The son of a Village of Gilchrist couple entered a plea of not guilty last week in Sumter County Court in connection with the death of a woman who last month fell from a golf cart.
Timothy Jacob Foxworth, 36, had been at the wheel of his parents’ golf cart July 16 after a night of drinking at City Fire at Brownwood during which he met 51-year-old Shelly Osterhout of Fort Myers. She also had been in The Villages visiting her parents. They left the bar together in the golf cart and she fell out when he made an abrupt U-turn. Foxworth is accused of dragging her body into a flower bed and fleeing the scene. He told police he had panicked.
Originally charged with hit-and-run, that charge was upgraded to DUI manslaughter after Oserthout died of brain injuries at Ocala Regional Medical Center.
Last week, Foxworth entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.
It appears he is girding for a legal battle.
He has retained Orlando criminal defense attorney Andrew Lawrence Moses.
The University of Florida graduate worked as an assistant district attorney in Orange County before co-founding the firm of Moses & Roth PA.
“Andrew has taken great pride in representing those accused of crimes during this most trying period. He has the knowledge and the drive to ensure that those he represents have their constitutional rights protected,” his bio boasts on his firm’s website.
Foxworth, who is a resident of North Carolina, remains free on bond. His vehicle has been frequently spotted in the past several weeks at his parents’ home on Norwood Street.