• Sumter man barricaded self in home after touching woman at Walmart


    SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - A Sumter County man accused of photographing and touching a woman at a Walmart was found under tree logs after barricading himself in his mother's home with a gun.

    Investigators received a tip that Lance Douglas Windisch had photographed and touched a woman at the Walmart on west CR-48 Thursday night.

    Despite an exhaustive search, investigators said Windisch was nowhere to be found. 

    On Friday, investigators received a tip from family members who said Windisch had forced his way inside his mother's home.

    Once again, Windisch managed to evade authorities. Deputies had set up a perimeter and called SWAT team only to be told by his mother that Windisch was gone.

    The third time appeared to be the charm when the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said it received a tip: Windisch had been sighted in a Circle K on C-476. 

    Windisch was found behind the Circle K convenience store under tree logs and brush after a two-hour search with the help of a bloodhound team.

    Windisch was transported to the Sumter County Detention Center on charges related to the Walmart incident and additional aggravated assault for Friday night's incident.

    The Sheriff's Office said more charges could be pending. 

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