DeSantis announces launch of Lockheed Martin, CareerSource Florida apprenticeship program

Learn-and-earn pilot program in Ocala will expand to other communities

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2021) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced today that Lockheed Martin and CareerSource Florida have partnered to develop and refine a registered apprenticeship program.

Lockheed Martin, one of the nation’s leading global security and aerospace companies, has led the development of a regional workforce and education ecosystem and will model the program across its major regional operations in Florida and nationwide.

“Lockheed Martin’s new apprenticeship program with CareerSource Florida exemplifies many of the reasons why Florida is the best state to do business: we are focused on job creation, partnerships, innovation and workforce education,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

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Robbery suspect captured within 15 minutes of call

Anthony Lamar Wright

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies on Sunday arrested 37-year-old Anthony Lamar Wright of Inverness for robbery with a firearm.

“We are extremely proud of both Deputy Anderson and Deputy Bostic, along with Sgt. Laborda, who worked to quickly apprehend this robbery suspect,” said Sheriff Prendergast.

“Within 15 minutes of this crime being reported, CCSO deputies had the suspect detained and ultimately solved this case.”

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Crystal River man arrested charged with aggravated battery

Brett Carver

During the early morning hours of Feb. 17, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a home in Crystal River after the occupants claimed to have been attacked by a suspect armed with a knife.

The suspect, 26-year-old Brett Carver, was later located by deputies at a local hospital where he was seeking treatment for wounds he had received from his own weapon during the attack.

Detectives Casalvieri and Bang with the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) responded to the hospital and began an investigation.

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Homosassa man arrested on lewd, lascivious charges

William (Charles) Hale Jr.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Jan. 10 was contacted in reference to a past sexual assault of a juvenile.

Deputies made contact with the juvenile victim who disclosed inappropriate contact with the suspect identified as William (Charles) Hale Jr. on several separate occasions.

Based on these allegations, Detective Richey with the CCSO Special Victims Unit was assigned to the case and began an investigation.

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