Lecanto

Suicide suspected in inmate death

Darren Decker
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to have been an inmate suicide in the Citrus County Detention facility in Lecanto.
 
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Cooling fan failure causes reroute of 911 center

The failure of a cooling fan on Sunday caused an equipment failure when it didn't come on when it should have.
 
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said on Monday that the incident impacted the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center's call Center in Lecanto.
 
The CCSO had a backup plan for just such an emergency, the Sheriff's Office said. The 911 call center opened up a backup 911 center until the problem was resolved.
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Teaching old dogs new tricks

CCA inmates are given the opportunity to work with dogs which are homeless or have been abandoned by their families.
By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Inmate Dog Training Program gives both the inmates and dogs participating in the program, a new “paw-spective” on life.
 
In partnership with Citrus County Animal Services, select dogs are chosen to participate in an eight-week basic obedience program a
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Suspect captured after alleged attempted murder

Michael Todd Marcum

Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives have captured Michael Todd Marcum, 36, of Crystal River, regarding an incident that occurred Sunday morning around 9 a.m. at the B&B RV Park at 5096 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy in Lecanto.

Lecanto veterans clinic to remain open under lease

There has been a rumor in the community about a perceived plan by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs to consolidate services provided by the VA in Gainesville, the VA facility in The Villages and the Lecanto VA clinic, which some have feared could possibly result in the closure of the Lecanto clinc.

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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.

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