Elderly War Veteran Charged with Aggravated Assault, LEO Warned that Suspect “Hates White Cops”
SPRING HILL – A potentially dangerous situation for law enforcement ended peacefully yesterday, after sources say an elderly war veteran threatened a family member with a firearm and then fled the scene.
According to reports, 77-year-old Herman Calhoun was taken into custody yesterday at the Motel 6 in Spring Hill, after Sheriff’s Deputies located his vehicle and determined that he had rented a room.
According to an officer safety alert that was dispatched to law enforcement prior to his arrest, Calhoun is suspected of “hating white cops”, is suicidal, and may suffer from dementia. Officials say the case is still open and were unable to comment at this time. It is not known at this time if Calhoun intended on causing harm to any law enforcement officer.
Calhoun is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and is held on a $2,000 bond at the Hernando County Jail.
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