NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) — Pasco County Sheriff’s Office detectives say they found a registered sex offender hiding in a plastic storage bin inside a garage at a Florida home when they were following up on a Crime Stoppers tip.
Deputies say they found Thomas Mock Jr., 37, hiding out in the garage, despite his best efforts to hide inside a plastic bin. He was arrested on multiple charges including failing to register as as sex offender, resisting arrest without violence, battery, criminal mischief, DWLS, and grand theft.
Two others were arrested for harboring a sex offender. Deputies say Steven Peavey and Danielle Dyer were not honest with them when asked if Mock was there. One other person, Nancy Reyes, was also inside the home and arrested for violation of probation.
Detectives with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office will release more information on Tuesday.