Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-537 (08-238)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 23, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide

    Suspect arrested in 2008 homicide.
    • Saturday
    • July 5, 2008
    • Time: 2:53 AM
    • 5821 U.S. Highway 92 West, Lot #3
    • Dover

    Victim:

    Victor Cruz, 20
    DOB: 1-2-88
    14313 Hanging Moss Circle, apt. 101
    Tampa

    Arrested:


    Jose Villegas Cintron
    DOB: 8/28/1966
    5038 Harvest Drive
    Haines City

    Charges:

    • Murder in the First Degree
    • Armed Burglary of a Dwelling

    Details:

    On October 20, 2015 at approximately 4:13 pm, Florida Highway Patrol responded to a traffic crash at Interstate 4 mm1. The Florida Highway Patrol trooper confirmed the driver had a warrant issued by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The driver Jose Villegas Cintron was arrested without incident.

    Previous News Release 08-238:

    On July 5, 2008 at approximately 2:53 a.m. the victim was sitting in the drivers seat of Toyota 4-Runner with his girlfriend while at the location in Dover. The suspect confronted the victim, stabbing the victim in the abdomen several times with a knife. The suspect fled the scene in the above described vehicle. Cruz was transported to South Florida Baptist Hospital by a witness at the scene. Cruz died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.


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