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Suspect Threatens to Shoot Down Sheriff’s Helicopter During Massive Search

PORT RICHEY (PASCO) – Yesterday, dozens of concerned RNRF viewers inquired about heavy police activity in the area of Lofty Drive. Witnesses reported seeing several Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputies, K-9, and an air unit searching a large area along US-19. According to officials, the massive search was the result of a suspect who fled from deputies and in the process tried to run over the arresting deputy.

Officials say 28-year-old Billy Elliott was wanted for aggravated stalking, aggravated assault on LEO, and fleeing to elude. Deputies eventually located Elliott’s abandoned vehicle but sources led them to believe that he was picked up and fled in another vehicle. The search continued most of the afternoon, until Elliott was located hiding in an abandoned mobile home on Lofty Drive around 7:00 p.m.

During the search for Elliott, deputies observed 29-year-old Terry Tuten running in the area where they located Elliott, and it was soon revealed that he had committed a burglary and stole a firearm in an unrelated incident. Because Tuten was in possession of a stolen phone, deputies were able to pinpoint his location and arrest him without further incident. Tuten is charged with armed burglary, grand theft, resisting arrest, and attempted escape.

A third suspect, 29-year-old Darren Noffsinger was arrested on charges of burglary and theft, after he was also found hiding in the same abandoned trailer. And a fourth suspect, 36-year-old Edward Paul was arrested after he called 911 and threated to shoot down the Sheriff’s Office Helicopter that was searching for Elliott.

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  • MIKE L your a moron. Look in the mirror LOSER

    Friday, 28 April 2017, 2:29 pm
  • Just More Dirt Bags be carted away

    Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:25 pm
  • But they look so friendly….lol

    Thursday, 27 April 2017, 9:55 am
  • Four pour pieces of crap in captivity. If the judges aren’t on there payroll, maybe we can prosecute-em and send them to Bubbas place, they need fresh meat.

    Thursday, 27 April 2017, 4:39 am
  • Put the four in a motorboat handcuffed behind their back blindfolded put the motor on high and let it go straight out to the Gulf of Mexico where they land up nobody knows. Only money from tax payers is gas and wooden boat.

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:36 pm
  • Instead of “The Nature Coast”, Hernando and Pasco should be called the “LOSER COAST”

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:05 pm
  • not the sharpest tools in the shed. Good job deputies! Hope they stay locked up

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:13 pm
  • nice restraint chair booking photo.. he must be well behaved.

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:07 pm
  • Round ’em up, PCSO! ?This was hilarious!

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 8:36 pm
  • Another group of stupid. WHAT IDIOT CALLS 911 AND THREATENS TO SHOOT DOWN THE LE COPTER???? Good riddance

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 8:05 pm
  • So who’s Edwards????

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 7:47 pm
    • My guess is the Edward Paul in the story is supposed to be Paul Edwards.

      Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:23 pm
  • Keep these people in Jail. Judges get a clue! Law enforcement did their job, now do yours.

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 6:56 pm
  • see, it’s not just Hernando county….. js

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 6:54 pm
  • Can you say LOSERS!

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 6:36 pm
  • Well theres 4 idiots…crackers

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 6:35 pm
    • Raciest Comment

      Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:26 pm
    • More likely from up north mike

      Friday, 28 April 2017, 4:55 pm
      • Ya i know bait word im a cracker.

        Sunday, 30 April 2017, 8:57 am

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 6:28 pm

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