Belle Aire man arrested after driving golf cart on non-golf cart road

Henry Hood

A Village of Belle Aire man was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after driving his golf cart into a street where it didn't belong. Deputies responded to Buenos Aires Boulevard at 10:21 p.m. Friday where a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a red Yamaha golf which was being driven on a non-golf cart road. Henry Kemper Hood, 42, of … [Read more...]

Alhambra man arrested after marijuana found in bedroom

Paul Hiller

A 59-year-old Village of Alhambra man was arrested Saturday night on drug charges following a verbal altercation at his home. A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was called at 10:21 p.m. to Hiller's residence on Navidad Street. While investigating, the deputy spotted a metal pipe and a small baggie containing a green leafy substance in Hiller's … [Read more...]

Man armed with brass knuckles arrested at Lake Sumter Landing

Christopher Hall

A man armed with a pair of brass knuckles was arrested at 2 a.m. Sunday outside City Fire at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. Sumter County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene following reports of a disturbance and a man armed with a knife. Upon arrival, a deputy located 26-year-old Christopher A. Hall of Lady Lake. He appeared to … [Read more...]

Lake County detectives track down man suspected in sex assault of woman in her 70’s

Anthony Foster

Lake County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Leesburg man who they say burglarized the home of a senior citizen and committed sexual battery upon her during the night of July 20. The investigation, which has been ongoing and conducted in conjunction with the Leesburg Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, led … [Read more...]

Suspect apprehended in shooting at Ocala liquor store

Benson Kinney

A 49-year-old man is being held at the Alachua County Jail, suspected of gunning down a man Friday at an Ocala liquor store. Police were called at 6:45 p.m. Friday to A & A Discount Beverage at 2331 NW 10th St. in Ocala. Ezekiel Tuggerson, 27, was fatally wounded. He was transported to Munroe Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced … [Read more...]

Two Summerfield burglaries under investigation

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating two burglaries that occurred this week in Summerfield. A homeowner in the 3300 block of SE 148th Place reported that someone entered her home through a sliding glass door and took jewelry, a Kindle Fire, a five-gallon jug containing about $400 in change and a digital camera along with other … [Read more...]

Wildwood man held on charge of sexually assaulting ex-girlfriend

Brian Pennington

A 27-year-old Wildwood man is being held on $42,000 bond after allegedly sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Brian Keith Pennington is facing charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and battery in connection with a Sept. 12 incident at his home on Lawrence Street in Wildwood. He was arrested by Wildwood Police during a traffic stop Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Ocala mother arrested after child riding in pickup bed injured

Wendy Cauchi

An 8-year-old child suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon while riding in the bed of a pickup truck driven by the child's mother. Wendy Lynn Cauchi, 37, of Ocala is facing a charges of driving under the influence and DUI with property damage and serious bodily injury as a result of the accident which happened at 4:46 p.m. at 7060 SW 8th … [Read more...]

Armed robber takes cash from X-Mart Adult Supercenter

A surveillance camera captured this image of the armed robber.

An armed robber took an undisclosed amount of cash early Thursday morning from the  X-Mart Adult Supercenter in Wildwood. A store clerk told Sumter County sheriff's deputies that a black male wearing a black ski-mask and black clothing entered the store on State Road 44 at 2:37 a.m., pointed a firearm in her face and demanded money from the … [Read more...]

Texas woman arrested on DUI charge after accident at hospice

Desiree Pianelli

A Texas woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence following a minor accident Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Cornerstone Hospice. A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was called at 11:41 a.m.. to the scene at Casa Bella Way. The deputy found Desiree Duhon Pianelli, 52, of Coppell, Texas who appeared to be unsteady on … [Read more...]

Woman arrested after spotting boyfriend with new woman

Tabatha Burcham

A Cincinnati, Ohio woman was arrested after she spotted her boyfriend with a new girlfriend. Twenty-one-year-old Tabatha Ann Burcham was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after she reportedly went to her boyfriend's mother's home Sunday night in Wildwood. There she spotted her boyfriend with another woman and began "snatching her by … [Read more...]

77-year-old Villager arrested at Belk

A 77-year-old Villager was arrested by Lady Lake police on a charge of retail theft Sept. 18 at Belk on Bichard Boulevard. Anthony Cannella of 1708 Blythewood Loop took merchandise from a rack, entered a fitting room and concealed it in a plastic bag, according to a report from the Lady Lake Police Department. He was released with an Oct. 1 … [Read more...]

Villager arrested by deputies Tuesday in Village of Pinellas

Ralph Wilkins

A 58-year-old Villager was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies shortly after midnight Tuesday after an altercation with a woman. When a deputy arrived on the scene of a residence on Alva Terrace in the Village of Pinellas, a woman told the deputy that Ralph M. Wilkins had grabbed her arm and pushed her, according to the arrest … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man free on $10,000 bond following his arrest

Shawn Armstrong

A 36-year-old Lady Lake man is free on $10,000 bond after leading a Lady Lake police officer on a brief chase Sept. 16. An officer on patrol at Lady Lake Boulevard and Arlington Avenue observed a vehicle run a stop sign. The officer activated his lights to pull over the vehicle. As soon as the officer opened his door, the car took off. The … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations September 15 – September 21, 2014

• Ashley Renee Bingham, 22, was ticketed on a charge of driving while license suspended, notice given at 3:05 a.m. September 18 on Griffin Avenue and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. • Linda Marie Mercke, 54, was ticketed on a charge of careless driving at 8:25 a.m. September 17 on 716 U.S. Hwy. 27/441. • Tevin R. Cosgrove, 20, was ticketed on a charge of … [Read more...]