UPDATE: Wanted violent criminal, Sean Webster, in home invasion caught

9:40 AM, Jan 15, 2014   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- UPDATE: Winter Haven Police say they have captured the wanted criminal sought in a violent home invasion Tuesday evening.

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Winter Haven Police detectives are asking for the public's help locating a violent criminal who pointed a shotgun at a man's head during a home invasion Monday morning.

Investigators say Nathaniel Smith, 19, woke up to the sound of someone coming into his home in the 800 block of Ave. N., SW. When he opened his eyes, he saw Sean Paul Webster standing over him with a sawed-off shotgun pointed at his face and threatened to shoot him saying, "this is real," and demanded money.

Webster then ordered Smith and his girlfriend, who was also in the room, out of the room and demanded Smith put his two dogs away or he would shoot them. He then kicked Smith in the mouth as the couple sat on the floor, and ransacked the room for more money as he held them at gunpoint.

At that point, Smith's brother, starting coming in through the back door and, when Webster saw him, he grabbed him by the collar and hit him on the side of the head with the shotgun barrel.

Webster then grabbed a computer and left the home in a 2000 red Pontiac Sunfire, which was later recovered by police in Lakeland.

Webster is wanted for Armed Robbery with Firearm, Armed Burglary with Assault, three counts of False Imprisonment, two counts of Aggravated Battery and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

Webster, who police consider armed and extremely dangerous, has a "Fighting Irish" tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Anyone with information on Webster's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Nick Gregory at 863-401-2256 or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward.

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