QUANTEZ RAY NATHANIEL, TAMPA

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Breaking News: QUANTEZ RAY NATHANIEL from TAMPA, Florida was arrested on 07/06/20.

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Booking Date: 07/06/20    City: TAMPA    Age: 25

Charge Title Type Bond
BATTERY ON A LICENSED SECURITY OFFICER (BATT1024) F3 $$2,000.00
BATTERY ON A LICENSED SECURITY OFFICER (BATT1024) F3 $$2,000.00
BATTERY ON A LICENSED SECURITY OFFICER (BATT1024) F3 $$2,000.00

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who punched three courthouse security officers Monday afternoon.

At approximately 4:17 p.m. on July 6, 2020, Quantez Ray Nathaniel, 25, entered the secured screening section of the Edgecomb Courthouse, located at 800 East Twiggs Street in Tampa. Since he did not have legitimate business there and because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nathaniel was ordered to stop and leave the building by a contracted security officer. Space at the courthouse is limited to the general public at this time. Nathaniel refused and the security officer was forced to block him at the magnetometer. He eventually became violent, striking that security officer with a closed fist. Nathaniel punched two other security officers before the three were able to gain control of him. An HCSO court deputy on-site assisted and Nathaniel was arrested. He was transported to the Orient Road Jail without incident.

While Nathaniel was uninjured, the three contracted security officers he attacked suffered minor injuries. One security officer suffered a lacerated lip, another sustained a contusion and abrasion to his forehead, and the other sustained back soreness as a result of the incident. No one required medical attention. Nathaniel is charged with three counts of Battery on a Licensed Security Officer

“This is an example of the kinds of incidents officers and deputies face every day,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “There is no reason this should have escalated the way it did. Intentionally attacking an officer or deputy is a felony offense. I want to thank the security officers involved for their patience and composure. They helped end this man’s rage as peacefully as possible.”

Nathaniel remains at the Falkenburg Road Jail at this time.