SPRING HILL, FL – On September, 03, 2020 at 10:43 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Captain Drive in Spring Hill to a report of a residential burglary in progress. A witness indicated two men were inside a neighbor’s house, and a vehicle was backed into the driveway with its trunk open.
When deputies arrived on scene, one of the suspects, later identified as Justin McFadden, 29, fled the area on foot. The other suspect, later identified as Eugene Villani, 63, was located inside the screened-in pool patio where he was taken into custody.
Additional units quickly arrived on scene to set up a perimeter. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Aviation and K-9 Unit also responded to the scene to help search for McFadden. Deputy J. Weeks deployed K-9 Meck to search for the suspect who was quickly found and surrendered to deputies on scene.
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McFadden was charged with burglary of a dwelling and resisting arrest without violence. His bond was set at $11,000. Villani faces charges of burglary of a dwelling. His bond was set at $10,000.