Tampa man jailed in Sumter County on charge of stealing car

Jahreem Smithen

A 21-year-old Tampa man was arrested at 8:21 p.m. Thursday by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after he allegedly stole a car. The sheriff's office on Tuesday received a report of a stolen car from a Webster woman. On Thursday, she called the sheriff's office to report that she was driving behind her stolen car on U.S. 301. Jahreem Shadrack … [Read more...]

Villager arrested on DUI charge after leaving Spanish Springs Town Square

Debra Bellodi

A 47-year-old Villager was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, telling a Sumter County sheriff's deputy she had been at Spanish Springs Town Square trying to find a date. The deputy was flagged down by a motorist at about 11 p.m. Thursday near the Lowe's on U.S. Hwy. 27/441. The motorist alerted the deputy there was a blue SUV … [Read more...]

Man jailed in Sumter County after overnight hostage negotiations

Kevin Osborne

A 44-year-old man has been jailed in Sumter County after he barricaded himself in his home with his 7-year-old son and the SWAT and hostage negotiating teams were called in for an all-night operation. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a domestic disturbance Wednesday afternoon in which Kevin Osborne of Bushnell had … [Read more...]

Villager arrested on DUI charge after running stop sign in golf cart

Stefanie Krieg

A 35-year-old Villager was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after running a stop sign in a golf cart early Wednesday morning. Stefanie Erin Krieg of the Village of St. Charles was driving a blue 2008 Yamaha golf cart at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday when she failed to stop at a stop sign near the intersection of Bailey Trail and Buena … [Read more...]

Habitual traffic offender jailed in Sumter County

Daniel Brian Mitchell

A 31-year-old Ocala man considered to be a habitual traffic offender was jailed in Sumter County following his arrest Tuesday night. Daniel Brian Mitchell was clocked driving 88 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday by Florida Highway Patrol. In addition to being ticketed on a charge of speeding, he was charged with driving … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man charged with DUI near Race Trac

Derrick Perryman

A 27-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence Saturday evening by Lady Lake police. Derrick Wayne Perryman veered off the road and into the grass near the Race Trac service station on U.S. Hwy. 27/441, according to the arrest report. When he pulled over, he had just left the bar, he told a police … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations June 18 – June 24, 2014

• Derrick Wayne Perryman, 28, was ticketed on a charge of open container and DUI at 8:20 p.m. June 21 on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and County Road 466. • James R. Buck, 48, was ticketed on a charge of speeding at 1:20 p.m. June 21 on County Road 25 and U.S. Hwy. 27/441 Overpass. • Anthony S. Assanti, 37, was ticketed on a charge of illegal u-turn at 3 … [Read more...]

68-year-old woman arrested smoking marijuana in McDonalds parking lot

Phyllis Runser

A 68-year-old woman was arrested at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday after she was discovered smoking marijuana in the parking lot of the McDonalds in Bushnell. Phyllis M. Runser of Port St. Lucie was standing in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant when she was discovered smoking marijuana by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy. She was found to be in … [Read more...]

Trio arrested, one suspect at large in armed robbery at Evans Prairie

Marcus Cortuz Johnson

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery one week ago at Evans Prairie Country Club in The Villages. A fourth suspect is at large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The armed robbery took place at 1:30 a.m. June 16. The manager on duty told investigators from the Sumter County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

Wildwood man arrested in car burglaries

Michael Reed

A 27-year-old Wildwood man has been arrested on felony charges of burglary, grand theft and drug possession after break-ins to three vehicles. Michael Stephen Sceppa Reed was arrested Friday hiding in a closet when Sumter County sheriff's deputies were investigating car burglaries in which prescription drugs, an iPod, money and gift cards were … [Read more...]

21-year-old jailed without bond in death of 82-year-old grandmother

James Giles

A man has been jailed without bond on a second-degree murder  in the death of his 82-year-old grandmother. James Giles, 21, is charged in the death of Rose Maresma, with whom he and his mother were living in Bushnell. Giles told detectives from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office that on Wednesday, he entered his grandmother's bedroom while … [Read more...]

Marion detectives seek information on suspect

Otilio Bocanegra

A 58-year-old Umatilla man has been jailed on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation involving a 12-year-old victim, according to a report from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Otilio Bocanegra is charged in an incident which occurred earlier this month, according to the report. He has been jailed on $20,000 bond. Detectives would … [Read more...]

Man jailed in Marion County in theft of pit bulls

Adrian Anderson

Adrian Anderson, 22, of Ocala has been charged with burglary and grand theft in the theft of pit bulls in Ocala. On June 9, law law enforcement had been notified that someone took “two adult female pit bull dogs and 15 pit bull puppies” from a home along N.W. 49th Avenue in Ocala. The value of the dogs equaled $950. Detectives received a tip … [Read more...]

19-year-old Lady Lake man arrested on charge of battery

Darius Seward

A 19-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested on a charge of battery following an incident at 8:11 p.m. Monday on NE 105th Lane in Lady Lake. Darius S. Seward was charged with misdemeanor battery in the incident involving a juvenile, according to a report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Seward was transported to the Sumter County … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations June 12 – June 15, 2014

• Harrison Duff Wise, 19, was ticketed on a charge of speeding at 3:50 p.m. June 12 on County Road 25/U.S. Hwy. 27/441 overpass. • Lola F. Schnabel, 70, was ticketed on a charge of expired tag more than 6 months at 10:20 a.m. June 13 on County Road 466 and Spring Arbor Lane. • Thomas Milton Altman, 79, was ticketed on a charge of speeding at 3:42 … [Read more...]