Brett Barton Moorhouse

A man has been released from jail after he was arrested earlier this year at a restaurant in The Villages.

Brett Barton Moorhouse, 35, of Fort Pierce, was sentenced to time served earlier this month in Lake County Court after pleading no contest to trespassing and criminal mischief charges.

He had been housed in the Lake County Jail since his May 22 arrest by Lady Lake Police after receiving a report of a “suicidal man” at The Pub restaurant in the Fiesta Bowl on Central Avenida in The Villages. Officers were already investigating a burglary that had occurred hours earlier at her mother’s home in the Rolling Acres Apartments. Entry was through a master bedroom window and a kitchen knife was used to “stab the bed multiple times”, according to an arrest report. Officers found a paper towel with blood on it, and it contained a “message” addressed to Moorhouse’s mother. The report does not specify exactly what the message says.

In addition, two televisions in the apartment were damaged, groceries were removed from the fridge and thrown on the floor and the apartment was in complete “disarray”.

Moorhouse had been arrested in 2017 at the Rolling Acres Apartments after using his mother’s credit card without permission.

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