Monday, December 18, 2017
Public safety

Cape Coral man wanted on 22 warrants arrested in Hillsborough

RIVERVIEW — A man named on 22 warrants was arrested Wednesday after he was found in a Riverview attic.

James Arthur Silva, 35, was arrested on several charges a day after officials saw him driving a stolen vehicle, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Silva, of Cape Coral, is named on out-of-county warrants accusing him of armed kidnapping, carjacking, burglary, robbery and grand theft, among others.

Deputies saw Silva and another person sitting in a black 2007 Ford parked near 3301 Palmetto Road on Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office said. While deputies were talking with them, Silva ran, the Sheriff's Office said.

He jumped a fence and ran into a wooded area toward Seminole Trail, deputies said. Officials arrested the other person in the car, 41-year-old Kimberly Herring, on drug paraphernalia charges.

Deputies said Silva was spotted Wednesday driving a stolen Buick out of Sun City Center near Riverview Drive. The Buick was found at a Sweetbay Supermarket on U.S. 301.

Silva was found in the attic of a house at 1606 Hackney Drive in Riverview. When he refused to come out, deputies said they would send in police dogs.

That convinced him to leave the attic, the Sheriff's Office said, and he was arrested without incident.

He was arrested on charges of grand theft, reckless driving, obstructing an officer and other charges.

He was held without bail Friday in the Hillsborough County jail.

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