Deputies Forced to Fire Non-Lethal Rounds to Stop Deranged Man
BROOKSVILLE – For the second time in two days, Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies were forced to fire their weapons in an effort to stop a potential threat from an irrational subject.
According to our sources, neighbors who live in the Damac Estates Subdivision called 911 after a man was seen outside a residence on Anderson Road, wearing nothing but his underwear.
There are unconfirmed reports that the suspect may have been on top of the home, tearing away part of the roof. By the time deputies arrived on scene, the suspect had barricaded himself inside the home and refused to surrender.
While deputies waited outside the home, it was revealed the suspect had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, according to our sources.
Approximately two hours into the incident, sources say deputies fired several non-lethal rounds at the suspect, bringing the situation under control.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
It is not known what additional charges, if any, the suspect may face at this time.
Neighbors speculate that the suspect was under the influence of methamphetamine or some other powerful drug, however, that has not been confirmed by officials.
Yesterday, Deputies were forced to shoot and kill 25-year-old Taylor Kendall Hodge after he stabbed and beat two dogs, and then attacked deputies with a knife. Although officials can’t confirm what caused Hodge to go on the violent rampage, there is strong speculation that he was under the influence of methamphetamine (CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT).
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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