CCSO’s Capt. Vincent retires from Sheriff’s Office

Capt. David Vincent retires (CCSO photo)

After 27 years of highly dedicated selfless service to the citizens of Citrus County, Captain David Vincent is retiring from the Sheriff’s Office.

Starting his career in 1993, Captain Vincent starting working as a Communications Officer. Shortly after starting with the agency, Captain Vincent transferred to the Patrol Division and worked as a Patrol Deputy until 1996.

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Citrus County Parks and Recreation PLAY Program Cheerleading for 3 to 5 Year Olds

On Monday, October 19, 2020, Citrus County Parks and Recreation opened registration for their Cheerleading P.L.A.Y. program (Preparing Little Athletes Youth program).

The PLAY program is specifically designed for children between the ages of three and five years old, who may not quite be ready for organized sports leagues, to teach some game basics. Each session lasts for six weeks with one hour classes once per week.

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Homosassa tennis courts closed temporarily

The tennis courts located at the Homosassa Area Recreation Park located at 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave.

Homosassa Springs, are temporarily closed through Wednesday, October 28, 2020 weather permitting, due to construction of a new hockey court.

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Threatening emails sent to some Citrus County voters

On Oct. 21, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was made aware of emails sent to Citrus County voters.

These emails were allegedly addressed from the group “Proud Boys” and made threatening statements to recipients.

The CCSO is working in partnership with the Supervisor of Elections Office to document these cases and forward all reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the lead investigating agency. These emails are not isolated to Citrus Count,y and are being reported in pockets across the state. Nationally, Proud Boys has denied involvement.

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Inverness father charged in infant’s death

Andrew Martin (CCSO mugshot on Oct. 21, 2020)

On Jan. 7 of this year, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to a medical emergency involving a three-month-old infant.

Upon arrival, deputies observed the victim’s father, 24-year-old Andrew Lynn Martin of Inverness, attempting to perform CPR.

Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to Citrus Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Detective Brian Casalvieri, with the CCSO Major Crimes Unit (MCU) and Detective Bruce Arnold with the CCSO Special Victim’s Unit (SVU), responded and began a thorough investigation.

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November Cardinal Street meeting canceled

The Citrus County Planning and Development Commission (PDC) has canceled its November 17, 2020 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Public Hearing on the Cardinal Interchange Management Area.

This public meeting will be rescheduled at a future date.

More information on the project is available at:

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USDA extends free school meals for all children

Washington, Oct. 16, 2020 — President Donald Trump proclaimed this week National School Lunch Week 2020, highlighting the vital role of school nutrition professionals in ensuring that children in all communities nationwide continue to get nutritious meals, despite the challenges posed by the current public health emergency.
To keep this work going, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the continued extension of nationwide flexibilities that allow free school meals for all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.

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Registered sexual offender faces new charges

A Dunnellon man, who is a registered sex offender, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy.

Arrested was Tommy Glenn Dees, 52, of Dunnellon.

On Oct. 9, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was contacted in reference to an alleged sexual assault of a juvenile victim.

The complainant told responding deputies the 4-year-old had disclosed that the suspect, 52-year-old Tommy Glenn Dees, had performed sexual acts on the child.

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Authorities arrest person of interest in Copeland Park shooting

Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO)  and U.S. Marshals on Thursday took David Jerome Lemon Jr. into custody as a person of interest in the murder of Tyler Hopkins.

Lemon is being held at the Citrus County Detention Facility on no bond for charges of Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

On Feb. 20, Hopkins was shot in Crystal River near the area of Copeland Park. Detectives with the CCSO Major Crimes Unit have diligently investigated this incident, working to identify the shooter and bring them to justice.

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