Escaped Hernando County inmate captured

Escaped inmate Joshua Holmes, 35, has been taken into custody after escaping from a work detail at the Hernando landfill. The Citrus County Sheriff's Office assisted Hernando deputies in the search for Holmes. PHOTO: Hernando County Sheriff's Office on August 17, 2017).

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office today announced that the inmate that CCSO was helping Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) find has been found and arrested.

Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis said shortly before 10 a.m. today that Joshua Holmes, 35, was found by HCSO deputies in Masaryktown near U.S. 41.

Water supply authority honors Damato

Nick Nicholson, right, Hernando County Commissioner and WRWSA Vice-Chairman, recognizes Commissioner Emeritus Dennis Damato

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Citrus County Commissioner and BOCC Chairman Scott Carnahan will continue to represent Citrus County on the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority in 2017, along with newcomer Commissioner Jeff Kinnard, who replaced Commissioner Emeritus Dennis Damato.

Search for missing pilot grows into Hernando County

The search for missing pilot Theodore Weiss will resume on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. in Hernando County.

A new Command Post will be set up at the Little Rock Cannery, located at 15487 Citrus Way, Brooksville, on Saturday morning.

It has been six days since Weiss went missing on April 5 after he took off from the Dunnellon Airport in his experimental plane.

Some people reported that they had seen the plane near State Forest Trail No. 10 in the Withlacoochee Forest.

Crews have searched every day, with no traces of the pilot or his plane.

New info released on alleged burglar's death

Burglar dies

An alleged burglar is dead during the ransacking of a home on Tuesday in Floral City.

After receiving a call on Tuesday from someone who saw a Facebook post asking for help, Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at at 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday to 13347 S. Old Jones Road in Floral City.

Upon arrival, detectives discovered a deceased man, now identified as Johnathan Braden, 27, of 522 NE Crystal St., Crystal River.

Suspect dies in linked Hernando, Citrus burglaries

One suspect has died following a Floral City burglary who may also be linked to a Hernando County burglary.

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