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Sheriff's Office issues scam alert

Scam Alert artworkThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said it wants to alert county residents to a scam that appears to be active in our county.

Sheriff offers computer access to storm victims

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast (CitrusDaily.US photo)For those residents who don't have access to computers, but who need FEMA aid, the Sheriff's Office has offered three locations  where residents can go online to apply for aid.

County works out space needs requirements

BOCC SealThe Citrus County Commission and the county's constitutional officers were able to make headway on Thursday in working out space needs to handle needs into the future.
 
Commissioners called the end result of the process "historic."
 
The need for more, or different, space by the sheriff's office, court system, Guardian Ad Litem, the Board of County Commissioners, Supervisor of Elections and Clerk of Courts has been a hot-button issu

Willmott sentenced a second time for bomb hoaxes

David Wayne Willmott, Jr., 24, of Inverness
David Wayne Willmott, Jr., 25, of Inverness, pleaded guilty in federal court in April to making threats to use an explosive device. 
 
He sent emails in November 2014 and April 2015 from a computer at the Lakes Region Library in Inverness, threatening to blow up targets all over the Tampa Bay area. 
 
He was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison for making bomb threats against public buildings and spaces, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Prendergast reorganizes Sheriff's Office

TOP RIGHT: Major Danny Linhart and Sheriff Mike Prendergast. BELOW, RIGHT: Major Elena Vitt and Sheriff Mike Prendergast. (CCSO photos on June 22, 2017)
Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast today announced he has reorganized the sheriff's office.
 
Prendergast said his changes took effect immediately.
 
The move comes shortly after former Undersheriff Buddy Grant was placed on administrative leave after an anonymous complaint was filed against him and an internal investigation proceeds.
 
"I have evaluated what's best for the community we serve and how best to keep our officers safe," said Sheriff Prendergast in a media news release today.
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