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Friday, December 2, 2022

Villagers’ son now facing DUI manslaughter charge in golf cart mishap that claimed woman’s life   

Timothy Jacob Foxworth
Timothy Jacob Foxworth

The son of a Village of Gilchrist couple is now facing a charge of DUI manslaughter after the death of a woman he met during a night of drinking last month at City Fire.

Timothy Jacob Foxworth, 36, had been arrested July 16 by Wildwood police.

He had been drinking with his father at City Fire at Brownwood Paddock Square where he met 51-year-old Shelly Osterhout of Fort Myers. Foxworth had been sipping on vodka and grapefruit when he told Osterhout he would take his father back to his home on Norwood Street. He said he would come back and continue drinking with her. Foxworth and his father got into the golf cart and the younger man returned a short time later.

Shelly Osterhout
Shelly Osterhout

Foxworth and Osterhout later left in the golf cart. He headed toward Buena Vista Boulevard and made a sharp U-turn. Osterhout fell from the golf cart. Foxworth dragged her body into a flower bed and fled the scene, according to an arrest report. He later told police he had panicked. He claimed he had a change of heart and was returning to help Osterhout, but police pointed out he had been heading in the wrong direction for that to be true.

Osterhout, who had been visiting her parents in The Villages, suffered head injuries and was transported as a trauma alert to Ocala Regional Medical Center where she later died.

Last week in Sumter County Court, an upgraded charge of DUI manslaughter was filed in the case.

Foxworth is due for arraignment Sept. 5.

He remains free on $25,000 bond.

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