Media Release – K-9 Meck Tracks Down Spring Hill Burglary Suspect

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Media Release

K-9 Meck Tracks Down Spring Hill Burglary Suspect

Date: September 3, 2020

On 09-03-2020 at 10:43 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Captain Drive in Spring Hill to a report of a Residential Burglary in Progress.

A witness indicated two men were inside a neighbor’s house, and a vehicle was backed into the driveway with its trunk open.

When deputies arrived on scene, one of the suspects, later identified as Justin McFadden DOB/09-25-1990, fled the area on foot. The other suspect, later identified as Eugene Villani DOB/10-03-1956, was located inside the screened-in pool patio where he was taken into custody.

Additional units quickly arrived on scene to set up a perimeter. The Aviation Unit and K-9 Unit also responded to the scene to help search for McFadden.

Deputy J. Weeks deployed K-9 Meck to search for the suspect. K-9 Meck located McFadden, who quickly surrendered to deputies on scene.

McFadden was charged with Burglary of a Dwelling and Resisting Arrest without Violence. His bond was set at $11,000.

Villani faces a charge of Burglary of a Dwelling. His bond was set at $10,000.