Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-155

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 11, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Detectives Yield 3 Arrests In Case That Crossed Into Polk County

    HCSO District II detectives arrest 3 suspects wanted on numerous charges in both Hillsborough and Polk County.
    • Friday
    • May 7, 2010
    • Time: 12:30 AM
    • Hillsborough County
    • Tampa, FL
    Suspect:
    Kimani Richey James, DOB 7-24-91 (arrested on May 9, 2010)
    1315 Ball Street W.
    Plant City, FL
    Certified Black Mob Gang Member

    Charges:
    Attempted First Degree Murder (2 counts)
    Robbery with a Firearm (2 counts)
    Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

    Suspect:
    Daniel Lee, DOB 5-29-89 (arrested on May 10, 2010)
    3120 Justine Avenue
    Lakeland, FL
    Certified Black Mob Gang Member

    Charge:
    Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

    Suspect:
    Kenneth Marquis Lee, DOB 10-13-90 (arrested on May 11, 2010)
    Address: At large
    Certified Black Mob Gang Member

    Charge:
    Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

    May 7, 2010

    During the early morning hours, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies respond to an intrusion alarm at the Ace Hardware Store located at 10415 Highway 39 South in Lithia. Deputies discover that someone has used a vehicle, possibly a pick-up truck, to drive into the store. Suspects entered the business by crushing the doors and windows. Once inside the hardware store, the suspects removed between 25 – 30 handguns.

    At approximately 9:00 a.m. Polk County Sheriff’s Office is called to a shooting at a convenience store located at 6980 S.R. 60 in Mulberry where two black male suspects armed with a handgun attempt to rob the store. During the robbery, the two store clerks are both shot by the suspects. Both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. The suspects are seen fleeing in what was described as a maroon or burgundy vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry. (Any inquires reference the robbery/shooting should be directed to Polk County Sheriff’s Office.)

    Hillsborough detectives worked together with Polk County deputies as they believe the burglary at the Ace Hardware store and the attempted robbery at the Polk County convenience store are connected.

    Hillsborough County detectives are able to obtain a surveillance video from a business in Hillsborough County that shows a Dodge pick-up and the burgundy or maroon vehicle with a suspect that matches the Polk County attempted robbery suspect getting gas at the business. Polk County detectives arrive in Hillsborough County and confirm that the suspect matches their robbery/shooting suspect.

    At approximately 12:45 p.m. on May 7th, Hillsborough deputies discover a white Dodge pick-up truck located at 605 West Ball Street. The vehicle is impounded and processed by Hillsborough crime scene detectives.

    At approximately 11:00 p.m., a Hillsborough County K-9 deputy locates the maroon Toyota Camry at Alabama Street and Maryland Avenue in Plant City. The vehicle was stolen out of Pinellas County. The vehicle is impounded to be processed by Hillsborough crime scene detectives.

    May 8, 2010

    Hillsborough crime scene detectives work throughout the night of May 7th and early morning hours of May 8th to process the Toyota Camry and evidence that was obtained from both the Camry and the Dodge pick-up.

    Hillsborough detectives confirm that the Dodge pick-up was stolen out of Clearwater from the Auto Auction. Clearwater Police Department initiate the stolen vehicle report.

    Hillsborough crime scene detectives confirm identity of second suspect, Daniel Lee, who is also a Black Mob gang member.

    Based on information provided by Hillsborough crime scene detectives, Polk County ID section confirms that suspect Kimani James is suspect in armed robbery/shooting in Polk County. Polk County obtains arrest warrant for Kimani James charging him with Armed Robbery and Attempted Murder.

    Hillsborough County and Polk County obtain search warrant for the residence of Kimani James. Search is conducted.

    May 9, 2010

    Hillsborough County detectives work through the night assisted by Polk County detectives.

    At approximately 1:00 a.m., Hillsborough County detectives make contact with Kimani James via cell phone and arrange for James to meet with detectives at Farmers Market in Plant City and turn himself in. James is taken into custody without incident.

    May 10, 2010

    Hillsborough detectives identify and locate a second suspect, Daniel Lee. Lee is picked up by detectives and arrested after interviews are conducted. Lee is transported to the Orient Road Jail.

    May 11, 2010

    Based on evidence obtained by Hillsborough detectives, a third suspect was identified and arrested. Kenneth Lee (cousin of Daniel Lee) was arrested in the area of South Collins and Maki Road in Plant City at approximately 4:00 p.m.

    The investigation continues.

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