Villager sentenced in case of pushing girlfriend out of golf cart

John Francis Bessette

A 72-year-old Villager has been sentenced for pushing his girlfriend out of a golf cart in August. John Francis Bessette was sentenced on Wednesday in Sumter County Court to one year’s probation. He was also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service. In addition, he was assessed $940 in fines and court costs. He […]

Villager to avoid prosecution in stripping of home on Historic Side

This home on Beechwood Avenue on the Historic Side was stripped.

A 65-year-old Villager will avoid prosecution after being arrested in the stripping of a Villages-owned home on the Historic Side. In July, Mitchell Kaput allegedly stripped the windows, flooring and other items from the home at 812 Beechwood Ave. Kaput, who lives on Turnberry Lane, not far from the Village of Silver Lake home he […]

Villager arrested again after showing up at Mark Twain Library

Richard N. Hendricks

A 79-year-old Villager is free on $2,000 bond following his arrest Tuesday on a warrant charging him with trespassing. Richard N. Hendricks was arrested after he allegedly showed up Saturday at the Mark Twain Library at the Paradise Recreation Center on the Historic Side of The Villages. When a library volunteer spotted Hendricks, she tried […]