Crystal River woman charged with animal cruelty

Joi-Marie Richheimer, 45, of Crystal River is facing two counts of animal cruelty. (PHOTOS: Citrus County Sheriff's Office on August 17, 2017)

A Crystal River woman was arrested Monday night and charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty.

Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Joi-Marie Richheimer, 45, of 8465 W. Gen Chennault Lane.

Animal Control Officers (ACO's) seized three dogs this past Sunday evening, two of which were in "very, very horrific condition," the Sheriff's Office said. A 9-pound Shih Tzu was found in the road wandering around the neighborhood. A good Samaritan held the dog to keep it safe, and waited for ACO's to arrive.

Two arrested after warrant search in Inverness

Shaquita Washington, left, and Reginald Martin (CCSO photo on August 16, 2017)

Two people were arrested on Monday following the serving of a warrant warrant at a home in Inverness.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office was assisted by its SWAT team during the search at 823 Poplar St.

Detectives served the warrant after it was learned the residence was used to sell a variety of drugs, the CCSO said. Today's operation was the culmination of a several month investigation into illegal drug sales at the home, the Sheriff's Office said.

Another early morning search warrant nets two drug arrests

LEFT: Heather Jacobs. RIGHT: David Downs.

Citrus County deputies arrested two Hernando residents early Friday morning after a search warrant yielded evidence of manufacturing meth.

Arrested were David Downs, 52, of Hernando and Heather Jacobs, 37, also of Hernando.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant at 373 Joshua Court in Hernando after detectives learned the residence was being used to manufacture methamphetamine, the Sheriff's Office said.

Drugs, guns, money seized in Citrus Springs search

Duane Dylan Starkey

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office Tactical Impact Unit Narcotics Division on Tuesday arrested a man in Citrus Springs after executing a search warrant at a home there.

The TIU served a search warrant at 9909 N. Cherry Lake Drive in Citrus Springs regarding a complaint of ongoing narcotics sales at the home.

2 youths arrested in Crystal River homicide case

Tyzick Wall and Bryan Robinson

Two 17-year-old youths have been arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in connection with the investigation of the death of a Crystal River man.

CCSO detectives discovered a highly decomposed body in a hot tub at 595 N. Griffith Ave. in Crystal River.

The homeowner, Stephen Gorney, 54, has not been seen for several days and has not yet been located. Detectives spoke with next of kin in hopes of determining his whereabouts, which was unsuccessful.

Homosassa arrest warrant uncovers grow house

A man wanted on unrelated charges was found to have been operating a marijuana grow house (March 9, 2015)

Early this morning, Citrus County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies responded to South Colonial Avenue in Homosassa in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on an unrelated subject.

When they arrived at the door of a small 18-foot travel trailer on the property, deputies spotted buckets of potting soil which contained marijuana stalks.

And outside the trailer's door, deputies also found a small marijuana plant.


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