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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-236

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 4, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Man charged with Kidnapping and Burglary

    He was just released from prison May 1.
    • Tuesday
    • May 5, 2015
    • Time: 12:55 PM
    • Eastern Hillsborough County

    Suspect:


    Ryan Wesley Reese
    DOB: 6-26-75
    Released from Florida State Prison- May 1, 2015

    Charges:

    • Kidnap/Harm or Terrorize (2 counts)
    • Sexual Battery (6 counts)
    • Battery
    • Burglary of Dwelling

    Victim:

    • Adult female

    Details:

    On May 1, 2015, Ryan Reese was released from prison. An adult female (known to him) picked him up from prison and was allowing him to spend the night at her residence. Reese was asleep in a bedroom, while the adult female slept in the living room. The following morning at approximately 12:55 a.m., the female was awaken by the suspect forcibly pulling her into the bedroom where he sexually assaulted her. During the assaults, the victim was able to escape out of the residence twice. During each escape, the suspect ran after her and forced her back into the residence where he then assaulted her again.

    On the morning of May 2, 2015, the victim waited until the suspect left the residence and she then called a family member who took her to the hospital and reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office.

    When deputies arrived to locate the suspect near the residence he fled on foot from the scene. K-9 Zeus tracked the suspect southeast from 417 Morgan Street in Brandon where he had entered a patio area of a residence in an attempt to hide from deputies. K-9 Zeus tracked the suspect to a wooded area where he refused to comply with the deputy's order to come out from under the heavy brush. K-9 Zeus was able to pull the suspect out of the heavy brush where he was then taken into custody. The suspect was treated at the scene due to the K-9 apprehension.

    No information reference the victim will be released per State Statute.
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