Carjacking Suspect Captured – K9 “Judge” Disarms Suspect of Handgun
SPRING HILL (PASCO) – Yesterday, RNRF broke the news of a carjacking and subsequent “slow-speed” pursuit that zigzagged throughout Hernando County. Details were sketchy at the time of our original report but now officials say this was well-planned and not a random act (ORIGINAL REPORT).
According to officials, the victim, Victor Rosario, posted his Honda CBR600 motorcycle on his Facebook page to sell for $2,500. The suspect, now identified as 28-year-old Dayne Ryan Anthony Hall, responded to the ad and agreed to meet Rosario and his wife at the Motel 6 in Weeki Wachee. Before the meeting, Rosario noticed that Hall’s Facebook profile picture had disappeared, making Rosario uneasy. Hall explained it away, as a prank by one of his friends.
When the two finally met, Rosario asked Hall for some identification. Hall fumbled through his wallet but was unable to provide any. When Hall asked to test-drive the motorcycle, Rosario refused and drove the motorcycle around the parking lot for Hall to observe.
Acting as if he was prepared to purchase the motorcycle, Hall requested that Rosario give him a ride to the Bank of America on Spring Hill Drive. Once they arrived, Hall started walking towards the ATM but then turned around and accused Rosario of stealing his debit card. Rosario immediately tried to call 911 but Hall stated “I wouldn’t do that” and reached for the front of his pants – indicating that he had a weapon. Hall then demanded the keys to the bike and fled the area.
Surprisingly, Deputy Brandon Cox spotted Hall in the same location where the incident began – in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Commercial Way, just after midnight this morning. Before Cox could turn around, Hall fled southbound on Commercial Way but like the earlier chase, Deputy Cox could not pursue.
Once again, Hall was spotted driving throughout Spring Hill but this time by Deputy Vincent Mascitelli who was driving an unmarked car.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit was requested and soon caught up with Mascitelli who by now had entered into Pasco County. With the assistance of Pasco County Deputies, Hall was located driving on Oxenham Drive, where he dropped the bike and began running on foot.
By now, Deputy Cox rejoined the chase and deployed K-9 Judge to track the suspect. In a scary turn of events, Hall produced a 9mm handgun and began extremely aggressive. In every sense of the term, bravery, Deputy Cox released K-9 Judge – forcing Hall to drop the gun and allowing deputies to move in and place him into custody.
During a search, deputies located a dagger and a pocket knife tucked in his pants.
Hall sustained several dog bites and was transported to Bayfront Health Spring Hill for treatment.
Hall refused to speak to detective regarding the carjacking without an attorney.
Deputies charged hall with several felonies, including Aggravated Assault on a LEO (2 counts) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Officials say they will obtain a warrant regarding Sunday’s Carjacking Case.
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