Nurse charged with lewd, lascivious activity with patient

Hiram Bonilla

On Jan. 6, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was contacted in reference to the alleged sexual assault of a patient by a staff member at a local hospital.

The victim told the responding deputy that on Jan. 5 and 6, a registered nurse entered her hospital room on several separate occasions and engaged in sexual activity with her.

CitruThe suspect was identified as 57-year-old Hiram Bonilla, of Tampa.

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Deputies seize 13 firearms, narcotics cache when serving arrest warrants

Andrew Cannon (CCSO mug shot)

Citrus County deputies on Wednesday found 13 firearms and nine types of narcotics after serving a search warrant in Inverness.

Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) executed a narcotics search warrant at 785 S. Doug Pt in Inverness.

The target of this search warrant was Andrew Cannon, a 31-year-old Inverness man with two prior drug-related arrests, as well as a previous arrest for battery.

Cannon was taken into custody for two outstanding arrest warrants shortly before TIU detectives searched his home.

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Emory Whitt sentenced to 30 years for 2017 murder

(CCSO mug shot)

On Dec. 10, 2020, Judge Howard sentenced 28-year-old Emery Whitt to 30 years in prison for the 2017 murder of Ryan McClellan.

Detective Richey and Sergeant Holloway, with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID), conducted a lengthy and thorough investigation, leading to Whitt’s arrest in 2018 for McClellan’s murder.

These detectives continued to work closely with the State Attorney’s Office over the course of the judicial process, ultimately resulting in today’s sentencing. This sentence comes just under two years after Whitt’s arrest.

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Inverness daycare worker charged with child abuse

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said today that a 43-year-old daycare worker has been arrested and charged with child abuse.

Arrested on Nov. 18 was Amber Summers of Inverness, who is alleged to have been physically aggressive toward an autistic and non-verbal child on Nov. 16.

The CCSO was contacted on Nov. 16 and was told that the abuse had happened at a local daycare that provides services for children with special needs

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Accelerated Decommissioning Partners becomes licensed operator of Duke Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant

  • State regulators approved transaction in August after 14-month review.
  • Decommissioning will start nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.
  • Transaction has no impact on Duke Energy customer bills.

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(Photo courtesy: Duke Energy Florida)

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy successfully completed a transaction today to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Citrus County, Fla., in 2020 instead of 2067 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.

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