Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-224

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 22, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Husband Arrested for Attempted Murder

    Woman was attacked while she slept.
    • Monday
    • June 18, 2012
    • Time: 3:57 AM
    • 1912 Sparkman Road #4
    • Plant City, Florida

    Arrested:
     


    Christopher James Young
    DOB: 11/21/1967
    1912 Sparkman Road #4
    Plant City, Florida

    Charges:

    • Attempted Murder

    Victim:
     

    Dawn Young
    DOB: 3/27/1979
    1912 Sparkman Road #4
    Plant City, Florida

    Details:

    On June 18, 2012, at approximately 3:57 a.m. at 1912 Sparkman Road #4 in Plant City, the victim Dawn Young woke up to find herself covered in blood with her husband standing beside her. Young’s husband, Christopher Young then fled the scene with the victim’s cell phone preventing her from calling for help. The victim drove herself to South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City. Young was transferred to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment. Young suffered multiple fractures to the skull.

    Hillsborough County detectives issued a warrant for Christopher Young’s arrest for attempted murder. On June 20, 2012, the Lakeland Police Department arrested Christopher Young. Young was booked into the Polk County Jail. After being questioned by Hillsborough County detectives, Christopher Young admitted to striking his wife in the head with a hammer.
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