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Florida’s Trey Cornwell steals ambulance, charged with grand theft auto

Trey Allen Cornwell (©Hernando County Sheriff's Office)

Trey Allen Cornwell (©Hernando County Sheriff’s Office)

Trey Allen Cornwell, 29, of Hernando County, Florida, United States has been arrested by Hernando County Sheriff’s Office deputies. He was charged with grand theft auto.

Cornwell is accused of stealing an ambulance owned by the Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services from the ambulance bay of the Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Hernando County at around 12:30 p.m. on April 4, 2021, WFLA reported. At the time, the ambulance crew was dropping off a patient inside the hospital

The suspect allegedly drove the ambulance to the Kass Circle area off of Port Court in Miramar Beach, Walton County, Florida. When he drove the ambulance toward a nearby body of water, the vehicle was stuck in mud and sand, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses told deputies that Cornwell had left. A little later, he was taken into custody and booked into the Hernando County Detention Center in Brooksville on $10,000 bail.

It was not the first time Cornwell was held there. When he was 19 years old, he was accused of trying to steal his stepfather Anthony Laviano‘s wallet.


On June 21, 2011, Laviano and his other stepson Troy Cornwell, then 22, allegedly caught Troy in the act trying to steal the wallet from Laviano’s car parked outside the Care One of Florida office, a medical clinic in Brooksville owned by Laviano, the Tampa Bay Times reported. With the wallet, Trey immediately got into his waiting truck and drove off.

In an attempt to stop Trey, Troy was able to get in the truck but he failed to stop his brother so he leaped into the truck bed. Trey repeatedly sped up and slammed on the brakes but Troy remained in the truck bed.

With a sharp right turn, Trey able to eject Troy. The former was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center on $12,000 bail on June 22, 2011 while the latter suffered minor injuries and was sent to Oak Hill Hospital.

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