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Deputies use Narcan to Save Absconded Clown-Faced Child Sex Predator

BROOKSVILLE – A child sex abuser who was recently released from prison is back behind bars today, after attempting to remove his GPS monitoring device.

According to officials, just before 2:00 a.m. last Saturday, an officer with Probation and Parole was searching the area of the 7-Eleven on Broad Street for absconded sex offender, 29-year-old Albert Lee Gardner. Officials say Gardner, a convicted child sex abuser, removed his GPS device and threw it in a nearby dumpster. During the search, deputies responded to 635 W. Ft. Dade in reference to an overdose. Upon arrival, they immediately identified Gardner as the absconded convict. Narcan was administered, which reversed the overdose, and he was transported to Bravera Health Brookville for medical clearance. Gardner was transported to the Hernando County Jail and charged with Violation of Parole and Tampering with a Monitoring Device.

In 2013, Gardner was convicted of having sex with a child between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. He was also convicted of Burglary in a separate case and received a 5-year sentence. After serving 9 years, Gardner was released and placed on parole for the remainder of his 5-year sentence.

Gardner has a long history of arrests involving charges of Battery, Drug Possession, and Thefts.


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