Suspect apprehended in shooting at Ocala liquor store

Benson Kinney

A 49-year-old man is being held at the Alachua County Jail, suspected of gunning down a man Friday at an Ocala liquor store.Police were called at 6:45 p.m. Friday to A & A Discount Beverage at 2331 NW 10th St. in Ocala. Ezekiel Tuggerson, 27, was fatally wounded. He was transported to Munroe Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced … [Read more...]

Two Summerfield burglaries under investigation

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating two burglaries that occurred this week in Summerfield.A homeowner in the 3300 block of SE 148th Place reported that someone entered her home through a sliding glass door and took jewelry, a Kindle Fire, a five-gallon jug containing about $400 in change and a digital camera along with other … [Read more...]

Wildwood man held on charge of sexually assaulting ex-girlfriend

Brian Pennington

A 27-year-old Wildwood man is being held on $42,000 bond after allegedly sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend.Brian Keith Pennington is facing charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and battery in connection with a Sept. 12 incident at his home on Lawrence Street in Wildwood.He was arrested by Wildwood Police during a traffic stop Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Ocala mother arrested after child riding in pickup bed injured

Wendy Cauchi

An 8-year-old child suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon while riding in the bed of a pickup truck driven by the child's mother.Wendy Lynn Cauchi, 37, of Ocala is facing a charges of driving under the influence and DUI with property damage and serious bodily injury as a result of the accident which happened at 4:46 p.m. at 7060 SW 8th … [Read more...]

Armed robber takes cash from X-Mart Adult Supercenter

A surveillance camera captured this image of the armed robber.

An armed robber took an undisclosed amount of cash early Thursday morning from the  X-Mart Adult Supercenter in Wildwood.A store clerk told Sumter County sheriff's deputies that a black male wearing a black ski-mask and black clothing entered the store on State Road 44 at 2:37 a.m., pointed a firearm in her face and demanded money from the … [Read more...]

Texas woman arrested on DUI charge after accident at hospice

Desiree Pianelli

A Texas woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence following a minor accident Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Cornerstone Hospice.A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was called at 11:41 a.m.. to the scene at Casa Bella Way.The deputy found Desiree Duhon Pianelli, 52, of Coppell, Texas who appeared to be unsteady on … [Read more...]

Woman arrested after spotting boyfriend with new woman

Tabatha Burcham

A Cincinnati, Ohio woman was arrested after she spotted her boyfriend with a new girlfriend.Twenty-one-year-old Tabatha Ann Burcham was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after she reportedly went to her boyfriend's mother's home Sunday night in Wildwood. There she spotted her boyfriend with another woman and began "snatching her by … [Read more...]

77-year-old Villager arrested at Belk

A 77-year-old Villager was arrested by Lady Lake police on a charge of retail theft Sept. 18 at Belk on Bichard Boulevard.Anthony Cannella of 1708 Blythewood Loop took merchandise from a rack, entered a fitting room and concealed it in a plastic bag, according to a report from the Lady Lake Police Department.He was released with an Oct. 1 … [Read more...]

Villager arrested by deputies Tuesday in Village of Pinellas

Ralph Wilkins

A 58-year-old Villager was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies shortly after midnight Tuesday after an altercation with a woman.When a deputy arrived on the scene of a residence on Alva Terrace in the Village of Pinellas, a woman told the deputy that Ralph M. Wilkins had grabbed her arm and pushed her, according to the arrest … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man free on $10,000 bond following his arrest

Shawn Armstrong

A 36-year-old Lady Lake man is free on $10,000 bond after leading a Lady Lake police officer on a brief chase Sept. 16.An officer on patrol at Lady Lake Boulevard and Arlington Avenue observed a vehicle run a stop sign. The officer activated his lights to pull over the vehicle. As soon as the officer opened his door, the car took off.The … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations September 15 – September 21, 2014

• Ashley Renee Bingham, 22, was ticketed on a charge of driving while license suspended, notice given at 3:05 a.m. September 18 on Griffin Avenue and U.S. Hwy. 27/441.• Linda Marie Mercke, 54, was ticketed on a charge of careless driving at 8:25 a.m. September 17 on 716 U.S. Hwy. 27/441.• Tevin R. Cosgrove, 20, was ticketed on a charge of … [Read more...]

Wildwood man arrested on warrants charging him with drug offenses

Kiriakis Eugene Brown

A 23-year-old Wildwood man was arrested Monday afternoon by Sumter County sheriff's deputies on warrants charging him with possession and sale of cocaine.Kiriakis Eugene Brown has been jailed on $12,000 bond at the Sumter County Detention Center. … [Read more...]

51-year-old man arrested on disorderly intoxication charge

A 51-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested on a charge of disorderly intoxication after police officers were called out twice Sept. 17 to a verbal altercation.Fruitland Park police were called at 12:45 p.m. to the 200 block of W. Berkman  where David Franklin Newton was arguing with another individual, according to the arrest report. Police … [Read more...]

Intoxicated woman arrested in hardware store parking lot

Carol Gagnon

A 65-year-old Fruitland Park woman was arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and giving a false name Thursday by Fruitland Park police.Officers were called to the Ace Hardware parking lot where a woman was reportedly sitting on the sidewalk, waving her arms and talking to herself.When police arrived they found the woman sitting … [Read more...]

Woman arrested again for driving while license suspended

Melissa Ann Sundquist

A 31-year-old Leesburg woman was arrested Sept. 18  by Fruitland Park police on a charge of driving while license suspended.Melissa Ann Sundquist was booked at the Lake County Jail following her arrest. She later posted $1,000 bond and was released with an Oct. 13 Lake County Court date.Arrest records indicate it was her "third or … [Read more...]