Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-009

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 4, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect Wanted For Armed Home Invasion Captured In Sarasota County

    One of two suspects captured.
    • Tuesday
    • January 4, 2011
    • Time: 12:15 PM
    • Mile Marker 203 near State Road 681 in Sarasota County
    • Sarasota, FL


    Demetrius Monfield (Arrested)
    DOB 02-28-92
    721 – 21 Avenue South East
    Tampa, FL
    Charge: Armed Home Invasion

    Mario Adrian Sanchez (Still at large)
    DOB 11-09-90
    203 – 4th Avenue North West
    Ruskin, FL
    Warrant: Armed Home Invasion


    Hillsborough County detectives issued warrants for the arrest of Demetrius Monfield and Mario Sanchez in connection with an armed home invasion that occurred on December 30, 2010 at 10:36 a.m. at the address of 1617 Meridian Street in Ruskin. The suspects approached the residence, knocked on the door and when the home owner opened the door, the armed suspects entered without permission. The suspects then proceeded to remove ¼ pound of marijuana and $8,000 in cash. After removing the items, the suspects then fled the scene.

    On January 4, 2011, detectives with Hillsborough County spotted Demetrius Monfield on interstate 75 southbound. Detectives radioed to other agencies and Monfield was stopped by authorities in Sarasota at Mile Marker 203 near State Road 681 in Sarasota County. Monfield will be booked into the Sarasota County jail. Mario Sanchez is still at large.

    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 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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