Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-417

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 14, 2013
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    Structure Fire With Deceased Body

    Man arrested for arson.
    • Monday
    • October 14, 2013
    • Time: 12:04 PM
    • 129 Oakhill View Drive
    • Valrico

    Suspect:

    Frank Stanley Chapman, Jr.
    DOB: 4/05/1971
    129 Oakhill View Drive
    Valrico

    Charge:

    • Arson First Degree Dwelling ($50,000.00 Bond)

    Details:

    At 12:04 am, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office District II deputies responded to a mentally ill person near 129 Oakhill View Dr. that was walking around the mobile home park with a hammer wanting to be taken to a mental health center.

    Upon units arriving, they discovered a trailer on fire. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded and extinguished the fire and, during a search of the trailer, discovered a body inside. The suspect was then taken into custody for questioning after making utterances about setting the trailer on fire. Chapman is being charged with the arson and may have more charges forthcoming.

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