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U.S. Marshals Capture Dangerous Felon After 9-Day Manhunt

BROOKSVILLE – After a 9-day manhunt, 30-year-old Eric Beagan Reynolds, the man wanted for allegedly beating his girlfriend and firing shots at neighbors, is finally behind bars.

According to reports, Reynolds and his live-in girlfriend, Dana Palmer, were arguing over Reynolds’ excessive drug use, on the evening of May 25th at their home on Lang Street. During the altercation, Palmer says Reynolds punched her, threw her against walls, and refused to let her leave the residence. When she finally found the opportunity; Palmer escaped the residence and fled across the street to a neighbor’s house.

Several witnesses at the neighboring residence say Palmer ran to the house, screaming “He’s trying to kill me… Help me!” With Reynolds close behind, one of the witnesses rushed Palmer inside to call 911, while another witness says he grabbed steel breaker bar and escorted Reynolds off the property. As he was leaving, Reynolds yelled out “I got something for you!” Moments later, he returned with a handgun and fired two shots; one in the air and one at the home.

Witnesses say Reynolds made several demands for Palmer to leave the residence; when she refused, he fled the area in a primer painted Nissan Altima. Reynolds painted the car the evening before the incident, leading to the belief that Reynolds was planning something and wanted to avoid detection.

During the investigation, deputies spoke with Reynolds’ mother, who was present at the crime scene and was on the phone with her son. Deputies could hear Reynolds say “Tell them I’m in f***ing Georgia!” Reynolds’ mother handed the phone to one of the deputies, where he tried convincing Reynolds to return to the scene. Those attempted failed and a mass search for Reynolds began.

For several days after the incident, deputies responded to locations where Reynolds was known to frequent, but they were unable to locate him.

Reynolds’ luck finally ran out Thursday, when agents with the U.S. Marshals Service and the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office caught up with Reynolds at the intersection of Snow Memorial Blvd and Lake Lindsey Road. Reynolds was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Hernando County Jail.

Reynolds faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Kidnapping, Domestic Battery, Possession of Methamphetamine / Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Suspended License. In addition to the new charges, several warrants were served on Reynolds, including, Vehicle Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Grand Larceny, and Fraud.

Reynolds remains behind bars, held without bond.

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  • I’ve known Eric since he was born and I can tell you 100% it is not him it was the drugs! Its not an excuse it’s just the reason.

    Monday, 8 February 2016, 5:05 pm
  • Everyone has a choice to move.

    Saturday, 13 June 2015, 5:18 pm
  • He deserves everything he gets, I agree with Spunhill it taks a meth head to defend a meth head. At one point he was an ok person until he made the CHOICE to get involved in drugs instead of focusing on his daughter like any good father would do.

    Friday, 12 June 2015, 2:54 pm
  • Meth is meth. Get that crap out of my hometown. That guy is scum. You don’t hit women, period. Then to come back and shoot at someone’s house? So Renee, if you too are one of spring hills finest I’m sure your time in jail will come. Takes a meth head to defend a meth head.

    Friday, 12 June 2015, 7:26 am
  • Christina, that is true… but he deserves to be punished for everything he has done to so many people. I feel bad for him mom and daughter. She is a beautiful little girl and needs her Daddy back.

    Thursday, 11 June 2015, 12:51 pm
  • he never use to be this way. He use to be a strong family man and all about his daughter. It’s a shame what drugs and the wrong people can do to a person. I really hope he gets his lifr straightened out.

    Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 5:08 pm
  • None of y’all know the whole story here you only know what was printed and most of it is not true #1. The girlfriend has already confessed in a notarized document that she made up all this bs cause he was trying to break up with her. So take your judgmental asses somewhere besides this place

    Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 5:54 am
  • sure could use a nice corn on the cob in jail… lol glad hes in brookstucky aren’t you? what the?

    Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 5:18 am
  • I call it brookstucky an springhell- land of the newly wed or nearly dead… but hum starting to be lil apple… bad news !!!

    Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 5:15 am
  • Native your not to bright. U can pick vegetables other places. We just need to purge.

    Monday, 8 June 2015, 7:12 am
  • One last thought. If there’s any chance of beating drugs and crime it starts with us as parents. Pay attention to your kids give them a hug. Take them fishing there’s so many affordable things to do. Show them what drugs will do to them. Know where they are and who their with. But most important never give up:)

    Sunday, 7 June 2015, 11:03 pm
  • Unfortunately drugs are an epidemic. I don’t care how small the town is. Brooksville is a great place to live, you can pick fresh vegabales most if the summer from blueberries, black berries, squash, Green beans etc. We have Frazier farm, that has the best corn in the world! There’s a lot of great things about Brooksville. I don’t know of a town that doesn’t have crime and drugs. I’m glad he was caught:)

    Sunday, 7 June 2015, 10:31 pm
  • New name for Spring Hill & Brooksville is “Crime Hill” & “Croolsville”

    Sunday, 7 June 2015, 4:39 pm
  • Hey real estate investors…keep renting w/o background checks…this is what you get….thanks for turning Spring Hill into another New Port Richey…more like Spring Hell..

    Sunday, 7 June 2015, 3:07 pm
  • Yep, yet another of Hernando Countys fine, upstanding citizens.

    Sunday, 7 June 2015, 8:39 am
  • Wow! This is what meth does to you. He never used to be that way before. I knew him before he started it. It’s sad.

    Sunday, 7 June 2015, 3:44 am
  • Haha you got caught guess not in georgia douche bag

    Saturday, 6 June 2015, 5:58 pm
  • You ladies sure know how to pick them!

    Saturday, 6 June 2015, 5:39 pm
  • Good thing he had a gun. Was just standing his ground.

    Saturday, 6 June 2015, 5:35 pm
    • I guess you meant that to be funny……It isn’t funny !!!!!

      Saturday, 6 June 2015, 8:25 pm
    • Sophia – That is a STUPID comment!!!
      Nowhere in this article does it imply that he
      was protecting his property OR himself!!!
      You are just plain stupid/ignorant!!!

      Sunday, 7 June 2015, 8:01 pm
    • He was not just standing his ground. He was chasing his victim into another person’s property. He is a known drug dealer. I’m glad they finally caught him.

      Thursday, 11 June 2015, 12:45 pm
  • WOW!!! Scary guy!

    Saturday, 6 June 2015, 5:28 pm

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