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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-243

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 24, 2013
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    Deputies Arrest Suspect In Connection With Two Armed Robberies

    Allan Stinson crashed his vehicle in an attempt to flee from deputies.
    • Sunday
    • June 23, 2013
    • Time: 7:00 AM
    • Brandon, Florida


    Allan Jerome Stinson
    DOB: 7/05/1992
    914 East 17th Avenue
    Tampa, FL


    • Armed Robbery w/Firearm (3 Counts)
    • Felon in Possession of Firearm
    • Aggravated Assault upon a Law Enforcement Officer (Firearm – 7 Counts)
    • Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
    • No Valid Driver’s License
    • Obstructing or Opposing an Officer w/Violence (4 Counts)
    • Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer


    On June 23, 2013, just before 7 a.m., Allan Stinson went into the Brandon Steak n Shake and stole money from the cashier at gunpoint. Stinson fled on foot but was quickly spotted by deputies as he was getting into a 2001 Nissan Sentra nearby.

    Deputies were preparing to conduct a felony stop on Stinson's vehicle but Stinson began pointing a fully loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun at them as he drove away.

    The deputies backed off to a safe distance and began pursuing Stinson through Brandon with assistance of HCSO Aviation Unit.

    Deputies pursued Stinson in his vehicle for approximately 5-10 minutes until Stinson lost control and crashed westbound on SR 60, about 1/2 mile west of US Hwy 301.

    Stinson's vehicle left the roadway and rolled at least once landing upside down. Stinson managed to crawl from the wreckage and run into a small pond next to the crash site. Responding deputies quickly ran in behind Stinson and pulled him from the water. Stinson was arrested without further incident.

    During the recovery of the 2001 Nissan Sentra, cash and a loaded semi-automatic handgun believed to be used in the robbery and pointed at deputies was recovered. It is still unclear if Stinson fired any rounds at the deputies. There were no reported injuries in the robbery or the pursuit. There was no reported damage to any personal property other than the suspect's vehicle in the crash.

    On June 22, 2013, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Stinson confronted an employee as he was walking in the back door of the Hungry Howie’s located at 1511 W. Brandon Boulevard in Brandon. Stinson brandished a firearm and grabbed the employee by the collar. Stinson attempted to force the victim into the business at gunpoint and a struggle ensued. The store manager heard the commotion and pulled the victim inside at which time they were able to escape out the front door. Stinson entered the Hungry Howie’s wearing a mask and gloves but did not obtain any property. He then fled on foot.

    Stinson has a prolific criminal history and was just released from Florida State prison system in March 2013.

    This investigation will continue.
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