Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-205

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 21, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    A Warrant Has Been Issued For Sexual Battery Suspect

    Anyone with information on Russell Franklin is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200
    • Friday
    • June 17, 2011
    • Time: 4:00 AM
    • Thonotosassa Area
    • Hillsborough County


    Russell Dale Franklin

    DOB 1-4-71
    Address: at large
    Description: black male, 5’10”, 200 lbs., large build, long dreadlocks.


    Older model Nissan Altima, 4 door, gray or aqua in color with chrome wheels.


    Female, 17 year old


    The victim was at home and watching a movie with another female and Franklin. The victim fell asleep on the couch and was awakened by the Franklin. The suspect sexually battered the victim and then left the residence. The suspect is known to the other female that was in the house at the time.

    A warrant has been issued for Russell Franklin for sexual battery. 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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