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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-566

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 5, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Aviation Finds Fugitive In The Dark

    Suspect had active felony warrants.
    • Wednesday
    • November 4, 2015
    • Time: 12:15 AM
    • 1516 Curry Street
    • Brandon


    Rodger Fowler
    DOB: 12/04/1978
    10315 Zackary Circle


    • Resisting Officer w/o Violence (2 Counts)
    •  Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Ofc
    • Driving w/License Canc, Susp, Revoked
    • Operating Unregistered Vehicle
    • FTA Poss of Controlled Substance (Warrant)
    • Felon Carrying Concealed Weapon (Warrant)
    • Failure to Pay Child Support (Civil Order)


    Nicole Shouse
    DOB: 5/10/1981
    10315 Zackary Circle


    • Resisting Officer w/o Violence

    Aviation Using the FLIR System:


    On November 3, 2015, at approximately 2:30 pm. deputies responded to a construction site in an attempt to locate Rodger Fowler. Fowler had two active felony warrants and a child support warrant. Upon spotting deputies, Fowler dropped his tools and began running. Fowler fled the construction site. Deputies were unable to locate Fowler after he fled through a neighborhood.

    At midnight, deputies observed a white Isuzu Rodeo bearing an improper tag traveling eastbound on Curry Street at a high rate of speed. Deputies following the vehicle in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle pulled into the driveway of 1516 Curry Street in Brandon. The front driver side door swung open and Fowler exited the vehicle and began running eastbound into a wooded area.

    HCSO aviation and K-9 responded to assist in locating Fowler. Utilizing the FLIR system, Aviation advised of a hot spot near the railroad tracks to the north of the deputies location. HCSO K9 deputies tracked to the location and were able to locate Fowler hiding in the wooded area.

    Nicole Shouse was discovered sitting in the passenger side of the Isuzu. Shouse stated she was aware Fowler had a warrant for his arrest. Deputies had previously made contact with Shouse in an attempt to locate Fowler on 10/28/15. She was notified if she aided Fowler in his attempt to evade capture, she would be arrested.

    Shouse and Fowler were transported to Orient Road Jail.

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