Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-301

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 8, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Armed Carjacking

    Both men have been arrested and charged with Armed Carjacking and will be booked into the Polk County Jail later this morning.
    • Friday
    • August 8, 2014
    • Time: 4:15 AM
    • Circle K
    • S.R. 60 and Hwy 39
    • Plant City

    Victims:

    Dakota McCormick
    Age 19
    3120 Blount Road
    Dover, Florida

    Shannon Griffin
    Age 18
    3120 Blount Road
    Dover, Florida

    Arrested:


    (Previous Booking Photo from Polk County Sheriff's Office)
    Khalil Holt
    DOB: 06/04/1995
    3921 Whitedove Dr.
    Lakeland, FL


    (Previous Booking Photo from Polk County Sheriff's Office)
    Raheim Johnson
    DOB: 10/09/1993
    4056 April St S.
    Lakeland, FL

    Charges:

    • Armed Carjacking
    • Fleeing to Elude
    • Resisting Officers without Violence

    Details:

    The following preliminary information is what's currently known at the time of this release and is subject to change pending further investigation

    At 4:15 a.m. this morning, two men, one armed with a handgun approached a man and woman pumping gas at a Circle K store at S.R. 60 and Hwy 39 in Plant City. The suspects stole the victim's 2006 Chevy Malibu and fired a shot from the vehicle as they were fleeing southbound on Hwy 39. A short time later, responding deputies searching for the suspects, spotted the stolen vehicle traveling on Lithia Pinecrest Road in the Fishhawk area.

    The deputy followed the car for a distance allowing additional deputies including HCSO Aviation Unit and a K9 deputy to arrive. Once sufficient deputies had arrived, a vehicle stopped was initiated with a marked patrol car. The suspects refused to pull over and a pursuit of the stolen vehicle that lasted approximately 10 minutes began.

    The pursuit ended when the driver lost control of the stolen vehicle and flipped over in a ditch on S.R. 640 just east of Bonnie Mine Road in Polk County.

    Both suspects exited the vehicle and ran into a wooded area. Neither suspects were injured in the crash and were able to exit the vehicle and flee on foot into a heavily wooded area.  HCSO deputies including a HCSO K9 deputy followed the suspects into the woods and captured both suspects hiding approximately 1/4 mile from the crash site. EMS treated one suspect at the scene for a minor dog bite to the leg.  Both men have been arrested and charged with Armed Carjacking and will be booked into the Polk County Jail later this morning.

    Deputies have recovered a loaded Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the stolen vehicle.  There were no other injuries or property damage as a result of this incident

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the Polk County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in setting up a perimeter of the search area and assisting us in this investigation.



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