Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-038

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 21, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Battery On A Law Enforcement Officer

    The suspect was driving a stolen vehicle.
    • Wednesday
    • January 21, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard

    Suspect:


    Cody Leon Henderson
    DOB: 11-4-93
    Address: At large

    Charges:

    • Grand Theft Motor Vehicle
    • Aggravated Battery With A Motor Vehicle (2 counts)
    • Resist Arrest With Violence

    He also had three outstanding warrants:

    • Violation of Probation – Burglary of a Conveyance
    • Violation of Probation – Grand Theft Firearm
    • Violation of Probation – Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

    Deputies:

    Vehicle: Marked Patrol Vehicle – Crown Victoria
    Deputy Mark Liittschwager, 47
    Date of hire – June 2004

    Vehicle: Marked Patrol Vehicle – Dodge Charger
    Deputy Carlos Bonilla-Febres, 45
    Date of hire – August 2008

    Details:

    On January 21, 2015, a 2005 Dodge Caravan was reported stolen from 14670 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and an alert was placed. A deputy spotted the stolen vehicle traveling southbound on Parson's just north of Dr. MLK. The deputy requested aviation and followed the vehicle. In the area of MLK and Parson's deputies Liittschwager and Bonilla-Febres attempted to stop the vehicle with one patrol vehicle in front of the suspect vehicle and one behind it. The suspect rammed into the patrol vehicle in front of him and immediately placed the vehicle into reverse and backed into the patrol vehicle behind him. Deputies were able to remove him from the vehicle and place him under arrest. Henderson grabbed Deputy Liittschwager's leg at which time deputies took the suspect to the ground (roadway) where Henderson suffered a scratch to his left cheek. EMS responded and treated the suspect. No deputies were injured. There is approximately $1,000 damage to each of the deputies vehicles.

    Henderson was charged with Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Battery With a Motor Vehicle (2 counts) and Resist Arrest With Violence. He also had three outstanding warrants.
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