Pasco County deputies arrest two for robbery/arson of 911 dispatch supervisor's home

Suspects are just 11 and 12
Posted at 5:52 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 06:19:45-05

A 911 dispatch supervisor's dog, Eros, is still edgy as s a veterinarian checked him out. The boxer mix took refuge under owner Nathan Williams' bed as his home burned over the weekend. The dog's breathing is now erratic and there are some possible burns to his paws

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"Fire rescue had to get him out of the house and when I got there he had an oxygen mask on his nose," said Williams. Between him (Eros) and the kids there's a lot of emotions I'm trying to keep an eye on."

Williams is a single father of two boys ages six and nine. He learned Wednesday that 11 and 12-year-old boys are accused of first robbing his house and then setting it on fire the next day.

ABC Action News tried talking to the boys' parents. One family told us they did not think it would be a good idea to speak. The boys live just steps from William's home. The arrest did not surprise him.

"I was expecting that might be the case," said Williams.

Even the ages didn't phase him.

As a 911 dispatcher supervisor he's seen it all including the call to his own home Saturday popping up on screen. What he didn't expect was the outpouring of support. From the donations coming into his call center to a GoFundme account in the thousands.

His brother living in South Korea gave $3,000 after seeing pictures of the aftermath on the news.

"It's a little overwhelming how much people are willing to help you from all over the place," said Williams.

The help is going a long way. For now Williams and his boys are living with a friend.

"I am trying to keep life normal as much as I can," said Williams.

Williams also said that he just wants the justice system to take its course.



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