Hernando County Sheriff’s Office – Brooksville Teen Charged with Attempted Murder


Media Release

From:           Denise M. Moloney
Community/Media Relations Manager, 352-797-3609
Re:             Brooksville Teen Charged with Attempted Murder
Date:           January 29, 2020

On 01-25-2020, Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a field in the 22000 block of Jacobson Road in Brooksville regarding an Injured Person.  A third party caller advised the 9-1-1 operator there was a person down in the field, and the person was “covered in blood.”

Upon arrival, deputies located an adult victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim told deputies that his/her (victim’s identity protected by Marsy’s Law) vehicle was stolen by the suspect.

The victim was treated on scene by Hernando County Fire Rescue, then flown to a local trauma center where he/she underwent emergency life-saving procedures.

Once the victim was able to speak to detectives, he/she explained that he/she was shot by an acquaintance, after a drug-related dispute.  The victim went on to say that he/she begged for his/her life and believed he/she was going to die.

The victim did assist detectives with identifying the individual who shot him/her.  Detectives later located the 16-year-old suspect at his residence and placed him under arrest.

Detectives then obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence.  During a search of the residence, detectives located several firearms and substances believed to be illegal narcotics.

Detectives also recovered the victim’s stolen vehicle.

The suspect, identified as Anthony Owens B/M DOB/07-14-2004, was transported to the juvenile detention facility in Ocala.  Owens is charged as follows:

Robbery w/a Firearm
Fleeing and Eluding
Attempted Murder.

The case is still very active.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Contributed by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.


  1. Thanks for the article and awareness. I mean you’re 5 days late on it. But I guess that’s what news reports do now a days? Just report stuff 5 days after it happens? Asking for a friend.

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