Hernando County- Absconded Sex Offender –


The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating an Absconded Sex Offender.

On 03-25-20, De Andre Javon Waddy was involved in a Domestic Battery, with him being the suspect.  Prior to the arrival of law enforcement, Waddy fled the scene on foot.

Waddy is a Registered Sex Offender with an electronic monitoring device.  Prior to fleeing, Waddy cut off the electronic monitoring device.

At this time, there are two active warrants for the arrest of De Andre Javon Waddy.  Waddy’s physical description is as follows:

Hair/Black (short afro style)
Facial Hair/Mustache
Tattoos/Numerous Tattoos – Chest, Arms, Fingers, and Hands.

If you have information on this individual, please contact the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830 or Detective Tom Breedlove direct at 352-797-3716 or tbreedlove@hernandosheriff.org

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.