Orlando Giron had quite a story to share with Hernando County deputies on April 14, 2014. He claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint for jewelry valued at more then $100,000 and $300 in cash in the driveway of his residence (located at 8102 Rhanbuoy Road). According to Giron, a dark blue mid-sized vehicle with dark tinted windows had followed him home and stopped behind him as he pulled into his driveway. He said he believed the two subjects in the vehicle were elderly and lost so he approached the car when they asked for directions, but was surprised to find the two subjects were actually wearing old man masks and the passenger had a gun. He said that the passenger then pointed the gun at him and asked for “everything he had” (referring to the $100,000 in jewelry Giron was wearing and all his money). Giron told deputies he believed he had been followed home from Wat-Mart after someone in the store had seen him with all his jewelry but video surveillance at Wal-Mart clearly showed Giron was not wearing any jewelry at the store and video surveillance from a residence to the west of Giron’s clearly showed no one was following him. Orlando Giron was charged with making a false police report.
A 24 year old man was charged with child abuse on April 22, 2014. Cory McKenna was left in charge of three children on April 14th and one of the children was injured. The child was later examined by a Child Protective Team and determined to have injuries, including bruising on the back and buttocks, that could not have been caused by a fall or active play. According to McKenna’s post-miranda statement, he struck the victim with an open hand in a form of a rage causing the injuries because he was tired and the victim, along with two other children, were acting out and knocking things off of shelves while playing. He advised that he grabbed the victim from a sitting position on the floor where ￼with his left hand and struck ￼multiple times on the buttocks with his right hand. He said that he was swinging in such a way that his whole arm may have struck him in the back as well. He advised that he wasn’t aware of his own strength and that he may have struck the child hard enough that his hand may have caused injuries that would appear as though they were inflicted with an object as the CPT exam indicated. McKenna was held on a $5,000 bond.
April Weber, the Brooksville woman who admitted to throwing her six-week old daughter on a bed and into a dresser last month, was indicted on first degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges earlier this month and arraigned today. Hernando County deputies and Fire/Rescue responded to 22203 Mondon Hill Road on March 23, 2014 after receiving a 9-1-1 call regarding an injured infant. The caller stated that the baby was “accidentally dropped” by April Weber while she was bouncing the baby on her leg. Injuries to the infant were severe and the decision was made to airlift her to St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Hospital staff resuscitated six week old Aubrie Weber three times but she succumbed to her injuries at 9:42 p.m. and died of blunt force and impact trauma. Doctors and medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital advised detectives that little Aubrie had bi-lateral skull fractures on the left and right sides of her head, and bleeding within her skull. April Weber, Aubrie’s mother, admitted to lifting Aubrie by the legs, above her head and throwing the infant onto the bed. Aubrie then bounced off the bed and onto the floor. April stated she again picked Aubrie up above her head and threw her, this time striking the dresser.
Two men have been arrested in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in Ridge Manor yesterday. The victim arrived home to find two males coming out of the house. One was armed with a handgun and pointed it at the homeowner before the two got into a vehicle and fled the scene. The victim provided thorough descriptions of both the vehicle and the suspects to the dispatcher and responding deputies located the vehicle driving near Spring Lake Highway and Cortez Boulevard. A traffic stop at Cortez Boulevard and I-75 was attempted but the driver, Demetrius Allen, fled southbound on I-75 at high rate of speed. Deputies pursued for a short period of time before discontinuing for safety reasons. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) both sent multiple units to assist as well as a helicopter. The car was found disabled in a ditch near mile marker 297. The suspects fled westbound on foot into a pasture but a FWC officer located them walking on Hickory Hill Road. Demetrius Allen and his brother, Leon Allen Jr., were taken into custody in the area of Hickory Hill Road and Baseball Pond Road and charged with armed burglary. Demetrius Allen was also charged with fleeing and eluding. aggravated assault with a firearm, and introduction of contraband into a county detention center after a pat down search at the Hernando County Detention Center revealed a small, plastic baggie containing MDMA (ecstasy) in his pocket. Leon Allen Jr. was given a $25,000 bond and Demetrius Allen is being held without bond as a career offender. The case remains under investigation.
The Brooksville Police are asking the public for assistance locating 45 year old Brian Charles Kossman who is being considered a missing endangered adult. Mr. Kossman, who was on vacation from New York visiting family in Brooksville, has not been seen since the the evening of April 20, 2014. The Brooksville Police Department was dispatched to 5373 Nottaway Place and were advised that Mr. Kossman had been drinking heavily, was involved in an argument with family members, made suicidal statements and left the residence on foot. He was last seen walking north towards the Southern Hills Plantation golf course/residential community wearing a green shirt, tan shorts, black shoes, a maroon sweatshirt, and eye glasses. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Kossman is asked to contact the Brooksville Police Department immediately at (352) 754-6800.