Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-161 (16-158)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 15, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Update To Double Homicide

    Suspect arrested in Hazard, Kentucky.
    • Friday
    • April 15, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 10075 McIntosh Road
    • Dover, Florida

    Update: Double Homicide Suspect arrested in Hazard, Kentucky

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives were notified today a little after noon, that suspect Michael Herald has been arrested in Hazard, Kentucky by Kentucky State Police. Herald was arrested as he exited a county park while driving the victim's 2015 Ford Explorer. He was taken into custody without incident. Herald has been charged with two counts of First Degree Murder.

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are flying to Kentucky to interview the suspect.

    Victims:

    Nancy Engelhart
    DOB 12-12-42

    John Engelhart
    DOB 7-17-39
    10075 McIntosh Road
    Dover

    Victim's Stolen Vehicle:

    2015 Ford Explorer, White in color, Tag # E F N D 6 2

    Suspect:


    Michael Anthony Herald
    DOB 7-5-67
    Address: At Large

    Description: White male, 5'11”, 175 lbs., medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.

    Previous News Release 16-158:

    On April 14, 2016, at approximately 7:09 pm, deputies arrived at the 10075 McIntosh Road in reference to a welfare check on the couple. Upon arrival, deputies met with the complainant who stated they had not seen the couple in a few days and that their mail was stacked up on top of the mail box and the couple's vehicle was missing from the carport. Deputies discovered the two deceased inside of a shed on the property. Detectives obtained a search warrant and based on the investigation a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Michael Anthony Herald, DOB 7-5-67. Herald had been hired by the Engelharts as a handyman.

    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 send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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