Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-043 (16-037)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 4, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Detectives Continue To Search For Escapee Juveniles

    The juveniles escaped Sunday morning.
    • Sunday
    • January 31, 2016
    • Time: 9:15 AM
    • Falkenburg Academy
    • 9508 Columbus Drive East
    • Tampa

    February 4, 2016:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives continue to search for escapee juveniles. Investigation revealed that the juveniles intent was to steal a vehicle and possibly drive to Georgia. Bays has family members that reside in Florida.


    Anthony Bays
    DOB: 7-23-97
    62 Woodland Drive
    Georgetown, Georgia

    Currently in DJJ for Grand Theft Auto

    Anthony Cook
    DOB: 5-23-98
    320 Northeast Blvd. N.
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Currently in DJJ for Grand Theft Auto


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for two escaped  juveniles from the Falkenburg Academy (Department of Juvenile Justice).

    HCSO was notified at approximately 10:35 of the escape that occurred at 9:15 am.  It appears that the two males along with others were allowed recreation time in an outside fenced yard.  At 9:20 am a staff member noticed some of the juveniles  looking towards the fence, staff members noticed at this time two male juveniles were missing.  Closer inspection revealed a hole had been cut
    in the chain link fence.  A head count was conducted and a search confirmed the two were missing.

    At the time of their escape, they were wearing green shirts and blue pants.

    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of the two juveniles is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.
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