Bradenton man charged with murder in Citrus shooting

rdymond@bradenton.comApril 1, 2013 

INVERNESS -- A 29-year-old Bradenton man was captured Monday in Ocala and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the fatal shooting of a young Inverness woman early Sunday.

Gregory Scott Holub of the 5200 block of 26th West in Bradenton had been at large all day Sunday, but detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office got a tip concerning his whereabouts and he was found around 3 a.m. in the nearby city of Ocala in Marion County, according to Heather Yates, a Citrus County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Holub was being held Monday in the Marion County jail until he is transported to Citrus County.

"He was located in a hotel room in Ocala and apprehended without incident," Yates said. "We have no idea why he went to Ocala."

Detectives said there appears to be no prior relationship between the victim, Deseray Lynn Bowles, 24, and Holub.

Bowles was shot at 3:49 a.m. Sunday and was taken by witnesses to Sleepy Hollow, a restaurant on East Gobbler Drive in Floral City, according to a Citrus County Sheriff's Office report. She later died of her injuries at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Holub was last seen in Floral City on foot, but detectives are not sure how he got to Ocala.

Holub is a registered sexual offender, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website.

Citrus County has the second lowest homicide rate for counties between 100,000 and 200,000 in Florida, Yates said.

This is the county's second homicide of 2013. The other is a child abuse case where a female is alleged to have killed a child in her care, Yates said.

"This is a very quiet community where homicides are rare," Yates added.

Richard Dymond, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-748-0411, ext. 6686.

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