Burglar Arrested After Assault on Officer

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Leonard Henry

Incident Date/Time: 12/9/2019 at 1:42 AM
Location: 1717 50th St N
Business Name: Advance Auto Parts
Suspect Arrested: Leonard Henry B/M 2/8/82

Details: On 12/9/19 at approximately 1:42 AM, the first officer arrived on scene of an intrusion alarm at Advance Auto Parts at 1717 N. 50th St. As she was approaching the business, she observed the defendant, later identified as Leonard Henry, inside the front glass doors. Henry saw the officer and threw a large pair of channel lock pliers through the front door with enough force to shatter the glass and strike the officer in the face. The officer immediately requested assistance and kept the doors covered so Henry could not escape. Additional officers arrived providing medical attention and establishing a perimeter. MPO Coyman deployed K9 Jagger inside the business. Jagger located Henry hiding at the top of a storage shelf in the warehouse area. Henry continued resisting arrest until he was ultimately taken into custody.

The injured officer was treated at Tampa General Hospital, where she received 8 stitches over her left eye and was released.

Henry was transported to booking, charged with Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Burglary, and Criminal Mischief.