The body of an Inglis man reported missing earlier in the week was found floating on Saturday in the Withslacoochee River.
George Kiggans, 66, was reported missing on Wednesday, March 20, after he was last seen around 2 p.m. in the vicinity of his residence on West Foss Grove Path in Inglis.
“We utilized our resources as well as requested assistance from other organizations to assist in locating Mr. Kiggans,” said Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “This is not how we want any search to end, and we are truly sorry for the family’s loss.
A former crime scene specialist appeared for a pre-sentencing hearing on Thursday before 5th Circuit Court Judge Ric Howard in a case involving the release of confidential information from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.
Former Crime Scrime Scene Specialist Ashley Pate will be in custody without bond until her sentencing hearing on April 23.
Thursday afternoon, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in reference to multiple seatbelt violations, which eventually led to the arrest of the driver, 43-year-old Jessie Carver of Silver Springs.
Deputy Saayman conducted the traffic stop on the 1995 black BMW driven by Carver in the area of North McGee Drive and Norvell Bryant Highway in Hernando.
As Deputy Saayman was approaching the vehicle, he detected an odor of cannabis emitting from inside the vehicle. When asked about the odor, Carver openly admitted to having cannabis and displayed a burnt cannabis cigarette.