Florida deputy befriended victim, then tried to kill her

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Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Monday on numerous felony charges.

Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, is accused of befriending an elderly woman and then trying to kill her.

Bybee befriended the 79-year-old after he responded to a call for service at her house on October 21, 2016.

Bybee frequently visited the woman following the incident.

Later, while the woman was in the hospital getting medical treatment after she had fallen ill, Bybee told the woman he would care for her dog.

He took a check from the woman in the amount of $1,000 to care for the dog, but then listed the dog on Craigslist. Additionally, Bybee cashed four checks that had been written out to he and his children. The checks totaled $65,000,

The woman later reported that the checks had been stolen.

During the investigation, detectives found Bybee’s finger prints on the checks, at which time he was placed on administrative leave. This made Bybee angry.

According to reports, three days later, Bybee paid the woman a visit and broke into her house.

The woman said she was sitting in her living room when the deputy entered her house “agitated and angry” about the suspension.

Bybee then grabbed the woman by her face, shoved some sort of pill down her throat, and then attempted to force several sleeping pills down her throat.

After the 79-year-old lost consciousness, Bybee attempted to stage the woman’s suicide. He reportedly opened interior garage door and left her car running. However, the victim woke up and was able to escape.

Bybee had worked with the sheriff’s office for 18 years.

SCSO said that they are investigating to see if the deputy had other victims.

Unlike some agencies, the SCSO did not attempt to conceal the deputies identity by not releasing his booking photo after he broke the law.

Sheriff Thomas Knight said Bybee is a disgrace to the agency.

So far, Bybe has been charged with Attempted Murder. Other felony charges are pending.

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  • Karen M

    This is without doubt the most horrendous story that I have read regarding a L.E.O. and abuse of power! I have no doubt that after 18 years he has other victims! He didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to abuse an elderly woman! This is the stuff that ‘scary’ movies are made of! Why didn’t some of his co-workers catch this? or supervisors? or were they just willing to ‘look the other way’ when he showed tendencies to be violent>?

  • HilleryLostHAHAHAHA

    If his family members knew about this..they should be prosecuted too…This guy is a real scumbag…The courts better not let this one walk with a slap on the wrist..

    • Karen M

      YOU ARE CORRECT! I will be following this story! wonder if there has been any other victims> The investigators have had time to check him out, the Public wants to know!

  • Charlie

    WTF? This is crazy.