Tampa Cab Driver Attacked Suspect In Custody

Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Police have arrested a man they say attacked and tried to rob a Yellow Taxi driver last night near North Nebraska Avenue and East Seward Street.  

The cabbie, 43 year old Dieunal Cherisca  was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect is 19 year old Stephon Dye of Tampa. 

A K-nine officer found Dye  hiding in some near-by bushes.  Dye was taken to the hospital for treatment for  several dog bites.  He's charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm and robbery.

His mug shot is from a July 13th arrest.

Photo credit: Hillsborough Sheriff's Office

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