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Deputies Execute Search Warrant, Arrest Sex Offender

SORRENTO, Fla. -- Deputies of the Lake County Sheriff's Department along with members of the department's Crime Scene Investigations team executed a search warrant on Thursday that resulted in the arrest of a registered sex…

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Police Team Together to Arrest Armed Heroin Trafficker

DUNNELLON, Fla. -- Officers from the Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Dunnellon Police Department worked together to bring down a man charged with armed heroin trafficking as well as other felony and misdemeanor charges. According…

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Detectives Discover Human Remains in Ocala National Forest

OCALA, Fla. -- Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation after discovering human remains in the Ocala National Forest Monday according to a department spokesperson. Deputies were dispatched to an area near…

Man Arrested for First Degree Murder in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. -- An Ocala man was arrested and charged with first degree, premeditated murder after deputies discovered the body of a woman in the trunk of a car according to police. 36-year-old Eric Todd Gay…

Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Claiming to…

MINNEOLA, Fla. -- Lake County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday after the man claimed to be working as an undercover federal agent according to a sheriff's department spokesperson. Deputies charged 31-year-old James Marshall Hoskinson with…

Lake County Officials Launch Manhunt for Escaped Prisoner

CLERMONT, Fla. -- Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff's Department responded to the area of the Lake Correctional Institution after receiving reports of an escaped prisoner. According to a press release, 34-year-old Alinton John escaped…

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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…

Deputies Seize Over $200k Cash and Arrest Four…

LAKE COUNTY -- Lake County Deputies seized over $200,000 in cash and arrested four people Thursday while conducting raids on gaming establishments. The raids were an end to a two-month investigation, dubbed "Operation Jackpot", into…

Ocala Police officers and members of the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team raided an Ocala Internet Cafe resulting in three arrests and the seizure of several gaming machines and over $5,000 in cash.

Lake County Deputies Raid Internet Cafes Across the…

LAKE COUNTY -- Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff's Department began an operation Thursday evening raiding numerous gaming "sweepstakes" locations throughout Lake County. According to a source, deputies began the raid simultaneously at several locations in Leesburg…

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Suspect Barricades Self in Home, Deputies Clear Area

FRUITLAND PARK - A domestic disturbance call in Fruitland Park lead to deputies asking nearby residents to stay away from the area according to Lake County Sheriff's spokesman, Sgt. Fred Jones. According to Jones, deputies responded…

Orlando Man Arrested for Murder After Victim’s Body…

CLERMONT - An Orlando man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a Lake County murder according to Lake County Sheriff's Department spokesman, Sgt. Fred Jones. The arrest was triggered after Lake County deputies issued a warrant…

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…

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…