Area Police Beat – 4-11-18 (expanded)

Kostas Maris, 81, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, March 30, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft of $100 or less. He was released and issued a Notice to Appear citation. Mr. Maris is accused of taking four trays of flowers, valued at $44, from the Homosassa Walmart, at 10:20 am, without paying for the items. Mr. Maris denied that he’d been at the store at 10:20 am, March 24, when he’s accused of taking the flowers. He said he’d gone to the store during the afternoon of March 24 and purchased an alternator and battery for his van.
Sara Nicole Surber, 19, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, charged with probation violation (no bond).
Francisco Hermogenes Estrada Munoz, 20, Bell, FL, who was already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, March 30, on a Gilchrist County warrant for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim; and tampering with a witness, victim or informant via intimidation, threat, or physical force ($100,000 bond).
Erik John Siegfried, 34, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, March 30, following a report by the victim that Mr. Siegfried had robbed him at the Liquors Plus store in Floral City. The victim told deputies that he and Siegfried had left the Citco gas station and traveled to the liquor store, in separate vehicles, to purchase lottery tickets. He said Mr. Siegfried walked up to him, punched him three times on his face while demanding that he and a witness take their money out of their pockets. The report stated the store’s video surveillance confirmed the victim’s account of the incident, and the victim had his three children, all under the age of twelve, inside his vehicle at the time of the incident. Siegfried was charged with robbery where offender carried no weapon ($10,000 bond). He was additionally charged with violation of felony probation (for possession of methamphetamine), with his bond set at none.
Christopher Scott Schuler, 30, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, March 31, after deputies were dispatched to the Inverness Highlands area, due to a complaint that a person (Mr. Schuler) was running around the neighborhood in a suspicious manner. The report stated that Mr. Schuler appeared to be under the influence of a drug or alcohol, as he was looking over his shoulder in a paranoid manner, not answering questions and stating that he’d awakened in a stranger’s home and had been running from the home. He stated he did not feel well and did not remember certain actions and points in time. Nature Coast EMS was contacted, and as medics attempted to run an ECG on him, Mr. Schuler started flailing his arms, thinking he was about to be electrocuted. While medics were attempting to calm him, Mr. Schuler resisted them and attempted to punch one medic with his balled fists. Schuler was taken into custody, charged with assault on an emergency medical services provider, and battery on an emergency medical services provider ($6,000 bond).
Jeremy Wayne Thomas, 27, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, March 31, on a Citrus County warrant for grand theft of $300 or more, but less than $5,000, with his bond set at $2,000. He was also arrested on another Citrus County warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of battery ($4,000 bond).
Thomas Ambrose Tyrrel, 27, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, March 31, during a traffic stop in Crystal River. The report stated that a deputy saw that Mr. Tyrrel was not wearing a seatbelt, and turned around and followed his vehicle, which eventually pulled into the Best Western motel and drove to the rear of the motel. The deputy reported that he saw Mr. Tyrrel park his vehicle by a stairwell and then throw an unknown object into the bushes. The deputy recovered the items from the bushes – a baggie containing 1.3 grams of methamphetamine and Mr. Tyrrel’s wallet, which contained his driver’s license. Mr. Tyrrel was charged with possession of a controlled substance ($2,000 bond) and also issued a written warning for not wearing his safety belt.
Ronald Samuel Aungst, Jr., 44, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 1, charged with misdemeanor violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence (no bond). He was also arrested on a warrant for felony violation of probation or community control (no bond).
Austin Eugene Mehall, 27, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 1, charged with possession of a controlled substance ($2,000 bond).
Matthew Maguire Richardson, 29, St Petersburg, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 1, during a traffic stop in Hernando, FL for having no operable tag or driver’s side tail lights. Deputies smelled marijuana during the traffic stop, and Mr. Richardson declined to give consent for the vehicle to be searched. However, a K-9 alerted to the presence of a contraband inside the vehicle, and it was searched. Inside the vehicle, deputies located 54.5 grams of marijuana, a felony amount. Mr. Richardson was charged with possession of a controlled substance ($2,000 bond). He was also issued a written warning for faulty equipment.
Wesley Adam Schnarrs, 18, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 1, following a traffic crash that he is accused of causing, due to recklessly driving an all terrain vehicle (ATV) by performing donuts (driving in circles) at the intersection of N. Lecanto Hwy. and N. Florida Ave. in the Pine Ridge area. The report stated that the reckless driving caused a vehicle to swerve and crash into another vehicle to avoid hitting the ATV. After the crash, Mr. Schnarrs was found nearby, walking in the woods. When deputies attempted to speak with him, he took off running and refused to stop. When he eventually became tired and fell, he was taken into custody. Mr. Schnarrs was charged with driving while license knowingly suspended or revoked, resisting an officer without violence, having no motor vehicle registration, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage ($3,500 bond). He was also issued traffic citations for reckless driving causing an accident, driving while license suspended with knowledge, having an unregistered motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, failing to wear head gear, and having no proof of insurance.
Tiy William Stratton, 24, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 1, charged with retail petit theft (value $100 or less), possession of a controlled substance, resisting an officer without violence, and possession of drug paraphernalia ($5,500 bond).
Patrick Stephen Ballard, 40, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 2, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Tylor Jobe Herrera, 36, Beverly Hills, who was already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility on unrelated charges, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 2, on a Marion County warrant for felony petit theft (two or more convictions of a theft), with his bond set at $2,000.
James Robert Stack, 62, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 2, charged with misdemeanor violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence by coming within 500 feet of a designated area (no bond).
Charles Rowland Bray, 60, homeless in the Crystal River area, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 3, charged with misdemeanor trespassing ($1,000 bond). The report stated that Mr. Bray, who had previously been trespassed from the Seafood Seller Cafe, located at 300 SE US 19 in Crystal River, was sitting on a bench near the restaurant with another man, Ronald Teal, “loitering,” the report stated, because neither of the men had purchased items at Kings Bay Plaza where the restaurant is located. The report stated that Mr. Teal, the man sitting with Mr. Bray on the bench, was issued a trespass warning and removed from the property.
William Joseph Eaton, 42, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 3, as a fugitive from justice on an Anchorage, Alaska warrant for probation violation, on an original charge of sexual exploitation of a minor. His bond was set at none.
Eric Benjamin Harris, 18, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 3, on a Citrus County warrant for possession of a controlled substance (possession of cannabis greater than 20 grams). His bond was set at $2,000.
Two men were arrested on drug charges and a woman was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, April 3, after deputies received a report, about 6:36 pm, that Robert Roy Key, 34, Inverness, who was wanted by law enforcement on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation (for driving while license suspended or revoked), was in a shed at a N. Arkansas Ter., Hernando residence. Deputies found Mr. Key inside the shed and, in clear view, also saw drug paraphernalia and drugs strewn about, inside the shed. Mr. Key was found to be in possession of 1.21 grams methamphetamine. Key was charged with possession of controlled substance ($2,000 bond) and also arrested on the warrant (no bond). Michael Joseph McElroy, 39, Hernando, was found to be in possession of 32.15 grams methamphetamine, along with three bags that contained the drug. McElroy was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, deliver or manufacture; and possession of drug paraphernalia ($6,000 bond). Jo-Ann Albair, 49, Inverness, was found to be in possession of a smoking pipe with methamphetamine residue, and issued a notice to appear citation.
Randall Hendrick Renes, Jr., 28, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 3, charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation (no bond).
David George Stearns, II, 29, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 3, charged with retail petit theft (value $100 or less) and possession of drug paraphernalia ($600 bond).
Lance Joseph Tarantino, 45, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 3, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence ($19,000 bond).
Brian Patrick Cole, 42, Crystal River, who was already in custody at the Citrus County Detention Facility, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, on a Pinellas County warrant for burglary of an unoccupied residence ($15,000 bond). He was also arrested on three Marion county, FL warrants: (1) violation of felony probation for violation of a domestic violence injunction (no bond), (2) violation of felony probation for grand theft (no bond), and (3) misdemeanor failure to appear for grand theft ($500 bond).
Coretta Regina Henry, 42, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Shane Cook Hill, 38, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, following the report of a red 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck being stolen from a S. Ohio Ave., Homosassa business. The report stated that the victim had left the keys in the ignition. The report stated, about 15 minutes prior to the vehicle being reported stolen, a deputy had noticed a vehicle that matched the description of the stolen vehicle, being driven by Mr. Hill, turning into the homeless camp behind Neffer’s Bowling in Homosassa. Mr. Hill was located at the homeless camp and taken into custody, charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle ($2,000 bond). The S. Ohio Ave. business’ video surveillance showed the man (identified as Mr. Hill) stealing the vehicle.
Michael Paul Kramer, 43, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Steven Paul Sachewicz, 52, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft (value $100 or less). His bond was set at $500.
Jonus Serrano, 36, Beverly Hills, FL, who was already in custody at the Citrus County Detention Facility, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, on a Citrus County warrant for possession, or possession with intent to sell, dispense, or deliver, any habit-forming, toxic, harmful, or new drug or prescription drug; and possession of drug paraphernalia ($2,000 bond).
Joseph Craig Sherouse, Jr., 19, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, charged with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor ($500 bond).
William Estill Skaggs, 50, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, charged with misdemeanor battery ($1,000 bond).
Brian Keith Treacy, Jr., 27, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, accused of making numerous fraudulent transactions totaling $829.17 between March 5 and March 12 on the victim’s Region’s Bank account. Mr. Treacy was was charged with grand theft of $300 or more, but less than $5,000 ($2,000 bond).
John Karl Vassar, 56, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 4, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
James Ricardo Austin, Sr., 42, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, on a Florida Commission of Parole warrant for violation of parole, on an original charge of sale, manufacture or delivery of cocaine (habitual offender). His bond was set at none.
John Everett Babson, 56, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, charged with misdemeanor violation of condition of pretrial release when the original arrest was for domestic violence (no bond). The arrest report stated that Mr. Babson, who was charged with battering the victim on March 20, left a voice mail message for the victim on the answering machine of a person who is a friend of both Mr. Babson and the victim, which placed him in violation of a pre-trial release condition to not have contact with the victim. According to the report, the message stated that the victim should get out of town because law enforcement is aware that she is selling narcotics at a Homosassa bar.
Gerald Reymond Dietrich, Jr., 35, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft (value $100 or less), with his bond set at $500. Mr. Dietrich is accused of taking various items of men’s clothing (2 shirts, 1 pair of socks 1 pair of shorts, a pack of tank type undershirts, a pack of underwear, and a pair of demin jeans) valued at $66.93 from the Beall’s Outlet, located at 223 E. Highland Blvd. in Inverness. The arrest was made after Mr. Dietrich had completed traffic court proceedings for a criminal traffic citation. Enroute to the Citrus County Detention Facility, the report stated, Mr. Dietrich told the deputy that the incident had occurred about three weeks previously, that he’d taken the items because he’s homeless and has no money. He told the deputy, that after he left the store, he was confronted by the loss prevention officer, and he returned the items to the loss prevention officer, then left the store.
Kurt Matthew Freyman, 40, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, following an incident that occurred in Crystal River, about 11:00 pm. The report stated that a deputy briefly heard an alarm sounding from one of the closed businesses at the Crystal River Shopping Center, located at 1651 SE 8th Ave. The deputy located Mr. Freyman, riding a bicycle behind the business where the alarm had sounded, peddling toward Clawdaddy’s restaurant at a fast pace. The deputy turned his vehicle around and found Mr. Freyman crouched behind a dumpster. According to the report, Mr. Freyman told the deputy he was there to empty his bladder and dumpster dive, and he’d crouched down to avoid being arrested for indecent exposure. Mr. Freyman gave false personal identification to the deputy, who found several tools (screwdrivers, crowbars, flashlights, and tape) inside a bag he was carrying. Mr. Freyman told the deputy he uses the tools to cut trees. At the detention facility, Mr. Freyman gave his correct personal information. He was charged with loitering or prowling at a time or in a manner not usual to a lawful citizen, and obstruction by a disguised person ($1,000 bond). He was also arrested on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation (for burglary or attempted burglary), with his bond set at none.
Jacob Terrance Messer, 35, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, and violation of condition of pretrial release when the original arrest was for domestic violence (no bond).
Tyler Matthew Patton, 23, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, on a Citrus County warrant for possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis more than 20 grams, resisting an officer without violence, and possession of drug paraphernalia ($6,000 bond).
Steven Paul Sachewicz, 52, Hernando, FL, who was already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility on unrelated charges, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 5, on a Marion County warrant for grand theft of $300 or more, but less than $5,000 ($2,000 bond).
Corey Joseph Clayborn, 26, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 6, charged with domestic battery (no bond).
Christopher Benton Groom, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 6, charged with trafficking or endeavoring to traffic in stolen property ($5,000 bond).
David Mickeal Hubble, 33, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 6, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.
Diane Cole Hudson, 73, Hernando FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 6, charged with possession of controlled substance ($2,000 bond).
Wendi Lee Kirchoff, 53, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 6, on a Citrus County warrant for issuing a worthless check for $150 or greater with insufficient funds ($500 bond).
Katherine Lee Bell, 40, Boulder, CO, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 7, charged with felony retail theft of $300 or more ($2,000 bond).
Amy Nicole Briers, 26, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 7, charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia ($3,000 bond).
Glenn Ruben Davison, 42, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 7, charged with misdemeanor violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence by communicating with petitioner (no bond). The arrest placed Mr. Davison in violation of his probation for domestic battery by strangulation, so he was additionally charged with violation of probation (no bond).
Angela Marie Mathews, 47, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 7, charged with misdemeanor violation of condition of pretrial release when the original arrest was for domestic violence (no bond).
Steven Thomas Bunch, 31, Hernando, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 8, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft of $100 or less ($500 bond).
Kari Beth Panzner, 32, and Joseph Keenan O’Donnell, 24, both of Hernando, FL, were arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 8, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft of $100 or less ($500 bond each).
John Thomas Sarver, 26, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 8, charged with carrying a concealed firearm, 2 counts possession of controlled substance, trafficking or endeavoring to traffic in stolen property, reckless driving while fleeing from law enforcement, and fleeing a police officer in pursuit with disregard for safety ($16,500 bond).
Robert Francis Gallagher, 48, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 9, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Curtis Nathan Storman, 31, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 1, following the investigation of a complaint, about 4:22 pm, of a suspicious person at a W. Kimberly Ct., Homosassa residence. Prior to the incident, residents told deputies they’d been told that the suspect (Mr. Storman) had burglarized a residence and stolen an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and was believed to be armed. Deputies located Mr. Storman, sleeping on an enclosed porch at the residence. The report stated, when he refused to show his hands to the deputy, the deputy’s K-9 partner bit Mr. Storman’s hands. After EMS tended to his wounds, Mr. Storman was taken into custody. He told the arresting deputy that he didn’t understand his rights and had nothing to say to him. He was charged with resisting an officer without violence, and burglary of an unoccupied residence (no bond). He was additionally arrested on two Citrus County warrants: (1) failure to appear, on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia (no bond); and (2) failure to appear, on an original charge of operating a vehicle while driver’s license knowingly cancelled, suspended, or revoked (no bond). On April 6, Storman was charged with theft of a motor vehicle (the ATV), with his bond set at $2,000. In a related stolen ATV case, Sabrina Carolann Thomas, 25, Homosassa, was arrested, April 1, charged with resisting an officer without violence, theft of a motor vehicle, and burglary of an unoccupied residence ($13,000 bond). Ms. Thomas’ arrest report stated that the side-by-side ATV was stolen from a S. Watermelon Dr., Crystal River residence, sometime during the night of March 30 and the morning of March 31.

Aaron Ryan-Eugene Roscoe, 25, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on numerous charges, March 31, following a tip made to CrimeStoppers that Mr. Roscoe, who had several Citrus County warrants for his arrest, was at a residence located on W. Peacock Ct. in Homosassa. While deputies were searching for Mr. Roscoe in the house, they heard the sound of a door being shut and quickly learned that Mr. Roscoe was running from the house, attempting to avoid capture. However, he was quickly taken into custody, charged with misdemeanor resisting an officer without violence ($1,000 bond). He was also arrested on the three warrants: failure to appear on an original charge of carrying a concealed weapon firearm (no bond), failure to appear on an original charge of carrying a concealed weapon or firearm (no bond), and failure to appear on original charges of resisting without violence and operating a motor vehicle with no license ($4,000 bond). On April 2, Mr. Roscoe was additionally charged with theft of a motor vehicle ($2,000 bond). The theft was reported March 13. The report stated that the stolen vehicle, a 2009 Honda Ruckus moped, was found at the home of a person Mr. Roscoe had allegedly asked to store the moped because it was too cold to drive it. A golf club cart was also recovered at the same residence.

Johnny Mack Parson, Sr., 39, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, March 31, after deputies attempted to arrest him due to “probable cause” he’d placed a pillow over the victim’s face, cutting off her air supply, almost causing her to black out. Deputies located Mr, Parson, driving a vehicle in Dunnellon in the area of N. Percale Ter. and W. Gail Ln. However, Mr. Parson did not stop and attempted to elude deputies at speeds up to 70 mph. The chase was called off while the pursuit was at N. Velveteen Pt. and W. Summer Sample Ln., in Dunnellon. However, deputies coordinated a perimeter in the area, and a short time later, Parson’s abandoned vehicle was located nearby at Quiana Ln., where he’d apparently fled into a wooded area. An air unit and K9 units were activated, and Parson was located at the rear of a W. Buffalo Dr., Beverly Hills property. EMS was called to the scene, due to Mr. Parson being bit by one of the canines. He was transported to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River and treated for several bites to his right forearm. Upon his release from the hospital, Mr. Parson was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, felony battery (with one prior conviction of battery), fleeing and eluding law enforcement, driving while license knowingly suspended, and resisting an officer without violence (no bond). He was also issued traffic citations for fleeing and eluding, and driving while license knowingly suspended.
Homosassa woman charged with aggravated assault

Maria Elena Larson, 43, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, April 6, following two calls for service regarding an argument between Ms. Larson and two other people.
The first call was made about 11:30 pm, April 5, when an argument ensued between Ms. Larson and the victim. However, the two decided to separate, and Ms. Larson went to visit a friend who lives nearby.
About 1:11 pm, the deputy was called back to the residence, with a complaint of a “violent mental disorder,” the report stated. When the deputy arrived, the victim and Ms. Larson’s relative were outside the residence. They told the deputy that Ms. Larson had left. The relative said that Ms. Larson was intoxicated, going crazy, pouring fuel on the floor, attempting to light the victim on fire. However, he later retracted his statement and said that nothing was going on. The victim told the deputy that he’d been asleep and didn’t know what was going on.
The deputy reported there was no odor of a flammable liquid inside the residence, and the only flammable liquid found was Zippo lighter fuel.
As the deputy was about to leave, the report stated, Ms. Larson walked up to the deputy and said “Yeah, I wanted to burn those (expletive) alive.” She told the deputy, that after he left on his first visit, she got into an argument with the victim and her relative, during which her relative grabbed her around her neck and began choking her.
The deputy reported that Ms. Larson appeared to be intoxicated, with glassy eyes and difficulty keeping her balance, and she had several scratch marks on her neck. However, the victim and relative both denied that anything had happened. The report stated that the victim didn’t want the crime scene technician to take photographs of his bed.
Ms. Larson was determined to be the primary aggressor, so she was taken into custody, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill (no bond).

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