Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-018 (14-013)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 14, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Deputies Arrest One Suspect, Continue Search For Second Suspect

    A warrant has been issued for Walleed Tuffaha.
    • Tuesday
    • January 14, 2014
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Warrant Issued:

    Walleed Q. Tuffaha
    DOB: 11/17/92
    7417 Thomas Way
    Tampa, FL


    • Fleeing to Elude
    • Driving with License Suspended with Knowledge
    • Criminal Mischief


    Khalil R. Ali
    DOB: 11/10/93
    4315 S. Renellie Dr.
    Tampa, FL


    • Resist with Violence
    • Battery on a LEO
    • Possession with Intent to Deliver


    UPDATE: Detectives have identified the suspect driving the vehicle as Walleed Q. Tuffaha. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

    Previous Release 14-013:
    On January 9, 2014 at 3:04 p.m., deputies noticed a stolen vehicle pulling into the Farm Store located at 2202 E. 131st Ave. Two deputies pulled in after the stolen vehicle and surrounded it. Deputy Brian Dawsy ordered the passenger out of the vehicle first as Deputy Alex Moon ordered the driver to show his hands. Khalil Ali exited the passenger side and began fighting with Deputy Dawsy. Deputy Dawsy disengaged and used his Taser on Ali. Ali struggled, but was able to remove the prongs of the Taser. Deputy Moon ran to assist Deputy Dawsy and Ali fled on foot as he yelled at the driver to leave. At that time, the driver struck both HCSO vehicles in an attempt to flee. The driver was successful and was last seen traveling southbound on 22nd Street towards University Mall. Meanwhile, Deputy Moon and Deputy Dawsy chased Ali over two fences where they witnessed him discard marijuana that was packaged for distribution. After a short chase, Ali was taken into custody. He is being charged with Resist with Violence, Battery on a LEO and Possession with Intent to Deliver. His most recent mugshot (Sept 2012) is attached.

    Deputies are still searching for the driver of the vehicle. He is described as a dark-skinned male, approximately 5'11”, average build with a crew cut. He was last seen driving a late '90s champagne colored 4-door Mercury. The vehicle has Visqueen (plastic sheeting) on the driver's side window, a busted passenger headlight and is missing the front passenger hubcap.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect 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).

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