Wildwood man sentenced in theft of truck from Village of Bonnybrook

Jeremy Quigley

A 27-year-old Wildwood man began serving a seven-month jail term this week in connection with the theft of a Villager's truck.Jeremy Wayne Quigley was arrested Aug. 12 by Sumter County sheriff's deputies on a charge of grand theft after a pickup truck was stolen from a driveway in the Village of Bonnybrook.Devon Christopher Daily, 43, who … [Read more...]

Man accused of taking advantage of 88-year-old in sprinkler repair

Eugene Widows

A local man with a long history of arrests and complaints against him, was arrested again Monday, accused of overcharging an 88-year-old Villager for work on a sprinkler system.Eugene Everett Widows, 43, of Leesburg, has been arrested several times in Lake County and has had numerous complaints lodged against him with Seniors vs. Crime.On … [Read more...]

Villager arrested after allegedly fleeing in golf cart from deputy

Raymond Hooper Jr.

A Village of Chatham man who allegedly tried to evade arrest by fleeing in a golf cart, was arrested early Friday morning on his second driving under the influence charge.At 12:19 a.m. Friday, a Sumter Count sheriff's deputy observed a driver slumped over the wheel of a golf cart on the cart path north of Talley Ridge Drive and Buena Vista … [Read more...]

Villages woman arrested driving after license suspended three times

Stacey Walker

A Village of Tall Trees woman was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy after she was allegedly caught driving after her driver's license had been suspended three times.Stacey Lynn Walker, 37, who resides on Welcome Way, was arrested after the Sumter County Sheriff's Office was notified of a suspicious vehicle at about 6:15 p.m. Friday … [Read more...]

Man charged with damaging home, using Internet, consuming food

Stefen Egger

A 21-year-old man was arrested for breaking into a Summerfield home where he allegedly caused damage, used the Internet and consumed food.Marion County sheriff's deputies were called to the 9900 block of SE 161st Place following the incident.Deputies arrested Stefen W. Egger on charges of burglary, petit theft and criminal … [Read more...]

Traffic stop leads to arrest on drug charges

Jarvis Webster

A 27-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday night following a traffic stop by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy.Jarvis Lamar Webster was pulled over for having an inoperable headlight.The deputy determined that Webster's driver's license had been revoked in 2008 following a conviction of fleeing to elude law … [Read more...]

Summerfield man arrested after presenting Mexican passport rather than driver’s license

Eugenio Rey Hernandez-Perez

A 40-year-old Summerfield man was arrested Wednesday by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy after he was pulled over and presented a Mexican passport rather than a driver's license to the arresting deputy.Eugenio Rey Hernandez-Perez was speeding when he was pulled over on U.S. Hwy. 301 in Bushnell, according to the arrest … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations October 6 – October 12, 2014

• Michael Edward Moore, 64, was ticketed on a charge of driving while under the influence at 11:01 p.m. October 10 on Bichara Boulevard (parking lot).• Daniel Patten Davis, 65, was ticketed on a charge of driven while under the influence at 5:47 p.m. October 12 on Del Mar Drive and Avenida Central.• Andrew Lee Sigler, 34, was ticketed on a … [Read more...]

Toll booth operator accused of pocketing money from motorists

Carlos Luis Acevedo

A toll booth operator is free on $2,500 bond after he was arrested for allegedly taking money from motorists intended for the State of Florida.Carlos Luis Acevedo, 29, who works the toll booth at Exit 289 near Leesburg off the Florida Turnpike, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of grand theft.A review of an audit report revealed multiple and … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man arrested on charge of driving while license revoked

Thomas Rohan

A 60-year-old Lady Lake man is free on $10,000 bond following his arrest Oct. 9 on a charge of driving while license revoked for driving under the influence.Thomas Herald Rohan was pulled over by Lady Lake police after he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign coming out of Rolling Acres shopping plaza at 6:45 a.m.When the officer asked … [Read more...]

Man arrested with marijuana after K-9 alerts on vehicle

Brian Eklund

A 42-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested Sunday by Lady Lake police on a charge of possession of marijuana.Brian Keith Eklund was traveling in a vehicle that was pulled over after the police officer noticed the license plate tag had expired. The car was pulled over at Avenida Central and U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and a K-9 officer was summoned. The … [Read more...]

Community Watch tip leads to arrest of ‘prowler’ in Village of Duval

Chaz Starkey

An 18-year-old and a juvenile were apprehended by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after the pair were spotted at about 9 p.m. Sunday by Community Watch.The pair had been seen walking in between houses on Tallowtree Drive in the Village of Duval.Chaz Starkey of Leesburg said in a sworn written statement that they were planning to steal … [Read more...]

Man pulled over on Belvedere Boulevard arrested on drug charge

Jason Frees

A 38-year-old man was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy after he was pulled over at 7:37 p.m. Sunday on Belvedere Boulevard in The Villages.Jason Michael Frees of Summerfield was pulled over for having a non-functioning headlight. The deputy who made the traffic stop noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man arrested on DUI charge in Perkins restaurant parking lot

Michael Moore

A 64-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after he was discovered Friday slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle.Michael Edward Moore was discovered sleeping in his car at 10:50 p.m. in the parking lot of Perkins restaurant on Bichara Boulevard. The vehicle was still running, the arrest report … [Read more...]

Man jailed following arrest at Wal-Mart

Keith McCoy

A 43-year-old Leesburg man was arrested by Fruitland Park police on Friday at Wal-Mart.Keith Bernard McCoy was booked at the Lake County Jail on a charge of grand theft retail.Bond was set at $5,000. … [Read more...]