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Probe into fire bombing remains active


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An investigation remains open into the bombing of a northeast Spring Hill home with Molotov cocktails, among other weapons, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Kraig Schoonover, 30, of Spring Hill, was involved in a physical altercation the morning of Feb. 27 with a male at the Spring Hill residence and three other victims present.

Schoonover left the residence, allegedly returning with what is believed to be several other suspects during the early morning hours of Feb. 28 to douse the home with a flammable liquid and then discharge several Molotov cocktails with the intent to kill the occupants inside.

Damage to the home was confined to exterior fire damage. However, residents said previously that the suspected assailants used and discharged firearms to further the attack.

As of this week the investigation is still ongoing, according to a deputy involved in the investigation, with no new information or arrests to report at this time.

Spokespersons with the FBI Tampa Division and U.S. Marshals said they are not involved in the investigation.

Schoonover was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Grant in Brevard County on March 4 and returned to Hernando County, where a warrant was served, and was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of arson. His bond was set at $220,000 and was arraigned March 19.

Records show Schoonover has an extensive criminal background, including driving with a suspended license, battery, retail theft, sale of a controlled substance, uttering a forged instrument, fraud, aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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