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Deputies hunting for sex offender

Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 07:27 PM

SPRING HILL Deputies are searching for a registered sexual offender whom they say has run off and is in the Brooksville area.

Dewayne Royce McLendon Sr., 52, was last seen on Nov. 10, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office media release. He and his roommate, Donna Altamuro, were discovered to have vacated their former residence at 13119 Linden Drive.

McLendon was found guilty of sexual battery with the threat to use a deadly weapon and kidnapping in 1998.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he also goes by the aliases of Wayne Mclenson.

Deputies are on the lookout for McLendon and a warrant has been issued for failure to comply with sex offender obligations.

"Please do not initiate contact with this individual, as he could be considered aggressive and/ or dangerous, based upon his past history," according to the media release. "If you observe him or think you may know his whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately."

To contact the sheriff's office, call 352-754-6830, Detective Tom Breedlove direct at

352-797-3716 or tbreedlove@hernandosheriff.org.

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