Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies caught up with a career criminal they had been seeking Saturday night and arrested him following a short chase.
Mark Anthony Clem Jr., 22, was already on felony probation when he ran from deputies on March 11th. Investigators say he had been in hiding ever since.
According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report deputies were conducting surveillance on a residence where they believed Clem Jr. was hiding.
Just before 7 p.m. a vehicle drove away from the home and ran a stop sign. When a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop the driver pulled over and attempted to run.
Another HCSO deputy responding to another call ‘lightly struck' Clem Jr. and he was apprehended. The suspect complained of leg pain and was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment.
He was released and transported to the Hillsborough County Jail early Sunday where he is being held without bond. Clem is facing a slew of charges including a violation of probation charge and resisting arrest.
Clem Jr. has been arrested 10 times in Hillsborough County since 2010. He has served one stint in state prison for a 2010 conviction on burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property charges.
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