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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-341

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 16, 2018
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    Fugitive Captured

    He will be transferred back to Hillsborough County for prosecution.
    • Thursday
    • April 12, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Pinellas County


    (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Mugshot)
    Christopher Garret Austin
    DOB: 04/25/1986
    4119 97th Ave
    Tampa, FL



    On April 12, 2018, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Warrant's Section, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Task Force and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Violent Offender Warrant Unit, though investigative means, located and arrested without incident "Hot Boyz" Gang Member, Christopher Garret Austin for absconding on felony probation for RICO/Conspiracy to Commit RICO charges stemming from a 2010 investigation conducted by the HCSO Gang Unit.

    Detectives located Austin in St. Petersburg, Florida and booked him into the Pinellas County Jail. Austin will be brought back to Hillsborough County for prosecution.

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