Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-332

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 15, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect Wanted By "America's Most Wanted" Arrested In Tampa

    Suspect wanted for Aggravated Murder in Ohio, arrested in Tampa.
    • Sunday
    • November 14, 2010
    • Time: 3:45 AM
    • Waters Ave & Dale Mabry Hwy
    • Tampa, FL



    Michael Anthony Mitchell, DOB: 06-11-70
    Aka – Tyrell Lavane Phillips DOB: 12-07-82
    14118 Eastland Lane
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
    Obstructing or Opposing an Officer with Violence
    Driving Under the Influence


    On November 14, 2010 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Hillsborough County Deputy Felix Moret stopped a 2002 Lexus that was traveling northbound on Dale Mabry Highway. Moret observed the vehicle in the center lane drifting and weaving, accelerating for no apparent reason and almost crashing into other vehicles. Deputy Felix Moret activated lights and siren with the driver turning west on Waters Avenue and stopping in a business parking lot. When Moret approached the vehicle there was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage from the driver. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test and failed. While Moret, with the assistance of another deputy, was attempting to handcuff the individual, he began to struggle and struck Moret in the chest causing Moret to injure his leg. The suspect then attempted to run west from the deputies. Sergeant Ken Escobio was on scene and pursued the individual on foot. He deployed his taser, stopping the individual. The suspect was transported to the Orient Road Jail, booked on Battery on a LEO, Obstructing or Opposing an Officer with Violence and Driving Under the Influence. While in the booking process, jail personnel received a hit on the suspect’s fingerprints. The suspect’s real name is Michael Anthony Mitchell wanted for Aggravated Murder in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mitchell has been featured on “America’s Most Wanted”. He is currently in the Orient Road Jail with a hold for Cincinnati authorities.
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