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Deputies continue search for Valrico wallet snatcher

Sheriff's deputies are still looking for Antonio E. Davis, the 45-year-old man who smashed his car into a unmarked deputy's car after trying to cash a fraudulent check and stealing a wallet at a Valrico grocery store Wednesday.

Davis is wanted for aggravated assault, leaving the scene of a crash and two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

While fleeing the store parking lot Wednesday, Davis also hit a good Samaritan trying to help recover the stolen wallet and narrowly avoided hitting a second car, driven by Detective John Graves.

The detective received a concussion and "severe head lacerations" after he swerved his car into a light post to avoid hitting Davis. Graves was released from Tampa General Hospital early this morning, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about Davis is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813- 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

Deputies continue search for Valrico wallet snatcher 07/08/10 [Last modified: Thursday, July 8, 2010 2:48pm]
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