Deputies arrest son for death of his mother

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Monday arrested the son of apparent murder victim Denise Hallowell, 57, who was found dead on July 13.

Denise Hallowell’s son, Carlos Hallowell, 17, was allegedly sleeping in his room at the time of this horrific murder and said he was awakened by their dogs barking.

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Body of missing paddle boarder found

Joshua Hensley
Joshua Hensley (PHOTO: CCSO)

The body of paddle boarder, 43 year-old Joshua Hensley. was recovered by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident, and in a statement, the CCSO said it will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

Mary Gates. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 7, 2019)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said that the search for Mary Gates. age 94, ended after her body was located off of a hiking trail in Inverness.

She was reported missing on Friday night and a Silver Alert was initiated.

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Former Citrus security officer lands warden job in Nebraska

A former Citrus County Detention Facility security chief has been named warden of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast Nebraska..

Todd Wasmer was previously chief of security for the Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto. Wasmer assumes his new duties in August.

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CCSO nabs cigarette heist suspects

LEFT: Herbert Davis. RIGHT: Natalie Olivera. (CCSO mug shots from July 20, 2019)

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the July 20 robbery of a Hernando gas station’s convenience store.

Arrested were Natalie Olivera, 20, and Herbert Davis, 19, both of Tampa.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) says that deputies were able to thwart that cigarette theft, and also help round up two suspects believed to be part of a tobacco theft ring spanning several counties.

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Suicide suspect released from hospital, now faces charges

Ocala police today arrested a reported suicidal suspect who on July 19 barricaded himself in a Lecanto home.

The Sheriff’s Office said today that Salazar has been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. After being discharged from a Marion County hospital earlier today, Salazar was arrested by the Ocala Police Department on those charges.

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