Ocala police officer accused of sexual activity with 16-year-old

A 41-year-old Ocala police officer was arrested Friday on two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.Officer Bennie L. Wilson III is accused of fondling a 16-year-old runaway, according to a press release from the Ocala Police Department. Wilson encountered the same teen two weeks later and they engaged  in sexual activity and he gave … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s K-9 unit sniffs out drugs leading to woman’s arrest

Jessica Newson

A Sumter County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit participated in the arrest of a 37-year-old woman on drug charges Thursday in Webster.The K-9 alerted on a vehicle in which Jessica-Ann Newson of Webster had been traveling.A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up pills, a scale, a pipe and methamphetamine, according to the arrest report.She … [Read more...]

84-year-old Villager arrested on warrant during traffic stop

Charles Schuman

An 84-year-old Villager was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon at County Road 466 and Buffalo Trail.Charles Lorrane Schuman of Neighborly Way was arrested on a Broward County warrant charging him with criminal mischief.He was transported to the Sumter County Detention Center where bond was … [Read more...]

Felon with stolen Lake County guns arrested by Sumter deputies

Leonard Raymond

Two men were arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies Thursday evening with guns believed to have been stolen out of Lake County.Raymond Leroy Leonard, 55, of Lake Panasoffkee and Jessie L. Pereida, 27, of Webster, were traveling in a vehicle in the vicinity of Catfish Johnny's restaurant in Lake Panasoffkee when a deputy noticed the … [Read more...]

Village of Largo man arrested on DUI charge in Lake Sumter Landing

Evan Robert McCluckie

A 37-year-old resident of the Village of Largo was arrested Wednesday night in Lake Sumter Landing on a charge of driving under the influence.Evan Robert McCluckie pulled out of the TooJay's parking lot on Canal Street in his vehicle at 8:18 p.m. without coming to a complete stop, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

28-year-old woman held in connection with Summerfield stabbing

Laquese Hamilton

A 28-year-old woman was booked in the Marion County Jail  early Thursday morning after a reported stabbing in Summerfield.Multiple units from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the 2800 block of SE 179th Place in Summerfield in reference to the attack.Upon arrival the victim was located with a stab wound to his chest and a … [Read more...]

14-year-old shot dead in Belleview

Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies responded Wednesday to 7696 S.E. 121st Place, Belleview after receiving a call that a 14-year-old had been shot.Detectives spoke with 17-year-old Dalton Edwards who stated that he and the victim were just "playing around."Edwards stated the victim was pointing a .20 gauge shotgun at him at which time … [Read more...]

Two men arrested in shooting at Lady Lake apartment complex

Oakleaf Apartment Complex

Two men were arrested after shots were fired in an apartment at the Oakleaf Apartment Complex on County Road 466 in Lady Lake.Lady Lake police were called to the complex in the early morning hours Monday where they were met by tenants in Building 20. The tenants told police that they had heard shots fired from Apartment 20205 and had heard two … [Read more...]

Wildwood woman charged with having baby in filthy home without electricity

Elizabeth Anklam

A 19-year-old woman Wildwood has been arrested on felony charges of child neglect and drug possession after her child was found living in a filthy home with no electricity.Elizabeth Ann Anklam was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy on Tuesday afternoon at her home on County Road 230A in Wildwood.The deputy and a Department of … [Read more...]

Sumter deputies arrest man who allegedly shot brother in tractor dispute

Mark Caines

Sumter County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 54-year-old man who allegedly shot his brother Tuesday afternoon in a dispute over a tractor.Mark Caines of Webster is being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.At 3:11 p.m. dispatchers  received a call in reference to a man being shot in the head.Deputies responded to … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations October 13 – October 19, 2014

• Lazaro Javier Moya, 36, was ticketed on a charge of driving while under the influence at 8 a.m. October 19 on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Rolling Acres Road.• Helen T. Gavigan, 83, was ticketed on a charge of violation of traffic control device at 4:40 p.m. October 15 on Paige Place and Main Street.• Francis M. Chandler, 35, was ticketed on a … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle with intent to kill

Jonathan Roy Callahan

A 40-year-old Fruitland Park man is free on $5,000 bond following his arrest Monday on a charge aggravated assault with a motor vehicle with intent to kill.Jonathan Roy Callahan is accused of trying to run over a woman while she walked along Trudy Road in Fruitland Park with another woman.Callahan lives on Trudy Road, according to Lake … [Read more...]

41-year-old pedestrian from Pennsylvania killed in Marion County

A 41-year-old pedestrian from Pennsylvania was killed when he was struck by a car at 5:10 a.m. Monday on SW 60th Avenue and SW 52nd Street in Ocala.David A. Santavicca of Nottingham, Pa. was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Marion County Fire Rescue, according to Florida Highway Patrol.He had been struck by a vehicle driven … [Read more...]

Driver arrested after vehicle found in ditch

Lazaro Moya

A Summerfield man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia after his car was discovered in a ditch at Rolling Acres Road and U.S. Hwy. 277/441.Lazaro J. Moya, 36, of Summerfield was in his car with the motor running at about 6 a.m. Oct. 19 when a Lady Lake police officer discovered him.The … [Read more...]

Villager arrested on charge of stealing cigars from Garvino’s

Michael Race

A 63-year-old Villager was arrested on a charge of petit retail theft after he allegedly tried to steal cigars from Garvino's on Canal Street at Lake Sumter Landing.Michael Scott Race of Allure Loop in The Villages was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy after he allegedly tried to leave the cigar store at about 10 a.m. Saturday with … [Read more...]