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Three Charged with Kidnapping/Agg. Battery – One with Sexual Battery on a Child

WEEKI WACHEE – There are very few details to report at this time, but RNRF received several tips from concerned neighbors on Little Gull Road last night, reporting that numerous law enforcement officers were raiding a home in the area.

According jail records, three people were taken into custody at the home located at 11280 Little Gull Road and charged with numerous felonies.

29-year-old Maurice Jarrel Shanklin is charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery, Drug Possession, and Sexual Battery. Shaklin is eligible for release on a $33,000 bond.

29-year-old Lauren A McKoy is charged with Aggravated Battery and Kidnapping, in addition to an outstanding warrant. McKoy is held without bond.

23-year-old Robert Allen Floyd Bates is charged with Aggravated Battery and Kidnapping. Bates is eligible for release on a $20,000 bond.

The Sheriff’s Office has declined to comment – stating the case is still under investigation.

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  • They are guilty pieces of sh*t

    Monday, 8 August 2016, 9:40 am
  • For the one running her mouth with all this ” their innocent” bull, just so everyone knows , there is a video of them abusing this man. That’s how lauren got caught, she has a tattoo on her wrist that was seen in the video of them sexually assaulting him and burning him with cigarettes. Interesting isn’t it???

    Sunday, 7 August 2016, 11:58 am
  • Kim , Tina, Robert, Felicia stop with the bs already. You are white not black your dad lmao the one that looks like a retarded Mike Tyson mixed with coffee creamer from New York is such a pathetic lame duck what does that have to do with what’s going on over there well you guys know stop doing all that kiddie porn Robert Bates knows all too well about that not to mention he is around all those young children and bragged about how he does stuff if he ever does that around me I will whoop his ass bet that up white girl want to be black but even like them girls over and Brooksville saying you ain’t black you just a wigger so as I ride past little gull and I see all three Trash out there it makes me want to go upside your head do yourself a favor stop having sex with Felicia’s man I know he’s a child molester and you’re only 16 even though you’re like 400 pounds it doesn’t matter you’re still a child a very confused child you are not black you are white your dad is white that guy you call your dad and New York is not your daddy so do us all a favor lay off the Big Macs

    Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 11:58 pm
  • The word is the not da omg it says a lot

    Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 7:49 pm
  • Lmao! Billy Madison you hit the nail rigjt on the head.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 3:47 pm
  • Kimi aka lil G and Tina need to stop doing all that damn shoplifting not to mention you be having sex with Felicia’s boyfriend haha you know that’s right girl you wider than all outside with your big country pumpkin looking ass you need to clean that dirty ass house up making everybody on little gull road want to move because y’all some wiggers.

    You ain’t black eating all dem food cupons

    Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 3:14 pm
  • Maybe the cops need to look at KIM aka lil G.. the one who says “why go to college if you can buy baking soda for 99 cents!” Guess she’s following in the footsteps of her aunt tina reyonalds.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 1:29 pm
  • Oh my gosh….please for the love of all that is good , had and eye sore , “Kim AKA LIL G” buy a motherf*****g dictionary next time and leave the crack alone! Uneducated ass expecting people to take anything you said seriously. …..

    Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 12:40 pm
  • @Billy Madison, what it do **** boi? Robert bates a snitch??? Nahh he never has been and i knw foe fact he wouldn’t snitch exceptionally on blood we dont talk to da pigs so da info u got is wrong. Get ur facts right!!! Robert is one of da few real people we have here in hernando and prescription pills,crack and meth hmmmm….. how would u knw what dis so called drug house is sellin??? U must have wanted drugs or would haved bought drugs from dis drug house u magically made da family home to be. Grow up,get a life and quit wit da bull**** u spreadin lies about a family u dont knw. If u would sit back and open ur eyes u will realize dat dis and felica’s lil article are da only articles and Tom da reporter never got info about what happen to a kind hearted,hard workin, loving family and he never even got a bit of info on this person Tom made sound and looked like the victim. And @Billy Madison what u scared of puttin ur real name out? Its a shame u would run ur mouth on a computer than face to face ?? IM PROUD TO STAND SIDE BY SIDE WITH MY FAMILY/BLOOD. NO MATTER WHAT BEST BELIEVE DAT

    Monday, 1 February 2016, 5:18 am
  • Yeah they are all on that s**t pills/meth hello how are you going to be snitching on your sister… I guess there is no honor among drug addicts lol reading the criminal report affidavit looks like the victim was threatened to have sex with her aka Felicia while the boyfriend Jarrell videotaped it I know they seized some videos and computers that were at the house getting my information from the inside source and the boyfriend I guess had sex with him as well now they’re trying to set up everybody in Hernando County this to try to get out of there sexual rape cohersion fiasco.

    Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 12:06 am
  • Robert never tells the truth, another pulled out junkie! As far as felica she tried to help out all the wrong people, sad story.

    Monday, 28 December 2015, 10:09 pm
  • Very well known drug house on lil gull crack meth prescriptions pills very sorry people

    Monday, 28 December 2015, 8:13 pm
  • Robert Bates was released with the promise of truthful testimony. They (the family) is working with hcso vice to have charges dropped against Felicia…

    Monday, 28 December 2015, 8:11 pm
  • I want the bucs to win.

    Sunday, 8 November 2015, 12:03 pm
  • Mckoy needs to be locked up for at least 25 years to get what she deserves.
    Her kids were suffering for years and were never ever taken care of properly
    not even by their grandmother who was never around anyway.

    Sunday, 30 August 2015, 4:16 pm
    • Butt hurt much? LIES LIES LIES. Do you know how the system works?.

      Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 9:37 am
  • Everyone is still in jail but Robert bates. The victim said he had lied about Robert having something to do with this case and the judge let him go..

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:23 pm
  • Wow… It’s been quite on this thread

    Saturday, 22 August 2015, 11:43 pm
  • I’m sure truthbeentold will have plenty to say …they know everything lol

    Monday, 17 August 2015, 2:41 pm
  • What happened to McKoy’s husband? I heard Lauren lied in court in order to protect him from the sexual assault against her sister. She is a total POS, I hope she is still in jail.

    Monday, 17 August 2015, 12:15 pm
    • You HEARD more lies. Were you in the courtroom? I WAS. Not true. You people are no better, GET A LIFE.

      Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 9:34 am
  • That would have been sooo fun being handcuffed riding in the back of a cruiser.

    Friday, 24 July 2015, 12:57 pm
  • Please “truth been told” just because you are Laurens friend and you have been at the house and witnessed some of the actions that have gone on. Don’t try and say that the kids never seen anything that went on , because we both know that’s not true. The kids room as you called it aka the garage is where Laurens oldest son saw his mother doing a line of cocaine. I heard this child say this with my own ears. The house was raided probably due to the tip that was sent into the abuse hot line about Laurens boyfriend waving his gun in her sons face…. but of course the kids are the ones who are lying right?? These poor innocent adults with their guns and drugs and sexual assault. …. you should have been in cuffs right next to them in the paddy wagon!!

    Thursday, 23 July 2015, 7:03 pm
  • She was at work try again….and if she was how do you now.

    Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 11:20 pm
  • Are you flipping kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!! She was in that house and let it HAPPEN ….your just as sick as she is

    Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 6:53 pm
  • (Felica) spell it right. And she is another innocent person. She owns the house so of course Hernando shitty ass county thinks she is apart of it. Lets say you had someone who rapes a six year old in your house of course everyone who lives there is going down till they can get money for a lawyer and proves themselves innocent if not they’re shit out of luck and going up the road as a bad person. Learn how the law works before your write something negative. It’s all about money if you got it you can get anything.

    Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 4:34 pm
  • @truth.been..told..know…the..facts now what do u have to add since Felicia has been arrested? Either way there is really some twisted people who need more than Jesus!

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 10:15 pm
  • @none.of.this.makes.sense, wasn’t saying just you I was saying it to everyone who wrote a disrespectful comment. And the truth will come out in court and He will get what he deserves.

    Friday, 17 July 2015, 1:38 am
  • I have not said anything disrespectful about this family…I merely asked why there has been nothing updated on this ….it was posted as major news within the area I live. These are serious charges (accusations) tom has nothing to say and other people are adding their assumptions… I think it is ridiculous to write a news article so serious yet has no information… People should only believe half of what they see and none on what they hear. What people don’t realize is that sooner or later the truth will come out.. But regardless the outcome i hope the right ones are found guilty ! Who ever the actual guilty persons are…they have to live with what they have done.

    Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:23 pm
  • @none.of.this.makes.sense, I know the truth of what happened. It doesn’t matter if I was there or watched. What matters is that innocent people are being falsely charged and sitting in jail with bonds that their family’s cant afford. The truth will come out and you all will see that the “victim” is the only sick person in this case. I hope you all feel bad for all the disrespectful and lies everyone said about this innocent family. And the people who still slowly drive past their house 3-5 times a day should be ashamed of themselves. What are you looking for when you drive by??? And the people who are the ones driving by 3-5 times are lucky that the family is not as disrespectful as them and write the tag down and report it to the police. I understand that the police had been at that house all in the past but I can recall a numerous times when the police came to the house for the “victim” starting fights with the Robert Bates or his mother called a few times because he wouldn’t go back to her house and he stayed at the house on little gull in april-June of 2014. I dont believe the “victim” at all and think its disgusting the lies he made up about this family!!!

    Thursday, 16 July 2015, 8:36 pm
  • OK you know so much then why don’t you go to the police and explain. Since you seem to think you have all the answers… While these three people are sitting in jail…for what you say is not true they are being wrongly accused. Were you there ? Did you watch?

    Thursday, 16 July 2015, 3:38 pm
  • Kathleen the girls were forced to play with themselves unlike the “victim” in this case. The “victim” did it because he was enjoying it..And yes I do know what they mean, I’m very good with the law. I think this story should be deleted and everyone should worry about what goes on in their life and not everyone’s else.

    Thursday, 16 July 2015, 3:02 pm
  • Ok DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND OR BATTERY MEANS OR RAPE…………EVERDENTLY YOU DONT!!!!!! So when you say she/he enjoyed it and played with themselves …….your just as sick as the perpetrator. This goes on all over ………remember the girls held for ten years….. what’s your thought on that…….I guess the same………

    Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:47 am
  • Wow…perfect example of social media drama . however there’s always three sides to every story and the only people who really know what happened are the ones involved…

    Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9:31 am
  • No one was murdered, no little children was touched inappropriate,beaten or did they see anything when it was happening. The “victim” is a 20 year old.

    Thursday, 16 July 2015, 12:14 am
  • If what you are saying about the “victim” is true I wonder why was he not arrested? What about the comment about a murder? This story has too many holes in it….tom seriously clear the air

    Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 2:37 pm
  • I’m wonderin if you guys have life’s or no you sit around the computer lookin for something/someone to hate on???? The people are falsely charged like how can you be charged with kidnapping/false imprisonment when the “victim” lived there and was not chained or tied up and none of the doors had locks on the outsides. And how can you be charged with Sexual assault when the “victim” enjoyed it???, no one being Sexual assaulted plays with themself. So theses three shouldn’t be charged with kidnapping / false imprisonment or anything to do with Sexual assault. Aggravated battery/assault should be a misdemeanor because the “victim” told the owner of the house that he was homeless and use them to get them F#$ked up and he used apps to act like he was setting up a robbery to rob the house and he made it look like that if the robbery was gunna really happened he was gunna let them come threw the kids room who are in the age range of 4-8 years old. The robbers was supposed to have alot of weapons. Maybe you should stop looking at theses 3 as the bad people and look at the “victim” he has a record himself and it’s not little things, in a year the “victim” has been found guilty for RETAIL THEFT, GRAND THEFT 2ND DEGREE, BURGLARY OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED, GRAND THEFT OF DWELLING, VIOLATION OF PROBATION. And the “victim ” can’t be around any children under the age of 18 years old….now with that said do you really think the “victim” is the victim of a crime or is he a liar tryin to cover his dirty work. The “victim” is as guilty as these three I say arrested the “victim” up too. He did something he knows he shouldn’t and that’s being around little children and not tellin the owner of the house or the parents of the children he was charged and can’t be around any child under the age of 18.

    Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:09 pm
  • There appears to be additional charges added to mckoys case as of yesterday
    .901.31 – FAILURE TO APPEAR [1ct(s)]
    784.045.1a1 – AGGRAV BATTERY [1ct(s)]
    787.02.1a – KIDNAP-FALSE IMPRISONMENT [1ct(s)]
    794.011.3 – SEX ASSLT [1ct(s)]
    787.01.2 – KIDNAP [1ct(s)]
    784.045.1a1 – AGGRAV BATTERY [1ct(s)] Get on it Tom, you are slacking.

    Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 11:11 am
  • No updates tom? What is going on with these scumbags?

    Monday, 13 July 2015, 6:26 pm
  • Smh I am not wishing anything on them poor kids belive me I wish they had the stability that all children should be entitled to. Yes their father is looking at prison time for sexual assault which is why Laurens mother needs to save her energy to fight for her grand kids. It’s very sad but it’s the reality that they both are facing . Best of luck

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 8:35 pm
  • No justice for the kids, please don’t wish that on those kids, they deserve better than that. Isn’t the husband currently facing charges for sexual assault on her other daughter, Lauren’s sister? Crazy web weaved. SMH

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 10:27 pm
  • Mary Ann I understand you are Laurens mother but you know there’s alot of truth to what I said. She hasn’t been doing right by those 3 kids for a while. Sadly between their mom and their dad looking at a long prison sentence you may have to step up and take care of them kids. Don’t use that energy trying to defend lauren for her mistakes. Best of luck to you

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 6:03 pm
  • Who stuck up for a man who touched a child? Ur a sick sick person. I put that man away but again u spread lies! I am clean never ever did I do drugs and you know that! What felica has going on is none of my business nor yours! My main concern is that little boy and what he saw! Go lay down somewhere you have no idea how wrong you are. I stayed with her because I had nowhere to go when I left my husband. Tell the truth! Didn’t stay there long and got my own place. You so petty n pathetic. Out here trying to knock innocent people down in the way to destroy someone u say u haven’t been around in 3 years lol. Really? Why? Just to clear the air like u say…. I live 30 minutes from felica haven’t been involved with what she has going on in her life because I’m a grown a$$ woman living my life and taking care of mine. I don’t involve myself in things that have nothing to do with me. How bout be an advocate? There’s a little boy involved who has been taken from his only home. Let’s think about that. He deserves better. He deserves someone to fight for him.

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 8:33 am
  • WOW!!! All these ignorant comments on a story that doesn’t have the correct facts.

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 12:21 am
  • i get tested on the regular babydoll. you so worried about me im straight.whens the last time you been tested? and as far as drugs are concerned i piss clean alllll day long, sorry you cant say the same for yourself.A grow woman who had to live with her niece because she couldn’t take care of herself let alone the 4 children you laid down to have. what mother sticks up for a man that sexually abused her daughter ? & your saying i have foodstamps, thats how you know nothing about my life. 2 full time jobs & i don’t need the goverment for nothing nor have i been involved with the law. sorry you cant say the same for yourself.

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 8:02 pm
  • Lol all this coming from a bus driver who snorts coke and smokes weed. Pasco County be concerned by who is driving your children to school! Sticks and stones may break your bones but HIV kills!

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 7:38 pm
  • i never lived in her house. i was her friend & havent had any contact with any scum that has stepped foot in that house in over 3 years. i never insinuated anything sweetheart, i simply said that william lived in the house with you & your two daughters. i never said anything about a child wanting to get touched, are you withholding information about that as well. i make you sick because im much better off without any contact with your family. sticks & stones may break my bones but anything that comes out of your mouth deff will never hurt me. what happens in the dark always comes to light,babydoll! keep stealing drugs for your sister & your mother and you will be getting 3 hots & a cot right along with robert & felica. enjoy your freedom while you can crystal 🙂

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 6:11 pm
  • Rachel Rachel Rachel you silly disease infested hoe. You are sick to insinuate that any child wanted to be touched by a grown man. May you burn in hell. I am still puzzled how u would know anything about anyone else’s bed when u jump from bed to bed barely knowing the name of the man you are sleeping with. You sleep with anything that has a penis and a heartbeat. You shouldn’t even be allowed to be around children. You make me sick. You so quick to turn your back on your “friend” and air her business, convicting her before knowing or asking the truth. My husband? You dirty wh*re I don’t have one again get off the penis and get your facts straight! You spread lies just like u spread ur legs… So easily and all the time! Please inform your victims before sleeping with them about your past or you will be the next one featured on RNRF for attempted murder! You are the most pathetic, disgusting one throwing stones! People like you are a disgrace to the ones looking for real news about serious situations. You need to grow up. Worry about your own diseases, and stay out of people’s business. Go fill your prescription for your genital warts, they will never go away but the meds will help with the inflammation and discomfort. This coming from a nurse, a tax payer who pays for your foodstamps Rachel!

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 5:33 pm
  • Wow Rachel and u were once her beat friend. Let’s clear the air… Like u said! You stayed there with felica. Bring random guys over and have sex with them while their wife/girlfriend was at work. Brought drugs into her house. Then was told to leave when they found out u were sleeping with a man who has HIV! PLEASE CLEAR THE AIR! You are no better then anyone you want to “call out”. Just remember Karma’s last name honey. Isn’t time for you to get tested?

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 4:50 pm
  • The owner also took a substantial SHIP loan from Hernando County to buy the Little Gull crime scene home. This loan requires thar the owner “lives”in the house or pay back the lump some.
    That’s our tax dollars paying for the scum club to live there. I for one am calling this into the housing authorities. Since bail will be set and on and on it goes. Anyone with a scrap of info should phone it in to the S.O.

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 3:24 pm
  • Now I see the owner of this home is wanted, Felica Bates on two felony warrants! Hernando’s Most Wanted!!!

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 12:43 pm
  • fedupwithbs : lets just clear the air. i want everybody to know while you were at work your daughter was in bed with your boyfriend william sheller who in fact DID live in the house with you ,william & your two daughters! the liessss you speak of is sooo sad. the aunt of felicia bates, birds of a feather flock together. i hope your enjoying writing your husband in prison & hopefully dcf doesnt get confused to see ANY of your family to be fit to care for tyree. keep it up & youll be sitting with your niece felica , nephew robert & their friends in prison.

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 12:34 pm
  • Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

    Felicia Pearl Bates W/F DOB/01-18-1990

    Two Warrants

    Warrant #1
    Ct-1 – False Imprisonment
    BOND – $10,000
    Ct-2 – Aggravated Battery
    BOND – $10,000

    Warrant #2
    Ct-1 – Solicitation to Commit Sexual Battery
    BOND – $50,000

    Height – 5’4”
    Weight – 200
    Hair – Brown
    Eyes – Brown

    If you know the whereabouts of this subject (or have any information), please call the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830. If you would like to remain anonymous or be eligible for a reward, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477). To submit a tip on line, please visit

    Monday, 22 June 2015, 11:51 am
  • Me : it was called into the abuse hot line that’s one of the reasons they were watching them.

    Sunday, 21 June 2015, 1:27 pm
  • No justice for the kids: Why was this NOT REPORTED to the sheriff or DCF????

    Sunday, 21 June 2015, 8:53 am
  • McKoy bond now $70,000

    Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:03 pm
  • Ha ha charges have been added for mckoy for sexual assault maybe her daddy won’t be able to save her !!

    Saturday, 20 June 2015, 7:09 pm
  • Scarface yessss it is true I have been there and seen the kids dirty and have heard them say about the mother doing drugs in her garage. Also how her boyfriend showed her oldest a gun and said he would shoot him . So shut up and stop defending them!!

    Saturday, 20 June 2015, 6:49 pm
    • If you have been there ……Why haven’t you told authorities???

      Monday, 22 June 2015, 2:53 pm
  • why hasn’t anything else on these 3 monsters come up?????

    Saturday, 20 June 2015, 5:45 pm
  • $33,000 BOND !!??? WOW…

    Saturday, 20 June 2015, 3:59 pm
  • What a death involved? What is really going on? Was it a boy or girl? Did he rape the child

    Saturday, 20 June 2015, 4:04 am
  • I hate stupid people that believe everything they read,its the Europeans they love this shit. But God is good n pray yall burn in hell with gasoline drawn.

    Friday, 19 June 2015, 10:22 pm
  • sad

    Friday, 19 June 2015, 9:42 pm
  • No justice for kids says: u a dam lie bitch n hope u burn in hell,God blessed your soul. God forgive I dont

    Friday, 19 June 2015, 8:18 pm
  • Willow.tree
    Too bad you can’t put three sentences together that makes any sense. I can almost surmise that you may be trying to defend the lifestyle of the non-owner occupants at Little Gull Road. This is a forum open to anyone who wishes to comment or speculate on RNRF’s story, that even includes you. Your statement is correct, the suspects who were removed from Little Gull house are not as perfect as I am, they have been arrested on multiple felony charges (although they are innocent untill proven guilty or cop a plea); I have not.
    Right here I could insert many exclamation points to drive the point home, but I am “more perfect” than the LG3.

    Friday, 19 June 2015, 8:00 pm
  • Well i know the husbandnof mckoy and all three of their children and I have heard the children say in front of all people present about the guns and drugs running in and out of that house. Everytime she brings the kids to the father they are dirty, unbathed and hungry. To have your children in this kind of atmosphere is disgusting and they should all be put under the prison. But her daddy is a cop so that will never happen !! Mark my words she’s not going to get what she deserves but that’s not the judge she should worry about anyways !!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:23 pm
    • Please keep anyone NOT involved OUT of this. You all know nothing and I am seeing a lot of made up ACCUSATIONS and LIES. Yes, her father is a cop…. and she is still sitting in jail paying for her crimes until the truth is told. The children involved are SAFE, for those of you who are “concerned”. If you really gave a shit and had better things to do with your illiterate lives, you would remember that everything written here is public for ALL to see including these kids. Having an opinion is one thing, making false statements because you have the freedom to do so is another and fixes nothing.

      Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 9:18 am
  • Not everyone is as perfect as you guys. There is not little girl involved in this case. And where is there a law that states you can’t different people or kids at your house?? Life isn’t was people lie about some parts!! Don’t think the victim is all innocent!!!!! Don’t go spending rumors about something no one knows the truth about, but the people involved.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:17 pm
  • There is always something going on at that residence. An entirely different adult male was arrested there last year for a similar charge. There are always different people and different kids there. Their animals run around the neighborhood, yard is full of garbage, scary

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 9:53 pm
  • You all don’t know anything there is a death involved. More people involved also. A young girls life is destroyed by just being around these scumbags. Please wait for the full details of this case to surface. It’s much more than you think.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 8:26 pm
  • Listen here brooksville Belle my daughters story is not bs! I’m not protecting anyone! The facts are someone got hurt and I hope they pay for that. But spitting cheap that ain’t true is not right. Shanklin has a long extensive history of crime. That our just system failed to keep him behind bars! The fact u want to be insulting to me shows you are ignorant in general. I protect mine children 100%, and when s**t happens to them I go hard. That’s why Sheller doing 13yrs in prison then 10 years at a sex offender institution forever a sex predator n never allowed around children under 18! Again know your facts. Shit your lame ass comments don’t change anything! So sit behind your computer or phone and gossip about other people’s trouble. Sounds like you need the ego boost!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 8:22 pm
  • Fedupwithbs, Riiiiiight?!!!! Who the crap are you protecting ? I’m sure if that happened to you or your loved one it would be a different comment! I don’t give a crap how old they are!!! Nothing makes it right. Plus that’s your b s story! Shut up and kick rocks!!!! Put your blinders back on and stop defending the SCUMBAG !!!! Obviously you aren’t going to protect anybody kids or anybody including our County!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 6:25 pm
    • I’m with you Blle

      Monday, 22 June 2015, 3:09 pm
  • Well my child was a victim of William Sheller. And I Know for a fact he was not living at that address nor did the crime happen at that address. I’m not defending scumbags! I’m stating facts. You all can sit here and talk all the crop you think is true. The homeowner is Felica who is not married. So don’t know where you are getting your facts but they are not true. None of these people are out on bond two have their bond held. Come on people you want to put people’s business out there at least be true!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 5:48 pm
  • Michelle
    Most of the scumbags arrested are from OTHER states originally. If you all stated up North we wouldn’t have these problems here. But unfortunately you all were probably F up up North and moved down here to ruin the South. So go back North and it will be nice back down here again. You Dumb ASS.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 5:36 pm
    • Nothing to do with where you come from NORTH SOUTH EAST OR WEST……. SCUM IS SCUM

      Sunday, 8 November 2015, 7:13 pm
  • Thanks Tom let them rot

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 5:17 pm
  • I’VE dealt with the Bates’ first hand,nor bad people it’s a whole lot worse ,they work the system, foodstamps,cash for their drugs.Ifeel hcso should have seen the signs sooner, but here it is,bet money there is a method lab real real close. Innocent children involved,we should all be able to take a shot at these so called adults. Bail money ,how about a shovel

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 4:49 pm
    • Truthful…..a
      I am so with you…………I know what your talking about…..

      Monday, 22 June 2015, 3:06 pm
  • Nunya…you don’t know the circumstances, but it’s true. I don’t really care what you think, my point was how can a child molester even have a bond.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 1:43 pm
  • I hate to tell fedupwiththebs but the address they were arrested at is the address it has stated online and in the article. It’s not the address on your id. If you get arrested at Walmart it’s not going to put the address on your Id know the facts before you open your mouth. Also does it matter if the victim is a child under 12 or a 20 year old ? Sexual assault is still sexual assault stop trying to defend scumbags that you are properly friends with. I know the women’s husband personally and his wife that he is split up from is complete garbage! People like this involved with false imprisonment , assault and having a pervious warrant deserve’s what she gets!!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 1:31 pm
    • You are so right!!!!!! Sexual assault is sexual assault. Maybe whoever (look up) is defending them need looking into . Ya think?

      Monday, 22 June 2015, 3:02 pm
  • Sick , sick ,sick !!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:50 am
  • I wonder how Congress and the governor RICK SCOTT sleep at night..? I’m not a true Floridian THANK GAWD. This is the most messed up state.. DCF is a money making racket period!. I have become afraid in my own community. That’s so sad. This state as a whole needs a overhaul. I’ve always said take some homeless people and put them in the seats of the state!! Guarantee they would run this state much better..for they have seen what’s going on behind the trees. GOD HELP US ALL..

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:56 am
  • It is our justice system (judges) that we put vote in. If you want to have bigger bonds and better judges that actually keep these criminals off the streets that our LEO’s put in. STOP COMPLAINING AND VOTE!! I can’t stand that our LEO’s are taking these people to jail only for a judge to slap them on the wrist! I will be voting for all new judges that want to clean up!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:56 am
  • First of all you read a story that has wrong info. The charge is not under 12 it’s a mess up at the jail. The “victim” is a 20 yr old male. Do more research. And if you knew anything about being arrested they use the address on your id/dl for ur residence, even if it’s not correct! There is ALOT more to this story! This is what’s wrong with this county, people too quick to judge. Obviously drugs are involved maybe help is what they need not slander.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:42 am
    • If they don’t live in the home why are they allowed to use her address. Somehow, somewhere they have Identification that states they live there (or in the trailer out back of the house).

      Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:26 am
    • Even if the “facts” are not exact. There is still a young boy living there with a lot of criminal activity, be it drugs, kidnapping, etc. Someone needs to rescue the CHILD!

      Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:37 am
  • Seriously, this makes me sick! Why would they allow a child to remain in the home? I live in Royal Highlands and had no ideal this sort of crime happens So close to home, am I living in a bubble?
    Tom thank you for posting this article! I will go out of my way and will be driving by this house several times a day.
    Turns my stomach knowing there is a bond.
    I doubt any of these people own this house. Where is the landlord? I will look up on county records in hope to find them

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:25 am
    • Felica Bates is the owner of the house. She is the sister to Robert Bates one of the scumbags.

      Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:23 am
  • Wow I knew something bad was happening there…. but not something like that!!!!!! Sick people. And they bonded out!!!!!! How is that possible???????. Put all theses sexual predators on a island somewhere out in the Atlantic Ocean and let them all kill themselves!!!!!!!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:22 am
  • The police have been called out to that address more than you know!!! I happen to know there is a young boy living there who has seen an AWFUL LOT! where is DCF? How many sexual predators need to be arrested there before something is done to protect the child? SMH!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:05 am
  • This story is far flung. Not just Weeki Wachee/Royal Highlands. Felicia Bates (homeowner/sort of/BKSV Housing Assist.) married Elway Hall they lived on Dale ST in Hill + Dale. Elway Hall was arrested 6/14/15 he’s still in jail. They were/are living at Park Square off Ridge Manor BLVD. Dade City is Hernando (news to me, I thought is was Pasco) Country of birth BS? You ask? I did. Bahamas.
    William E. Sheller (Predator) FL State Prison – 8/14/2026 – release date.
    Kenny Underwood FL State Prison – 2/9/2017 – release date.
    Far flung – Long arm of the law. Yes.
    Over + out Scout.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 8:42 am

      Sunday, 18 December 2016, 2:01 pm
      • Hey I guess we can say bye Felicia hahahahaha going to prison for a long time bye Felicia and welcome to the Florida Department of Corrections. In the house on Little Gull Road was purchased through harp program AKA welfare funny things yes the house is still being used for her boyfriend Shanklin to sell drugs out of pills crack whatever your plan is they will get it for you they’re mainly a bunch of meth heads and pill heads and child molesters I could go on and on I’m just going to say bye Felicia!

        Monday, 19 December 2016, 8:00 am
  • BOND IS ONLY $33,000.00 OMG, There should be NO BOND due to the magnitude of the offenses. So, this vile CHILD PREDATOR can walk the streets with needing only $3,300.00 cash- 3 grand…?

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 4:14 am
  • A child UNDER 12 yoa, you should ALL be strung up
    by the tallest tree and TORTURED before being hung!!
    On second thought, TORTURE THIS WORTHLESS POS,
    TO DEATH!!!!
    Scumbag POS, that’s what these monsters are!!

    I hope the other inmates hear what you did to this poor
    defenseless little girl and give you the real justice you
    deserve, INMATE STYLE!!!

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 3:56 am
  • Wow, I accidentally bounced a check for five dollars and my bond was higher than a man who kidnapped and molested a child. Way to go hernando.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 2:14 am
    • Cassy,
      The BAD CHECK you BOUNCED had to be a
      whole lot HIGHER, if your bond was $20,000.00!!
      OR you’ve bounce a whole lot more than just one
      $5.00 check!!
      I don’t believe one single word of your comment,
      not even for a mini second!!!

      Thursday, 18 June 2015, 4:02 am
  • Judging by the charges and the nasty sore on that dudes lip it’s gotta be a meth house or trailer. Don’t be suprised if the next post referring to this address is a raid.

    Thursday, 18 June 2015, 1:15 am
    • Waiting on that,,,,,, its what I thought it was …….smelt funny smells coming from there when walking by..but thank the Lord the child is safe now ………

      Thursday, 18 June 2015, 5:18 pm
  • Everyone needs to keep their eyes and ears open. There are many weird and strange things that go on in the Royal Highlands.

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 11:30 pm
  • RNRF you have found the local scum hole…hoping the S.O. cleans them out permanently.
    So they have one less reason for these “RESIDENTS” and their associates to be coming to Hernando County and fouling our town!
    Sorry for the many posts…but we need to know whats going on in H.C.

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:49 pm
  • 5/22/15 This chick was picked up at the same address 11280 Little Gull Road.

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:28 pm
  • where are her parents???? an could this be the same poor child that the pass individuals got arrested for???? just a thought must b a trailer park just to let sexual predators enter reside whenever no background checks

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:15 pm
  • Why are sex offenders walking the streets…let the petty crimes have a slap on the wrist..put these ones away..all the professionals say they cant be cured…there’s 1 on every block..good god help us..

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:02 pm
  • Tom, another sex offender lived there a while back, coincidence ?

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 8:40 pm
  • Tom,something funny going on at that address…

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 8:32 pm
  • Like I said, Wall to Wall Crime

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 7:44 pm
  • Props to the neighbors !! !! Way to go!! Thank you for stepping up and thank you for saving a child or children !!
    That’s what I’m talking about! Xo

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 7:34 pm
  • Thank you so much Tom for helping us to see MORE about our out of control County and why we ALL need to take the freaking blinders off and not only protect our County but our children!!! They are our future !!!

    For the bastards that were worried about how OUR Deputies looked and dressed in the other news reel? F U !
    I don’t see you dealing with this and then having to go home and sleep at night ! I don’t give a crap where your from! You are a part of us and we together are a community! Family! Xo

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 7:24 pm
  • Why should anybody have a bond for sexual anything on a child? They can’t even defend themselves like some grown men or women? Shame on our system!
    People don’t even gets bonds for domestic violence! Of course unless you abuse a child! This B. S. Is backwards law! Line them up and let us take care of them you pieces of $&@!! The law protects the Adult not the Child!

    I am pissed! You pieces of $%/#!!! I hope the inmates in the jail take care of your a$$ and you get the crap beat out of you! No wonder DCF is so freaking busy? Who the hell is there for the kids certainly not the laws !
    Just about to freaking SNAP!!!

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 6:58 pm
    • I’m right there with you !!!!!

      Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:28 am
  • Good Lord. Sorry I asked. Glad they got the kid out of there.
    These “adults” have nothing better to do than terrorize a child?
    I could not deal with these kind of people every day.
    Either get so angry, throw-up, or the other way around. Gross!
    Thank you HCSO. God bless ya’ll.

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 6:54 pm

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