Deputy arrests driver with suspended license at Wendy’s

Justin Marques Hodge

A man with a suspended license and history of drug convictions was arrested Tuesday night in the parking lot of Wendy’s restaurant on State Road 44 in Wildwood. Justin Marques Hodge, 27, of Leesburg was pulled over at about 11:30 p.m. due to an inoperable taglight, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County […]

Suspect arrested after burglary, struggle with homeowner’s son-in-law

Justin Elliott Campbell

A 32-year-old Umatilla man was arrested by Lady Lake police after he allegedly broke into a home and struggled with the homeowner’s son-in-law. Police were called early Sunday morning to a home on Skyline Drive after the suspect, identified as Justin Elliott Campbell, was discovered by the son-in-law in a bedroom of his mother-in-law’s home, […]

Repeat DUI offender sentenced to 30 days in jail

Christopher Glenn Houck

A 33-year-old Wildwood man is serving 30 days in the Lake County Jail on his most recent drunk driving charge. was arrested in November after a police officer observed a probation interlock device attached to the dashboard of his vehicle and a paper bag containing a Smirnoff ICE Screwdriver in a bottle. You can read […]

Deputies break up burglary in Villages by men with Polish passports

Village of Winifred

Two men with Polish passports who tried to steal $40,000 worth of silverware Friday afternoon in the Village of Winifred are behind bars. An alert resident spotted a suspicious Dodge Durango driving on Alistar Court in the Village of Winifred shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday. A witness advised Sumter County sheriff’s deputies that he […]