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Hillsborough sheriff's Cell Block Shakedown nets one arrest

PLANT CITY — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's creative new Web tool for catching criminals seems to be working. One of the county's 10 most wanted suspects was arrested Saturday after appearing on the Sheriff's Cell Block Shakedown. (Click here to see the site.)

John Andrew Morrison, 17, of Neil Street in Plant City, faces charges of robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing an officer, carrying a concealed firearm, battery, and being a felon in possession of a weapon.

A citizen called the Sheriff's Office after recognizing a Cell Block Shakedown suspect who had been hanging out on the corner of Maryland Avenue and Alabama Street, deputies said.

When deputies confronted Morrison about 7 p.m. Saturday, he started running away and threw a .32 caliber revolver from his pocket, authorities said. Deputies chased him for several blocks before taking him into custody.

Because Morrison had been previously charged as an adult, deputies said he was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

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Hillsborough sheriff's Cell Block Shakedown nets one arrest 12/28/09 [Last modified: Monday, December 28, 2009 11:16am]
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