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Armed man deputies warned Brooksville residents about arrested

Posted at 2:06 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 15:32:47-04

The man Brooksville residents were warned about has been arrested. They were previously advised to stay indoors while deputies search for an armed subject.

Hernando deputies were called to the area of 925 Ponce de Leon Blvd. at about 12:43 p.m.

A caller told dispatchers a neighbor came to their house saying someone was at their home with a gun.

Upon arrival of what deputies believed was a domestic dispute, a man ran from the scene. As he ran, deputies saw a firearm in his hand, and also saw him discard a bag of drugs, which was later located.

They were able to identify the man as Anthony "Andy" M. Rodgers, 26. He is a white male last seen wearing a blue shirt and tan shorts.

The bag contained what was believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana.

Deputies and K-9 units searched by ground and HCSO aviation unit assisted from the air, but they were unable to find Rodgers initially. However, he was eventually located.

Rodgers is a convicted felon and faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest without violence. Additional charges are pending.

If you have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Hernando County Sheriff's Office at 352-754-6830.