Citrus County news

Sentenced: Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson was sentenced on July 29 to 8 years in the Department of Corrections with a 3 year minimum/mandatory in Judge Howard's courtroom for Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and a Violation of Probation for Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Felon.

Additionally, he was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Undercover contractors' sting nets 13 arrests

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office and state and local contracting licensing authorities linked arms recently to uncover people who were representing themselves to be "Handymen," or properly licensed for work.

Deputies looking for armed robbery suspects

Citrus County deputies are looking for these two robbery suspects.

Citrus County deputies are looking for two men who robbed a Speedway gas station convenience store at 4:19 a.m. at 9515 E Gulf to Lake Highway (near Gospel Island on State Road 44) in Inverness.

The Sheriff's Office said that the two men were armed with bats and took an undisclosed amount of money from the register.

The suspects left the store heading east on foot. A Sheriff's Office K9 unit responded and tracked to a Century Link substation on Gospel Island Road across from the store, but then lost the track.

Emergency management. leaders drill down to storm mode

Members of the Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Team and community leaders joined together for a drill that focused on hurricane preparedness and evacuation plans and action. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

Citrus County is ready if a storm comes our way this hurricane season.

And to keep all skills sharp, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office's Emergency Management team joined with community leaders to engage in an exercise to make sure everyone is on the same page whenever a storm strikes the county.

Homosassa man lying on road killed by motorist

A man lying in the roadway in the early morning hours of May 14 on West Grover Cleveland Boulevard in Homosassa was killed by a driver who didn't see the man.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the man as Robert H. Brooks, 32, of Homosassa. The man who ran Brooks over was identified as Skyler R. McKeown, 19, also of Homosassa, who said he didn't even see Brooks on the road.

The FHP pronounced Brooks dead at the scene. No charges were filed, the FHP said.

13-year fugitive arrested, to return to Citrus

Patrick John Donovan

Patrick John Donovan

A fugitive from Citrus County who was wanted for nearly 13 years, Patrick John Donovan, was taken into custody on Monday, May 9 in Detroit, Mich.

Donovan had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear on 2001 charges of vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and evidence tampering.

The CCSO said Donovan was located in England and was escorted back to U.S. soil (Detroit) where he was arrested on the Citrus County warrant. He is currently being held at the Wayne County Jail in Detroit on no bond.

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