Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12278

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 23, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Amber Alert Ends With Recovery Of Child And Father Arrested

    Father faces numerous charges.
    • Saturday
    • July 21, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 12402 Spicer Place, #K


    Reginald Levison
    DOB: 3-8-85
    1910 West Sligh Avenue
    Tampa, FL


    • False Imprisonment
    • Domestic Battery/Strangulation
    • Interference with Child Custody
    • Grand Theft Auto

    Missing/Recovered Infant:

    Jaelin Levison
    DOB: 5-13-12
    12402 Spicer Place, #K
    Tampa, FL

    Mother of Child:

    Teah Coward
    DOB: 1-3-86
    12402 Spicer Place, #K
    Tampa, FL


    At approximately 12:57 p.m. today, July 21, 2012 the Sheriff's Office received a call from Teah Coward stating that the suspect had engaged her in a physical altercation and took their child. The suspect grabbed the victim by the neck and attempted to strangle her, hit her multiple times and would not let her leave her apartment. Reginald Levison also took her cell phone thus preventing her from calling for help and he then took their 7 week son and fled in Teah's vehicle, a 2007 Sebring, red in color with Florida tag A E N C 6 3.

    Prior to leaving, Levison made threats that he might possible harm the child and any law enforcement that attempted to apprehend him. He stated that he would not go back to prison.  Reginald Levison has multiple arrests.

    At approximately 8:20 p.m. on July 21, 2012 missing 7 week old Jaelin Levison was recovered. Suspect Reginald Levison gave the child to his sister, who in turn notified Sheriff’s Office deputies. The baby was fine and was reunited with his mother.

    On July 22, 2012 during the early morning hours, suspect Reginald Levison was apprehended at 1910 W. Sligh avenue. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with the above charges.
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