Date: June 9, 2020
On 06-08-2020 at 2:42 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Twigg Street in Brooksville in reference to a report of a shooting in the area.
Witnesses reported seeing a man driving a red Honda Pilot down Twigg Street shooting a gun out of the driver’s side window.
Upon arrival, deputies quickly located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
The driver, later identified as Kenneth Mason B/M DOB/05-03-1986, proceeded to flee from deputies.
Mason drove his vehicle into a grassy field in an attempt to escape. Mason subsequently lost control of his vehicle and collided with a parked vehicle. Mason continued on to the intersection of Sarah F. Davis Drive and School Street at a high rate of speed. Mason, again, lost control of his vehicle and collided with a light pole and another parked vehicle.
Mason then exited his vehicle and attempted to run away. Deputies quickly apprehended Mason
Upon searching the suspect’s vehicle deputies located a backpack containing 2.3 grams of ecstasy, 8.1 grams of cocaine, and 75 grams of marijuana.
Numerous plastic baggies were also found scattered throughout the vehicle.
A K-9 unit was able to locate a handgun in a nearby wooded lot.
Mason has a lengthy criminal history with numerous narcotics-related arrests. He is also a convicted felon.
Mason was charged as follows:
- Flee and Elude an Officer
- Resisting an Officer without Violence
- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
- Possession of Cocaine
- Possession Ecstasy
- Possession of Ecstasy with intent to sell
- Possession of Marijuana with intent to sell
- Knowingly Driving on a Suspended license
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
His bond was set at $31,000.