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Woman's estranged husband threatened Riverview student's life, police say

TAMPA — Tampa police on Monday afternoon issued warrants for the arrest of a man whose threats against a woman and her son prompted Riverview High School to spend the day in lockdown.

It was 7:45 a.m. when Carlos Hernandez, 37, of 9611 Laurel Ledge in Riverview started waiting for his estranged wife to show up to work at Quest Diagnostics, 4225 E Fowler Ave.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said Hernandez was not happy that deputies served him with a domestic violence injunction earlier that morning.

When Dayami Davila, 38, showed up at 9 a.m., police said, Hernandez had a gun in his waistband and threatened to kill her. Police say he grabbed her and tried to force her in to his truck, but Davila broke free.

Around that time, police say, a family friend called Davila and told her that Hernandez had threatened to kill her teenage son, who attends Riverview.

Police notified the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and a school resource officer made contact with the boy.

About 10 a.m. school officials placed the school at 11311 Boyette Road on modified lockdown, meaning students could change classes but no one was allowed in or out of the campus. School let out at its normal time, with deputies keeping watch, school spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said.

Tampa police have issued warrants for the man on charges of attempted kidnapping, aggravated assault with a firearm, battery, tampering with a witness and violation of an injunction. U.S. marshals have tried to locate Hernandez at his home. But as of Monday afternoon, a sheriff's spokeswoman said, he was still at large.

Public records indicate Davila and Hernandez were married in May of 2006.

Woman's estranged husband threatened Riverview student's life, police say 01/04/10 [Last modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 10:35pm]
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