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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-160

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 13, 2017
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    Detectives Searching For Suspect With Multiple Outstanding Warrants

    Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement.
    • Thursday
    • April 13, 2017
    • Time: 12:38 PM
    • Plant City area


    Jose Alberto Esparza “Albert”
    DOB: 7/22/77
    At Large in Plant City area

    Hispanic male, 5'11”, 195 lbs., known to be armed

    Home Invasion Robbery with Firearm
    Aggravated Assault
    Burglary of Unoccupied Dwelling
    Grand Theft $300-$5000
    Possession of Controlled Substance
    Carrying Concealed Firearm
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    Possession of Short-Barreled Rifle
    Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Number

    Suspect Vehicle:

    Black, 2005 Lincoln LS, no tint, bearing expired temp tag BXC8851


    Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating Jose Alberto Esparza. Esparza has outstanding warrants to include Home Invasion Robbery with Firearm, Aggravated Assault, Burglary of Unoccupied Dwelling, Grand Theft $300-$5000, Possession of Controlled Substance, Carrying Concealed Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Short-Barreled Rifle and Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Number.

    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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