News 7-12-17

Area Police Beat
Ursula J. Smith, 33, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, June 29, after she failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection of N. Court St. and Ishie Ave. in Bronson. The deputy made a traffic stop and learned that Ms. Smith’s license had been suspended on May 11, 2017. She was taken into custody. While Smith’s vehicle was being inventoried, 0.5 gram marijuana and a smoking pipe were located inside Smith’s vehicle. Smith was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $2,500.

Tana Leigh Berberette, 50, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 30, charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia ($4,000).

Brett Daniel Blanton, 23, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 30, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).

Jamie Nicole Burkett, 33, Ocala, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 30, charged with possession of a controlled substance ($1,000 bond). The arrest came as the result of a stop sign violation at Colonade St. and W. Main St. in Inverness. The report stated that deputies saw Burkett, a rear seat passenger, grasping an item in her right hand that she was attempting to conceal under her right leg. The deputy asked Ms. Burkett to step out of the vehicle because he could not see the object, which was a clear baggie that contained 3.5 grams methamphetamine.

Dustin Ryan Holmes, 26, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 30, charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance ($4,000 bond).

Matthew James McKeown, 30, a homeless man who lives in the wooded area behind Neffer’s Bowling Alley in Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 30, charged with petit theft ($100 or more, but less than $300). His bond was set at $1,000. The arrest report stated that an employee of the Rural King store, located at 1801 NW U.S. Hwy. 19 in Crystal River, stated that he saw Mr. McKeown get a backpack from a shelf and place a crossbow (that he’d removed the packaging from) inside it, along with two packs of crossbow bolts and a plaid shirt. The total value of the five items was $110.88. The report stated that Mr.McKeown dropped the items when he was confronted by store employees. Deputies located the vehicle that the victim had left the store in, and McKeown was placed under arrest. On July 6, while still incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto, Mr. McKeown was arrested for a similar theft at the Walmart, located at 6885 S. Suncoast Blvd in Homosassa. In this case, McKeown selected a backpack and placed a gas powered chainsaw inside it, then left the store from the garden center without paying for the items (valued at $195.97). In this case, Mr. McKeown was charged with retail petit theft (value more than $100, but less than $300), with his bond set at $500.

Jeremiah Drewrell Wilcox, 31, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 30, charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation (no bond).

Edwin Leroy Arnold, III, 38, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 1, charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting an officer without violence, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $4,000. The report stated that Mr. Arnold, who was wanted on two arrest warrants, had fled on foot from a deputy in the area of W. Rosedale Dr. and Westmoreland Dr. in Homosassa. The chase ensued for only about 50 yards before the deputy threatened to use a taser on Mr. Arnold, who then complied. When he was taken into custody, Arnold was in possession of a syringe and 15 cc morphine. He was also arrested on the two warrants: (1) failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (no bond), and (2) failure to appear in court on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia; and tampering with, fabricating or destroying evidence (no bond).

Daedre Elizabeth Bronson, 30, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 1, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond). This arrest placed Ms. Bronson in violation of her Citrus County felony probation for possession of methamphetamine, so she was additionally charged with violation of probation (no bond).

James Edgar Campbell, 50, homeless in the Hernando area, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 1, charged with unlawful use of a state right-of-way ($500 bond). The report stated that Mr. Campbell was holding a sign that stated, “Down on my luck. Anything helps,” at the intersection of N. Florida Ave. (US 41) and E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. in Hernando. The report stated that cars in the east and westbound lanes were swerving to avoid striking Mr. Campbell, who was “clearly intoxicated,” with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a strong smell of alcohol on his person. When he was taken into custody, the report stated, Mr. Campbell told the deputy that he was just trying to make a few bucks.

Seth Mendoza, 33, homeless in the Homosassa and Crystal River areas, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 1, charged with trespassing after warning. His bond was set at $1,000. The report stated that Mr. Mendoza had been trespassed from the Crystal River Mall, located at 1801 NW U.S. Hwy. 19 in Crystal River, on June 10, and returned to the mall, July 1. The report stated that Mendoza was in the parking lot when the deputy arrived at the mall, and he apologized and offered to leave. The report stated that security employees told the deputy that Mendoza and been warned on numerous occasions to not return to the property, and they wanted to pursue charges.

Sarah Christine Allen, 19, homeless in the Hernando, FL area, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 2, charged with trespassing after warning ($1,000 bond). The arrest report stated that Ms. Allen, who had previously been trespassed from the E. Ray St., Hernando, FL residence on Nov. 13, 2015, had returned to the residence at 8:00 am. Ms. Allen told deputies that she was high on methamphetamine when she’d showed up, wanting to take a shower and have a place to sleep. However, the resident at the address stated that he still did not want Smith at the residence.

Lori Ann DeClure, 49, Jacksonville, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 2, on a Citrus County warrant for obtaining property by means of a worthless check ($300 bond).

Joshua John Everette, 24, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 2, on two Citrus County warrants: (1) trafficking or endeavoring to traffic in stolen property ($5,000 bond) and (2) giving false verification of ownership or false identification to a pawnbroker ($5,000 bond).

Charles Kilton Trevor Small, 23, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 2, charged with domestic battery (no bond).

Daniel L. Coleman, 28, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 3, charged with (felony) domestic battery; intentional, unlawful threat, by word or act, to do violence to another; and false imprisonment (no bond).

Joshua Kurtis Gibbs, 33, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 3, charged with (misdemeanor) trespassing after warning ($500 bond). Mr. Gibbs is accused of entering the “Florida” room of a S. Flamingo Ter., Homosassa home and refusing to leave when asked. When deputies arrived, Mr. Gibbs was no longer at the residence. A short time later, deputies were called to the residence when Mr. Gibbs returned to the residence and entered a front enclosed room. He told deputies that he just wanted a glass of water. The arresting deputy reported that Mr. Gibbs was difficult to understand, made strange statements – possibly under the influence of a drug, and walked in circles in the front yard and roadway. After about 15 minutes of attempting to persuade Mr. Gibbs to leave the residence, the report stated, he was placed under arrest.

Matthew Golden McGlothlin, 50, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 3, charged with battery in two separate cases ($2,000 bond).

Raymond Anthony Wright, 39, Beverly Hills FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 3, on a Polk County warrant for felony petit theft (two or more convictions of any theft). His bond was set at $1,000.

Patricia Marie Gillespie, 20, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 4, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

Matthew Henson Kimball, 35, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 4, as a fugitive from justice on a Jefferson County, KY warrant for violation of probation for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (no bond).

Patricia A. Potter, 63, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 4, charged with refusal to submit to testing (driving with previous suspension for refusal), and driving under the influence (DUI) third conviction within 10 years after prior conviction ($7,000 bond).

Sandy Lynn Ashman, 49, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 5, on a Marian County warrant for leaving the scene of a crash with injuries ($2,000 bond).

Justin Ryan Conner, 28, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 5, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).

Carl Vaughn Cox, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 5, charged with (misdemeanor) violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence by communicating with petitioner (no bond).

David Douglas Dunham, II, 55, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 5, charged with (misdemeanor) violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence (no bond). The report stated that Dunham is accused of contacting the complainant via cell phone, but the victim did not answer and called the sheriff’s office instead. The deputy verified that the call had been made prior to taking Mr. Dunham into custody.

Bobby Gene Metz, II, 49, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 5, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill (no bond).

Wayne Lewis Smith, 63, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 5, charged with trespassing after warning ($1,000 bond). The report stated that deputies were dispatched to a S. Monroe St., Beverly Hills residence due to an altercation, and soon determined that the altercation was verbal, not physical. The resident wanted Mr. Smith trespassed from her residence. The report stated that Smith gave deputies numerous excuses as to why he could not leave, so he was placed under arrest for trespassing after warning.

Kelly Marie Burlew, 29, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 6, charged with retail petit theft (value $100 or less), and trafficking or endeavoring to traffic in stolen property. Her bond was set at $5,500. Ms. Burlew is accused of receiving a cash refund from the Dollar General store, located at 4035 N. Lecanto Hwy. in Beverly Hills, in the amount of $46.80 on June 29, for items she’d not paid for. The report stated that Ms. Burlew entered the store with only a receipt, then selected the items on the receipt for a cash refund. The incident was captured on the store’s video surveillance. Upon her arrest on July 6, the report stated, Ms. Burlew told deputies she’d done nothing wrong.

Matthew David Clark, 40, homeless, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 6, on two Citrus County warrants: One for 3 counts of obtaining property by means of worthless check ($450 bond) and a second warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of petit theft from a merchant ($2,500 bond).

Carl Clinton Dean, 55, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, earning morning, July 6, charged with trespassing after warning. His bond was set at $1,000. The report stated that Mr. Dean was told by management to leave the Pizza Hut, located at 4845 S. Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa, because he was confrontational with employees. The report stated that Dean appeared to be intoxicated and told deputies that he’d come to the restaurant to confront his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, who both work there. Deputies told Mr Dean that he should leave, and if he ever returned to the restaurant, he would be arrested. Deputies also told Mr. Dean, that he should call someone to drive his vehicle, because he was too intoxicated to drive. Dean left the restaurant in a taxi. Later that evening, the deputy drove by the restaurant and saw Mr. Davis, walking toward his vehicle in the Pizza Hut parking lot. Due to traffic, the deputy was unable to get to the parking lot before Dean drove away. The deputy located Dean at his home and learned that the taxi driver had dropped off Davis at an alcohol serving establishment across the street from the restaurant, and he had later walked back to the parking lot.

Nancy Lynne Madonna, 50, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 6, on a Hernando County warrant for felony domestic battery by strangulation (no bond).

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