Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-155

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 11, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Detectives Looking For Armed Carjacker

    Suspect attacks two people.
    • Tuesday
    • May 10, 2011
    • Time: 3:32 AM
    • Sonic Restaurant
    • 2320 Bearss Avenue E
    • Tampa, FL

     

    Suspect:


    James Matthew Williams, DOB 11/06/87
    21121 Little Lake Thomas Dr
    Land O’Lakes, FL

    Charges:

    Armed Carjacking (2 counts)

    Victims:

    Romel Calledo, Age 34
    Tampa, FL

    Jennifer Dubeck, Age 36
    Lutz, FL

    Details:

    On May 10, 2011 at approximately 3:30 a.m., the victim Romel Calledo was sitting in his Chevy pick up at the drive thru of the Sonic Restaurant located at 2320 Bearss Ave in Tampa when the suspect James Matthew Williams armed with a large stick approached the driver’s side window.

    Williams demanded that Calledo hand over the car while threatening him with the stick. Calledo tried to drive away but the suspect began to striking Calledo through the window.

    Calledo fled through the passenger side of his truck while Williams climbed into the driver’s seat. Calledo climbed back into his vehicle through the passenger side and began to kick Williams in the head. Williams fled from the vehicle and ran while Calledo took Williams stick and chased him for a short distance before letting him go.

    Approximately 25 minutes later, the same suspect James Williams approached a second victim, Jennifer Dubeck about 2 miles north of the Sonic, while she was in her vehicle. Williams demanded her vehicle and when she refused he began to beat her with a tree branch. Williams overpowered Dubeck and she was thrown out of her vehicle. Williams then fled north into Pasco County.

    Approximately 45 minutes later, HCSO deputies located the Jennifer Dubeck’s vehicle at the Circle K at Hale Road and Hwy 41 in Pasco County.

    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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