Summerfield, Florida — An investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office into a home invasion at Mobile Home Meadows in Summerfield, resulted in multiple arrests.
It all started when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Schmid responded to the 9800 block of SE 170th Place in response to a shooting.
The victim told deputy Schmid that [he] was sitting on the front steps when three individuals ran up and began beating him with baseball bats.
According to reports, the victim ran inside the residence and the suspects followed as they continued to beat the victim. One of the suspects put a gun to the victims head.
The victim stated that he eventually ran out the back door and hid in the bushes.
The suspects then fled the scene.
According to Patrick Farfaglia (the reportee), he arrived a short time later, at which time he and the victim retreated back to the residence.
A short time later the victim said he was sitting on the couch when he heard numerous gunshots being fired at the house. The victim stated that when he heard the shots, he ducked down and crawled to his bedroom. Faraglia stated he was standing in the kitchen and dropped to the floor when he heard the shots and dialed 911.
The victim was shot during the drive-by shooting. He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.
During the investigation, deputies received a call from Ocala Regional Medical Center stating they had a gunshot wound victim. Horace Saucier was shot in the head. He underwent surgery to have the bullet removed and is expected to survive.
The bullet from his head was recovered and placed into evidence.
When this information was brought to the attention of Faraglia, he stated, “Alright, I will come clean. I shot the motherf***er.”
However, the investigation revealed that Saucier was not involved in the home invasion. He was shot in the head as he was driving by the location of the shooting. He then drove himself to the Villages hospital where he was later airlifted to ORMC.
Faraglia told deputies that he saw the victim of the home invasion all bloody and beaten and when he tried to assist, the suspects opened fire. According to reports, Faraglia returned fire from the doorway of the residence.
Video footage of the shooting was obtained from a home security system DVR that Faraglia had discarded in the trash.
Following the home invasion — and prior to the shooting — Faraglia is seen in the video unloading drugs from inside the home while carrying a rifle in his hand. A hour and 18 minutes passed before the drive-by shooting actually occurred.
According to reports, the suspects fired first. Faraglia then retaliated with multiple shots.
During the interview Faraglia admitted to being a marijuana dealer.
Faraglia is a convicted felon, therefore he was arrested and charged with Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Additionally, he was charged with Tampering with Evidence.
Investigators determined the motive for the home invasion armed robbery was money that Faraglai frequently kept in the house.
Blake Hall, Codi Drasher, and Alexander Larry, have all been identified as suspects.
Codi Drasher was arrested and charged with Robbery Home Invasion with a Weapon. He is being held on $25,000 bond.
Blake Hall was arrested and charged with Robbery Home Invasion with a Weapon, Aggravated Battery, Possession of Marijuana, and Violation of Probation for Grand Theft of a Firearm. He is being held on $37,000 bond.
Two warrants have been issued for Alexander Larry.
The suspects stated that they needed money and the best way they knew how to get it was to rob someone.