Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-195

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 29, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Aggravated Assault

    One man arrested following incident.
    • Sunday
    • May 25, 2014
    • Time: 7:40 PM
    • Highway 60 and County Line Road
    • Plant City

    Vehicle:

    • Acura Sedan

    Arrested:
     


    Roberto Francisco Pablo-Sebastian (Passenger)
    4420 NW 60th Street
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Charges:

    • Attempt Burglary Occupied Conveyance (2 Counts)
    • Aggravated Assault

    Acura Driver:
     

    Manuel Thomas Manuel
    4420 60th Street
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Vehicle:

    • Chevrolet Pickup Truck

    Victims:
     

    David Blackburn (Driver)
    9910 Mud Lake Road
    Plant City

    Randall Vining (Passenger)
    708 Kilgore Road
    Plant City

    Details:
     

    On May 25, 2014 at 7:40 p.m., the victims were traveling south on County Line Road in Plant City in a red Chevrolet truck approaching Hwy 60 when Roberto Pablo-Sebastian, a passenger in a blue Acura traveling next to them, began yelling at the victims. Pablo-Sebastian grabbed the steering wheel of the Acura and attempted to ram the truck. The victims were able to avoid being struck by the Acura and turned west onto Hwy 60. Pablo-Sebastian again took control of the steering wheel and attempted to ram the truck forcing it to a stop on the grass shoulder of Hwy 60. Pablo-Sebastian then exited the Acura and attempted to open the driver’s door in an effort to enter the truck and batter the victim. Pablo-Sebastian was unsuccessful because the door was locked. The victim, David Blackburn, fearing for his and the passenger’s safety, armed himself with a shotgun that was in the backseat. Blackburn pointed the shotgun out of the window into Pablo-Sebastian’s face instructing him to back away from the truck. Pablo-Sebastian refused and grabbed the barrel of the shotgun yelling “shoot me”. The victim was eventually able to roll the driver’s window up as Pablo-Sebastian continued to attempt to enter the truck.

    Pablo-Sebastian then walked back to the Acura when deputies arrived and took him into custody. Pablo-Sebastian was charged with Aggravated Assault (2 counts and Attempted Burglary of an Occupied Conveyance. Pablo-Sebastian is Guatamalan and in the United States illegally. Border Patrol placed a hold on Pablo-Sebastian for deportation.
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