Two people are behind bars after they robbed an eleven year old child over the weekend. Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a house in Brooksville on the evening of November 21, 2015 where the girl said she was going home from the nearby Dollar General store when she was approached by 25 year old Courtney Barter and her boyfriend, 21 year old Nathaniel Prater. Barter told the girl “give me all you have” and “snatched” the $5 bill the child produced and handed it to Prater. The couple ran away toward Truby Road and the girl used her cell phone to call her father. Deputies found the pair walking on Truby Road and Prater immediately began yelling that he didn’t do anything. Prater was taken to the ground after he continued reaching into his shorts pockets after being told to stop numerous times. Before he could be placed into cuffs, Prater threw an unknown object under the patrol car and yelled “She took the money, not me!” Barter began yelling obscenities and advancing toward the deputy and her boyfriend but was detained by another deputy on scene. After the two were detained deputies retrieved a glass pipe with Methamphetamine residue from under the patrol car. Barter admitted to snatching the money from the girl but said that she was “only joking” and intended to give the money back. Barter was charged with robbery/sudden snatching and given a $2,000 bond. Prater was charged with robbery/sudden snatching, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as violation of probation which he was on for simple battery. He is being held without bond.
A 21 year old woman is behind bars for child abuse after she strangled a child. DCF received a report that Sarah Kellogg had choked the girl after becoming “really frustrated” by the child’s constant crying. According to an arrest report Kellogg admitted that the child was crying uncontrollably so she placed her left hand on the victim’s throat and squeezed “really hard” in an attempt to make her stop crying. Kellogg squeezed the girl’s throat hard enough that it left a large red mark/bruise. Kellogg told deputies that she has “anger problems” but she didn’t think that she would ever do something like this. She was arrested on November 20, 2015 and is being held without bond. While in-route to the Hernando County jail, Kellogg stated that she knew that what she did was wrong, that she was sorry, and that she needs help.
A convicted felon is behind bars after he fired a gun into his mother’s vehicle. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office was called to a house on Nightwalker Road the evening of November 21, 2015. 51 year old Mark Daniel Ramsey had been in an argument with his family and retrieved his father’s Walter P38 9mm handgun from his pickup truck. He fired one shot into the rear driver’s side door of his mother’s 2014 red Dodge Caravan before the gun jammed and his father wrestled it away. Ramsey told his mother that he had planned to shoot himself but shot the van instead and that he wanted to go back to jail. Ramsey was out on parole stemming from a 2002 case out of Missouri where he was charged with statutory rape, 3 counts of statutory sodomy of the 2nd degree, and incest. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and parole violation for Saturday’s incident.
Last night around 5:45, 26 year old Kasey Moreno of Spring Hill, was traveling northbound on US-41 north of SR-54 in his 2005 Nissan when he failed to see a 2006 Nissan driven by 24 year old Marr’lon Green, slowing turning into a parking lot. As a result, Moreno struck the rear of Green which propelled Greens vehicle forward and collided with the rear of a third vehicle. Post-impact, the third vehicle rotated counter-clockwise and came to final rest in the center lane of US-41. Both Moreno and Green traveled to the east shoulder and came to final rest on the sidewalk. According to reports, Marr’lon Green is listed in critical condition at ST. JOSEPH’S. Kasey Moreno was later determined to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Moreno was cited for Careless Driving and arrested for DUI w/ Serious Injury.
Around 6pm last night the Brooksville Police Department responded to the Oak Park Apartment Complex located at 460 Hale Avenue reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, investigators located the victim, Jessie Haynes JR who was alert, responsive however uncooperative. The preliminary Continue reading