Manager at Summerfield Wal-Mart arrested on theft charge

Tiffany Harshman

A 37-year-old manager at the Summerfield Wal-Mart has been arrested for allegedly stealing $100 in clothing from the store. Tiffany Harshman, who works at Wal-Mart as a customer service manager, was arrested Friday by a Marion County sheriff's deputy. She is accused of stealing men's T-shirts and underwear. She allegedly took the items and put … [Read more...]

CenturyLink account, email lead to arrest of Lake Panasoffkee man

Nolan Lane

Months of high-tech detective work have resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old Lake Panasoffkee man on 20 counts of possession of child pornography. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received information in May about child sexual exploitation images that had been uploaded to the Internet. Investigators tracked the … [Read more...]

Reportedly naked Villager arrested outside hotel in Boca Raton

Brian Sobocinski

A 36-year-old Villager was arrested outside a Boca Raton hotel Wednesday after he was reportedly naked in the parking lot striking a vehicle. Brian Paul Sobocinski is facing charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure, according to an arrest affidavit from the Boca Raton Police Department. "Several units" from the police department … [Read more...]

Villager reportedly tries to tell officer his Budweiser is Coca-Cola

Eugene Johnson

A 76-year-old Villager who reportedly tried to convince the arresting officer that a bottle of beer was a Coca-Cola, is facing a charge of driving under the influence. Eugene Charles Johnson of the Village of Bonita was driving a Ford Mustang on Powell Road shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday when he was pulled over by a Wildwood police officer. … [Read more...]

1-year-old child found by Sumter County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Squad during drug bust

Dontrail Bell

A one-year-old child was discovered in a car during a drug bust Wednesday afternoon by members of the Sumter County Sheriff's Special Investigation Squad. Dontrail Lamaar Bell, 26, of Dunedin, had driven to the Wendy's in Bushnell to sell heroin and crack cocaine to the undercover drug agent, according to a news release from the Sumter County … [Read more...]

Jewelry, iPad taken in burglary in broad daylight in Village of Charlotte

Sumter County Sheriff

Jewelry and an iPad were stolen Wednesday after a front door was kicked open in broad daylight in the Village of Charlotte. A homeowner told Sumter County sheriff's deputies that she left her home at about 11:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Enisgrove Way. When she returned from running errands at about 1:45 p.m. she noticed that her home had been … [Read more...]

Wildwood man accused of threatening his mother over cleaning house

Tyrone Davilmar

A 27-year-old Wildwood man is being held without bond after he allegedly threatened to kill his mother after she asked him to help clean up the house. Tyrone Bernard Davilmar was arrested by Wildwood police shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the bedroom of the home he shares with his mother in the 600 block of Second Street. He was charged … [Read more...]

29-year-old guard at Coleman prison pleads guilty to smuggling marijuana, tobacco to inmates

A 29-year-old guard at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex has pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with receipt of a bribe by a public official. Jason Monroe Epstein faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Epstein was employed as a corrections officer at the prison in … [Read more...]

Woman arrested at Cove Apartments

A Lady Lake woman was arrested by Lady Lake police on a charge of domestic battery after a fight with her son. Police were called to the Cove Apartments at 10:16 p.m. Sept. 12. The victim told police he had argued with Sherian Sue Change, 55, who had accused him of stealing money. The victim climbed back into his bedroom through a window, the … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations September 8 – September 14, 2014

• Joshua Pfannenstiel, 29, was ticketed on a charge of expired tag six months or less at 8:15 a.m. September 9 on Rolling Acres Road and Duck Lake Road. • Anamarie C. Puccio, 74, was ticketed on a charge of illegal u-turn at 11:35 a.m. September 9 on Rolling Acres Road and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. • Brad William Miller, 40, was ticketed on a charge … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man arrested after fight over his alleged infidelity

Jeffrey Carl Smith

A 63-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after a fight with his wife over his alleged infidelity. The victim called Lady Lake police on the afternoon of Sept. 11 telling officers that her husband, Jeffrey Carl Smith, had struck her in the neck with a closed fist, according to the arrest report. She told police … [Read more...]

Summerfield woman arrested hiding under tractor trailer

Amanda Allen

A 28-year-old Summerfield woman was arrested after her car collided with a storage shed at 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Wildwood. Wildwood police were called to the 700 block of Clyde Avenue where witnesses reported seeing a vehicle hit the storage shed. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Amanda BeverlyKay Allen, reportedly fled the … [Read more...]

Villager accused of pointing gun at 19-year-old in case of ‘road rage’

Bruce Murray

A Villager has been arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon in connection with an alleged road rage incident involving a 19-year-old woman. Bruce Kevin Murray, 55, of the Villas of Sunnyside in the Village of Woodbury, was taken into custody Monday afternoon by Wildwood police. The incident in question took place at about … [Read more...]

Evans Prairie Country Club bartender arrested on DUI charge

Michael Kimbley

A bartender at Evans Prairie Country Club was arrested on his way home from work at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday by Sumter County sheriff's deputies. Michael Isaac Kimbley, 35, of Summerfield, was driving a red Chevrolet pickup truck when he was pulled over on U.S. Hwy. 301 at County Road 104. Kimbley had swerved across the center line several … [Read more...]

Man accused of trying to steal motor from Wal-Mart

Fabian Sanchez

Fruitland Park police arrested a 22-year-old man after he allegedly tried to steal a motor from Wal-Mart without paying for it. Fabian Jose Sanchez was arrested Sept. 9 on a charge of grand theft after he allegedly went to the sporting goods section of the store, put a motor in his shopping cart and tried to leave the store through the grocery … [Read more...]