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Roommate stabs trio, flees

Jesse Prive, 32, of Floral City
Citrus County deputies are looking for a man said to have stabbed three people in a Floral City home at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The Sheriff's Office is looking for Jesse Prive, 32, who is now wanted on two counts of attempted murder.
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Floral City residence off U.S. 41 after receiving a report of a stabbing at the home.

Email scam alert issued

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has put out a warning to consumers regarding a company posing as the DHSMV and demanding payment

Homosassa garage fire causes moderate damage

A fire in a garage around noon on Monday at 5365 W. Minuteman St. in Homosassa caused moderate damage to the home there.

There were no injuries reported.

Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue units arrived on scene to find the single-family block-construction home with fire and smoke coming from the home's attached garage, and 60 percent involved.


Inverness gas station robbed on Sunday

Video surveillance photo of suspect in robbery of Marathon gas station and convenience store in Inverness. (December 11, 2016)

Citrus County deputies responded to an armed robbery on Sunday at about 7:30 p.m. at the Marathon gas station on Arbor Street and County Road 581 in Inverness.

The suspect brandished a large knife and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was wearing a black-and-white dirt bike-type mask, sunglasses, reddish brown gloves and either a brown or camo hoodie.


Saturday mobile home fire hospitalizes occupant

A singlewide mobile home was destroyed early Saturday morning by fire at 6590 W. Arter St.

Deputy charged with domestic violence

A Citrus County deputy was arrested on Saturday and charged with domestic violence.
The Sheriff's Office said that the deputy was Cogar, 25, of Hernando, a three-year veteran of the CCSO.
According to the CCSO, deputies responded to a home in Inverness at which the alleged physical


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