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Four arrested after chase, two sought on burglary charge

TAMPA — Sheriff's deputies have arrested four people and are searching for two others who are suspected of breaking to a home in the Twelve Oaks subdivision Tuesday morning and leading them on a chase through the neighborhood.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office gave this account: A neighbor called for help around 11 a.m., reporting that they saw someone break a bedroom window at 7305 Fountain Ave.

When deputies arrived, a vehicle was seen speeding away so they gave chase.

The vehicle sideswiped the deputy's car and five people bailed out.

Deputies say the vehicle stopped at Henderson Road and Linebaugh Avenue after it crashed into a telephone pole.

That's when the driver jumped out and ran away.

Arrested were Joshua Hobdy, 21, 5211 84th St.; Mikel Jones, 17, of 8503 April Sound Court; Genisha Thompson, 16, of 1004 E Sligh Ave.; and a 14-year-old boy.

Jones, Thompson and the 14-year-old are charged with armed burglary, grand theft and two counts of grand theft of a firearm.

Hobdy, who deputies say was the driver, is charged with grand theft, armed burglary of a residence, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief, aggravated fleeing and eluding, not having a valid driver's license, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest without violence, and two counts of grand theft of a firearm.

Four arrested after chase, two sought on burglary charge 07/28/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:37pm]

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