January 2017

Beverly Hills man sentenced to five years for drugs

Kasda Atkins, of Beverly Hills

Kasda Atkins, 34, of Beverly Hills, was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections after pleading no contest to Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell/Deliver, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell, and Possession of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, commonly known as Molly or Ecstasy) by Judge Ric Howard.

He was remanded into the custody of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office after the hearing to begin his sentence.

Cooling fan failure causes reroute of 911 center

The failure of a cooling fan on Sunday caused an equipment failure when it didn't come on when it should have.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said on Monday that the incident impacted the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center's call Center in Lecanto.

Carnahan slates Town Hall meeting

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Chairman, Scott Carnahan, announced he will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, February 8 for the general public to attend.
 

Date: 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Missing Floral City toddler found in dense brush

Lainey Bramlett, 3, was lost but now is found

What began with a search on Saturday ended with a find as deputies and volunteers scoured a densely wooded Floral City area for a missing 3-year-old girl.

Lainey Bramlett was playing on an electronic four-wheeler with her family on several acres of property at 9891 E. New Hope Court.

CCSO apprehends Homosassa robbery suspect (updated)

Tiffany S. Rosier

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has apprehended a female suspect in connection with a Homosassa robbery that occurred on Friday night.

The warrant had been issued earlier for Tiffany S. Rosier, 47, a black female, who was believed to be armed.

Citrus County makes investment in tourism

The Citrus County Commission has raised the county’s 3 percent Tourism Development Tax (TDT) to 5 percent

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) made a big investment in tourism this week.

Commissioners voted on Tuesday to raise the county’s current 3 percent Tourism Development Tax (TDT) to 5 percent.

The increase provides additional opportunities for the Citrus County Visitors and Convention Bureau to market the quickly growing Florida destination to domestic and international travelers.

Defendant in Beverly Hills infant abuse case sentenced

Skyler Wade Bennett
Skyler Bennett was sentenced on Thursday to 25 years in the Department of Corrections by Judge Ric Howard for Aggravated Child Abuse, Cultivating Cannabis, Manufacturing of THC, Possession of Cannabis more than 20 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia.
 
This is the case from April 2016, when deputies responded to a home in Beverly Hills regarding an injured 3-month-old infant girl.
 

Bank robbery suspect apprehended in Dunnellon

Brent Edward Bevil
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Thursday afternoon that suspected Homosassa bank robber Brent Edward Bevil had been apprehended.
 

Teaching old dogs new tricks

CCA inmates are given the opportunity to work with dogs which are homeless or have been abandoned by their families.
By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Inmate Dog Training Program gives both the inmates and dogs participating in the program, a new “paw-spective” on life.
 

Dunnellon robbery suspect caught in Marion County

Akeem Jackson, 27, of Dunnellon
A suspect who is said to have robbed an Internet Cafe on Wednesday in Dunnellon is now behind bars in Marion County after he got involved in a hit-and-run in Marion County, and was subsequently arrested.
 
Akeem Jackson, 27, of Dunnellon was jailed in Marion County, and faces charges there and in Citrus County.
 

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