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Parolee calls 911 because “his phone told him to”


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A Spring Hill man recently released from prison three days earlier was arrested Tuesday evening after violating two conditions of his parole, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies visited Anthony Edington, 41, at his Shannon Avenue home after he called 911 and told the dispatcher “his phone told him to call,” the affidavit stated. They found the man in a neighbor’s driveway, and Edington told law enforcement he had just been released from prison and his GPS monitor wasn’t working, and that he “drank a few beers while he was socializing.”

Edington’s probation stipulates a curfew between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. except for work, treatment and education, and prohibits alcohol or drug use. Edington was booked at the jail on no bond.

Prison records show Edington was incarcerated from October 1997 through January 2010 for a 15 year sentence of two Orange County charges of sexual battery with weapon or force, and aggravated battery with intended harm.

Hernando County records show Edington was arrested in June 2011 on a hit and run charge and parole violation, and was incarcerated again from August 2011 through April 6.

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