Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-224

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 5, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Ex-Husband Arrested For Murder

    Egan Atkins has been arrested for First Degree Murder.
    • Monday
    • July 4, 2011
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 12808 Lake Vista Drive
    • Gibsonton, FL

    Suspect:


    Egan Fernando Atkins
    DOB 4-3-77
    Also goes by the name of Charles Limmott
    Description: black male, 6’4”, 260 lbs., Large build, black hair and brown eyes

    Victim:

    Nicole Renee Williams Atkins, DOB 6-15-75
    12808 Lake Vista Drive
    Gibsonton, FL

    Details:

    On July 5, 2011, at approximately 6:40 p.m., E  Fernando Atkins was arrested for First Degree Murder and Armed Burglary of a Dwelling in connection with the homicide of his ex-wife Nicole Renee Williams Atkins of 12808 Lake Vista Drive, Gibsonton. Detectives developed information leading to the suspects whereabouts at 2805 Anthony Street where he was taken into custody. 

    On July 4, 2011,  Deputies responded to the residence of Nicole Atkins at approximately 4:00 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. The suspect Egan Atkins had slipped into a ground floor window of his ex-wife’s residence armed himself with a kitchen knife and stabbed her to death. The wife’s boyfriend was asleep in the room when the attack occurred. After the attack, the boyfriend chased the suspect out of the residence where the suspect got into a vehicle and fled the scene. The victim died as a result of her injuries.
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