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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-433

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 9, 2012
    • Contact Person:
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    K9 Deputies Apprehend Shooting Suspects

    Suspects could not evade capture by K9 Deuce.
    • Thursday
    • November 8, 2012
    • Time: 11:30 PM
    • 4202 Cooper Road
    • Plant City, Florida

    Arrested: 

    Charles Vernon Smith, Jr.
    DOB: 10/07/1978
    10212 Judy Road
    Dover, Florida

    Charges:

    • Armed Robbery Home Invasion
    • Aggravated Battery with/Firearm (4 Counts)
    • Aggravated Assault w/Firearm (3 Counts)
    • Felony Possession of Firearm
    • Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle
    • Grand Theft
    • Resisting Arrest w/o Violence

    Arrested:


    Joshua Seth Coleman
    DOB: 10/06/1993
    409 Kendall Lake Drive #103
    Brandon, Florida

    Charges:

    • Armed Robbery Home Invasion
    • Aggravated Battery with/Firearm (4 Counts)
    • Aggravated Assault w/Firearm (3 Counts)
    • Felony Possession of Firearm
    • Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle
    • Grand Theft
    • Resisting Arrest w/o Violence

    Victims:

    Andrew Burgess
    DOB: 4/14/1965
    4202 Cooper Road
    Plant City, Florida

    Jesse Kinsinger
    DOB: 10/13/1994
    4202 Cooper Road
    Plant City, Florida

    Toby O’Steen
    DOB: 5/08/1994
    6905 Kinard Road
    Plant City, Florida

    Rena Kinsinger
    DOB: 12/07/1969
    4202 Cooper Road
    Plant City, Florida
     

    Details:

    On November 8, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m., two suspects kicked in the back door of the residence located at 4202 Cooper Road in Plant City. The suspects identified as Charles Smith and Joshua Coleman shot three victims and beat a fourth victim with a gun.

    Deputies responding to the call observed a maroon Mercury SUV pulling out of the driveway at a high rate of speed north onto Cooper Road. Deputies followed the SUV to a pasture where the SUV crashed through a fence and got stuck near a swamp area. K9 deputies arrived on the scene and tracked both suspects. K9 Deuce tracked suspect Charles Smith over one half mile and found him hiding under water. Deuce apprehended Smith who had a semi-auto pistol in his pants pocket.

    K9 Deuce returned back to the SUV to track the second suspect. Deuce tracked the second suspect in the other direction. Deuce and Deputy Perdomo apprehended the Joshua Coleman who was also hiding under water. Suspect Joshua Coleman was also in possession of a semi-auto handgun.

    All four victims were transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

    The investigation will continues.
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