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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-711

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 8, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Surrendered To HCSO After Deadly Hit & Run

    The victim was riding his bicycle on Kings Avenue South when he was struck behind.
    • Sunday
    • September 23, 2018
    • Time: 12:42 AM
    • Kings Avenue South


    Richard George Sheldon Jr. turned himself in to HCSO on 10/5/18.

    Richard George Sheldon, Jr.
    DOB: 6/07/1974


    • Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Death
    • DUI Manslaughter Leaving the Scene
    • DUI with Property Damage or Personal Injury
    • DUI

    Richard George Sheldon, Jr. turned himself in to HCSO on 10/05/18 at 2:50 pm after an arrest warrant for Sheldon was obtained by HCSO Traffic Homicide Detectives one day prior on the listed charges. Sheldon was released after posting bond.

    Original Release:

    Victim: John Dilgard
    DOB: 08/07/45
    5703 Patterson Road
    Riverview, FL

    On September 23, 2018, at 12:42 a.m., John Dilgard was riding a yellow Duna mountain bike southbound on Kings Avenue South when he was struck from behind. Citizens called 9-1-1 to report a person down at Kings Avenue South near the intersection of Calm Drive. Deputies and HCFR responded and located Dilgard deceased at the scene. Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to this crash. A potential suspect and vehicle have been located, and charges are pending.




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