Gas Line Crash Intentional Say Officials – Familiar Suspect Behind Bars
BROOKSVILLE – Earlier today, RNRF broke the news of a gas leak in front of the county jail, where a vehicle crashed into a TECO natural gas line, causing it to fracture. ORIGINAL REPORT: GAS LEAK
According to reports, while authorities were attempting to shut off the supply to the gas line, a suspicious device was located inside the vehicle. Officials requested the Citrus County Bomb Squad to respond and the device was cleared. FOLLOW UP REPORT: BOMB SQUAD
The driver of the vehicle, 31-year-old Michael Lee Roberts was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and then taken the Sheriff’s Office for questioning.
You may remember Roberts from a recent incident at the County Jail, where he intentionally drove a car recklessly through the front lawn and then crashed into one of the flagpoles. ORIGINAL REPORT: FLAGPOLE… CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
On Friday, RNRF responded to reports of a drive by shooting in the area of MLK Blvd, where a woman says she saw Roberts firing shots near her residence. Brooksville Police searched the area but Roberts was nowhere to be found.
Today, officials charged Roberts with Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle and he was booked into the Hernando County Jail.
In addition to the weapons offense, Roberts is charged with 3 counts of Corruption by threat against public servant and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief by Damaging Public Equipment.
Roberts already faces charges of Criminal Mischief and Resisting Arrest from the incident on July 27th
Roberts remains behind bars – held without bond.
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