FLORIDA — Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 17800th block of CR 25 in reference to a domestic altercation. It was learned the suspect, Sean T. Shea (DOB: 12/9/1989), battered and strangled a female victim. The suspect fled the area just prior to the deputies’ arrival. K-9 Deputy Jeremie Nix and K-9 “Drago” tracked and located the suspect in a wooded area, at which time Shea advised he was armed with a firearm and a knife and threatened suicide. Deputy Nix was able to create a dialogue with the suspect and persuaded him to surrender peacefully. He did not have a firearm, but was armed with a knife.
The suspect was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery by Strangulation and is being held in the Marion County Jail on $10,000 bond.