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Three arrested, one hospitalized after Spring Hill bar brawl

SPRING HILL — A Friday night fight involving 10 people near a Spring Hill bar led to three arrests and at least one man being taken to the hospital.

The initial cause of the fight, which took place at the Bar Envy lounge, 11060 Spring Hill Drive, remains unknown.

Robert Starz, 41, was trying to close the bar when he was attacked by five people, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report. Deputies found Starz on the ground with blood rushing out of his nose and mouth.

Starz was taken to Spring Hill Regional Hospital with a broken jaw; the report said he lost some of his teeth.

Many of the witnesses were intoxicated, according to the report, but deputies believe Tabitha Duncan, 23, was responsible for Starz's injuries. Duncan was arrested on a charge of felony battery and two counts of misdemeanor battery. She is being held on $7,000 bail.

Christopher Mazur, 31, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, according to the report.

Darlene Kowalski, 37, witnessed the attack on Starz and was then approached by Tara Borger, 43, and Duncan. The two struck Kowalski and grabbed her arms, and she suffered minor injuries, according to the report. Borger was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor battery.

Deputies believe Jeramia Root, 33, and Marquis Johnson, 19, kicked and punched Starz while he was on the ground.

Root was arrested on several charges, including battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief and disorderly intoxication. Johnson was arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication, battery and resisting an officer without violence.

Ryan Strong can be reached at or at (352) 848-1432.

Three arrested, one hospitalized after Spring Hill bar brawl 07/13/09 [Last modified: Monday, July 13, 2009 6:58pm]
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