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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 10/3/2012 

 PCSO Files 17 Additional Charges Against Manatee County Homicide Suspect Javier Aguilar 


 

Polk County Sheriff's deputies have filed seventeen additional charges against 23-year-old Javier Aguilar, formerly of 1906 8th Avenue East in Bradenton and most recently of 7701 Habersham Drive in Lakeland, after serving a search warrant at his Lakeland residence and his car. His girlfriend, who was staying in the house with him in Lakeland, was also charged.

 

On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, deputies, officers, and agents assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (Tampa Office) located Aguilar, who has a Manatee County warrant for his arrest for Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, at 7701 Habersham Drive in Lakeland. Aguilar fled from task force agents, and was subsequently shot. He remains in law enforcement custody at Lakeland Regional Medical Center being treated for his non-life-threatening injuries.

 

According to the affidavits, after Aguilar was taken into custody, undercover detectives assigned to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force, served a search warrant at the above-mentioned address, which Aguilar and his girlfriend were renting.

 

Inside the red Nissan Maxima parked in the driveway, detectives located:

  • An AR-15 (.223) rifle, confirmed stolen from Manatee County in November 2011
  • A box of ammunition
  • A scale with cocaine residue on it

 

Inside the residence, detectives located:

  • A loaded .22 caliber handgun
  • A loaded .380 Mac 10 handgun
  • A BB gun
  • Ammunition
  • A .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun with the serial number removed
  • A bag containing approximately 456 grams (one pound) of powder cocaine [street value approximately $15,000]
  • Two additional bags that contained approximately one ounce each of powder cocaine.
  • A bag containing five prepackaged bags of Oxycodone. Each bag contained one hundred Oxycodone tablets. Also inside the bag was a pill bottle that contained twenty-seven additional dosage units of Oxycodone (527 total tablets seized) [street value approximately $10,500] 
  • Two Alprazolam pills (Xanax)
  • A scale with methamphetamine residue on it  

Javier Aguilar, DOB 1/26/1989, has been additionally charged by PCSO with:

 

·         Armed Trafficking of Cocaine (over 200 grams)

·         Armed Trafficking of Oxycodone (over 20 grams)

·         Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax)

·         Possession of Methamphetamine

·         Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

·         Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number

·         Maintaining a Residence for the Purpose of Trafficking Drugs

·         Grand Theft of a Firearm

·         Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon 

·      2 counts Aggravated Battery on a LEO

·      4 counts Aggravated Assault on a LEO

·             Resisting Arrest with Violence

·             Resisting Arrest Without Violence

Aguilar's girlfriend was arrested and charged by PCSO with: 

 

·         Armed Trafficking of Cocaine (over 200 grams)

·         Armed Trafficking of Oxycodone (over 20 grams)

·         Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax)

·         Possession of Methamphetamine

·         Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

·         Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number

·         Maintaining a Residence for the Purpose of Trafficking Drugs

·         Grand Theft of a Firearm

 

"These two suspects are very dangerous criminals, and residents can sleep peacefully in their homes tonight knowing they are safely in custody. While they were fugitives from the law, they were selling illegal narcotics out of a house in Lakeland. They had several different weapons at their disposal, and given Aguilar's past history, he wasn't afraid to use them. These two suspects will hopefully remain behind bars for a very, very long time." - Sheriff Grady Judd