A wanted man barricaded himself in a Plant City home early Monday morning, leading to an approximately five-hour standoff between him and HCSO. As the sun came up, he was finally arrested.
A tense standoff between a man wanted on an aggravated assault charge who had barricaded himself inside a Plant City home and Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies finally came to a close Monday morning when the man was taken into custody.
It all began yesterday afternoon approximately 13 miles away when Tampa Police responded to a call for an aggravated assault on N. Temple Ave. The suspect, 28-year-old Jessie Rosas Brueckner, fled the scene in a vehicle. The chase led Brueckner to the 5400 block of Doc Pricher Rd. in Plant City, where he fled into a home of his relatives.
Tampa Police Air Service tracked his flight and, when HCSO deputies arrived, Brueckner’s relatives came outside and told them he did not live there and showed up unannounced. SWAT team members arrived and a lengthy standoff began .
From 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. HCSO said they attempted to convince Brueckner to come outside. However, he refused to either communicate with the officers or surrender and eventually the SWAT team entered the home. They found Brueckner hiding in the master bathroom and he was promptly arrested.
According to HCSO, neither Brueckner nor the deputies and officers involved in the incident suffered injuries.
Brueckner will face charges for aggravated assault with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm, HCSO said. Additional charges are forthcoming.