Deputies Execute Search Warrant, Arrest Sex Offender

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SORRENTO, Fla. — Deputies of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department along with members of the department’s Crime Scene Investigations team executed a search warrant on Thursday that resulted in the arrest of a registered sex offender according to police.

The warrant was issued after detectives showed the judge probable cause that the suspect committed sexual battery on a 14-year-old child.

The victim told detectives that the suspect had also recorded some of the sexual acts on video.


During their search, deputies found recording devices, a large amount of ammunition, and a model 19 semi-automatic .45 cal handgun.

The suspect, 41-year-old Shone Tolliver, was arrested and charged with possession of

Shone Tolliver, 41, was arrested and charged with sexual batter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and capital sexual battery and more charges are pending.

firearm by a convicted felon, sexual battery, and capital sexual battery.


Tolliver was transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains without bond and is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on October 8.

Tolliver was arrested in Lake County in July of 2010 for failing to report a change of name or address as a registered sex offender.

Deputies stated additional charges are pending once police can search Tolliver’s phone.



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