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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-632

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 16, 2015
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    Deputy Recovers Gun After Foot Pursuit

    The deputy ordered the suspect to drop the weapon five times, but the suspect kept running.
    • Monday
    • December 14, 2015
    • Time: 3:45 PM
    • Eastfield Rd. and Walker Rd.
    • Thonotosassa, FL


    Alfred Phelps III
    DOB: 01/25/88
    9314 Eastfield Rd. B
    Thonotosassa, FL

    Charges: Carrying Concealed Firearm, Resisting Officer Without Violence


    On December 14, 2015 at approximately 3:45 p.m., a witness observed a black male subject, wearing a grey tank top, khaki shorts, and red shoes, walking on Eastfield Rd. with a black handgun in his right pocket. As a deputy arrived at the intersection of Eastfield Rd. and Walker Rd., the deputy also observed the grip of a black hand gun projecting out of the defendant's pocket. The defendant immediately fled from the scene on foot by running eastbound on Eastfield Road. The deputy, wearing full duty uniform in a marked patrol vehicle, gave clear verbal commands for the defendant to stop running. The deputy loudly and clearly ordered the suspect to drop the weapon five times while pursuing him on foot. The defendant continued running and was observed pulling the hand gun out of his pocket with his right hand as he attempted to enter the residence at B-9314 Eastfield Road. The defendant was not able to open the door to the residence and the deputy ordered the suspect again to drop the weapon and he complied placing it on the ground next to him. A Highpoint .40 Caliber semi-auto handgun was recovered. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. A fully loaded magazine with 18 rounds was located on the ground in the path from the area where the defendant was first observed and was taken into custody.
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