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Florida Assault Investigation - 3 Arrests

Florida police took three men into custody after a stabbing on Wednesday evening. According to the SCSO, deputies received a report of a stabbing just after 9 pm. When they arrived at a Center Hill home, they discovered the Fire Department treating a man.

Vehicle crashes into Bob Evans eatery

BROOKSVILLE – No one was reported injured after a vehicle crashed into a Bob Evans restaurant, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday, July 1. The agency said the crash happened on Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville at approximately 8 a.m. The vehicle made contact with the front of the building, causing minor damage.

Summerfield woman lands behind bars thanks to unreadable license plate on pickup truck

A Summerfield woman landed behind bars thanks to an unreadable license plate on her pickup truck. Erin Brinkley Young, 34, who lives on Sunset Harbor Road, was driving a gold Dodge pickup at 12:45 p.m. Thursday when she was pulled over at NE 138th Lane at U.S. Hwy. 441 due to a license plate that was unreadable because of damage, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Woman won’t be prosecuted in nose-biting feud which occurred after drinking at Cody’s

A woman won’t be prosecuted in a nose-biting feud which occurred after drinking at Cody’s Original Roadhouse in The Villages. Samantha Ann Apiquian, 26, of Wildwood and family members had been drinking in March at the restaurant and then went to a woman’s home at Lakeside Landings in Oxford, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. Once at Lakeside Landings, the group continued drinking and an argument broke out when one person spilled a drink on the floor.
Villages Daily Sun

Fourth of July events ready to light up Tri-County skies

The sizzle of hotdogs on the grill, fireworks booming overhead and festive music are all familiar sounds on the Fourth of July. People in the tri-county area will enjoy all of the above as they celebrate the country’s independence with events throughout the weekend. The Villages, Wildwood, Leesburg and more have festivities planned.

Man flees to hotel rooftop in The Villages after allegedly pointing gun at woman

A man fled through a window to the rooftop of a hotel in The Villages after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman. Law enforcement responded at about 5 p.m. Monday to the Comfort Inn & Suites on Avenida Central where 23-year-old Jimero Lee Von Jackson of Ozark, Ala. pointed a Taurus G2C 9mm semi-automatic handgun at a woman in a guest room, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. Jackson had struck the woman several times and choked her. The altercation was witnessed by an out-of-state party over a video call, the report said.

Woman charged with battering and pouring beer on drunk boyfriend

A 40-year-old Leesburg woman was arrested after she allegedly battered her live-in boyfriend while he was drunk and in bed. Sara Marie Hensley was charged with simple domestic battery after the incident, which happened early Tuesday evening at a residence on Oak Avenue where she and the victim live. The victim told a Lake County sheriff’s deputy that he and Hensley have been living together as a couple for about seven years.

Wildwood man arrested after ‘hollering for girls to come outside’

A Wildwood man was arrested after Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a location where he was “hollering for girls to come outside.”. Deputies responded in the wee hours Thursday morning to the area of County Road 230A and County Road 205A where 24-year-old Ryan Kirkland Hill was “hollering for girls to come outside” but there were no girls present and they were apparently something which he had imagined, according to the arrest report. Hill had been carrying a plastic tote bag and dropped a ziploc bag which contained methamphetamine.
Citrus County Chronicle

Burglaries, thefts, vandalisms report: July 1, 2022

Here are the reported burglaries, thefts and vandalisms (criminal mischiefs) released Friday, July 1, by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office:. Theft, 2:34 p.m. June 24, off of Suncoast Boulevard, Homosassa;. Criminal mischief, 4:08 p.m. June 29, off of Tamarisk Avenue, Beverly Hills;. Criminal mischief, 12:52 p.m. June 30, off...
Villages Daily Sun

Living a father-son dream

Four years ago, Rich Billings issued a uniform and never got it back. But the head coach of the Leesburg Lightning knows just where to find it. The threads remain in the possession of his father, Rich Billings Sr., as the duo lives out a baseball family’s dream in Leesburg, sharing coaching duties in both the summertime circuit of the Florida Collegiate Summer League and in the spring at Lake-Sumter State College.

Progress made between CDDs 6 and 7 over PWAC 2

The chairmen of Community Development District 6 and Community Development District 7 didn’t reach an agreement over the establishment of a second Project Wide Advisory Committee, but both sides agreed progress was made at a conflict resolution session on Friday morning at Savannah Center. District 7 is the lone...
Citrus County Chronicle

US 41 widening forces KFC in Inverness to close

In June 2019, the Inverness KFC off U.S. 41 North was completely renovated inside and out to bring it up to modern standards. Today, it’s closed. And soon, it will be razed. The restaurant, along with other properties, was in the way of the one-mile widening of U.S. 41.
Citrus County Chronicle

New growth spurs increase in county taxable value

Preliminary taxable values for 2022 have increased for the county, cities and school districts. Citrus County Property Appraiser Cregg Dalton on Thursday released the certified tax roll due July 1 each year to local taxing agencies, such as the county commission, cities of Crystal River and Inverness, and the school board. The taxing agencies use the numbers to determine tax rates and budgets.