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Hernando briefs: Spring Hill man accused of molesting two children


Spring Hill Man

IS accused of molesting 2 kids

Hernando sheriff's deputies have arrested a 63-year-old Spring Hill man, accusing him of inappropriately touching a 9-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl.

Jonathan Golden was charged Friday with 13 felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.

He remained in the Hernando County Jail on Monday in lieu of $260,000 bail.

Deputies said Golden admitted to entering the boy's room and fondling the child on three separate occasions.

He also told deputies that he touched and squeezed the girl inappropriately at least five different times.

A relative of the children went to the Sheriff's Office after learning of the alleged incidents, said Hernando County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donna Black.

Authorities withheld the nature of the relationship between Golden and the children.

Black said only that Golden was an acquaintance.


Man, 32, accused of growing marijuana

A 32-year-old man faces charges of marijuana cultivation and drug possession after Hernando County sheriff's detectives raided his Brooksville home last week

Shaynon Spivey was arrested and remained in the Hernando County Jail on Monday in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Spivey faces charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives armed with a search warrant seized 33 marijuana plants, 23.9 grams of marijuana seeds, 18.7 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag and 7.1 grams of hashish, among other items, from the home at 21067 Ayers Road. Based on their find, detectives determined the home was the site of a "small hydroponic type 'grow' operation," according to the arrest report.


Wandering wounded bull caught, destroyed

A large bull that had been wandering near Spring Lake Highway and Hickory Hill Road for several days was captured and euthanized, authorities said Monday.

The bull, which had two large bullet holes in its right front shoulder, was found in an orange grove near Hickory Hill, said Mark Caskie, code enforcement supervisor for Hernando County.

Once a veterinarian was able to determine the extent of the injuries, the bull was euthanized in the field, Caskie said.

The bull had managed to escape from several sheriff's deputies who had cornered the bull Friday. The bull charged at the deputies and tried to gore them.

Numerous complaints had been made about two bulls that have been wandering around that part of the county over the past six months, according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities have not located the other bull.

Caskie said authorities may be close to tracking down the owner of the two animals. "We have some leads but no confirmation as of yet," Caskie said.

Joel Anderson, Times Staff Writer

Hernando briefs: Spring Hill man accused of molesting two children 03/03/08 [Last modified: Monday, March 3, 2008 7:54pm]
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