Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-258 (15-257)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 15, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Second Suspect Arrested

    Two suspects arrested for stealing school prom money.
    • Tuesday
    • May 12, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Spoto High School
    • 8538 Eagle Palm Drive
    • Riverview

    UPDATE:

    HCSO Detectives have arrested the second suspect involved in the robbery of Spoto High School Prom funds on that occurred on 05/12/2015. Detectives have also recovered $1400 dollars of the stolen money.

    Arrested:

    Te'jahn Butts
    DOB:11/22/1997
    9515 Amberdale Court, #202
    Riverview, FL

    Charges:

    • Strong Armed Robbery
    • Grand Theft
    Butts was booked into the Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center. 

    Arrested:

    Tyler S. Ware
    DOB: 05/10/1998
    7801 Abbey Mist Cove
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Robbery by Sudden Snatching

    Previous News Release:

    On 05/12/2015, at approximately 12 pm, a Spoto High School student/victim was walking in the school's hallway with a money box containing approximately $3000.00 in cash when an unknown black or Hispanic male (wearing a white t-shirt, short dark hair with an edge in the back) snatched the money box from the victim by force. The money was proceeds from the sale of tickets to the
    schools upcoming Prom.

    The unknown suspect then ran down the hall with Tyler Ware and out of the door to the student parking lot. The unknown male and Tyler Ware were then seen by the witness running down the bus ramp and across the football practice field with the money box in hand. Tyler Ware later returned to the scene and was arrested. Ware and his parents are not speaking to investigators.

    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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