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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Man threatens probation officer, violates terms


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BROOKSVILLE A Brooksville man on house arrest and probation for battery charges was picked up Tuesday evening outside of his probation officer’s house.

The probation officer had recently learned that Sean Duval, 36, had made threats against him, saying “the next time my probation officer comes to my house, that I would beat him to death with a baseball bat.”

Duval was standing outside his probation officer’s residence when he returned home, and left when the officer yelled at him to do so.

Sheriff’s deputies took Duval into custody a short while later for violating the terms of his house arrest.

Duval is being held on no bond at the Hernando County Jail. The man was also arrested in early April on probation violation charges, jail records show.

Court records show Duval was found guilty of attempted felony battery in November 2010, and sentenced to two years of probation, one of which on community control.

Department of Corrections records show Duval is on probation until 2016.

In 2003, Duval was convicted of grand theft and shooting in to a dwelling and served less than a year in state prison. In 2001, Duval had his adjudication withheld in trespassing and resisting an officer.

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