Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-107 (15-084)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 23, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    UPDATE: Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested

    The suspect and his brother became involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical.
    • Sunday
    • February 22, 2015
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • 1305 S. Valrico Road
    • Valrico


    On February 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., HCSO's K9 team responded to 1305 S. Valrico Rd. to assist in capturing Talon Tatum that was hiding inside of the residence. After the suspect refused to surrender, K9 Karlo was deployed. Talon Tatum then exited the residence with his hands up and was taken into custody without incident.


    Talon James Tatum
    DOB 06-17-87
    4214 Balington Drive
    Valrico, FL


    • Attempted Murder in the First Degree
    • VOP-Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Female
    • VOP-Domestic Battery by Strangulation


    Toure Tatum
    DOB: 01-06-86
    4214 Balington Drive
    Valrico, FL

    Previous News Release 15-084:

    On February 10, 2015 at approximately 12:15 p.m., the victim and his brother became involved in a verbal altercation, at their home, over medications. The altercation turned physical and the suspect stabbed the victim in his abdomen, shoulder, back and arms before leaving the scene. The victim then called his mother for a ride to Brandon Hospital. From there, he was transported to TGH where he remains in stable condition. Detectives have obtained a warrant for the suspect for Attempted Murder, but have yet to locate him. The suspect does not drive and does not have a driver's license or a vehicle.

    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 text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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