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Sumter County man arrested, another sought in April home invasion in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — A Sumter County man has been arrested and a second was being sought by police in connection with a Brooksville home invasion earlier this year, authorities said.

Edgeton E. Everett, 20, of Bushnell was arrested in Sumter last week and charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm, according to a Brooksville Police news release. A warrant has been issued for 19-year-old Elbert P. Hall Jr., also of Bushnell, on the same charge.

According to investigators, the two men are among five suspects involved in an apparent botched drug deal at the Hickory Crest Apartments on April 11. Two female victims said the men pistol whipped them and took a laptop computer, a pistol and drugs, police said.

Everett was being held in the Sumter County Jail on Monday in lieu of $150,000 bail. Anyone with information about Hall's whereabouts is asked to call the Brooksville Police Department, (352) 540-3800. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers, 1-866-990-8477.

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