Homicide on Twigg St in Brooksville


At 8:13pm Friday evening 3/3/17, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a shooting on Twigg Street in Brooksville, just south of Dr. M L King Jr Boulevard.

The shooting resulted in the death of Marcus Lamar Easterling, 32.

Detectives are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or who has information that would be helpful to the case, to please contact Detective Cole Brinson or Detective Chris Vascellaro at 352-754-6830.

Teamwork leads to unusual drug bust

photography by Beth Anslow

200lbs of Marijuana seized from airplane

Some fast acting and lots of cooperation between local and federal agents led to the seizure of 197 pounds of marijuana in Brooksville late Monday night. Around 10:30 pm, The Department of Homeland Security Investigations Department alerted our Hernando County Sheriff’s Office of a suspicious aircraft entering the airspace over our county. By 10:45 pm, a sheriff’s deputy searching Brooksville-Tampa Bay regional airport spotted the 1979 Beech Baron Twin engine plane pulling into a hangar and the door shutting. Backup arrived shortly thereafter. Homeland Security showed up as well.

Hernando County man terrorizes shoppers with sword play


Shannon Schenck

Feb. 23, 2017 0130 hours - Shannon Schenck, 44, swung two swords, terrorizing shoppers at the Brooksville Walmart parking lot located at 7305 Broad Street. Appearing to be under the influence or drugs and or alcohol, Schenck threatened shoppers getting out of their vehicles. The store manager called the Brooksville Police Department who responded to the scene.

HCSO Arrest Summaries 2/3 - 2/10/17

YOB 1967
Charges: BATTERY 1 ct
Excerpt: “On 02/03/2017 I responded to 7261 Lamplighter Street in reference to a battery. Upon arrival contact was made with Andrea Naschak, the defendant, who advised that she had slapped her roommate, Christy S. The defendant further advised that she slapped her roommate due to her not helping clean the house.

BB gun assault at Pioneer Park

Two adult males battered and assaulted, with a bb gun, an adult female at Pioneer Park on Friday, January 13.

According to the police report, the victim, Dominique D. told authorities that she was battered by the two suspects Ryan Treger and Brandon Mashburn. Dominique told the responding officer that she and Treger got into a verbal altercation that led to Treger striking her and pushing her; the police report also stated that she had markings on her face and body, as well as blood from her nose accurate to her statement.


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