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Brooksville man accused of slamming son to floor

BROOKSVILLE

Father is accused of slamming boy to floor

Police have arrested a Brooksville man, accusing him of battering his 4-year-old son and slamming the child to the floor.

Michael Rogan Brielmaier, 29, faces a charge of aggravated child abuse. Brielmaier was arrested Monday and was being held in the Hernando County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

According to the arrest report, the child's mother, who is divorced from Brielmaier and lives in another home, called police Wednesday after her daughter told her that the boy hadn't gone to school and that he had a rug burn on his forehead and a bloody nose.

Officers were then dispatched to Brielmaier's home with an investigator from the state Department of Children and Families. Once they arrived, they found that the boy had red marks on his forehead, bruises under his eyes and a swollen nose. The boy initially told officers that he had tripped on a rug and fallen. But he later told the DCF investigator that his father had grabbed him by the back of the shirt and tossed him to the floor, face first.

DCF removed the child from the home and returned him to his mother. A physician verified the injuries as "caused by high force blows to the face" and "medically confirmatory as physical abuse," according to the report.

Officers returned to Brielmaier's home Monday. Brielmaier tried to hide under a bed and then brandished a knife when discovered. An officer used a Taser to subdue Brielmaier and then took him into custody.

SPRING HILL

Dog shot after leaping over neighbor's fence

A Spring Hill man shot and killed his neighbor's pit bull after the dog jumped over his fence, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Irid Grove, 72, was cutting his grass about 3 p.m. Monday when he saw the pit bull leap on top of a dog house in the neighbor's back yard and then jump over the 6-foot chain link fence onto his property, a Sheriff's Office report said. Grove told deputies the dog then came after him.

Grove said he shot the dog once with a semiautomatic pistol.

No one was arrested or charged, according to the report.

Brooksville man accused of slamming son to floor 09/16/08 [Last modified: Friday, September 19, 2008 9:46am]
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