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BREAKING: Man Beats Teen, Tries to Carjack Vehicles, Flees on Foot

UPDATE: The suspect who brutally attacked an 18-year-old teenager this afternoon has been Identified as 30-year-old Timothy Holbert.

According to sources, the attack was completely random, as Holbert was trying to steal the victim's vehicle. It was not domestic In nature.

The victim has severe bruising around the head and face but is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials have not released the specific charges Holbert will face.

Original Post:

SPRING HILL – Hernando County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a suspect who violently attacked an 18-year-old male in the parking lot of the Circle K at Deltona Blvd and Cortez Blvd.

According to sources, the suspect is a white male, approximately 6' tall, with a beard, tattoos on his arms, and one on his face. He is reportedly wearing a grey shirt and carrying a black backpack.

Sources say the man beat the teen in the back of a car and then punched another man who tried to stop the attack.

The suspect then tried to open the doors of several cars before taking off on foot.

K-9 is tracking in an attempt to capture the suspect.

The extent of the victim's injuries are unknown but sources say he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.


Reader Comments(1)

DonnyGino writes:

This is a side effect of building a bunch of track homes in a retirement community, and flooding it with mostly unemployed non-retired people. Spring Hill used to be a wonderful place to live about 10 years ago. Today there are parts that are a virtual ghetto. The county needs to slow down on the developments. I miss the cows, I miss the peace, and I'm getting sick of the meth addicts and gang bangers running around. - Donny G