Tampa Police Officers Arrest Teen in String of Violent Robberies
DATE/TIME: 3/2/2015 at 10:20 p.m.
LOCATION: 8539 Hyaleah Avenue, Tampa
SUSPECT: Torrell Calhoun, B/M, DOB: 10/3/1997, 8539 Hyaleah Avenue
A suspect responsible for at least five armed robberies in the North Tampa area is now behind bars. On March 2nd, plain-clothes officers spotted a man who matched the description of the suspect. The individual, later identified as Torrell Calhoun, was climbing over a fence into the Meridian Apartment complex where three of the robberies occurred. When officers tried to make contact with Calhoun, he fled through the apartment complex. After a foot pursuit through the neighborhood, officers took Calhoun into custody at his home. The teenager’s mother gave consent for the officers to enter the house. Officers located a realistic looking pellet gun inside the house next to the front door. They also found items from previous robberies in Calhoun’s room.
Detectives interviewed Calhoun and charged him with: Armed Robbery (7 counts), Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon (6 counts), Aggravated Battery w/Great Bodily Harm (2 counts), Battery (1 count), Obstructing or Opposing an Officer w/o Violence (1 count) and Loitering or Prowling (1 count).
Calhoun is currently being held without bond at the Juvenile Assessment Center.