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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-242 (13-214)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 21, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Puppy Thief Arrested

    The puppies have not been recovered.
    • Tuesday
    • June 11, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Kaliyha Ronell Everett
    DOB: 11/09/1998
    1925 E. 137th Ave
    Tampa, FL


    • Grand Theft Third Degree

    Details (Update):

    On June 11, 2013, Kaliyha Everett was arrested and charged with Grand Theft Third Degree for stealing a pit bull puppy on May 19, 2013.

    During the time of the theft, Everett was on 3M ankle monitoring. His GPS shows him on the victim's property at the time of the theft. A witness also mentioned shortly after the theft, Everett attempted to sell the puppies. Everett was arrested on June 11, 2013 on unrelated warrants and placed into a holding cell. During his time in the holding cell, Everett spoke to another juvenile arrestee and told the juvenile he denied stealing the puppies to the detectives, but then stated "I took the puppies, I took the black one."

    At this time, the two puppies have not been recovered and detectives are still searching for the other suspects involved in this case.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

    Previous Release (13-214):

    • Suspect #1: Black Male, 14-16 years, 5’8”, Thin Build, Dark Complexion, Short Black Hair. Last seen wearing red shorts and blue shirt.
    • Suspect #2: Black Male, 14-16 years, 5’3”, Thin Build, Dark Complexion, Short Black Hair.
    • Suspect #3: Black Male, 14-16 years, 5’5”, Thin Build, Light Complexion, Short reddish in color hair.


    Thomas Terry
    DOB: 2/25/43


    On May 19, 2013 at 12:24 p.m., three juveniles stole the victim’s two pit bull puppies and fled on foot behind the residence of 9409 Ripley Road. The puppies were approximately 6 weeks old. One of the puppies is gray in color with an “L” shape scar on its right side. The other puppy is black in color with white patches on its chest and paws. During the investigation, it was learned that the juveniles might go by the nicknames of “BJ,” “CJ,” and “Boosie.”

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