Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Spring Lake

Community/Media Relations Manager Denise Moloney, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office ·

Media Release From: Denise M. Moloney Community/Media Relations Manager, 352-797-3609

Re: Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Spring Lake

Date: July 27, 2020

On 07-26-20 just before 5 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Spring Lake Highway just south of Hayman Road in (Spring Lake) Brooksville to investigate a report of a person “down” on the west side of the roadway. Deputies and Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services arrived on scene to locate a female on the side of the road. The female was pronounced deceased at 5:05 a.m. A crime scene was established both north and south of the area where the victim was located. Major Case detectives and Forensics specialists were called to the scene to collect physical evidence and conduct the investigation.

The deceased is a white female, 47 years of age. The death has been classified as suspicious. Detectives are requesting anyone who may have seen a vehicle in this area around this time, or may have any information at all on this case to please contact Detective Tom Breedlove at 352-754-6830.

If you have information and would like to remain anonymous – Please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the internet at http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com . You will remain anonymous and also be eligible for a reward up to $3,000 cash! The investigation is active and fluid. We are unable to release any additional information at this time without compromising the investigation. Once additional information is available and can be released, we will provide an update.

The Office of Sheriff: The Office of the Sheriff is established by the Florida Constitution. As a constitutional officer, the Sheriff has the exclusive authority to administer his or her agency and is responsible for preserving the peace throughout the entire county, carrying out the laws of the state, the orders of Florida courts, and the ordinances of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement and correctional officer of the county. Sheriff Al Nienhuis was initially appointed as the Sheriff of Hernando County by the Governor in January of 2011. He was then elected by the people of Hernando County in 2012, ran unopposed in 2016, and remains accountable to them.

Detectives Need Help Locating Homicide Suspect – McMullen

Media Release From: Denise M. Moloney Community/Media Relations Manager, 352-797-3609

Re: Detectives Need Help Locating Homicide Suspect – McMullen

Date: July 28, 2020

Hernando County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for help from the community and from our media partners in locating a Homicide

Suspect. Sean Michael McMullen is WANTED in connection to a HOMICIDE that occurred on U.S. 301 North (Treiman Boulevard) in Ridge Manor on 04-12-20. A warrant for the arrest of McMullen is on file at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives have exhausted all avenues in their attempts to locate McMullen over the last several weeks and are now requesting assistance from the public regarding his whereabouts.

Sean Michael McMullen is described as follows: White/Male DOB/03-08-1990 Height – 6’03, Weight – 185#, Hair – Brown, Eyes – Haze, Tattoo – Abdomen.

McMullen is known to frequent homeless camps in Hernando, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties. Please do not approach McMullen, as he may be armed.

Please report his whereabouts to local law enforcement.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Sean Michael McMullen, please contact Detective E. Johnson at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office – 352-754-6830.

In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

If you have information and would like to remain anonymous – Please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the internet at http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com . You will remain anonymous and also be eligible for a reward up to $3,000 cash!

Sheriff’s Briefing Notes

July 27, 2020 5:03 PM
Information contained in this report is from the previous 24 hours (Tuesday – Friday) or previous weekend (Monday).

Please note – Due to Marsy’s Law, specific information will no longer be provided on incidents that are classified as crimes. Marsy’s Law prohibits law enforcement from releasing any information that could identify the victim of any crime (name, address, sex, age, or any other information).

LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

• Deputies responded to:

o Residential Burglary – District 1/Zone 1 – Two individuals were staying at a residence in Hernando Beach. When they returned to their David Drive home, they discovered someone had broken in their house. Several items were taken from the house – Investigation active – 2020-21985.

o Death Investigation – District 2/Zone 7 – An individual found his 65-year-old friend deceased – Investigation active – 2020-22017.

o Trespass – District 1/Zone 2 – Deputies were dispatched to Marker 48 in regards to a patron causing a disturbance. Business owners reported the individual had been causing disturbances at the business for months. The individual has recently been Trespassed from a number of businesses in Spring Hill. The individual was issued a Trespass Warning for Marker 48 – 2020-22056.

o Shooting into an Occupied Conveyance – The victim reported being in the area of Freeport Drive. He was going to visit his girlfriend who was visiting her children. When the victim returned home he realized there were bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle – Investigation active – 2020-22018.

o Residential Burglary – District 1/Zone 1 – The victim reported he spends an extended period of time away from his residence. The victim reported last checking on his house on 06-10-2020. On 07-24-2020, the sister of the victim checked on the home to find it was ransacked. A number of items were stolen from the residence – Investigation active – 2020-22106.

o Domestic Battery – District 1/Zone 1 – Deputies responded to a residence where two sisters were involved in an altercation. One sister slapped the other sister in the face, which was witnessed by their father – Arrest/Female – 2020-22096.

o Domestic Battery/Witness Tampering/Resisting without Violence/Attempted Battery on LEO – District 2/Zone 4 – Deputies responded to a home where the female victim said her boyfriend had battered her and destroyed her cell phone when she tried to call 911. The victim said the suspect struck her several times. The suspect denied hitting the victim. The suspect resisted deputies as they attempted to place him under arrest – Arrest Male – 2020-22146.

o Aggravated Domestic Battery – District 2/Zone 2 – A husband and wife got into an altercation over marital issues. The wife told the husband he was going to die a slow death as she walked into the kitchen. Fearing for his safety, the husband locked himself in the master bathroom. The man could hear his wife throwing various items at the door. The woman was able to open the door partially and hit the man in the head with a frying pan – Arrest/Female – 2020-22139.

o Death Investigation – District 1/Zone 6 – Press Release forthcoming – 2020-22126.

o Accidental Shooting – District 2/Zone 2 – Deputies responded to Oak Hill Hospital where a patient was being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man reported he was getting ready to go out when he grabbed something from a drawer. He did not realize his handgun was wrapped in the clothing. The man said the gun dropped and fired when it hit the ground striking him in the foot – Investigation active – 2020-22178.

o Missing Juveniles – District 1/Zone 8 – Four juveniles ran away from the New Beginnings Youth Shelter on Sunday night. The individuals were located shortly after 8 a.m. Monday – 2020-22184.

• Schools

o N/A

• Miscellaneous:

o N/A

JUDICIAL SERVICES

• Total # of inmates housed in the Hernando County Detention Center – 575

o Number of Federal Inmates (included in total) – 98

o Number of Pasco County Inmates (included in total) – 25

o Number of inmates housed in Medical Unit (included in total) – 10

o Number of Juvenile Inmates – 0

o Active Hospital Posts – 0

• Number of inmates transported to COURT:

o First Appearance (no transport required) – 8

o County Misdemeanor Court – 0

o Circuit Felony Court – 22

o Drug/Mental Health/Veterans Court – 0.

• Booking Data (previous 24 hours or previous weekend):

o Number of inmates Booked In – 25

o Number of inmates Booked Out (Released) – 24

Sheriff’s Briefing Notes – July 20, 2020

Information contained in this report is from the previous 24 hours (Tuesday – Friday) or previous weekend (Monday).

Please note – Due to Marsy’s Law, specific information will no longer be provided on incidents that are classified as crimes. Marsy’s Law prohibits law enforcement from releasing any information that could identify the victim of any crime (name, address, sex, age, or any other information).

LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

• Deputies responded to:

o Felony Battery – District 2/Zone 7 – Deputies responded to an area near Publix located at 160 Mariner Boulevard. The suspect and the victim were initially involved in a verbal argument. The suspect proceeded to hit the victim numerous times as the victim’s wife attempted to intervene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries – Arrest/Male – 2020-21273.

o Lewd or Lascivious/Battery on a Child under 12 – District 2/Zone 5 – Investigation active – 2020-21257.

o Suicidal/Barricaded Subject – District 1/Zone 7 – Deputies received information that a suicidal subject from Manatee County was in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express located at 30455 Cortez Boulevard. The individual refused to exit his vehicle. After a lengthy standoff, deputies were able to get the individual out of the vehicle when he asked for help following a medical episode – 2020-21291.

o Grand Theft Auto – District 1/Zone 3 – Deputies responded to the area of Sam C Road in reference to a suspicious person walking down the roadway. The deputy identified the individual as a suspect in a recent stolen vehicle investigation. The suspect was taken into custody. The deputy located a syringe hidden in the suspect’s hair. The suspect admitted to stealing the vehicle – Arrest/Female – 2020-21294.

o Death Investigation – District 1/Zone 1 – A man called 911 to report he found his girlfriend unresponsive. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The death does not appear suspicious – Investigation active – 2020-21354.

o Shooting – District 1/Zone 5 – Deputies responded to Twigg Street in reference to a shooting. Deputies located one individual with a wound to his leg. Numerous shell casing were found in the area. The victim refused to cooperate with deputies at the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries – Investigation active – 2020-21391.

o Narcotics/Traffic Offense – District 1/Zone 5 – A deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Wildwood Drive and East Avenue. The driver did not possess a valid driver’s license. Deputies located a black bag that contained marijuana, Methylphenidate, Buprenorphine, and Fentanyl. At the jail, deputies located methamphetamine hidden in his sock – Arrest/Male – 2020-21424.

o Agency Assist – District 2/Zone 4 – Deputies responded to a report of a possible sinkhole in the area of Deltona Boulevard and Bay Drive. Traffic was diverted around the sinkhole. The road department is working to repair the sinkhole – 2020-21446.

o Felony Domestic Battery – District 2/Zone 2 – A woman received text messages from her son’s girlfriend that her son had battered his girlfriend. The mother went to the house where she saw the victim and her injuries. Upon confronting her son, the suspect attacked his mother dislocating her shoulder. The suspect was located in the residence hiding under a bed – Arrest/Male – 2020-21497.

• Schools

o N/A

• Miscellaneous:

o N/A

JUDICIAL SERVICES

• Total # of inmates housed in the Hernando County Detention Center – 566

o Number of Federal Inmates (included in total) – 98

o Number of Pasco County Inmates (included in total) – 25

o Number of inmates housed in Medical Unit (included in total) – 11

o Number of Juvenile Inmates – 0

o Active Hospital Posts – 0

• Number of inmates transported to COURT:

o First Appearance (no transport required) – 5

o County Misdemeanor Court – 0

o Circuit Felony Court – 4

o Drug/Mental Health/Veterans Court – 0.

• Booking Data (previous 24 hours or previous weekend):

o Number of inmates Booked In – 28

o Number of inmates Booked Out (Released) – 20

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Michael Terry

Deputy PIO

Certified Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner

Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601

mterry@hernandosheriff.org

Direct Line – 352-797-3608  Cell Phone – 352-290-2243  FAX – 352-799-4660

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July 6th Sheriff’s Briefing Notes

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Community Outreach Coordinator

From: Terry, Michael <MTerry@hernandosheriff.org>
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34 PM
Subject: Sheriff’s Briefing Notes

Information contained in this report is from the previous 24 hours (Tuesday – Friday) or previous weekend (Monday).

Please note – Due to Marsy’s Law, specific information will no longer be provided on incidents that are classified as crimes. Marsy’s Law prohibits law enforcement from releasing any information that could identify the victim of any crime (name, address, sex, age, or any other information).

Attached at the bottom is the district/zone map to follow along.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

• Deputies responded to:

o Shooting in the Area – District 2/Zone 7 – Deputies were dispatched to the area of Ring Road and Chippendale Street in reference to residents hearing several shots fired. Several casing were located at the scene. There were no injuries reported – Investigation active – 2020-19866.

o Suicide – District 1/Zone 5 – An individual was found deceased behind the Dollar General Store located at 399 Broad Street. The adult male appeared to have died as a result of a suicide – Investigation active – 2020-20023.

o Domestic Battery on a Pregnant Female – District 2/Zone 5 – Deputies responded to a residence to conduct a wellbeing check after receiving a 911 hang up. Witnesses indicated the male suspect pushed the pregnant female victim to the ground during an argument – Arrest/Male – 2020-19981.

o Vehicle Crash – District 2/Zone 5 – Deputies responded to the area of Spring Hill Drive and Coronado Drive to investigate a crash. The suspect who caused the crash fled the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival – Investigation active – 2020-20019.

o Attempted Grand Theft/Battery/Criminal Mischief – District 2/Zone 5 – Following a vehicle crash at Spring Hill Drive and Coronado Drive, the driver/suspect who caused the crash fled the crash scene on foot. The suspect ran to a nearby house where he attempted to steal a vehicle. He was confronted by the vehicle’s owner and a scuffle ensued. Deputies responded and were able to take the suspect into custody. The suspect initially resisted attempts by deputies to place him inside of a patrol car. The suspect was able to break one of the patrol car windows before being placed inside – Arrest/Male – 2020-20020.

o Battery/Grand Theft of a Firearm – District 1/Zone 5 – Deputies responded to the area of Wake Robin Drive and Nodding Shade Drive in reference to a physical disturbance. Deputies located three victims at the scene. The victims indicated that a known individual, along with several others, confronted them in the street. A fight ensued. One of the victims said a gun on his waistband fell out during the altercation and that the suspect took the gun without his permission. The suspects fled prior to law enforcement’s arrival – Investigation active – 2020-20053.

o Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon – District 1/Zone 2 – Deputies were dispatched to Oak Hill Hospital in reference to a stabbing. The stabbing occurred at Linda Pedersen Park. The victim said she was attempting to de-escalate a confrontation between a known male and an unknown female. During the incident the female suspect used a box cutter to cut/stab the female victim – Investigation active – 2020-20054.

o Possession of Methamphetamine/Possession of Fentanyl/Retail Theft — District 2/Zone 1 – A Loss Prevention Officer at Walmart saw the female suspect conceal numerous items in a bag and leave the store without paying. The suspect was arrested by deputies as she exited the store. In addition to the stolen merchandise, deputies also found the suspect in possession of three baggies of methamphetamine and two baggies of fentanyl – Arrest/Female – 2020-20072.

o Burglary – District 1/Zone 3 – The victim reported that between 07-03-2020 and 07-04-2020, an unknown individual forced entry into his shed. Numerous tools were taken from the shed – Investigation active – 2020-20089.

o Felony Domestic Battery – District 2/Zone 4 – Deputies were dispatched to a residence in reference to a 911 hang up. Upon calling the number back, dispatchers heard the woman ask for help. The suspect took an aggressive stance with law enforcement, but was taken into custody without incident. The female victim sustained numerous injuries, however, refused to cooperate with the investigation – Arrest/Male – 2020-20147.

• Schools

o N/A

• Miscellaneous:

o N/A

JUDICIAL SERVICES

• Total # of inmates housed in the Hernando County Detention Center – 565

o Number of Federal Inmates (included in total) – 103

o Number of Pasco County Inmates (included in total) – 25

o Number of inmates housed in Medical Unit (included in total) – 12

o Number of Juvenile Inmates – 0

o Active Hospital Posts – 0

• Number of inmates transported to COURT:

o First Appearance (no transport required) – 7

o County Misdemeanor Court – 0

o Circuit Felony Court — 4

o Drug/Mental Health/Veterans Court – 9.

• Booking Data (previous 24 hours or previous weekend):

o Number of inmates Booked In – 23

o Number of inmates Booked Out (Released) – 24

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