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Florida crime report reflects favorably on Citrus County

Governor Rick Scott and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey released the state's 2013 annual Uniform Crime Report on Wednesday, April 23, showing yet another decrease in Florida’s crime rate.

Infant's father faces more charges; more arrests made

FROM LEFT: Cody Eugene Wygant, Geneva W. Dufour and Jessika Lynn Dufour

A father accused of murdering his 1-year-old son is facing more charges, and two other people living in his home have also been arrested for the treatment of a 3-year-old girl who also lived in the home.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday that Sheriff’s Office detectives added additional charges on the infant's father, Cody Wygant, 24, who is accused of killing his 1-year-old son, Daymeon, last week. The infant died, the arrest report said, while Wygant was playing video games.

Crystal River Eagle Riders donate gifts

FROM LEFT: Gail Faria, Boys & Girls Clubs; Steve McColgan, President of the Crystal River Aerie 4272 and  Ellen Dunn, Eagle Riders President. For more information about the Eagles call 352-628-0914. Visit www.bgccitrus.org for information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County.

On March 22, 2014 the Eagle Riders from Crystal River Eagles 4272 held their 3rd Annual Memorial Poker Run for Al Mortz.

They donated the proceeds from that bike run to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. Also that evening, the Eagle Riders presented Gail Faria, Boys & Girls Clubs office manager, with a variety of new sports equipment for the Robert Halleen Club in Homosassa.

Pictured left to right are Gail Faria, Boys & Girls Clubs; Steve McColgan, President of the Crystal River Aerie 4272 and Ellen Dunn, Eagle Riders President.

Infant's father charged in death of 1-year-old son

Cody Eugene Wygant

Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested Cody Eugene Wygant, 24, of 3450 S. Suncoast Blvd, Lot 43, Homosassa, for allegedly killing his one-year-old son, Daymeon Wygant.

EMS, fire rescue and Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the residence on Thursday morning because the child was not breathing.

Daymeon was transported to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Homosassa child quits breathing, dies

Child death investigation

A 1-year-old Homosassa child died on Thursday morning after he quit breathing, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said.

CCSO communications officers received a call at 8:21 a.m. that the child was in cardiac arrest.

Nature Coast EMS and deputies responded to the Bell Villa Mobile Home Park in Homosassa and found the male child in distress. He was immediately transported to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

As in all child death cases, detectives will be investigating the cause of death.

UPDATE:

All three B&GC neighborhood clubs open for summer camps

By Cindi Fein,
Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County

Great things happen at the Boys and Girls Clubs, and summer is no exception.

Outdoor  activities,  arts and crafts, cooking,  and science and robotics sessions  will focus on a different theme each week, including Beach Party, Time Warp, Movie Week and more.

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