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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-111

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 20, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Man Charged With Aggravated Assault And Kidnapping

    Suspect approached five victims in his vehicle.
    • Friday
    • March 16, 2012
    • Time: 8:37 PM
    • 2909 - 66th Street North
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect:


    David William Owen, Jr.
    DOB: 7-7-73
    2019 North 60th Street
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Aggravated Assault With A Firearm (5 counts)
    • Kidnapping
    • Aggravated Battery With A Firearm

    Victims:

    Devante Dunbar
    DOB: 3-19-94
    2012 Phyllis Place, Lot 24
    Tampa, FL

    Tyson Binder
    DOB: 1-1-97
    8733 Pebble Brook Way
    Lakeland, FL

    Shaun Goodman
    DOB: 7-17-90
    1001 Valrico Lake Road
    Valrico, FL

    Nicholas Loeding
    DOB: 2-18-88
    1001 Valrico Lake Road
    Valrico, FL

    John French
    DOB: 7-6-89
    6251 Astoria Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On March 16, 2012 at approximately 8:37 p.m., the defendant David Owen approached the five victims in his vehicle as they were walking on the side of the street. The victims were leaving Kenly Elementary where they had been playing basketball. Owen got into a verbal altercation with one of the victims (Dunbar). The defendant drove away and returned approximately two minutes later. Owen got out of his vehicle and brandished a semi-automatic pistol. Owen pointed the pistol and ordered the victims to their knees, which placed them in fear. Four of the five victims fled, leaving victim Dunbar behind. The defendant grabbed victim Dunbar and forced him into the vehicle (2000 Saturn – Blue in Color). The defendant struck the victim in the face with the pistol, causing minor lacerations. The defendant then threw the victim out of the vehicle and fled the scene. All five victims were located and interviewed. There is no indication that the victims knew the suspect.

    The suspect was located on March 19, 2012 and taken into custody on the above charges.
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