Villager accused of stealing PIN, withdrawing money from account

Mark Radford

A Villager is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stealing his mother's personal identification number and withdrawing money from her bank account.Mark David Radford, 37, of 1107 Paradise Drive, is being held on $18,000 bond at the Lake County Jail on charges of criminal use of ID without consent, fraudulent use of credit card, and … [Read more...]

Villager facing felony charges after allegedly stealing pills from neighbor

Sue Whipple

A 60-year-old Villager is facing felony charges after she allegedly entered her next-door neighbor's home and stole 200 prescription pills. Sue Ellen Whipple of Sassparilla Way is accused of entering her neighbor's home on April 28 and removing 120 Lyrica and 80 Tramadol, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. The … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man jailed on charge of driving while license suspended

Tmothy Herndon

A 26-year-old Lady Lake man was jailed on $500 bond after his arrest late Friday night on a charge of driving while license suspended. Timothy Sean Herndon had been clocked driving 66 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone at 10:46 p.m. on County Road 229, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. After pulling Herndon over, … [Read more...]

Deputy forced to taser man during domestic battery investigation

James Wright

A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was forced to taser a man during an investigation of a domestic battery complaint Sunday night in Wildwood. The deputy had been called at about 8:30 p.m. to a home on NW 102 Boulevard where 53-year-old James Thomas Wright had allegedly shoved his wife against a wall during a dispute over his "excessive drinking," … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man arrested on DUI, probation violation at MVP parking lot

Mason Shuford

A 26-year-old Fruitland Park man was jailed without bond following his arrest on a probation violation in the parking lot of MVP Athletic Club in Brownwood. Mason Edward Shuford had been observed late Thursday night by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy traveling 71 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on State Road 44 at Powell Road. The deputy stopped … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man held on $34,000 bond

Micah Myers

A 31-year-old Fruitland Park man is being held at the Lake County Jail on $34,000 bond following his arrest Friday on warrants charging him with multiple counts of dealing in stolen property, providing false information to a pawn broker and grand theft. Micah Austin Myers of 3634 Trout Ave. is due for arraignment May 26 in Lake County Court. … [Read more...]

Wildwood man held without bond at Lake County Jail

Chad Ellcey

A 35-year-old Wildwood man is being held without bond in the Lake County Jail. Chad Ellcey is charged with violating probation on a charge of driving while license suspended. He is due for arraignment May 26 in Lake County Court. … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park woman free on $2,000 bond following arrest

Brandy Phillips

A 30-year-old Fruitland Park woman is free on $2,000 bond following her arrest Friday by the Lake County Sheriff's Office on a charge of driving while license revoked. She was booked at the Lake County Jail and jail records listed her as an habitual offender. She is due in Lake County Court for arraignment on May 26. … [Read more...]

Man charged with flashing at Colony Plaza arrested on new charge

John Aspinwall

A 34-year-old Fruitland Park man already facing a charge of exposing himself last October at Colony Plaza shopping center, has been been arrested on a new charge. John Daniel Aspinwall was arrested Friday by Lake County sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated assault with a knife. Jail records indicate it was a domestic matter. He was being … [Read more...]

Man sentenced to 36 months probation for stealing guns from grandfather

A 27-year-old Lady Lake man was sentenced Thursday in Lake County Court to 36 months probation for stealing guns from his 76-year-old grandfather. of 103 Caroline Ave. entered a plea of no contest to a charge of grand theft. He reportedly stole 12 firearms, ammunition and a leather holster all with a value of $8,120. At the time of his arrest in … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man jailed on $20,000 bond after allegedly choking live-in girlfriend

Jesus Martinez

A 27-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested on a charge of domestic battery after he allegedly choked his life-in girlfriend. Lake County sheriff's deputies were called Thursday afternoon to the 300 block of Walters Place in Fruitland Park where a woman told them that Jesus Martinez had choked her and taken away her cell phone. He was booked at … [Read more...]

29-year-old Villages resident arrested at Historic Side service station

Francis Lavin

A 29-year-old resident of The Villages is free on $500 bond following his arrest Thursday morning at a service station on the Historic Side of The Villages. Francis L. Lavin who resides at 416 Tarrson Blvd. reportedly was sitting at a picnic table and drinking beer at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Shell station at 3 LaGrande Blvd., according to an … [Read more...]

18-year-old who drove into Villager’s backyard back in jail

Nathan Roma

An 18-year-old who had been arrested in March after driving his car into the backyard of a home in the Village of Lynnhaven is back behind bars. Nathan Matthew Roma of Wildwood was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on West Torch Lake Road in Brownwood when he was picked up on a probation violation. In the March … [Read more...]

Villager arrested after allegedly trying to steal shoes at Bealls

Aleta Eilerman

A 67-year-old Villager was arrested Thursday afternoon after she allegedly attempted to steal two pairs of shoes from Bealls at Southern Trace shopping plaza. Aleta F. Eilerman allegedly entered the store around 3:30 p.m. and took two pairs of shoes and two dresses into a dressing room, according to the arrest report from the Sumter County … [Read more...]

Wildwood man jailed without bond after dispute over furniture

Joshua Crawford

A 27-year-old Wildwood man was being held without bond following his arrest Wednesday night after a dispute over furniture. A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was called at about 10 p.m. Wednesday to a residence on County Road 230A to investigate a report of a disturbance. When the deputy arrived, he saw a man and a woman arguing. The deputy … [Read more...]

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