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3 suspects arrested after HCSO deputy seriously injured during traffic stop

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) – Days after a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy was released from the hospital after being hit by a suspect during a traffic stop, the suspect responsible for the incident has been arrested.

Detectives were able to confirm that William Lewis Jr., 24, was the driver who fled the traffic stop and then struck Deputy Kalin Hall with his vehicle before fleeing again. Lewis was arrested July 8 in Pasco County.

Lewis Jr. is charged with the following:

  • Serious assault of a law enforcement officer
  • Possession of marijuana (over 20 grams)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury
  • Careless driving with serious bodily injury
  • Escape to avoid serious bodily injury
  • Escape and attempt to avoid meeting with a policeman
William Lewis Jr.(Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

During the investigation, detectives learned that Lewis’ girlfriend, 23-year-old Keilise Garrison, was on the phone with him during the crimes. She even called Lewis’ mother to help him escape the scene after he hit Deputy Hall. To cover up her involvement, Garrison deleted all text messages from that night.

Garrison was charged with the following:

  • Manipulation of material evidence
  • Supporter
Keilise’s Garrison(Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

Zachoiry Carnegie, the driver who was arrested, was arrested on drug possession charges by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Hall was released from Tampa General Hospital on July 6 and is expected to make a full recovery.

The investigation into this matter is still ongoing.