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Tampa teen arrested in connection to puppy theft

THONOTOSASSA — Deputies announced the arrest of a teen Friday who earlier this month was accused of stealing a pit bull puppy from a home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

On May 19, three thieves snatched two 6-week-old pit bull pups from 9409 Ripley Road. One puppy is gray with an "L" shaped scar on its right side. The other is black with white patches on its chest and paws.

On June 11, Kaliyha Ronell Everett, 15, was arrested on a warrant for charges unrelated to the puppy theft. While inside a holding cell, Everett admitted to another juvenile that he told detectives he didn't steal the puppies, but then said, "I took the puppies. I took the black one," deputies said.

Everett's ankle monitor also showed him on the Ripley Road property during the puppy theft.

He now faces a grand theft charge for the disappearance of one of the puppies, which have not been recovered. Deputies are also still searching for the two other thieves.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813)247-8200, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (800)873-8477.

Tampa teen arrested in connection to puppy theft 06/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:55pm]
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