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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-516

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 12, 2015
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    Deputies Arrest Suspect In Commercial Armed Robbery

    Suspect entered the store armed with a butcher knife.
    • Wednesday
    • September 30, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Sunoco Gas Station
    • 1202 North Highway 41
    • Ruskin


    William B Fountain
    307 6th Ave NW
    Ruskin, FL


    • Armed Robbery


    On September 30th, 2015, William B Fountain entered the Sunoco Gas Station, 1202 N Hwy 41 in Ruskin, armed with a large butcher knife. Fountain demanded money from the clerk but the clerk refused to give the money and a struggled ensued between the clerk and Fountain. The clerk was not injured.

    Fountain fled the store and was observed throwing the knife in a dumpster at the adjacent business. The knife was recovered by patrol deputies and sent to be processed by the crime scene technicians.

    On October 09, 2015, the prints taken from the knife were positively identified to William Fountain.

    Detectives with District IV Investigative Section and District IV Intelligence Unit obtained an arrest warrant and arrested Fountain at his home without incident. Upon arrest, Fountain admitted to the offense.

    Fountain was charged with Armed Robbery of a Business and transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.
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