HCSO: Sex offender kidnapped woman from Ybor

Posted at 11:21 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 23:21:55-04

A sex offender kidnapped a woman from Ybor City under the threat of violence, according to Hillsborough County deputies.

Around 2:30 a.m., Barry Eugene Lineberger took the victim to a home at 5614 Terra Ceia Drive in Tampa.  Once at the residence, the suspect forced the victim into his rented room and sexually assaulted her.

At some point, the victim was able to get to her cell phone and notify law enforcement. Deputies arrived and heard a woman yelling for help.

Deputies forced entry, and saw the suspect fully naked and took him into custody.

Lineberger is a registered sexual offender.

He was charged with Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment and Kidnapping.