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Arrest made in Tuesday's double shooting, fire off Cardinal

William Gonsisko

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced an arrest in the double shooting and arson on Tuesday afternoon off Cardinal Lane.

Arrested was William Gonsisko, 59, of Lecanto, who has been charged with three counts of attempted murder. He also faces  pending charges for arson, armed robbery and hitting a female victim with a shovel.

Shooting, fire reported off Cardinal Lane

Citrus County deputies help work traffic on Tuesday afternoon after being called to the scene of a house fire and a report of gunfire on Gilbert Terrace off Cardinal Lane. CCSO photo on October 17, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday reported that Emergency personnel were on scene of a shooting and house fire at  7089 Gilbert Terrace in Lecanto Gilbert Terrace, off Cardinal Lane in Homosassa.

Just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the CCOS received a call about a shooting that had just occurred at the residence.

State adds new sex charges for former worship director

Chad RobisonCitrus County Sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday tacked on 41 additional sex charges to former worship director Chad Robison’s arrest this past summer.
 
Robison, a 36-year-old former employee at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, was arrested in July on several sex charges, including video voyeurism and lewd and lascivious exhibition.
 

Human remains found in Chatmire area

The Marion County Sheriff's Office on Monday reported that human remains were found on Friday in Chatmire.

MCSO's Major Crimes detectives responded to a vacant lot in the area of the 19800th block of SW 107th Lane in Chatmire in response to a report that human remains had possibly been located at that site.

During the course of the investigation, detectives, MCSO forensic technicians and officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office and the University of Florida CA Pound Lab searched the area, and eventually located unidentified human remains.

Man reported missing since Sept. 21

Paul Johnson

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts Paul Johnson.

He is a 53-year-old white male, 5’10” tall, 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Although Johnson has not been seen since Sept. 21, he has been in touch with his girlfriend. He will not reveal his whereabouts, authorities have said. He does suffer from various medical conditions, and does not have medications in his possession.

The Sheriff's Office suggests he may be enroute to Cocoa Beach, or there is a remote possibility he may have headed to Merrimack County in New Hampshire.

CMH recognized as Regional Hospital of Year

Citrus Memorial Hospital exterior shotCitrus Memorial Hospital was recently recognized by Mended Hearts as a Regional Hospital of the Year.

The Southern Region encompasses seven states and Puerto Rico, and serves 46 chapters of the heart disease support group.

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