Katie Belle’s cook jailed in Marion County

Jeffrey Colon

A cook at Katie Belle’s was jailed Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended. Jeffrey Colon, 36, was being held on $5,000 bond at the Marion County Jail. Last year, Colon, while he was working at Margarita Republic, was arrested on charges of resisting a police officer and soliciting […]

Golf cart thief among those charged in jailhouse drug, cigarette ring

Lance Hanson

A man charged with stealing a golf cart in The Villages is among those implicated in a behind-bars drug and cigarette ring at the Lake County Jail. The sheriff’s special investigations unit recently concluded a three-month investigation focusing on several individuals who were actively introducing contraband into the Lake County Detention Center. The investigation began […]

AC contractor working without license charged with ripping off Villagers

Christopher Michael Romanenko

An air conditioning contractor working without a contractor’s license, has been charged with ripping off two Villages homeowners. Christopher Michael Romanenko, 39, of Fruitland Park, has been arrested on two Sumter County warrants charging him with grand theft from persons 65 or older. Romanenko is alleged to have contracted with two customers in February and […]

Man arrested last year in Virginia Trace lands back behind bars

David William Tolleson

A 72-year-old arrested last year after an altercation with a woman has landed back behind bars. David William Tolleson was jailed without bond Thursday at the Sumter County Detention Center. He has been charged with violating his probation. In December, he had been placed on three years probation. He was also ordered to undergo drug and […]

Village of Duval woman arrested after two-car crash in roundabout

June Myra Crawford

A Village of Duval woman was arrested after an accident in a roundabout in The Villages. Multiple Sumter County sheriff’s deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash which occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the roundabout of Canal Street and Stillwater Trail. June Myra Crawford, 74, had been […]