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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-485

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 21, 2015
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    Registered Sexual Offender Arrested For Kidnapping & Sexually Assaulting

    Suspect held the victim at his residence.
    • Sunday
    • September 20, 2015
    • Time: 2:30 AM
    • 5614 Terra Ceia Drive
    • Tampa

    Arrested:


    Barry Eugene Lineberger
    DOB: 01/01/1965
    5614 Terra Ceia Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Sexual Battery
    • False Imprisonment
    • Kidnapping (TPD charge)

    Victim:

    • 22-year-old female

    Details:

    On September 20, 2015 at 2:30 a.m., the suspect took the victim from Ybor City, by threat of violence, to 5614 Terra Ceia Drive in Tampa. Once at the residence, the suspect forced the victim into his rented room and sexually assaulted the victim. At some point, the victim was able to access her cellular phone and notify law enforcement. Deputies arrived at the residence, heard a female yelling for help and made forced entry. Once inside, deputies observed the suspect fully naked and took him into custody. Lineberger is a registered sexual offender. He was charged with Sexual Battery (Victim over 18, Defendant over 18), False Imprisonment and Kidnapping (TPD charge).
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