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Sumter County Deputies Search for Suspects in Theft…

LADY LAKE -- Sumter County Detectives are seeking help in identifying and locating two suspects who reportedly left the Lady Lake Lowe's Home Improvement store with over $1,000 in merchandise without paying. According to a post…

Lake Panasoffkee Drug Bust Results in One Arrest,…

LAKE PANASOFFKEE - Members of the Sumter County Sheriff's S.W.A.T. and Special Investigations Unit arrested a Lake Panasoffkee woman on multiple drug charges as a result of a narcotics search warrant Wednesday afternoon according to a press…

New Adult Soccer Club Seeks Players for Upcoming…

BUSHNELL - The Sumter County Youth and Adult Soccer Club is looking for new members to register to play in their all-new adult soccer league this upcoming season. The club, which is a non-profit organization, was originally…

Deputies raise reward to $10k for homicide suspect

BUSHNELL - Sumter County Deputies increased the reward amount for a homicide suspect to a total of $10,000 according to the department's spokeswoman Michelle Keszey. Keszey stated in a press release on Monday afternoon that the…

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Sumter County Deputy Arrested

BUSHNELL, Fla - A Sumter County deputy has been arrested on charges of grand theft and violation of the pawnbroker's act. Deputy William Rappleya was arrested October 23 following complaints that he had borrowed and subsequently…

Over 200 Service Centers Begin to Issue New…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - More than 200 service centers are expected to begin issuing Florida's new Driver's License and Identification cards according to a press release issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.…

Two Dead in Sumter County Crash

BELLEVIEW, Fla - A Belleview man and woman have been reported dead in a single vehicle accident on County Road 209 just before 1 a.m Saturday, October 14. According to the accident report released by the…

Jewelry stolen from home by men posing as…

BUSHNELL, Fla. -- The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to watch out for a two men posing as FEMA officials after they reportedly stole jewelry from a home. According to a sheriff’s press…

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Armed fugitive arrested at motel by Sumter SWAT

BUSHNELL, Fla. – A wanted and armed fugitive was captured at a Bushnell motel Monday after a Sumter County sheriff’s SWAT fired tear gas into his room. Jonathan Paul Budowski, 46, had been wanted on several…

Leesburg man arrested in weekend bank robbery

LADY LAKE, Fla. – Police apparently didn’t believe a bank robbery suspect’s story that the money in his wallet had come from gambling at a casino. Brandon Jerome Hooks, 33, of Leesburg, was charged Sunday…