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Release Number: 19-318
- For Immediate Release:
- Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- August 7, 2019
- Contact Person:
- Public Affairs Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
CenterState Bank Robbery
Arrest made and charges filed in CenterState Bank robbery, murder.
After interviewing him for several hours, James Hanson Jr. (W/M DOB:06/19/1980), gave a full confession to detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office related to the robbery of CenterState Bank in Valrico, carjacking and murder of 68-year-old Mathew Korattiyil. Hanson was subsequently arrested and charged with the six following felonies:
Pre-Meditated First Degree Murder
Grand Theft Motor Vehicle
Resisting an Officer with Violence
Robbery (Less than $300)
Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Hanson was booked into Orient Road Jail in Tampa. An updated booking photo is attached.
Due to requests from media outlets, video of Hanson's booking process is also included in this release.