her mother.

    All the suspects admitted to conspiring to rip off the victim.

    The victim, Joshua Barrington was also arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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