Sheriff’s Office looking for missing/runaway

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Antonio Cutrona, a 17 year old white male runaway juvenile.

Antonio Cutrona

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Antonio Cutrona, a 17-year-old white male runaway juvenile.

Antonio is 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighs 165 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing red sweat pants, a t-shirt, and a blue jacket. He was last seen in Homosassa, on Dec. 30, 2017, around noon. It is possible that Antonio may be in Hudson, in Pasco County Florida.

If you see Antonio, or know where he is, please contact Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and ask for Major Crimes @ 352-726-1121. If you wish to give information anonymously, and possibly be eligible for a reward, contact Citrus County Crime Stoppers @ 888-ANY- TIPS (269-8477) .

Suspect dies following emergency call for violent mental disorder

A Floral City man is dead after resisting deputies and harming himself at his residence, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office says.

Deputies at the scene of a disturbance at a Floral City home.
A Floral City man died after he resisted efforts to help him by Citrus County deputies. PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. (January 5, 2018)

Citrus County deputies responded to 8801 East Wind Court in Floral City at 4:30 a.m. this morning after family told 911 dispatchers George Rogers, 36, was violently harming himself.

Deputies arrived at the residence to find Rogers to be extremely agitated and confrontational, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He then barricaded himself in the bathroom where he repeatedly cut his body with multiple objects, the CCSO said. Deputies were able to use a shield to enter the bathroom in an effort to stop Rogers from harming himself further so that they could help him.

The Sheriff’s Office said that Rogers showed incredible strength and resistance during this encounter, even though he was significantly injured by his own hands. Subsequently, Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and assisted CCSO deputies by sedating Rogers.

Rogers coded and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy on Rogers to determine cause and manner of death.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an independent investigation into his death.

Elderly woman dies in traffic accident

The Florida Highway Patrol said that a 77-year-old Inverness woman was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on State Road 44.

The unidentified woman was not immediately identified. pending notification of next of kin.

She died at Citrus Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in the crash.

The FHP said the woman had been driving a 2010 Honda Civic at 4:26 p.m. when Joshua Marsden, 23, lost control of his 2007 Nissan which drove into the path of the woman’s vehicle.

Marsden was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center.