A Crystal River man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday in the case of the 2019 Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of a Child under the Age of 12.
During the initial investigation into the claims against Mark Daniel, 44, the victim disclosed to a parent that Daniel had made the victim touch him in a sexual manner.
Former Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Detective Bruce Arnold, now a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was assigned to the case. After a thorough investigation, which included a forensic victim interview with the Child Protection Team, Arnold developed probable cause for Daniel’s arrest.
A Floral City youth was arrested on Thursday on charges stemming from an Oct. 28 shooting in Floral City.
After investigation of the shooting incident, Citrus County deputies arrested Vincent Irvin, 18.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said that Sumter County deputies responded to a residence where an adult victim told officials he had been shot in Floral City several hours prior to returning to Sumter County.
The victim had an apparent gunshot wound to his arm and holes consistent with gunfire on his vehicle. A second victim who was in the vehicle at the time of the incident was nearly struck by the same round but fortunately was not injured.