Villager’s son jailed without bond after bizarre sexual episode at town square

Paul Robert Hopkins

A Villager’s son was being held without bond after a bizarre sexual episode involving another man at a town square in The Villages.

A frightened 28-year-old Summerfield man summoned law enforcement at about 4 a.m. Tuesday from the Circle K on the Historic Side of The Villages, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.

The man said he had been in a car parked at Spanish Springs Town Square, where he and another man had been “involved in sexual activity,” according to the report. The other man suddenly stopped what he was doing, raised his fist and proclaimed, “You know Satan demands blood for what we are doing!”

The owner of the car fled to the Circle K, where he called for help. An officer escorted him back to the square, where they found his vehicle with the driver’s door open. There was no one in the car, and the man’s iPhone 8 and his wallet, which had a Wonder Woman symbol on it, were missing. The man’s mother used her iPhone tracker, which led police to a home on Linda Lane in the Village of Silver Lake. When police arrived at the home, there was an empty beer bottle on the front porch. A woman who answered the door said her son was sleeping inside. Police explained that her son might have the iPhone and wallet. She went back in and returned with the items.

A check revealed that her son, 34-year-old Paul Robert Hopkins, was wanted on a Michigan warrant charging him as a fugitive from justice. He was taken to the Lake County Jail, where he was booked without bond.

The man whose phone and wallet were stolen, declined to press charges.

Hopkins and another man had been arrested in 2014 after a shooting incident in at the Oakleaf Apartment Homes on County Road 466 in Lady Lake. Hopkins, who had been intoxicated at the time of that arrest, was sentenced to 364 days in jail on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. He also is facing a charge of violating his probation in that case.