Friends arrested on DUI charges at Brownwood entrance

Melissa Emberson

A man and woman were simultaneously arrested on drunk driving charges early Tuesday morning near the entrance to Brownwood.Melissa A. Emberson, 33, of Ocala was pulled over at 2:10 a.m. in the parking lot of Cody's at Brownwood after her vehicle was spotted swerving in traffic on State Road 44, according to an arrest report from the Sumter … [Read more...]

Man facing felony charges after crash at Lake Sumter Landing

This golf cart was hit in an accident Tuesday night at Lake Sumter Landing.

A 36-year-old Lady Lake man is facing felony charges after a crash Tuesday night at Lake Sumter Landing.A Sumter County sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene at about 9:30 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive near the Lighthouse restaurant where the crash occurred. A vehicle driven by Patrick James McClelland reportedly struck a golf cart and another … [Read more...]

N.J. man arrested on DUI in golf cart at Lake Sumter Landing

Shaun Miller

A New Jersey man is facing a charge of driving under the influence following his arrest Monday night in a golf cart in Lake Sumter Landing.Shaun T. Miller, 33, of Medford, N.J. had been driving a golf cart shortly before midnight on Old Mill Run when he was pulled over by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy.Miller told the deputy he was down … [Read more...]

Wildwood man arrested after vehicle hits power pole

Jamie Dobbs

A 35-year-old Wildwood was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after his vehicle hit a power pole.A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was called at 2 a.m. Monday to County Road 148 where Jamie Leon Dobbs was found next to his car with front end damage.Dobbs denied that he had been drinking and told the deputy he had taken a … [Read more...]

Landscaper arrested after taking money from Villagers, not doing work

Devin Dodd

A 22-year-old landscaper has been jailed on $42,000 bond after being arrested on multiple felony charges.Devin Alvin Dodd of Ocala is accused of taking thousands of dollars from Villagers and not delivering promised work.In November, December and January, Dodd allegedly contacted five different Villagers about doing landscaping work. In … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man jailed after fight with girlfriend over air conditioning

Justin Freeman

A Lady Lake man was arrested Monday after a dispute with his girlfriend over the air conditioning.Lady Lake police were called at 9:22 a.m. to a residence in the 600 block of First Avenue. A woman told the police officer her boyfriend had struck her in the face. Lake EMS was summoned to the scene. The woman suffered minor cuts and bruises, … [Read more...]

Lakeside Landings man arrested after allegedly violating neighbor’s court-ordered injunction

Michael Panico

A Lakeside Landings man has been arrested after he allegedly violated a neighbor's court-ordered injunction and threatened "to beat the brains" out of the neighbor.Wildwood police were called to Lakeside Landings  at 5:51 p.m. Thursday after Michael Robert Panico, 44, of 5472 Compass Pointe, allegedly violated the injunction. The neighbors … [Read more...]

50-year-old woman free on $2,000 bond following DUI arrest

Donna Russo

A 50-year-old Lady Lake woman is free on $2,000 bond following her weekend arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.Donna M. Russo is also facing a charge of refusing to submit to a breath test.She is due for arraignment April 22 in Lake County Court.  … [Read more...]

Villager arrested after vehicle hits tree on Buena Vista Boulevard

Stephanie Bennett

A 35-year-old Villager was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence Sunday evening after her vehicle struck a tree on Buena Vista Boulevard.When a Wildwood police officer arrived on the scene of the accident shortly before 7 p.m., multiple EMS personnel were already there, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police … [Read more...]

Woman arrested on DUI charge after drinking at Margarita Republic

Rebecca Reeves

A 21-year-old woman was arrested in The Villages after she had been drinking at Margarita Republic in Spanish Springs Town Square.Rebecca Michelle Reeves of Weirsdale was pulled over at 2:50 a.m. Sunday after she allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Dunkirk Trail and Barnsdale Run, according to an arrest report from the Sumter … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man jailed on $15,000 bond

Aaron Taylor

A 35-year-old Fruitland Park man is being held on $15,000 bond at the Lake County Jail following his arrest on warrants charging him with leaving the scene of an accident with injury and driving while license suspended. Aaron Joseph Taylor of 302 Iona Ave. was booked at the jail on Friday. He was also charged with violating his probation on charges … [Read more...]

Wildwood man held without bond in Lake County

John Mikeals

A 31-year-old Wildwood man is being held without bond at the Lake County Jail. John Corey Mikeals of 302 Gray Ave. was booked Friday for allegedly violating his probation on a charge of driving under the influence-impairment. He is due for arraignment April 21 in Lake County Court. … [Read more...]

Lady Lake woman held on $25,000 bond

Lindsey Marie Porter

A Lady Lake woman is being held on $25,000 bond at the Lake County Jail.Lindsey Marie Porter, 23, of 2841 Hartsock Sawmill Road, is facing drug charges, including Alachua County warrants served on her this week in jail.Her next Lake County Court date is set for April 10. … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man held without bond after violating probation

Jonathan Knight

A 25-year-old Lady Lake man is being held without bond at the Lake County Jail following his arrest on a probation violation. Jonathan Lee Knight of 303 Magnolia Way was booked early Thursday at the jail after violating his probation on a drug possession charge. … [Read more...]

Man accused in Historic Side stabbing, now jailed in injury of 74-year-old

Zachary Gonnelli

A 25-year-old man accused of stabbing a man this past October on the Historic Side of The Villages, is being held without bond after allegedly punching and critically injuring a 74-year-old man.Zachary Gonnelli, 25, has been jailed in Marion County after paramedics responded Wednesday to the scene of the disturbance in Ocklawaha which left the … [Read more...]