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Hernando home invasion victim arrested after marijuana is found

SPRING HILL — Hernando County deputies are searching for two armed young men who burst into a woman's apartment early Tuesday, ransacked her home and fired several shots as they fled.

But they already have arrested one person in the case: the reported victim.

Shakinma Waddy told deputies that she and her boyfriend were in her apartment about 1 a.m. when two men kicked in the front door. The men, each armed with a handgun, held Waddy against her will and tore through the apartment, according to a sheriff's report.

Waddy said she and her boyfriend managed to run from the apartment to get help. As the suspects fled, they fired several shots at the home. No one was struck or injured.

During deputies' investigation, they found more than 20 grams of marijuana in the apartment packaged in 18 small bags as if for sale, according to the report.

Waddy, 24, told deputies that the marijuana was hers, according to a report.

She said she does not smoke the marijuana but that she sells it periodically. She also said that the gunmen had been looking for the marijuana.

Waddy was charged with marijuana possession and taken to the Hernando County Jail. She was released Wednesday after posting $2,000 bail.

Detectives are still investigating the home invasion of the apartment at 520 Spring Haven Loop, located at the Spring Haven Apartments. The first suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male in his late teens, about 5 feet 6 with a thin build and shoulder-length dreadlocks. The second suspect is described as a light-skinned black male of the same age, height and hairstyle.

Joel Anderson can be reached at joelanderson@sptimes.com or at (352) 754-6120.

Hernando home invasion victim arrested after marijuana is found 05/20/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:38pm]
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