Amber Alert canceled for missing Williams children

Mason Williams, age 1 and Rylan Williams, age 3.The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday announced that the missing Williams children were located in Georgia and are safe and sound.

Amber Alert issued for missing children

ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Mason Williams, age 1 and Ryland Williams, age 3. BOTTOM, FROM LEFT: Ryan Williams and Stacey Williams. (PHOTO: CCSO on Sept. 18, 2016)

Citrus County detectives discovered new information today that led to an Amber Alert being issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for two missing children.

Rylan Williams, 3, and Mason Williams, 1, were taken by their mother out of the home of their custodial guardian on Saturday evening.  Rylan was last seen wearing a pink dress with no shoes, and Mason was wearing an orange shirt and a diaper.


Mother kidnaps children from guardian

Stacey Williams

A homeless woman on Saturday is said to have kidnapped her children from the home of the children's guardian in Lecanto.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday.


Suspect charged with Advance America robbery

Aaron Jabar Betsy

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the Sept. 3 robbery of the Advance America business in Inverness.

Deputies on Friday arrested on Aaron Jabar Betsy, 36, of Citrus Springs on a probable cause warrant in connection with the case.


Citrus County's unemployment rate drops 0.5 percent in August

Unemployment in Citrus County showed a slight improvement in August, compared to July, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The DEO on Friday released the state's unemployment numbers, and Citrus County's unemployment came in at 6.8 percent during August, compared to 7.3 percent during July, an uptick of 0.5 percent.


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