Suspect Caught In USF-Area Home Invasions, Sexual Assaults

UPDATE: After a car chase between police and the man they say is suspected of a series of sexual assaults and home invasions over night ended with a dramatic car crash and shootout. According to multiple reports, deputies working the case say Charlie Christopher Bates, the suspect they’ve been pursuing, suffered a gunshot wound and is on his way to the hospital.

No officers were hurt in the pursuit.

Charles Christopher Bates (photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)

Charles Christopher Bates (photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

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