Teenagers arrested after pooling their money to make purchase of marijuana

Pair arrested

Two teenagers were arrested after pooling their money to make a purchase of marijuana. The pair had been traveling in a vehicle at 1:35 a.m. Saturday on State Road 35 in Oxford when a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy noticed their vehicle had an inoperable taglight. The driver was identified as 18-year-old Charles Lynwood McCullough IV […]

18-year-old arrested for impersonating an officer in Marion County

Isael Ibrain Lima

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday for impersonating a law enforcement officer in Marion County. On Saturday, Belleview Florida Police Department officers responded to a disturbance call at a local convenience store, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office media release. BPD officers made contact with an individual, who had identified himself as an off-duty MCSO […]

Convicted child pornographer registers address in San Miguel Villas


A convicted sex offender has registered an address in the San Miguel Villas in the Village of De La Vista. Jason Keith Martin, 38, on Friday registered an address of 863 Rialto Road with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Martin was released July 5 from the Lake County Jail for violating his probation on child […]

Villager to escape prosecution in fight over dog excrement in Liberty Park


A 65-year-old resident of The Villages will avoid prosecution in connection with an altercation with a fellow Villager earlier this year over dog excrement in the Village of Liberty Park. John William Marcus had been arrested June 4 on charges of battery and criminal mischief. Marcus “chest bumped” and punched the other Villager. He also broke the […]

Villager arrested on shoplifting charge at Beall’s


A 65-year-old resident of The Villages is free on $1,000 bond following her arrest Friday night at Beall’s. Dorothea Stone had been apprehended by the loss prevention agent at the store located at 13687 U.S. Hwy. 441 in Lady Lake. She allegedly conducted a fraudulent refund and shoplifted other items. She was take into custody […]