Wildwood felon arrested hiding in attic with ammunition

Zantrell Jackson

A 20-year-old convicted felon was found by Wildwood police and U.S. Marshals Thursday morning hiding in the attic of a home on Fifth Street. Police and marshals, armed with a warrant, went to a home in the 600 block of Sixth Street shortly after 6 a.m. They found Zantrell LaQuan Jackson hiding in an attic […]

Ocala drug dealer arrested at Motel 6 in Wildwood

David Rivera

A 32-year-old Ocala man was arrested Thursday afternoon with cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana at the Motel 6 in Wildwood. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies had been called at about 3:30 p.m. to a domestic disturbance at the motel. When they arrived, clothes and shoes were being thrown out of the room they had been called to […]

Village of Fernandina man sentenced in hit-and-run crash

Bruce Pailet

A Villager of Fernandina man has been sentenced to six months probation in connection with a June 2 hit-and-run accident. Bruce Pailet entered a plea of no contest on Aug. 11 to charges of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving. He has also been assessed $1,459 in court costs. Pailet, who was […]

Wildwood man attempts to flee from deputy

Tommy Green Jr.

A 33-year-old Wildwood man was jailed after he allegedly trespassed at a Wildwood motel and then attempted to flee from law enforcement. Tommy Lee Green Jr. had been spotted at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Economy Inn on State Road 44 from which he had been previously trespassed, according to an arrest report from the […]

Villager accused of taking money, checks from 79-year-old woman

Kelly Hendrix

A 50-year-old Villages resident has been accused of taking money and forging checks belonging to a 79-year-old woman. Lady Lake detectives have obtained a warrant charging Kelly Lynn Hendrix of 1905 Davidson Ave. in The Villages with theft from a person over the age of 65. The victim who lives in Lady Lake told police […]