Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-112

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 18, 2013
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    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Stop Turns Into Arrest Of Prolific Offender

    Suspect can't outrun deputies.
    • Saturday
    • March 16, 2013
    • Time: 6:50 PM
    • West Timberlane Drive & Bellhurst Court


    Mark Anthony Clem, Jr.
    DOB: 10/26/1990
    10209 Sable Ridge Court
    Tampa, Florida


    • Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling (VOP)
    • Dealing in Stolen Property (VOP)
    • Grand Theft (VOP)
    • Obstructing or Opposing an Officer w/o Violence (2 counts)


    On March 16, 2013 at approximately 6:50 p.m., deputies were conducting surveillance at a residence in District 3 where they believed career criminal Mark Anthony Clem Jr. was staying. Clem had run from deputies on March 11, 2013 and had since been in hiding. Deputies observed a vehicle leave the residence and run a stop sign. As the deputy was attempting to conduct a traffic stop at West Timberlane Drive and Bellhurst Court, the suspect vehicle pulled over and the suspect ran from the vehicle and into the street. Another deputy was responding to the call when the suspect ran in front of the deputy's vehicle. The deputy took evasive action by swerving off of the roadway, but the suspect continued in that direction and ran into the deputy's vehicle. The suspect continued running from deputies until he was finally apprehended. The suspect complained of leg pain and was transported to Tampa General Hospital to be medically cleared before being booking into the Hillsborough County Jail.
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