Man injured in deputy involved shooting in Dunnellon

On Wednesday at about 6 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the area of West Amman Street in Dunnellon, in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, deputies were met by a suspect who was on the property in violation of a court order.

After threatening the deputies with a firearm, the two responding deputies sought shelter outside the front door. The suspect then emerged from the residence armed with two firearms and fired his weapon toward a deputy.

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Important Information from UF/Citrus County Extension on Chinese Seed Packet

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has partnered with the state’s Extension offices to collect suspicious Chinese Seeds that citizens may have received.

Effective immediately, Citrus County Extension office at 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto will be accepting unordered suspicious Chinese seeds residents may have received by mail.

To date, more than 500 Floridians have received these seeds, which have often labeled as earrings or jewelry.

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Cardinal St. Interchange Public Workshop can be viewed Live on Clerk’s Website

Due to technical issues, the Spectrum simultaneous broadcast of the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Cardinal Street Interchange Public Workshop on Tuesday is not going to be made available.

The meeting will still be held 10 a.m. in Room 100, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness.

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‘Operation Coin Toss’ ends with 55 more arrests

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The fourth and final quarter of Operation Coin Toss has concluded, resulting in the seizure of more fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine off the streets of Citrus County.

Originally started in June 2019, the first quarter of Operation Coin Toss targeted those responsible for drug trafficking and those who sell illegal narcotics.

Throughout the entire operation, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) partnered with the U.S. Marshals, the Florida Department of Correction’s Probation Services, Citrus County Code Enforcement, and many other community partners.

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DeCarlo retiring from Sheriff’s Office

David DeCarlo

After a long and dedicated career, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Captain David DeCarlo is ready to retire.

Starting on February 16, 1987, Captain DeCarlo has served the agency in

numerous capacities during his 33 years.

Beginning as a Communications Officer, Captain DeCarlo quickly moved to the position of Deputy Sheriff and later to Investigator. He served as a member of the SERT team from 1998 to 2004.

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