Best Buy clerk arrested after falsely returning items to store

Patrick Poole

A Best Buy clerk has been charged with scheming to defraud after he allegedly fraudulently returned multiple items to the store and credited them to his personal account. He then used the credit in his account to purchase other items. Patrick B. Poole Jr., 24, of Fruitland Park, was arrested July 23 by Lady Lake police. The fraudulent … [Read more...]

Driver with suspended N.J. driver’s license arrested in The Villages

James Karoly

A 45-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after he was pulled over at 9:43 p.m. Monday at the Circle K on Buenas Aires Boulevard in The Villages. James Andrew Karoly was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended. The arrest report indicates that Karoly's New Jersey's driver's license had … [Read more...]

Two women jailed in wake of last week’s shooting in Webster

Tracy Hutcheson

Two women have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in the wake of a shooting last week in Webster. Tracy Lynn Hutcheson, 30, of Center Hill and Summer Renee Owens, 20, of Webster, have been jailed at the Sumter County Detention Center. Bond for each has been set at $20,000. Three men believed to be the shooters remain at … [Read more...]

Live-in boyfriend arrested after dispute in Village of Alhambra

Stephen Cinquegrano

A 51-year-old man was arrested on a felony charge of battery following a dispute with his girlfriend in the Village of Alhambra. Stephen Vincent Cinquegrano was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly pushed the woman to the ground during a verbal argument, according to the arrest report. A computer check showed that Cinquegrano has two … [Read more...]

Village of Polo Ridge man arrested following disturbance at his home

Bret Quackenbush

A 43-year-old Village of Polo Ridge man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following a disturbance at his home Thursday night. A neighbor had contacted the Sumter County Sheriff's Office after hearing someone yelling and breaking items at the home of Bret Garst Quackenbush of Winchester Court. When a deputy … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man arrested over weekend held on $20,000 bond

Shane Diamond

A 28-year-old Fruitland Park man has been jailed on $20,000 bond after being picked up this weekend by Fruitland Park police. Shane Casey Diamond was arrested on a warrant charging him with failure to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended with one or more offenses. He has an been assigned an arraignment date of Aug. 13. … [Read more...]

Oxford man arrested while driving on County Road 466 in Villages

Jonathan Castle

A 32-year-old Oxford man was arrested Thursday morning on a charge of driving while license suspended while he was driving in The Villages. Jonathan M. Castle was pulled over by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy while he was traveling on County Road 466 in The Villages. The deputy determined that Castle's license had been suspended on April 28 … [Read more...]

Woman facing felony charge after hitting man in face with beer bottle

Denise Cook

A 28-year-old Wildwood woman was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after she allegedly threw a beer bottle at a man, hitting him in the face. The incident occurred at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in Wildwood. Denise Lois Cook is three months pregnant and was arguing with the victim about her drinking during pregnancy, according to … [Read more...]

Sumter County deputies arrest suspect on attempted murder charge

Ivan Mobley

Sumter County sheriff's deputies have apprehended a 27-year-old man suspected in the attempted murder of a man Wednesday in Webster. Ivan Mobley of Webster is being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and … [Read more...]

Village of Belle Aire man arrested driving on suspended license

Gary Lee

A Village of Belle Aire man was arrested in the early morning hours Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended. According to the arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, it was the second driving while license suspended offense for 48-year-old Gary Brenton Lee who resides on Reston Drive in The Villages. He had been … [Read more...]

Sumter deputies investigating attempted homicide in Webster

A suspect in the shooting of a man at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Webster is being sought by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a call after 34-year-old Tony Warthen drove himself to the Marathon gas station on Market Boulevard in Webster and sought law enforcement assistance. Warthen had been shot in the face and was … [Read more...]

52-year-old Wildwood man arrested on felony charge of battery

John Reese

A 52-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on a felony charge of battery after he allegedly struck a woman. John Joseph Reese was jailed following an incident at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Reese had previously been arrested on a charge of battery, according to the arrest report. … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations July 15 – July 21, 2014

• Ana Elizabeth Dagmar, 83, was ticketed on a charge of violation of right of way at 6:36 a.m. July 18 on West Herhosa Street and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. • Kaya Ann Reagan, 71, was ticketed on a charge of careless driving at 2:20 p.m. July 20 on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Fennell Boulevard. • Jordan Ray Fugate, 69, was ticketed on a charge of violation of … [Read more...]

Man arrested in Village of Fernandina burglary back behind bars

Corey Allen Smith

Twenty-three-year-old Corey Allen Smith of Lady Lake is back behind bars on a probation violation. He was picked up this weekend by Lake County sheriff's deputies. He was transferred Monday to the Sumter County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. Smith had been arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies back in February … [Read more...]

50-year-old arrested on drug possession charges in Wildwood

Randall T. Hayward

A 50-year-old Wildwood man was arrested Friday night on marijuana and drug possession charges. Randall Troy Hayward was located by Wildwood police as he was driving shortly after 9 p.m. driving on U.S. 301 with an inoperative left tail turn light. After he had been pulled over, Hayward gave officers permission to search his vehicle. In the … [Read more...]