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Suspects Arrested After HCSO Deputy Was Injured

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 24-137



Suspects Arrested After HCSO Deputy Was Injured

The suspect responsible for seriously injuring a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputy by running him over with a vehicle has been arrested.

Through investigative means, detectives were able to confirm William Lewis Jr., 24, was the driver who fled a traffic stop and then struck Deputy Kalin Hall with his vehicle then fled once again. Lewis was arrested on Monday, July 8, 2024, in Pasco County.

“Our detectives worked tirelessly and with relentless determination to ensure this dangerous and reckless suspect was apprehended," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We couldn't sit idly by knowing this suspect seriously injured our deputy and then fled without any care or regard for another human's life. This arrest serves as a testament to our team’s commitment to justice and our community's safety.”

Lewis Jr. is facing multiple charges, including:

  • Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer

  • Possession of Cannabis (More than 20 Grams)

  • Leaving Scene of Crash with Serious Bodily Injury

  • Reckless Driving with Serious Bodily Injury

  • Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Serious Bodily Injury

  • Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer

Throughout the course of the investigation, detectives learned Lewis' girlfriend, Keilise Garrison, 23, was on the phone with him during the crimes. She even called Lewis' mother to help him flee the area after he struck Deputy Hall. In an effort to hide her participation, Garrison deleted all of her text messages from that night.

"Instead of doing the right thing, Garrison made the conscious decision to conceal Lewis’ involvement. This choice to protect a criminal rather than uphold justice is not only deceitful but also deeply disappointing,” said Sheriff Chronister. “Her selfishly motivated actions undermined the integrity of our investigative efforts and put the community at further risk. For her role in this incident, she will face the full consequences of her actions.”

Garrison is facing multiple charges, including:

  • Tampering With Physical Evidence

  • Accessory After the Fact

Additionally, Zachoiry Carnegie, the driver during the arrest was taken into custody on drug charges by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Hall was released from Tampa General Hospital on Saturday, July 6, 2024, and is expected to make a full recovery.

"I am deeply grateful for the continued support and prayers from our community during this challenging time," said Deputy Hall. "I am on the road to recovery. Kurfew and I are eager to get back to work and serve the people of Hillsborough County."

This is an active investigation; any additional information and updates will come from the Public Affairs Office.

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