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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-249

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 9, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Burglary Ends With Pursuit And Two Suspects In Custody

    South Florida men commit numerous vehicle burglaries.
    • Saturday
    • July 7, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Lucious Felder
    DOB: 12/16/1989
    3280 NW 18th Court
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL


    • Burglary of an Unoccupied (5 Counts)
    • Grand Theft (3 Counts)
    • Criminal Mischief (5 Counts)
    • Petit Theft
    • False Name to Law Enforcement Officer
    • Fleeing to Elude
    • Felony Fleeing to Elude (Warrant)
    • Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property (Warrant)
    • Reckless Driving (Warrant)


    Terry Joseph
    DOB: 9/21/1986
    1065 S. Flagler Avenue, Apt 703
    Pompano Beach, FL


    • Burglary of an Unoccupied (5 Counts)
    • Grand Theft (3 Counts)
    • Criminal Mischief (5 Counts)
    • Petit Theft
    • Unauthorized Use or Possession of Drivers (VOP)
    • Driving While License Revoked Habitual (VOP)


    On July 7, 2012 the suspects committed numerous vehicle burglaries in the District IV area. Entry to the vehicles was accomplished by breaking the windows. It is believed that the first three incidents occurred at the Camp YMCA at 3414 Culbreath Road and Bloomingdale Avenue. The suspects proceeded to the Mobil gas station and the Taco Bell on Bloomingdale at Bell Shoals where they used credit cards from the YMCA burglaries.

    The suspects drove to the Lithia Springs Park at 3932 Lithia Springs Road where they committed an additional auto burglary. They proceeded to the Fish Hawk Sports Complex where they committed two additional auto burglaries. Victims and witnesses heard one of the windows shattering and a vehicle flees from the area moments later. A witness ran to his vehicle and was able catch up to the vehicle traveling westbound on Fish Hawk Blvd. Deputies responded to the call for service and received updates from the witness following the suspect vehicle. Air service responded and spotted the suspect vehicle in the area of US Highway 301 at Gibsonton Drive.

    Deputies spotted the vehicle at the same location; however, they were instructed not to engage and try to stop the vehicle. Air Service conducted surveillance of the vehicle as it continued northbound on Interstate 75. District II was notified of the incident and assisted as the suspect vehicle exited eastbound Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The suspect traveled throughout the Seffner area at a legal rate of speed until they spotted deputies in marked patrol vehicles that were assisting. The vehicle fled and suspects threw a few items from the vehicle and a female bailed from the vehicle in the area of CR 579 and Pruett Road. Deputies recovered stolen property; however, the female was not located.

    Deputies continued to follow at a distance and minimized their line of sight from the suspect’s vehicle. Air Service provided information to patrol deputies. The suspect vehicle eventually re-entered the Interstate 75 and traveled northbound into Pasco
    County. Pasco County Sheriff's Office assisted the pursuit. The suspect vehicle exited eastbound SR 54 and then back westbound where a Hillsborough County Corporal successfully deployed Stop sticks puncturing the suspects’ front
    left tire. The suspect vehicle struck a traffic control sign as it turned northbound onto the Interstate 75 ramp (FHP investigated).

    One of the suspects fled from the vehicle prior to it stopping and the other one directly after the crash. Both suspects were apprehended in the immediate area with the assistance of Air Service. The driver complained of pains and requested medical attention; he was transported to the Florida Hospital on Fletcher. The passenger, that bailed while the vehicle was moving, complained of a sore wrist and knee and he also requested medical attention. He was transported to Florida Hospital on Fletcher too.

    The driver was identified after providing a false name and date of birth to deputies. The suspect vehicle was a rental and was seized as well as numerous items that deputies will determine ownership. Both suspects reside in South Florida area.

    The investigation continues.
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