Domestic disturbance leaves one dead, one wounded

One man has been found dead and another wounded as a result of what the Citrus County Sheriff's Office has said was a domestic disturbance.

Deputies were dispatched shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday to a disturbance in progress at 2250 W. Summer Place in Citrus Springs.

When they arrived at the residence, they found a 69-year-old man, Harold Gene Brown, dead from knife wounds, plus his stepson, Michael Staton, 56, also suffering from stab wounds.

The younger man was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital for treatment.


Accused Gainesville bank robber arrested in Lecanto

A suspect accused of helping rob a Gainesville bank in February was found hiding on Friday in a mobile home in Lecanto in Citrus County.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office assisted the Gainesville Division of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force with the location and arrest of Roger Giles, 28, one of three suspects in the February armed robbery iof the Bank of America located at 7606 W. Newberry Road in Gainesville.


Sheriff's Office solves robbery with arrest of Dunnellon man

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office says it has solved the June 19 robbery of the G & R Health Mart pharmacy, 3791 N. Lecanto Highway with the arrest on Monday of a 49-year-old Dunnellon man.

Arrested was Robert William Moynihan, 49, of 1528 Connetquot Place.


Woman's ob-gyn faces sexual battery charges

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Dr. Joseph Miller

A woman's ob-gyn is facing a sexual battery charge following an investigation by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

Arrested on Friday was Joseph Miller, 41, of 11428 W. Bayshore Drive in Crystal River.


Citrus County's June unemployment rate rises to 10.3 percent

While the state's unemployment rate for June remained unchanged at 8.6 percent, Citrus County's rate increased from 9.8 percent during May to 10.3 percent during June.

That's according to statistics released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). By contrast, the June unemployment rate for Citrus County during June of 2011 was at 12.3 percent.

In surrounding counties, the June unemployment figures also saw an increase.


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