November 2015

Law enforcement 'jewelry' catches alleged thief

Redford Eugene Mounce

Redford Eugene Mounce

No doubt parolee Redford Eugene Mounce, 36, didn't figure his GPS tracking device would rat him out - but it did.

Mounce was wearing a GPS monitoring device because he is already on probation for failing to comply with sex predator reporting requirements. The device was part of the terms of his parole.

Citrus County sheriff's deputies were able to used Mounce's device to keep track of his movements during an alleged burglary, where Mounce is said to have taken loose change, went to Walmart in Homosassa and exchanged the coins for money.

Sheriff's Office updates LHS shooting incident

Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives continue their investigation into the Nov. 10 shooting on the Lecanto High School campus.

LHS student, 15, shoots himself in front of classmates

A 15-year-old Lecanto High School 9th-grader shot himself in front of classmates. He was transported to a Tampa hospital for treatment.

At approximately 10:30 this morning, Citrus County deputies responded to Lecanto High School after receiving reports of shots being fired from within the school.

The CCSO said that it was an isolated incident. That 15-year-old student was airlifted to a Tampa hospital, the CCSO said, and deputies quickly secured the weapon and the school.

All other students and staff are safe. There is no threat at this time, and the lockdown has been lifted.

Five arrested in Homosassa marijuana case

FROM LEFT, TOP ROW: Christopher JosephMichael Lyons and Ryan Nihart . FROM LEFT, BOTTOM ROW: Kathleen Erin Lyons, Thomas Sweeney Lyons and Brenden Lee Smith. (PHOTOS: Citrus County Sheriff's Office).

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Thursday arrested five people in Homosassa in connection with the alleged sale of marijuana.

Detectives with the Tactical Impact Unit and the Community Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at 5462 S. Alice Point in Homosassa after learning the residence was allegedly used to sell marijuana.

Inverness fire claims garage, but pet saved

A large garage caught fire and spread to the main house but firefighters were able to get the fire under control before it did too much damage to the house. No one was injured.

A fire in Inverness today claimed a family's garage, but their home and family dog were saved.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office, Division of Fire Rescued responded to the residential structure fire at 8:06 a.m. at 7903 E.Gator Court.

Engine 2 with a crew of three firefighters from the Inverness Station arrived on-scene at 8:18 a.m. and found a detached 780-square-foot garage fully involved.

Nugent announces he won't run in 2016

Richard Nugent

Richard Nugent

Richard Nugent, the former Hernando County sheriff who since 2010 has represented Florida’s 11th Congressional District, will not seek re-election in 2016.

“It is with decidedly mixed emotions that I am announcing today that I will not be seeking another term in Congress,” said Nugent, whose decision creates an open seat non-opportunity Republicans are expected to easily win.

Congressional District 11 covers the region north of Tampa through Sumter, Citrus, Hernando, and central Marion counties.

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