Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Authorities seek suspect in fatal Citrus County shooting

FLORAL CITY — Authorities said they were seeking a Bradenton man in connection with an early Sunday shooting that left a woman dead.

The shooting happened shortly before 4 a.m. at 10495 E Rabbit Lane near Floral City, which property records show is a mobile home.

Citrus County deputies responded to the Sleepy Hollow Bar and Grill, several blocks south of the shooting scene, where witnesses had taken the victim, Deseray Lynn Bowles, 24, of Inverness. Bowles was transported to Citrus Memorial Hospital, where she died.

The Sheriff's Office said detectives were looking for Gregory Scott Holub, 29, of Bradenton in connection with the shooting. Investigators did not specify what charges he would face.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Holub was convicted in 2005 in Citrus of lewd and lascivious battery of a child between the ages of 12 and 15 and served time in state prison.

Required to register as a sex offender, Holub listed his permanent address as being in Bradenton. But in January, he also registered a temporary address, according to the FDLE — a home near Floral City, a few miles from the shooting scene.

Holub was last seen near the intersection of Pintail Drive and Rabbit Lane, the Sheriff's Office said. He was believed to be armed and dangerous.

The Sheriff's Office asked that anyone who knows his whereabouts call 911 or, to be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers of Citrus County by calling toll-free 1-888-269-8477.

Authorities seek suspect in fatal Citrus County shooting 03/31/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Pinellas sees spike in infant deaths from unsafe sleeping, and advocates are concerned

    Health

    The reports from the Department of Children and Families are tragic: A Pinellas County mother falls asleep on a recliner during an early morning feeding and wakes to find one of her 3-month-old twins unresponsive. Another finds her 6-month-old daughter lying still, a blanket over her head. Another infant is found wedged …

    Advocates are looking to step up their public information efforts this year after reports show a spike in sleep-related infant deaths in Pinellas County. [iStockphoto.com]
  2. Kellyanne Conway warns of health care spin, but then delivers her own in Miami

    Blogs

    On the same day that Senate Republicans were forced to delay a vote on their healthcare legislation because not enough of them wanted to vote for it, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway defended the bill in Miami.

    White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway is welcomed by state Rep. Carlos Trujillo, R-District 105, at the Miami-Dade GOP’s Lincoln Day fundraiser on Tuesday night.
  3. Sign up for our new daily News at Noon email newsletter

    News

    The Tampa Bay Times will soon launch a daily newsletter called News at Noon. You can make sure to be among the first to receive it by signing up now.

  4. New poll shows tight St. Pete mayor's race

    Blogs

    A new poll shows a tight race between former mayor Rick Baker and Mayor Rick Kriseman, currently engaged in the most expensive mayoral race in St. Petersburg history. 

    Former Mayor Rick Baker answers a question during the mayoral candidate forum at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday. Mayor Rick Kriseman is in the foreground.
  5. Review: Mark Bowden's 'Hue 1968' a gripping, and timely, history

    Books

    More than 40 years after it ended, America's war in Vietnam is still contentious, still misunderstood, and fast slipping into the fog of history.

     On Feb. 15, 1968, U.S. Marines carry out an assault on Dong Ba Tower in Hue, South Vietnam. In the battle for the tower, six men died and 50 were wounded.