Month: July 2020

  • Undercover drug buy leads to warrant, arrests of 4 people

    Four people were arrested Tuesday after an undercover “buy-bust” operation by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, and the subsequent execution of a search warrant at a nearby Homosassa residence. The CCSO said that the sheriff’s office’s Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) concluded the multifaceted narcotic investigation by initiating a buy-bust operation and then a subsequent search […]

  • Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals capture Citrus County man

    On July 25, the United States Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force (CRFTF) announced the arrest of fugitive Rapheal Malik Akbar Arnold. The 32-year-old Arnold was wanted out of Citrus County for Sexual Battery on a child under the age of 12. “Our agency owes the arrest of this violent fugitive and the safety […]

  • CCSO names interim emergency management head

    The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Evan to the position of Interim Director of Citrus County Emergency Management. Finalized by a vote of members of the BOCC, Director Evan was nominated to take over the role upon Captain David DeCarlo’s retirement on Aug . 7, 2020.

  • Detectives investigate body found near intersection

    On Tuesday morning, the body of 29-year-old Dustin Arthur Chandler was discovered near the intersection of West Pine Ridge Boulevard and North Amarillo Drive. Citrus County deputies responded and secured the scene upon their arrival. Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Specialists arrived and immediately began working the area to gather vital evidence and conduct […]

  • Hernando drug search warrant nets 2 arrests

    Two Hernando residents were arrested on Wednesday after the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) executed a search warrant at 7168 N. Whippoorwill Terrace in Hernando. Detectives arrested the homeowner, 31-year-old Ronald Mesick Jr., as well as the home’s other resident, 50-year-old Tammy Bryant. During their search of the house, detectives located fentanyl, […]

  • Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection raises funds for Animal Services X-Ray machine

    Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection (CCFAP) is raising community awareness and funds to purchase a state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine to help Citrus County Animal Services and Care Center (CCAS) better serve the medical needs of the animals that move through the Care Center. Currently, CCAS sends animals off-site for needed x-rays, which takes staff […]