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Hernando County K-9 Vs. Burglar in Spring Hill

September 3, 2020

By: Staff Report, HCSO

SPRING HILL. Fla.- On Thursday at 10:43 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Captain Drive in Spring Hill to a report of a Residential Burglary in Progress.

A witness indicated two men were inside a neighbor’s house, and a vehicle was backed into the driveway with its trunk open.

When deputies arrived on the scene, one of the suspects, later identified as Justin McFadden, fled the area on foot. The other suspect, later identified as Eugene Villani, was located inside the screened-in pool patio where he was taken into custody.


Additional units quickly arrived on the scene to set up a perimeter. The Aviation Unit and K-9 Unit also responded to the scene to help search for McFadden.

Deputy J. Weeks deployed K-9 Meck to search for the suspect. K-9 Meck located McFadden, who quickly surrendered to deputies on scene. McFadden was charged with Burglary of a Dwelling and Resisting Arrest without Violence. His bond was set at $11,000.Villani faces a charge of Burglary of a Dwelling. His bond was set at $10,000.

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