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Release Number: 09-313

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

November 16, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060






















Taimy Gonzalez,  DOB 7-19-82

4733 Waters Avenue West, #430



Deputy Gregory Wehr, 25 year old

Employed since 9-8-08

Assigned to District Three



Ernest L. Loiseau, DOB 6-24-75

4705 Grove Point Drive, Tampa

Charges:  Robbery

                  Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

                  Fleeing to Elude

                  Battery (Domestic Violence)


Traffic crash involving Deputy following Domestic Violence call


November 16, 2009 at 3:47 a.m.


Domestic Violence call at 4733 Waters Avenue West, #430

Accident occurred at Waters Avenue and Anderson Road














Deputies were responding to a domestic related call at 4733 Waters Avenue West.  The caller, Loiseaus’ girlfriend stated that the suspect had come to her residence, battered her and had taken her van without her permission. 


The first responding deputy spotted a van matching the description of the stolen van at the 7-11 on Waters and Grady Avenue. When the deputy attempted to read the license plate the van fled.  The deputy was able to catch up with the vehicle to confirm the license number and driver description as that of the domestic violence suspect. The van pulled into a parking lot at the corner of 4350 Waters Avenue West.  The deputy pulled in and notified dispatch of the location.  At that time the van fled    leaving the deputy still sitting in the parking lot. Within moments the traffic crash involving Deputy Gregory Wehr occurred.  Deputy Wehr was southbound on Anderson Road at the intersection of Waters Avenue stopped for a red light.   Loiseau was westbound on Waters avenue approaching the intersection, drove northbound into the southbound lanes and struck Deputy Wehr’s patrol vehicle.  Loiseau exited his vehicle and fled on foot north on Anderson Road.  Deputy Wehr exited his vehicle and chased the suspect, apprehending the suspect approximately 200 yards north of the crash scene.


Deputy Gregory Wehr was transported to a local hospital by deputies to be medically cleared.  Loiseau was taken into custody and transported to Orient Road Jail.