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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-112

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 17, 2019
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    Man Charged With Murder

    Deputies discovered a deceased female victim inside the residence.
    • Sunday
    • March 17, 2019
    • Time: 8:09 AM
    • Ellison Road
    • Thonotosassa, Florida


    Samuel Parsons
    DOB: 08/04/1964
    White Male


    HCSO Deputies were dispatched to 9716 Ellison Road around 8:09 this morning when a caller contacted 911 after being asked to call  law enforcement by neighbor Samuel Parsons.

    Deputies arrived on scene and detained Parsons who was standing on the front porch of the residence. Upon making entry into the residence, deputies located a deceased white female inside with upper body trauma. Subsequent interviews and processing of the crime scene led to the arrest of Parsons for 2nd Degree Murder with a Weapon.

    Parsons is a registered Sexual Offender. He served approximately 14 years in Florida State Prison based on the charge of Sexual Battery, Victim Under 12 (arrested on 04/08/1984) and released on 03/01/1998. Parson's criminal history also includes Distribution of Marijuana (06/12/1998) and Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender (04/02/2001).

    Deputies have responded to this residence on prior occasions within 2018 for non-violent domestic disturbances but no arrests were made.

    There is no further information at this time.
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