Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-098

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 15, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Felony Arrest At Courthouse

    Man attempts to carry a semi automatic pistol into Court today.
    • Thursday
    • March 15, 2012
    • Time: 9:44 AM
    • George Edgecomb Courthouse
    • 800 Twiggs Street East
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect:


    Kevin Allen Dec
    DOB: 11-8-62
    18220 Clear Lake Drive
    Lutz, FL

    Charge:

    • Carrying a Concealed Firearm

    Details:

    On March 15, 2012 at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the George Edgecomb Courthouse located at 800 Twiggs Street East in Tampa, the defendant entered the Security Access Point with a Walther PPK .22 caliber semi automatic firearm. The pistol was observed via x-ray scanner. The courthouse has marked signs on the entrance prohibiting firearm possession within. The defendant does not have a concealed weapons permit. The defendant stated during a spontaneous utterance that he put the gun in his briefcase because he was threatened the night before (no information on what or who threatened him). The weapon and a loaded magazine were seized.

    Dec was charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm and transported to the Orient Road Jail.
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