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Suspect Drags Hillsborough Deputy

Amber Marie Griffin | Hillsborough Sheriff | Law Enforcement

The deputy suffered minor cuts to his hand, the Hillsborough sheriff’s office said.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Investigators are searching for a woman accused of dragging a deputy while fleeing a traffic stop, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy, whose name was not available, suffered minor cuts to his hand.

Deputies are searching for Amber Marie Griffin, 29, in connection with the incident.

About 12:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies said that a Hillsborough County deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 301 S and Tom Road. Griffin, who was driving, had an active bench warrant for failure to appear.

Griffin repeatedly refused the deputy’s order to get out of the 2018 silver Kia Rio she was driving. The deputy took measures to remove Griffin from the Kia. While he was doing so, deputies said, Griffin put the
car into gear and sped off with the deputy partially in the car. Griffin dragged him about 20 feet before he was able to get free. Griffin continued to flee.

Griffin remains at-large. Anyone who comes into contact with this suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

Photo shows Amber Marie Griffin. Courtesy of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

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Suspect Drags Hillsborough Deputy
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The deputy suffered minor cuts to his hand, the Hillsborough sheriff's office said.
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