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Deputies locate armed man wanted in Hernando County

Authorities were searching for Anthony "Andy" M. Rodgers after an apparent domestic dispute, according to law enforcement.
Credit: Hernando County Sheriff's Office

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — An armed man ran from deputies after what appeared to be a domestic dispute Tuesday afternoon on Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Brooksville.

Hernando County deputies were first dispatched to the neighborhood, off U.S. Highway 98, after someone called 911 -- saying a man was at a house with a gun. When authorities showed up, they say the armed man ignored their commands to stop and ran away. As he ran, deputies say they saw what looked like a gun in his hand. 

Investigators say Anthony "Andy" M. Rodgers, 26, was found and arrested Tuesday afternoon. He has been transported to the Hernando County Detention Center.

Before he was found, Rodgers is accused of tossing a bag of drugs deputies believe contained meth and marijuana. Law enforcement officers say Rodgers is a convicted felon. He faces charges of meth possession and resting arrest. Deputies say more charges are pending.

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