Brooksville Man Fires Gun After Confrontation With Neighbors

The Brooksville Police Department responded to the 98 North ShowThumb (1)Mobile Home Park located at 925 Ponce De Leon Blvd Friday morning after reports of a weapons disturbance. Witnesses on scene directed officers to the residence of Richard Allen Daniels. The investigation revealed that Daniels had confronted other park residents armed with a handgun, improperly displayed it, and then discharged the weapon. Daniels was taken into Continue reading

Two Hernando County Detention Center Deputies fired

Two Hernando County Detention Center employees were recently Hernando County Jailterminated for policy violations.

According to The Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant John Baja, a 5-year veteran of the agency was terminated on 07-10-15 for violating Policy Statement 1023.00 III D. Code of Conduct – Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Detention Directive 7050.48 Staff / Inmate Conduct. and Detention Deputy Joshua Smith, a 2-year veteran of the agency was terminated on 07-31-15 for violating Policy Statement 1023.00 III D. Code of Conduct – Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Detention Directive 7050.48 Staff / Inmate Conduct.

An Internal Affairs Investigation revealed that Baja had inappropriate contact with a former female inmate. A separate Internal Affairs Investigation revealed that Smith had inappropriate contact with a former female inmate.