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Wanted of the Week: Chanler B. Lennon

Chanler B. Lennon

The Wanted of the Week for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office is Chanler B. Lennon.

He is wanted on felony charges, the CCSO said.

He is described as a 17-year-old white male, 6-feet, 1-inch tall, and weighs 150 pounds.

Lightning strikes Lecanto mobile home

Lightning is blamed for a home that caught fire on Tuesday at 7121 W. Kirk Point in Lecanto .


No injuries were reported.



Sheriff's Office seeking Edward Ammirata

FROM LEFT: Edward Ammirata, Scion, Mary Ann Mary Anne Brunelle. (Click for larger photo)

Edward John Ammirata was reported as a missing person on Aug. 23 to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

He is described as a 33-year-old white male, 5-feet, 8-inches, 120 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Old Courthouse in Inverness vandalized

Killian Michael McClean

An Inverness man was found Wednesday morning on top of the roof of of the Historic Old Courthouse in Inverness after apparently vandalizing the building.

The suspect, Killian Michael McClean, 21, of 5359 S. Robert Blake Ave. in Inverness, was arrested in connection with the incident.


Accused child abductor won't face trial

The man accused of trying to abduct a teen on June 7 inside a Dollar Store in Hernando will not go to trial.


Wanted of the Week: Joshua Lewis

Joshua Daniel Lewis is the wanted person of the week. He is wanted on three counts of Failure to Appear.

The counts are: Possession of a firearm, grand theft of a firearm and failure to register as a convicted felon.

Lewis is described as 29 years old, 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing 140 pounds.

If you have information about the location of Lewis, call the Citrus County Sheriff's Office at (352) 726-1121, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS.

Floral City bank robber arrested, Indicted

Elizabeth Perkins, then and now. Perkins was a suspect in the March 2015 Brannen Bank robbery in Floral City and in the robbery of a Plant City bank. (Click image for larger photo).

Already in federal custody for robbing a bank in Plant City, Elizabeth Perkins, 46, from Brooksville, now has Citrus County charges for robbing the Floral City Brannen Bank back in March of 2015.  


CCSO solves Inverness burglary

Christopher Michael Seaman, left, and Joshua Jeffrey Cogar

Christopher Michael Seaman, 40, and Joshua Jeffrey Cogar, 30, both from Floral City, were arrested on Aug. 6 after Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives learned they were allegedly involved in a recent burglary in the highlands area of Invermess.

Stolen items were being sold on Facebook and the LetGo App, the CCSO said.

Jury returns verdicts in Gorney murder case

Bryan Robinson, left, and Tyzick Wall

Two youths tried for the 2015 robbery and murder of Crystal River resident Stephen Gorney have been found guilty by a jury for the crimes.

Bryan Robinson was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder and Tyzick Wall was found guilty of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon (a lesser charge) after a weeklong jury trial.


Fire breaks out in strip mall; no injuries

There were no injuries reported in the blaze at 1345 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River (CCSO photo on Aug. 6, 2016)

Citrus County firefighters on Saturday night battled a fire that broke out in a strip mall in Crystal River.

No injuries were reported.

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Fire Rescue responded at 9:40 p.m. to assist Crystal River Fire Rescue at the commercial structure fire at 1345 S.E. U.S. 19 in Crystal River, also known as the Shoppes of Palm Breeze.


CCSO looking for missing teen

Matisan Leagh Blevens, left, was last seen on July 26 with an unidentified subject, right, at the Wal-Mart, Lecanto.

On July 27, Matisan Leagh Blevens was reported as a missing/runaway juvenile to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Matisan is a 16-year-old white female, 5’3” tall, 110 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a maroon t-shirt, blue jean shorts, black Vans shoes, carrying a black backpack.


Fire breaks out in Inverness home's garage

There were no injuries reported in the blaze at 3233 E. LLoyd St. in Inverness. Damages were estimated at $40,000 for the home and its contents. (CCSO photo on Aug. 4, 2016)

Citrus County firefighters on Thursday afternoon battled a garage fire in inverness.

There were no injuries reported in the blaze at 3233 E. LLoyd St. in Inverness.

Units from Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue and Inverness Fire Dept arrived on-scene at 2:55 p.m. to find the 1,500-square-foot, single-story residential structure with heavy fire showing from the garage area.


Multi-county burglary cases end in Inverness

Video surveillance from nearby business

Six arrested in early morning car dealership burglary

After weeks of several burglaries to car dealerships throughout Central Florida, six suspects, all of whom are from the Orlando area, are behind bars this morning due to the quick actions of Citrus County deputies.


Woman reported missing by family

Kaly Grace Klug, reported missing. LEFT: June 11, 2016. RIGHT: July 28, 2015.

Special to Citrus Daily

On July 20, Kaly Grace Klug was reported as a missing endangered adult to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Citrus County mother accused of manslaughter in newborn's death

Jodi Leann Alexander

The Marion County Sheriff's Office today charged a Citrus County mother with manslaughter in the death of her newborn baby in a hotel room and then putting the child inside the hotel room's trash can.

The arrest follows several months of extensive investigation by MCSO Major Crimes detectives.

Arrested was Jodi Leann Alexander, 26, of Inverness, in connection with the death of her newborn daughter, Chance Alexander-Palmer, on March 8.


CCSO warns of trailer, boat thefts

Trailer hitch lock

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office says that there have been a number of thefts of boats and trailers being reported from the Citrus Springs area.


Sentenced: Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson was sentenced on July 29 to 8 years in the Department of Corrections with a 3 year minimum/mandatory in Judge Howard's courtroom for Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and a Violation of Probation for Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Felon.

Additionally, he was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Traffic Alert: Crystal River crash

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office shortly after midnight on Sunday advised motorists to be on the alert for a single-vehicle crash that occurred on West Ozello Trail near the intersection of South  Winterset Avenue in Crystal River recently. 


Dawsy backs Prendergast for sheriff

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff DawsyCitrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy on Wednesday announced he endorsed Michael Prendergast, who was formerly on Gov. Rick Scott's cabinet as Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Director.

Woman injured in Homosassa hit-and-run boating accident

A Fort Pierce woman was injured when she was struck by a boat Friday, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials.

Samantha Saunier, 27, was snorkeling in the Homosassa Bay. As she was swimming back to her vessel, she was hit by a passing boat, which didn't stop.



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