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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-083

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 2, 2017
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    Inmate Attacks Detention Deputy

    The inmate was subdued by the detention deputy and other inmates.
    • Tuesday
    • February 28, 2017
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Falkenburg Road Jail
    • 520 North Falkenburg Road


    Kiondre Y Zachary
    DOB: 07/18/1994
    Hillsborough County Jail

    Charge: Aggravated Battery on Law Enforcement Officer


    HCSO Detention Deputy D Hernandez
    Age 31
    Employed: 10 months



    On February 28, 2017 at approximate 12:30 pm, Kiondre Zachary was housed at the Falkenburg Road Jail when for no apparent reason attacked the victim Detention Deputy D. Hernandez. While in the jail pod with approximately 72 inmates, Zachery approached the victim from behind and wrapped a cloth towel around his neck in an attempt to strangle him. Deputy Hernandez managed to escape from Zachery's grasp and was subsequently subdued by Deputy Hernandez and other inmates until help could arrive. Deputy Hernandez received a twisted ankle, bruised knee, and abrasions to his neck as a result of the attack.

    Zachery was being held in jail for an unrelated burglary charge.

    This incident highlights the extreme danger the men and women working at the Hillsborough County Department of Detention Services face everyday. It also shows that because most inmates know that the deputies inside the pods are not adversaries and are treated fairly and with respect. Due to the overall professionalism and respect that detention deputies display towards the inmates on a daily basis, the inmates came to the deputy's aid preventing the deputy from being seriously injured.

    Zachary was uninjured and was transferred to an isolation cell.

    The investigation continues.

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