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Lakeland, FL Police Department
Saturday August 4th, 2012 :: 11:12 a.m. EDT


Woman Severely Burned, Armed Carjacking Suspect in Custody

On Friday, August 3, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Lakeland Police responded to 1117 N. Stella in response to a female who was severely burned. Police arrived on the scene and located a 26 year old, white female with burns to her body. The female was transported to a hospital and is undergoing medical treatment at this time.

The investigation revealed that the woman was burned during a domestic incident. The suspect in this case is identified as Joshua Adam Kimbrough, 32, (W/M, DOB 01-19-80), approx 5’11” 170lbs.

A few minutes later, Lakeland Police received a call in reference to an armed carjacking which had just occurred at the Fast Stop Store, located at 820 E. Memorial. The vehicle stolen in this incident is a 2006 Toyota Van beige in color, with Florida Tag U24-3JC. The suspect in this case was described as a white male.

At approximately 8:29 p.m., it is alleged that Joshua Kimbrough burglarized a residence in the 900 block of Fenton Lane.

Then at approximately 9:15 p.m. Kimbrough allegedly utilized one of the stolen credit cards from the Fenton Lane address at the Exxon-Mobil Station, located at 3437 Hwy 98 North.

Officers worked through the night interviewing witnesses and following up on leads concerning the suspect in these cases. This morning at approximately 10:00 a.m., in conjunction with Polk County Sheriff’s deputies, Lakeland Police were able to take Joshua Kimbrough into custody. During the apprehension of Kimbrough, he was bitten by two K-9 dogs. He is being treated for those bites. When he is released, he will be transported to Lakeland Police Department for interviews.

Police have recovered the stolen van in this case. The burn victim is in critical condition.

Lakeland, FL Police Department
219 N Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 863-834-6900

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