At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 a male subject jumped from mid-span of the Skyway Bridge.
Based on information obtained from multiple sources, the male subject has been identified as 36 year-old Anthony Deese.
Deese is being linked to an armed robbery which occurred at approximately noon today in front of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 7100 US Hwy 19 in Pinellas Park. He reportedly robbed a woman at gunpoint stealing her vehicle. That woman’s brother posted on Facebook about being grateful that he did not take her life today.
It is suspected that Deese was also involved in an attempted carjacking Monday evening and the robbery of an 83 year-old woman outside a Seminole Publix in March. That posting can be found at the following link. https://iontb.com/man-sought-after-robbing-elderly-woman-outside-seminole-publix/
Deese was sentenced to 5 years in prison back in 2014 on multiple charges of grand theft and burglary.
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