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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-219

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 18, 2016
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    • 813/247-8060

    Man Beats Grandmother, Steals Her Car

    Deputies issued an arrest warrant for James William Mitchell, Jr.
    • Tuesday
    • May 17, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 7410 52nd Avenue South
    • Tampa, Florida


    James William Mitchell, Jr.
    DOB: 03/24/1962
    7410 52nd Avenue South
    Tampa, FL 33619

    White male, 5'10", 165lbs., medium build/complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, may have mustache.

    Suspect Vehicle:

    2001 Infiniti QX4, Beige, damaged (hanging) left front bumper
    FL Tag # X89 9TT


    Between 7:00 p.m. on May 17, 2016 and 6:56 a.m. on May 18, 2016 at 7410 52nd Avenue South, James Mitchell Jr. battered the victim causing her to sustain severe injuries. Mitchell then left the victim on the ground in a semi-conscious state for an unknown amount of time and fled the area in the victim's 2001 beige, Infiniti QX4 sport utility vehicle, bearing Florida tag X89 9TT. James Mitchell Jr. and the victim reside together and the victim is Mitchell's 93-year-old grandmother. The victim is recovering at an area hospital. There is a warrant for Mitchell's arrest for Aggravated Battery on Person 65 yoa or Older and Grand Theft Motor 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 send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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