Detectives worked diligently to identify and apprehend the subject who violently assaulted an elderly female as she was walking to work Thursday morning. During their investigation, they were able to gather information that 55-year-old Antonio Whitehead was a possible suspect in the case.
Late Friday night, as detectives continued work on developing leads, they received a tip through Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay that the suspect was reportedly at the Salvation Army located at 1514 N. Florida Ave. Officers spotted a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the parking lot and saw Whitehead enter the building. Officers approached and took Whitehead into custody without incident.
Whitehead was transported to Orient Road Jail, charged with Aggravated Battery on a Victim 65 Years of Age or Older. Additionally, he was charged with Violation of Probation as he was on active felony probation, which began on October 31, 2020, for Cocaine Sale/Delivery/Manufacture and Obstructing a Crime Investigation.