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Dueling DV Injunctions Filed Following the Arrest of Local Firefighters

HERNANDO – On Monday RNRF reported the arrest of two local firefighters, after officials say they stole supplies and may have injected the girlfriend of one firefighter with a non-narcotic pain reliever. CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL STORY

The accusations came as a shock to the community and fellow firefighters who say their intentions were not malicious and that a “vindictive ex-girlfriend” is to blame.

According to a report just released by officials, on March 5th Deputy Chief Kevin Carroll contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that he had received a facebook message from Brooke Willis claiming that her former boyfriend, Robert Stansell, had stolen supplies from a Station 5 rescue vehicle. Willis claims Stansell brought Sodium Chloride, Toradol (a non-narcotic pain reliever), Zofran (an anti-nausea medication), an IV administration kit, and bandages to help her with an illness. Willis says she reported the incident because she began receiving threats from Stansell’s uncle, who happens to be a Lieutenant with Clearwater Fire Rescue.

On March 6th Carroll received a text from Willis who said she Stansell had viewed the texts on her phone ad that “…I think he read everything.” Carroll later received a text from the Willis’ cellphone stating that it was wrong to bring up anything about Stansell and that he is a great firefighter who enjoys his career. The text further stated that all the supplies came from the Clearwater FD. Prior to receiving the recantation from Willis, Carroll received pictures of the supplies that were proven to be those purchased by HCFR, not the Clearwater FD. Concerned for Willis’ safety, Carroll says he contacted the Sheriff’s Office because he had received earlier messages from Willis, claiming that Stansell had been abusive towards her.

On March 7th investigators made contact with Willis’ mother, Michelle Lamanna, who said the relationship between her daughter and Stansell had been rocky and that her daughter might be in danger after Stansell learned that Willis had contacted Chief Carroll.

Detectives located Willis at Bayfront Spring Hill Hospital where they conducted an interview. According to Willis, for 3-4 weeks she had been receiving IV treatments from Stansell and another firefighter, later identified as Dylan Rittenhouse, due to a recent miscarriage. Willis allowed Detectives to view messages from her cellphone where Stansell is quoted as saying to Willis “We didn’t touch you and you would sign a refusal or do a report.” Another text to Stansell shows Willis proving to him that she had recanted her allegations to Chief Carroll. Stansell’s reply to her message is “Looks good, don’t block him, that’s sketchy, he’s a cool guy.” An even more disturbing text sent to Willis from Stansell states “you should do the right thing and message the detective and tell him you were lying as well.”

Additional message were turned over to detectives showing several conversations between Willis, Stansell, and Rittenhouse discussing the issue. In a message from Rittenhouse to Willis, he states “What did you say to Carroll?” “Just want to know if this goes anywhere everyone’s story is needs to be on the same page.” “I am staying neutral.” Willis never responded.

It should be noted that neither firefighter is certified by the State of Florida to administer IV’s.

On March 8th investigators received a call from Willis informing them that she had been served with an ex parte domestic violence injunction and that she had been removed from her home on Monarch Street, where both she and Stansell reside. According to the information located on the Hernando County Clerk’s website, a hearing is scheduled for March 20th where a judge will rule on testimony provided by Willis and Stansell regarding accusations of domestic violence. On March 13th Willis filed her own petition for an injunction against domestic violence against Stansell. That case has two scheduled hearing dates; one on March 20th and a second on March 27th.

Allegations that narcotics were administered by Rittenhouse and Stansell have not been confirmed.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • Hey smh???? Yes I happen to know one of them yes over the last year now the story’s on here have been overly fabricated it’s I keep my mouth shut until I know when I see it just saying stansell IS NOT THAT KIND OF PERSON

    Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:41 am
    • How a person acts in private and around others are two different people. You could know someone for your whole life and there is a whole different world you have no idea about. Proof is in the pudding sir.

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:38 am
  • UNPROFESSIONAL. THEFT. = EYE FOR AN EYE. These two unprofessionals are big boys and should be held accountable. Their are plenty of professionals waiting in line to to what they were hired to do.

    Sunday, 19 March 2017, 11:54 am
  • Real writer, get your own site and maybe just maybe we would read it. So you are calling Tom Lemons a liar and hcso as well. Oh do tell what the REAL STORY IS ,as you know it. Must be one of their buddies or a relative. Hey you step in poo and you get some on your shoe!

    Friday, 17 March 2017, 2:21 pm
  • I find it funny that no one knows the real story not even the guy posting all this and on top of it you guys are bashing people for it just saying you should watch what u read first and shouldn’t talk until you know what’s really going on

    Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:20 am
  • Torodol can cause internal bleeding. Yet our lovely regional hospital emergency rooms administer it to accident victims routinely.

    Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:23 am
  • They did NOT have CERTIFICATION to do iv’s, clearly stated in the article. They stole supplies and toradol, which yes is a non narcotic pain killer, however it is also used to help people who are WITHDRAWING FROM DRUGS! NOT sayin she was an addict, just stating the facts GOOGLE TORODAL.Tordal is by prescrption only and when administered is monitored by a physician, they could have killed her with that stuff. If a regular citizen is caught with a NEEDLE, heroine even torodal etc would you be saying the same thing? Doubtful. I for one will remember their faces and if I ever have to call for rescue at my home, they will be turned away. Appreciate the EXCELLENT emt’s we have, but this is ludicrous to give them a reprimand and let them keep there jobs. Domestic was thrown in AFTER the other. Don’t forget the uncle in Clearwater that is a firefighter and said the supplies were from Clearwater not hernando county, that was proven he is a liar. So I say if they have the proof, looks like they do, they need to be fired and sent to jail, just like they do with other criminals. If you play doctor without a license you go to jail, why are they any better? Choices people, choices and they chose the wrong path and then tried to get their stories straight, to get away with it. Glad she survived this.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:30 pm
  • Right or wrong theft from employees cost company’s tons ever second of everyday, and they were wrong for taking items even if their intentions were for the good. They sound like they were trying to help her and she must have been good with it at the time, she obviously didn’t fear for her safety when they administered the IVs. It appears the relationship went South and they had a oh Sxxx moment and scrambled to do damage control in the worst way possible and it all was captured via text. I don’t believe this young gal really fears for her safety not at a glance anyway she was seeking revenge and pulled her trump card and called Chief Carroll. All of them I’m sure regret the bad choices they have made. I don’t think that they should get fired, but instead written up, counseled and forced to pay for the supplies they took. After all they were trying to help her not hurt her, isn’t that the field their in (to help people)?!This is Domestic drama at its best – gooo Hernando County:)

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 8:50 pm
  • They all live in their own little $43 million a year world anyway. Now they are using us tax dollars of the sheriff’s too.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:55 pm
  • So where are the morons from the other article saying he would never do this?!?!

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:54 pm
  • Giving any kind of prescribed meds to another person thats not you is a felony for the rest of us even a water pill. Also if there stupid enough to text all that there just plain stupid and dont want them coming to my house Tallahassee needs to clean this hole up top to bottom…

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:14 am
  • The guys are wrong, BUT what they did was for the girlfriend! The things they did wrong was all for her, and she goes and reports them. What a useless, ungrateful. Shows what a freakin tool she must be.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:46 am
    • so if you girlfriend asks you to rob a bank you do it because it’s for your girlfriend.

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:16 pm
  • I know that women is crazy I know stansell didn’t do it

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:07 am
    • yeah they tried to cover up what they didn’t do. makes sense. get stories straight means something wasnt straight. tom lets see the full article already. whats the delay?

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:23 am
        • thought there would be more details to the crime instead of the domestic bickering.all these people are saying it’s not true so wanted to see what happened more clearly.

          Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:17 pm
  • this is a matter for law enforcement who by all accounts has a record of getting to the facts and locking up. if true, not only are there careers gone but they go to bubbas house.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:33 am
  • The lieutenant of the Clearwater fire should be investigated sounds like hes trying to cover for someone i hope the Hernando BOCC get involved

    Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:21 pm
    • Yep Crazy b , they should, but probably won’t..

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:05 pm
  • seems to me these guys tried to have her change the story after she complained. if they did nothing why get stories straight?. Tom it appears you have more details about the crime, please print a full report.

    Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:19 pm
  • WOW! There seems to be a lot of proof in the texts that something is def going on. I guess an investigation is def warranted and as the above poster says, The Plot Thickens!

    Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 9:54 pm

    Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 7:59 pm
    • Sounds like a perfect episode for Jerry Springer

      Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 9:15 pm
    • like firehouse chili

      Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 9:45 pm

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