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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-150 (16-146)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 11, 2016
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    Suspect Arrested In Deputy-Involved Hit & Run

    The rear tire of the suspect's vehicle ran over Deputy Paradiso's foot, while the rear bumper clipped his hip.
    • Friday
    • April 8, 2016
    • Time: 7:25 AM
    • Morris Bridge Road and Copeland Road


    Christopher Labissiere
    DOB: 05/08/1991
    4211 Mariners Cove Ct.
    Tampa, FL 


    • Aggravated Battery on LEO
    • Driving while License Suspended w/ Knowledge
    • Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
    • Hit and Run Leaving Scene of a Crash w/o Serious Injury

    Previous News Release:

    Black male, thin build, 20-25 years of age, dreadlocks, gold grill in mouth, tattoos down both arms. Last seen wearing a red and black baseball cap, a black shirt and blue pants.

    Suspect Vehicle:
    White or light gray Mitsubishi (unknown model) or Dodge Avenger, 4 door, tinted windows, spoiler on trunk.

    Deputy Involved:

    Deputy Thomas Paradiso
    District I / 7.5 yr veteran


    Throughout the course of the investigation, Christopher Labissiere was identified as the driver in this morning's hit and run accident. He was arrested near Williams Rd. and Joe Ebert Rd. and transported to Orient Road Jail. He is charged with Aggravated Battery on LEO, Driving While License Suspended w/ Knowledge, Habitual Traffic Offender, Hit and Run-Leaving Scene of a Crash w/o Serious Injury.

    Previous Release (16-146):

    At approximately 7:25 a.m., Deputy Thomas Paradiso was conducting a vehicle stop at Morris Bridge Road and Copeland Road when he heard several vehicles honking their horns. Deputy Paradiso noticed a white vehicle possibly a Mitsubishi stopped in the roadway. Deputy Paradiso made contact with the driver and attempted to obtain his information. The driver had preliminary signs of impairment. He became combative and fled southbound on Morris Bridge Road. The rear tire of the suspect's vehicle ran over Deputy Paradiso's foot, while the rear bumper clipped his hip. Deputy Paradiso was transported for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. At this time the suspect remains at large.
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