RNC Closed Circuit Cameras Help Officers Make Fast Arrest in Garage Attack
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Video shows the suspect after the attack as he is exiting the stairwell on the ground floor of the downtown parking garage. You can see a hole in the front of his shirt that was torn during the struggle with the victim.
Video shows the suspect leaving the crime scene. He is walking north on Franklin Street. After he crosses Jackson Street, he throws the shirt he wore during the attack into a trash can.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjE97CD5QaQ&feature=em-share_video_user Video shows detectives escorting the suspect in police headquarters.
SUSPECT: Glen Mayfield, W/M, DOB: 9/17/55, last known address 19814 Center Avenue, Delaware
CHARGES: Attempted Sexual Battery, Kidnapping, Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender and Outstanding Warrant for failure to appear in court for failing to register as a sexual offender
VICTIM: 63 year old female
DATE of ARREST: 11/1/12, 4:40 p.m.
LOCATION: Lykes Gaslight Park, Tampa
Shortly after the attack occurred, officers discovered video of the suspect on multiple closed circuit cameras in Downtown Tampa. They uploaded screen capture photographs into the TPD's new SAFECOP system and printed out hard copies for officers on foot. Two detectives, who were part of the extensive search for the suspect, spotted him sitting on a downtown bench. He was taken into custody without incident. Detectives have learned that he was wanted on a 5/10/2012 warrant out of Georgetown, Delaware for failing to register as a sexual offender. The suspect has an extensive criminal history that includes rape, kidnapping, sodomy, unlawful sex and offensive touching dating from 1978- 2012. Detectives have determined he recently arrived in Tampa and was living on the streets. The suspect has been uncooperative with detectives. Without the closed circuit video, detectives would need DNA to confirm the suspect's identity which would take at least five days.
Police Searching for Suspect who Attacked Woman in Downtown Tampa Parking Garage
Date: 11-1-2012, 11:37 am
Location: Fort Brooke Garage, 107 North Franklin Street, Tampa, Fl
Suspect Description: W/M, 50-60 years old, possibly homeless, approximately 6'1, 190 lbs, short grey hair, light beard, last seen wearing dark purple cargo or parachute style pants, no shirt and a bandage on his right elbow
Victim: W/F, 63 years old
The victim parked on the eighth floor of the parking garage and was walking to the ninth floor elevator when the suspect grabbed her and dragged her into the stairwell. He pushed her to the ground, punched her several times and fondled her. The victim heard people nearby in the garage and began screaming louder for help causing the suspect to flee.
Tampa Police have a large scale search for the suspect that includes air service, K9, marked and unmarked units. The suspect was spotted on the closed circuit camera system and detectives are working to download the video for release. Anyone who has information about the suspect is urged to call the Tampa Police Department 813 231-6130.