Deputies Arrest Man in Leesburg for Human Trafficking

April 12, 2017

LEESBURG – Lake County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday afternoon in connection with human trafficking after the Office of Refugee Resettlement contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office requesting a well-being check on a juvenile in Leesburg. When deputies arrived at the address, the teen told deputies that she had been smuggled into the United States from Mexico and had been living here illegally for approximately a year. The victim also…


Sumter Deputies Arrest Suspects in String of Burglaries

April 10, 2017

BUSHNELL – Sumter County deputies have arrested two suspects who they say are responsible for a string of burglaries that occurred between April 4th and April 5th according to a press release. Deputies responded to a home near Hunt Avenue in Bushnell at approximately 5:25 am on April 5th in reference to a car that had been burglarized. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who stated that someone had broken…


Three Mount Dora Teens Charged with Attempted Murder

April 3, 2017

MOUNT DORA – Three Mount Dora teens ranging from 14 to 16 years of age were charged with attempted murder after allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat and leaving him in the street, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s Office press release. According to the release, dispatchers received several calls regarding a string of car burglaries and a fight near Northland Road in Mount Dora around 4:00 am Sunday…


Sabal Pipeline Shooting Suspect Killed by Deputies After High Speed Chase

February 26, 2017

FLORAL CITY – A man who was a suspect for allegedly shooting at the Sabal Pipeline early Sunday morning was fatally shot by deputies during a high-speed chase according to reports. According to the reports, the incident began in Dunnellon when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Sabal Pipeline at 9:00 am Sunday morning after receiving reports of a man shooting at the pipeline and equipment using a high-powered rifle….


Wildwood Student Arrested in Connection to Dollar General Robbery

Sumter County deputies arrest teen at school in connection with armed robbery of the Coleman Dollar General.
January 12, 2017

WILDWOOD – Sumter County deputies arrested a Wildwood Middle-High student Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of the Dollar General in Coleman on Tuesday morning. After receiving several tips, deputies were led to an unnamed 16-year–old in Wildwood on Wednesday. Deputies questioned the teen while he was attending school at Wildwood Middle-High. During a search, deputies recovered a pellet gun from the teen’s backpack believed to have been used in the…


Sorrento Man Handcuffs Wife, Forces Her Into Trunk

A Sorrento man was arrested late Tuesday night after allegedly beating his wife, handcuffing her, and forcing her into a trunk.
January 4, 2017

SORRENTO – A Sorrento man is currently behind bars at the Lake County Jail after allegedly beating his wife, handcuffing her, forcing her into a trunk and then leaving her on the side of the road almost a mile away from their home according to arrest reports. Deputies responded to the intersection of Reef Drive and Nocatee Trail in Sorrento late Tuesday night after dispatchers received a call from a man…


Man Accuses Wife of “Beating Him Up”

A Sorrento woman was arrested after being accused of "beating up" her husband during a dispute over child care issues with their toddler.
January 4, 2017

SORRENTO – A Sorrento woman found herself behind bars after allegedly “beating up” her husband according to arrest reports. 34-year-old Elizabeth Nie was arrested early Tuesday morning just after 1:30 am after deputies responded to her home on Alameda Drive in Sorrento in reference to a 911 call from her husband who told dispatchers that Nie was “beating him up”, the report stated. In the report, Nie’s husband told deputies that he and…


Sumter County Deputies Save Puppies From House Fire

December 28, 2016

THE VILLAGES – Two chihuahua puppies were saved from a house fire on Christmas Eve according to a Sumter County press release. Deputies and firefighters responded to a home on Ansley Path in The Villages on Christmas Eve at approximately 2:00 pm in response to a house fire, the release stated. The homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire but were contacted by responders and arrived at the…


Deputies Still Searching for Missing Boy

December 22, 2016

CITRA – Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department are still looking for a boy who has been missing since late October. Jeffrey Begley, now 16-years-old, was last seen at Skate Mania in Ocala on October 21, 2016, according to reports. Begley was last seen wearing a blue Hollister shirt, blue jeans, and a pair of gray Vans sneakers. Deputies believe that Begley may still be in the area or may…


Shooter Identified in VA Clinic Shooting

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December 13, 2016

THE VILLAGES  – The shooter responsible for the incident that took place early Tuesday morning has been identified as 60-year-old veteran Stephen Cometa according to a source. Cometa entered the VA Clinic located on Mulberry Lane in The Villages just after 9:00 am Tuesday armed with an AR-15 rifle. According to the source, Cometa entered the office and aimed the rifle at an unnamed person working at the Clinic. A single…