Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-276

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 18, 2013
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    Suspect stabs his friend.
    • Wednesday
    • July 17, 2013
    • Time: 2:25 PM
    • 1006 Pleasant Pine Court
    • Valrico, Florida


    (Booking Photo from 2008 arrest)
    David Rex
    DOB: 12/19/62
    1115 Myrtle Road
    Valrico, FL


    • Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
    • Felon in Possession of Firearm


    Alan Caise
    DOB: 2/18/57
    1006 Pleasant Pine Ct
    Valrico, FL


    On July 17, 2013 at approximately 2:25 p.m., deputies responded to a stabbing at 1006 Pleasant Pine Court in Valrico. The suspect and the victim have been friends for about five years. The suspect, David Rex came to the home of Alan Caise. While they were talking, Rex stated that he was hungry. Mr. Caise gave Rex something to eat. Shortly afterward, Rex goes over to the side of the house and when he returns he stabs Alan Caise in the chest and the back. David Rex then fled the scene.

    Caise was transported to Tampa General Hospital.

    David Rex was taken into custody at 1115 Myrtle Road in Valrico. Rex was transported to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office where he started to complain of chest pains. Rex was transported to Brandon Regional Hospital to be medically cleared.
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