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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Man arrested after found hiding in bedroom at Lakeside Landings

Gregory Douglas Whitten
Gregory Douglas Whitten

A man was arrested after he was found hiding in a bedroom at a home from which he has been barred at Lakeside Landings.

Gregory Douglas Whitten, 35, was arrested Saturday by Wildwood police after he defied a court order by returning to his girlfriend’s home at the development in Oxford. He had been arrested in July in connection with a violent incident in which he allegedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend’s dog, Gizmo.

Officers were called to Lakeside Landings where they found the Akron, Ohio native hiding in a bedroom.

Whitten was arrested on a charge of violation of a conditional release and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. He was released after posting $1,000 bond.

Whitten had been arrested in 2020 on a drunk driving charge near the Haciendas of Mission Hills.

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