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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-085

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 15, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Det. Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Man Who Pointed Firearm at HCSO Detectives Sentenced to Florida State Prison

    Daniel Morris plead guilty to his charges and was sentenced to 15 years FSP, 10 as a Habitual Felony Offender. This is followed by 5 years probation.
    • Tuesday
    • March 15, 2011
    • Time: 3:57 PM
    • Hillsborough County, Florida


    Morris, Daniel Harry
    DOB: 01/06/72
    Hillsborough County Jail


    Aggravated Assault on LEO x2
    Felon in Possession of a Firearm x2
    Grand Theft Auto x3
    Burglary of a Vehicle x3
    Fleeing and Attempting to Elude
    Resisting Arrest with Violence

    Sentenced to 15 years Florida State Prison, 10 as a Habitual Felony Offender, Followed by 5 Years Probation.


    On August 30, 2010, Detectives from the Law Enforcement Intelligence Nexus Center (LINC) contacted the Hillsborough County SAO requesting the tracking of prolific offender Daniel Morris. During the court proceedings, Daniel Morris plead guilty to his charges and was sentenced to 15 years FSP, 10 as a Habitual Felony Offender. This is followed by 5 years probation.


    Date: Fri Jul 16, 2010 16:00:09
    From: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

    Update reference incident on Collins Ranch Road and Kingsway Road North.

    At approximately 2:00 p.m. today, two detectives acting on information they had received in reference to stolen property in the area parked their vehicle due to the very thick sand and walked through an orange grove where they spotted a white male spray painting a Dodge pickup truck. When the detectives approached the individual and asked to speak to him, the subject jumped into the truck and fled. Detectives ran back to their vehicle and were able to pursue the subject to an area of the orange grove where the pick up truck got stuck in the sand.The subject then jumped out of the truck and pointed a handgun at the two detectives at which time one of the detectives fired shots.

    The subject took cover and then surrendered to detectives and was taken into custody. No one was injured.

    At the time of his arrest, the subject was armed with a handgun and was also in possession of two speed loaders.

    The Dodge pickup truck will be seized by Hillsborough County Sheriff's office to determine ownership as all the VIN numbers had been removed.


    Daniel Morris, DOB 1-6-72
    Address: At large
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