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New info released in suicidal suspect shooting in Lecanto

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) today released more information in the incident in which a suicidal suspect who was shot after barricading himself in Lecanto on July 19.

Four deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending further investigation of the incident.

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Suicidal subject barricades self in Lecanto, later taken into custody

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, patrol units with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office responded out to 1245 West High Acres Street in Lecanto in response to a report of an armed, suicidal subject.

Subsequently, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were deployed to assist.

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Inverness man convicted on child porn charges

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Herman Metcalf, Inverness. (Photo: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office mugshot)

On April 11, 2018, a search warrant was executed at 1132 Stately Oaks Drive in Inverness after Detective Chris Cornell of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s High Tech Crimes Unit was able to identify and download child pornography from a computer at that address.

Herman Metcalf and two other family members were home at the time, and were subsequently interviewed when detectives arrived to serve the search warrant.

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Crews battle Crumps Landing fire

Citrus County Fire Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office had units on scene for a reported fire at Crumps Landing in Homosassa.

Crew members on scene were able to safely put out the fire. No one was injured during this unfortunate event.

The main tiki hut was destroyed in the flames, however.

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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.

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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.

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