Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Gainesville man accused of shoplifting and punching Sweetbay employee who tried to stop him in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL — A Gainesville man with a lengthy criminal history, including at least nine prior convictions for theft, faces criminal charges in Hernando County after deputies say he pummeled a grocery store employee who tried to thwart his attempt to shoplift.

Leland Michael Inmon, 57, was arrested Tuesday on charges of retail theft, battery and resisting a merchant/employee and booked into the county jail. He remained behind bars Wednesday in lieu of $4,500 bail. The arrest report said a loss prevention officer at the Sweetbay Supermarket at 4221 Mariner Blvd. saw Inmon placing items in several shopping bags that he removed from his pocket.

When Inmon attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, the officer approached him, identified herself and tried to recover the items, the report said. Inmon responded by punching her in the face several times and then running out of the store.

Deputies later located Inmon at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Hale Avenue in Brooksville and he was arrested.

The arrest report said Inmon has been convicted of battery twice. Inmon, who was born in Brooksville, is also known as Mike Jamon, the report said.

Joel Anderson can be reached at or (352) 754-6120.

Gainesville man accused of shoplifting and punching Sweetbay employee who tried to stop him in Spring Hill 06/03/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 7:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. No. 21 USF Bulls roll over Temple to stay undefeated


    TAMPA — They emerged from Raymond James Stadium's southwest tunnel on the 11-month anniversary of their public humiliation at Temple.

    Bulls tailback Darius Tice, who rushes for 117 yards, is elated by his 47-yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead.
  2. Fennelly: USF thrashes Temple to stay unbeaten; too bad not many saw it in person



    No. 21 USF ran its record to 4-0 Thursday night with some payback against Temple, a 43-7 trouncing, no contest, as if anyone cares, at least judging by the paltry crowd at Raymond James Stadium. Where was everybody?

    Bulls cornerback Deatrick Nichols (3) celebrates with teammates after making a defensive play during the first half.
  3. Former Ray Tim Beckham's over being traded, or is he?

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — As the Rays reunited Thursday with Tim Beckham for the first time since he was dealt July 31 to Baltimore, it became very clear that not everything in assessing the trade is as it appears.

    Tim Beckham, here in action Monday against the Red Sox, has hit .310, with 10 homers and 26 RBIs since going to the Orioles.
  4. Bucs probe how to fix deep-ball chances missed vs. Bears


    TAMPA — It was only minutes after the Bucs had demolished the Bears 29-7 Sunday when quarterback Jameis Winston tried one final time to connect with receiver DeSean Jackson.

    QB Jameis Winston says he’s focused on the deep-ball chances to DeSean Jackson he missed in the opener: “We left a lot out there.”
  5. Rays journal: Ugly first inning dooms Andriese, Rays against Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Rays manager Kevin Cash said before Thursday's game that RHP Matt Andriese was among the pitchers who would most benefit from a strong finish to the season.

    Matt Andriese has a tough first: hits to four of first five batters, leading to three runs, the only ones he gives up in six innings