Suspect Gets “Mud on His Face” Fighting with Detective
SPRING HILL – Thanks to fast-acting deputies and detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, a would-be burglar and wanted felon is behind bars – but not without getting a little dirty.
Around 9:00 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to the IHOP Restaurant on Commercial Way, after witness reported seeing a man breaking into a utility shed on the property. Within minutes, several deputies, detectives and a K9 Unit were on scene searching for the suspect.
RNRF arrived in the area behind IHOP just as Detective Scott Lamia yelled out across the radio, “I’ve got him at Ramona and Wabash!”
The suspect, 23-year-old George Tyler Rand put up a fight with Det. Lamia, but he was eventually taken into custody.
Det. Lamia says Rand will be charged with trespassing, resisting arrest with violence, criminal mischief and the outstanding felony warrant. Other charges may follow, says Lamia.
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