Archive for Robby Douglas

Road rage suspect leads deputies on chase through Citrus, Hernando counties

A Winter Haven man has been arrested following a wild Sunday night ride through Citrus and Hernando counties.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office says that shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO)  and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) took 23-year-old Charles Austin Alec Jewell of Winter Haven into custody following that vehicle pursuit.

Jewell led Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies on an extensive chase throughout the area of Inverness and Floral City, the CCSO said.

Read more

Cigarette thieves hit Lake Panasofkee Circle K

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is thanking residents for tips that recently led to identifying three suspects wanted in a large cigarette heist in Sumter County. The suspects’ names were not released on July 23. (PHOTOS: Sumter County Sheriff’s Office on June 23, 2019)

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is thanking residents for tips that recently led to identifying three suspects wanted in a large cigarette heist in Sumter County.

It has not been confirmed if the suspects had anything to do with the suspects involved in two Citrus County cigarette heists on the same day, June 19.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said that on June 19 at approximately 1:29 A.M, two black males and one black female entered the Circle K, located at 22 E-C 470, within Lake Panasoffkee, during which time the three worked in unison to steal more than 200 cartons of cigarettes.

Read more

Landing gear frozen, but pilot lands plane safely

Emergency vehicles surround plane that had a frustrated landing at the Inverness Municipal Airport. (CCSO photo on June 21, 2019)

No injuries were reported Friday when a plane — whose landing gear was stuck — got things unstuck when the pilot was able to deploy gear manually.

The Citrus County Sheriiff’s Office (CCSO) said that the CCSO Aviation Unit, alongside Citrus County Fire Rescue and Nature Coast EMS, arrived on scene as the small plane circled the Inverness Airport with failing landing gear.

Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement all came together to prepare for the worst, but hope for the best, the CCSO said in a statement.

Read more

Ocala man tracked with app captured by deputies after Homosassa burglary

Justin Colby Manning of Ocala (Photo: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on June 21, 2019)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Friday arrested an Ocala man and charged him with the theft of a trailer that was loaded with two motorcycles and a generator taken from a home in Homosassa.

Arrested was Colby Manning, 35, who now faces two counts of grand theft for the thefts, the CCSO said. In addition he was charged with two counts possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia after deputies located approximately a gram of meth, a little over a gram of heroin, and a glass pipe on him.

Read more

Cigarette thefts trending in Citrus County

These two suspects are shown in store surveillance during a June 19 theft at the Race Trac at 3310 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. in Lecanto. If you have any information on these suspects or in reference to this case, please contact the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division at 352-726-1121. (June 19, 2019)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two incidents; a robbery and a theft that occurred in the early morning hours of June 19.

At about 2:45 a.m. on June 19, three black males entered the RaceTrac at 3310 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. in Lecanto.

They attempted to distract the store clerk by making requests for him to look in the back room for specific merchandise. The three suspects then picked up several sandwiches and brought them to the cashier, presumably to cash out.

Read more

Former Citrus High School substitute teacher sentenced

Angela Jean Stanton

On June 19, former CHS substitute teacher Angela Stanton was sentenced by the Honorable Judge “Ric” Howard.

After hearing testimony from victims and the case detective, Judge Howard sentenced Stanton to eight years in the Department Of Corrections, followed by one year of probation.

She will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

Read more