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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-393

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 16, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Samara Sodos : ssodos@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8071

    Combative Defendant Runs Through Hillsborough County Courthouse, Strikes Tampa Police Officer

    Combative Defendant arrested after altercation with officers and deputies.
    • Friday
    • October 19, 2012
    • Time: 3:39 PM
    • Hillsborough County Courthouse


    Adam Manuel Lee Raicies, 25


    During a 9 a.m. court hearing Monday before Circuit Court Judge Dick Greco,
    Jr., Adam Manuel Lee Raicies appeared irritated during his sentencing on a
    charge of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Judge Greco
    sentenced the 25 year-old to probation. Raicies became loud and belligerent,
    refusing to complete his court paperwork. Judge Greco warned Raicies to sign
    the paperwork or else he would order him in contempt of court. At that point,
    Raicies immediately took off running through the hallways of the Courthouse
    Annex - chased by bailiffs and two Tampa Police Officers. Raicies entered the
    Edgecomb Courthouse through the 2nd floor pedestrian bridge where he was
    ultimately stopped near the elevators by Hillsborough County Deputy Joey
    Amezquita and Tampa Police officers Josh Baar and John Kasprowicz. Raicies
    struggled with the deputy and officers, and in the scuffle, intentionally hit
    Officer Baar in the face with his elbow. Several other deputies assisted in
    controlling Raicies, who was eventually returned to Judge Greco's courtroom.
    The judge scheduled a contempt of court hearing for Raicies on October 17th
    and filed additional charges against Raicies including Battery on a Law
    Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest without Violence. Officer Baar
    received a minor injury to his lower lip but did not seek medical treatment.
    No other deputies or officers were injured. Raicies was uninjured and was
    booked into the Orient Road Jail where he is being held without bond.

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