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Spring Hill man accused of breaking into hotel room with chain saw to punch man he found with his estranged wife

SPRING HILL — A Spring Hill man who found his estranged wife in a hotel room with another man was arrested after he knocked out the hotel-room window with a chain saw and punched the man in the face, an arrest report states.

Timothy Ray Brooks, 49, also was accused of breaking the windows of two cars, one of which belonged to the night clerk at the Best Western hotel at 9373 Cortez Blvd., according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report.

The clerk told deputies that Brooks came to the hotel about 3 a.m. Tuesday, looking for his wife. Brooks was carrying a chain saw, and when the clerk refused to give him any information about guests, Brooks walked away, the report states.

The clerk said he heard a lot of banging outside, and he went outside to see that the rear passenger window of his car had been smashed.

A witness told deputies that Brooks punched the car windows with his fist until they broke. He then walked upstairs, still carrying the chain saw. A short time later, the witness saw Brooks leave the hotel and he saw the broken window, authorities said.

The victim told deputies that he went on a date with Brooks' estranged wife, and after the date they got a hotel room. They heard loud knocking on the door, then saw Brooks crash through the window, holding a chain saw, which was not running, the report states.

Brooks punched the man three times in his face and head, then left when the man called the Sheriff's Office, the report states. The man then saw that the driver's-side window of his car had been smashed.

The victim told deputies he had only known the woman for a few days and had never met Brooks.

Deputies arrested Brooks at his Montour Street home. The chain saw was lying on the ground, near the vehicle Brooks had been using, the report states.

Brooks was arrested on charges of armed burglary, battery and three counts of criminal mischief, with a total bail of $26,500.

Spring Hill man accused of breaking into hotel room with chain saw to punch man he found with his estranged wife 03/29/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:00pm]
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