Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-173

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 31, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Driver Flees Deputies

    Suspect leaves a path of damage and racks up a list of charges.
    • Monday
    • May 30, 2011
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Veterans Expressway
    • Tampa, FL


    (Booking photo from 4/03/08 arrest.)

    Demilo R. Morrow
    DOB 4-28-78
    1053 Westwood Drive
    Lutz, FL


    • Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
    • Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding
    • Fleeing with Property Damage
    • Driving While License Suspended
    • Reckless Driving
    • False Name to a Law Enforcement Officer
    • Leaving the scene of a crash with property damage
    • 2 outstanding warrants: Failure to appear for
    • Loitering and Prowling and Driving While
    • License Suspended

    Vehicle 1:


    Wiley Davis

    Linda Davis (wife)
    1529 Touchton Road
    Tampa, FL

    Both transported to St. Josephs' (non life threatening injuries)

    Vehicle 2:


    Glyn Thornhill
    DOB 8-13-56
    4826 Cheval Blvd.
    Tampa, FL

    Tammy Thornhill
    DOB 1-10-65
    wife of the driver

    Vehicle 3:


    Robert Bennett, DOB 5-17-74
    1002 Kingsborough Garden Court
    Lutz, FL


    At approximately 6:00 p.m. a deputy observed the suspect driving a blue 4 door Volvo and the vehicle was driving down the middle of two lanes of traffic northbound on the Veterans. The deputy stopped the vehicle and immediately smelled marijuana. While the deputy was talking to the suspect, the suspect fled and almost struck the deputy, causing the deputy to jump out of the way to keep from being struck. The suspect fled where he struck another deputy's vehicle in the area of Hutchinson and the Veterans causing approximately $5,000 damage (no injuries) The suspect vehicle exited off the veterans and in the area of Cheval and Dale Mabry he sideswiped a BMW driving by Glyn Thornhill, DOB 8-13-56 of 4826 Cheval Blvd. Tampa. Passenger was Tammy Thornhill, DOB 1-10-65 wife of the driver. There were no injuries and approximately $500 damage to the BMW. The pursuit was terminated at this point as deputies had identified the driver, Demilo Morrow. A few minutes later deputies were notified of a crash that had occurred on County Line Road at Highway 41. The crash occurred due to the suspect vehicle running a red light and the driver of a Hyundai which was southbound on Highway 41 having to take evasion action to miss the suspect vehicle which caused the Hyundai to strike a BMW SUV which was northbound on Highway 41, turning west onto County Line Road.

    The suspect was located and arrested in Pasco County and will be booked into the Pasco County Jail.
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