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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-071

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 2, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Search Warrant Yields Four Arrests

    Four arrested on multiple charges after search warrant conducted.
    • Wednesday
    • March 2, 2011
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • 13605 Highway 301 South
    • Riverview, FL


    Lehman Glen Brannon, DOB 09-10-79
    13605 Highway 301 South
    Riverview, FL

    Charges: Child Neglect (2 counts)
    Culpable Negligence (2 counts)

    Amy Renee Tarkinton, DOB 01-02-83
    13605 Highway 301 South
    Riverview, FL

    Charges: Child Neglect (2 counts)
    Culpable Negligence (2 counts)

    Heather Nicole Creech, DOB 01-16-83
    13605 Highway 301 South
    Riverview, FL

    Charges: Child Neglect
    Culpable Negligence

    Jerry Micha Bufkin, DOB 10-16-91
    13605 Highway 301 South
    Riverview, FL

    Charges: Burglary of an unoccupied structure
    Grand Theft Third Degree
    Dealing in Stolen Property (2 counts)


    On March 2, 2011 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the District Four Investigations and Community Services Section with the assistance of the District Four Street Crimes Squads, SWAT, K-9, Auto Theft, Environmental, Major Violators and Aviation served a court authorized search warrant for stolen property at 13605 Highway 301 South in Riverview. There are mobile homes and a barn on the property. As a result of the search warrant, Jerry Bufkin was arrested and charged with Grand Theft, Burglary and two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property. During the execution of the search warrant multiple unsecured firearms were discovered inside a residence and in the yard area. Three loaded rifles were discovered in the yard where the two year was playing. In addition, multiple code violations were observed. Code Enforcement responded and condemned four of the residences which were in deplorable living conditions. There were electrical wires exposed, sunken roofing and hazardous materials scattered throughout the property. Child Protection responded and sheltered three children (ages 2, 7 and 8). Tampa Electric responded in reference to the theft of electricity and Animal Control responded and seized two unlicensed dogs. Auto Theft Unit located multiple stolen items to include a stolen vehicle, stolen motorcycle and motorcycle parts. Detectives also located and confirmed several other pieces of stolen property to include an air compressor, television, box blade and miscellaneous hand tools. Total value of recovered stolen property is approximately $10,000.
    The investigation continues.
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