Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-116

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 6, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect In Bar Attack Arrested

    Detectives follow leads and make an arrest in attack.
    • Saturday
    • March 19, 2011
    • Time: 3:21 AM
    • Evolution Cabaret
    • 11011 Highway 41 South
    • Tampa, FL

    Update – April 6, 2011

    On March 24, 2011 the surveillance video from the Cabaret was released to the news media and as a result detectives received several calls from people with leads which enabled detectives to identify Jose Saenz. On April 5, 2011 Saenz turned himself in to detectives at the Orient Road Jail.



    Original Release (11-003)



     

    Victim:

    Maurice Wilkins
    DOB 2-6-71
    Gibsonton, FL

    Suspect:

    White male, wearing a red baseball cap, red shirt and baggy blue jeans.

    Vehicle:

    Possibly a light color SUV

    Details:

    Hillsborough County detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect seen in the surveillance video. On March 19, 2011 at approximately 3:21 a.m., the victim is observed standing at the bar inside the Evolution Cabaret when the suspect walks around the bar, approaches the victim and hits the victim in the face with a glass. The victim suffered lacerations and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to
    C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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