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Man arrested for 34th time when found with jewelry, stolen car

DOVER — Terry Edmondson has had almost as many booking dates as birthdays.

Edmondson, 41, was arrested after he was found with a stolen car full of jewelry, shotguns and cameras. It marks his 34th arrest.

He was taken to Hillsborough County jail after a deputy stopped by 630 Jerry Smith Road in Dover, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He'd gotten a call about a prowler.

When he got there, he saw Edmondson near the car. Its glove box was open and ransacked. Then, Edmondson and a woman passenger took off running. A Hillsborough deputy caught Edmondson.

The car had been stolen from Polk County, officials said.

His charges include grand theft auto and burglary. He was held at the Hillsborough County jail Friday afternoon without bail.

His record spans from burglary to attempted murder to traffic tickets.

The offenses started in the 1980s and 1990s. He was sentenced to three years in a state prison in 2006 for trying to kill someone.

"He's definitely a career criminal," said Cristal Bermudez, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Man arrested for 34th time when found with jewelry, stolen car 01/18/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 18, 2013 1:01pm]
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