Area Police Beat – 10-11-17 Expanded

Jason Scott Ratley, 41, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 25, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the arrest report, a deputy spoke with three people at the Circle K gas station in Inglis as to why they’d been walking around a (closed) church on Cason Ave., and they told the deputy they’d been looking for berries. As one of the three had a large buck knife in his pocket, the other two were searched for weapons. Mr. Ratley was found to be in possession of a smoking pipe he said he was holding for a friend. Upon questioning, Mr. Ratley told the deputy the pipe was probably a drug pipe. The blue pipe had a white stain around the bowl, according to the report.
Aaron Annison Strong, 39, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 26, on an out of county warrant, with his cash bond set at $1,050.
Andrew Valentine Demeraski, 40, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 29, charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation (no bond).
Kurt Matthew Freyman, 40, homeless in Citrus County, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 29, on a Citrus County warrant for
petit theft of $100 or more, but less than $300 ($1,000 bond).
Earl Gene Loveday, 69, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 29, charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon ($10,000 bond).
Matthew John Oorbeck, 47, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 29, on a Michigan arrest warrant as a fugitive from justice for nonpayment of child support from the state of Michigan (no bond). The arrest report stated the warrant was served as the result of a call for service on E. Ruth Ct. in Inverness, where the arresting deputy found Mr. Oorbeck on the side of the road picking palmetto berries. The report stated that the deputy had difficulty accessing his CAD system due to poor service, but a few minutes later, he was able to access the service and found that Mr. Oorbeck had the arrest warrant, so the deputy returned to the area and took Oorbeck into custody on the warrant (no bond).
Juan Javier Ramos Perichi, 32, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 29, charged with felony criminal mischief ($1,000 or more), with his bond set at $2,000.
Jacqueline Torres, 41, Beverly Hills, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 30, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia ($1,500 bond).
Darrell Joseph Wells, 47, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 30, charged with criminal mischief of $1,000 or more ($2,000 bond), and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon (no bond). The arrest report stated that a deputy was dispatched to a W.
Anna Gail Ln., Crystal River residence with a complaint that Mr. Wells had crashed his SUV into the victim’s car during an argument. The deputy arrived to find two vehicles with damage. According to the victim, she and Mr. Wells were discussing breaking up, and when she attempted to leave, he tried to block her, and she was able to drive a short distance before he crashed into the right side of her car. Mr. Well told the deputy that he was attempting to stop the woman from driving because she was drunk.
Steven Thomas Bunch, 30, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 1, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Hope Elizabet Isbell, 26, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 1, on a Citrus County warrant for public assistance fraud over $200 in 12 consecutive months ($500 bond).
Alfred Gilbert Johnson, III, 47, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 1, charged with child neglect without great bodily harm by willful or culpable negligence, and resisting an officer without violence ($3,000 bond).
Sunshine McAllister, 58, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 1, charged with misdemeanor violation of an injunction for protection by contacting petitioner, either directly or indirectly, by phone or other communication. His bond was set at none.
Randall L. McAtee, 61, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 1, on a Hernando County, FL warrant for obtaining property by means of a worthless check ($2,000 bond).
Emery Nicholas Whitt, 25, homeless in the Homosassa area, who was already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 1, on an Amelia County, VA warrant as a fugitive from justice for the offense of burglary of a dwelling, and grand theft of a firearm (no bond).
Two men from the Florida Panhandle were arrested by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Oct. 2, at the Fort Island Park boat ramp in Crystal River, charged with shellfish violations. The men are Frankie Joseph Crosby, 32, Eastpoint, FL, and John Douglas Maxwell, 61, Port St. Joe, FL. The men were each charged with (misdemeanor) harvesting undersized shellfish, and failure to deliver shellfish directly to a dealer before 1:00 pm. Their bonds were set at $1,000 each.
Theresa Tina Francis, 53, Lecanto, who was already in custody at the Citrus County Detention Facility, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 2, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Brian M. Murphy, Jr., 29, homeless in the Crystal River area, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 2, charged with retail petit theft (value $100 or less), with his bond set at $500. The arrest report stated that the store manager approached a deputy who was fueling his patrol vehicle, asking him to trespass Mr. Murphy from the RaceTrac gas station located at 1030 SE Hwy. 19, in Crystal River. The manager said that Mr. Murphy had stuffed items in his pockets, and when confronted by the manager, had returned the items to the shelf. The video surveillance showed Mr. Murphy taking two hot dogs valued at $2.65 from the grill and eating them while he was inside the store. The manager agreed to allow Mr. Murphy to purchase the items he’d already selected and pay for the hot dogs he’d already consumed, but Mr. Murphy had no money and was placed under arrest because the manager then wanted to pursue charges.
Devan Marie Sumlin, 27, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 2, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Anthony Jacob Towery, 31, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 2, charged with inmate in possession of contraband in a state correctional facility ($5,000 bond). The report stated, during a search, that a corrections officer at the Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto found a “clear plastic baggie containing a brown, leafy-like substance…in the front waist line of inmate Towery’s pants.
Jonathan William Attrino, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, charged with making a false report or giving false information of any crime to a law enforcement officer ($1,000 bond).
Kenneth Wayne Bagwell, 52, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, on a Citrus County warrant for criminal mischief of $200 or less ($500 bond).
Jarren Cager Cooper, 46, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), with his bond set at $1,000. The arrest came as the result of a complaint of a possible drunk driver, shortly after 9:00 pm. The vehicle in question was located on W. Dunnellon Rd. (CR-488), traveling west toward N. Citrus Ave. in Crystal River, crossing the center line into oncoming traffic. A traffic stop was made at the Circle K gas station, located at 7985 N. Citrus Ave. The report stated that Mr. Cooper smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and slurred his words. According to the report, Mr. Cooper performed poorly on roadside sobriety testing and pleaded with the deputy to just drive him home. At the jail, Mr. Cooper declined to submit to breath alcohol testing. Cooper was also issued a traffic citation for DUI.
Joshua Allen Kays, 34, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, on a Fayette County, KY warrant as a fugitive from justice for the offense of felony driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (no bond).
Justin Dwayne Nix, 27, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, charged with felony child abuse without causing great bodily harm (no bond).
Virginia Ann Ogorman, 37, Florida, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, charged with (misdemeanor) giving a false report or false information of any crime to a law enforcement officer ($1,000 bond).
Damien Michael Peden, 20, Inverness, who was already in custody at the Citrus County Detention Facility, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, on a Citrus County warrant for criminal mischief of $200 or more, but less than $1,000 ($1,000 bond).
Blake Andrew Stephens, 35, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, on a Citrus County warrant for battery ($1,000 bond).
Kelton Bert Blaize Wright, 30, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 3, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Ashley N. Brower, 33, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft (value more than $100, but less than $300). Her bond was set at $1,000.
Joseph Ross Cates, 33, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, charged with petit theft (value less than $100), and burglary of an unoccupied residence ($10,500 bond).
Andrew Thomas Davison, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, charged with grand theft of $300 or more, but less than $5,000 ($2,000 bond). The report stated, that on Oct.1, a woman was shopping at the Lecanto Dollar General store with her elderly mother and her purse in the shopping cart, when her mother strolled away with the cart. A short time later when the two women went to check out, the woman discovered that her purse had been taken. The woman’s purse, valued at $40, contained approximately $1,500 cash, an Apple iPhone valued at $600, along with miscellaneous debit and identification cards. During the investigation, a detective developed Mr. Davison as the suspect. A witness identified Mr. Davison as the man she’d seen leaving the store with a white purse. Mr. Davison was located by a K-9 team in a wooded area near the intersection of N. Lecanto Hwy. and W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. He told the arresting deputies, that if he were them and looking for something, he would look between the Dollar General store and where deputies had found him in the woods.
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Megan Desiree Desbiens, 38, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, charged with failure to appear ($2,000 bond).
Joshua Kurtis Gibbs, 33, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia ($13,000 bond). The arrest came as the result of a traffic stop in Homosassa after a vehicle failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign at the intersection of W. Meadow St. and W. Chablis Ln. Mr. Gibbs, the rear seat passenger, was found to be in possession of a 0.22-caliber Hornet bullet, a substance that appeared to be methamphetamine, and a syringe.
Charles Earnest Jewell, 36, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, charged with possession of a controlled substance ($2,000 bond).
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Edward Joseph Labretone, 48, Inglis, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, on a Citrus County warrant for failure to appear (felony) in court on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (no bond).
Barry Ross Vigeant, 66, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 4, charged with felony battery (committing battery with a prior conviction for battery); no bond.
Sean Richard Bockius, 38, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, during a traffic stop in Homosassa, due to the driver and passenger (Mr. Bockius) not wearing a seatbelt, and the minivan’s tag being assigned to a trailer. During a pat down, deputies located a bulge in the crack of Mr. Bockius’ buttocks, and when he was being detained, the report stated, a struggle ensued, and a bag containing 8.5 mg methamphetamine fell to the ground from Mr. Bockius’ pants, which he attempted to kick under the patrol vehicle. During a search of the driver’s purse, deputies located unbagged food items the driver said she’d stolen from the Homosassa Walmart (no additional details were available at the time of this arrest report). Mr. Bockius was checked by EMS and medically cleared prior to being transported to the jail, due to his complaint of his wrist being sore from the struggle with deputies. Mr. Bockius was charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting an officer without violence, and tampering with evidence ($8,000 bond). While enroute to the detention facility, the report stated, Mr. Bockius apologized for trying to conceal the methamphetamine and fighting with the deputies.
Bryan Colmenares, 21, Davenport, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, charged with knowingly transmitting information harmful to a minor in Florida ($2,000 bond).
James J. Fisher, 31, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, charged with retail petit theft (value more than $100, but less than $300), with his bond set at $500.

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John Franklin Flynn, 55, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, charged with first degree petit theft ($100 or more, but less than $300) and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams ($6,000 bond). According to the arrest report, deputies responded to a SE Linda St., Inglis residence in regard to a reported theft of personal belongings. The complainant mentioned Mr. Flynn as a suspect because he had stayed at her house during the night of Oct. 4 and 5, that she’d seen him standing at the foot of her bed when she awakened about 8:00 am, then she went back to sleep and awakened several hours later to find items missing. Items reported missing included a pocketbook (valued at $10) with zippered pickets that contained debit and identification cards, $50 in cash, a black LG 70 cell phone valued at $70, and a silver Kyocera cell phone valued at $70. The deputy located Mr. Flynn mowing a lawn. He told the deputy that he’d been at the victim’s residence, but he’d not taken any of her possessions. The deputy noted a clear blue shopping bag attached to Flynn’s lawn mower. Inside the bag, the deputy found a black pocketbook containing debit cards and other identification and a $5 bill. Inide Flynn’s pockets, the deputy located a $20 bill and several $1 bills, along with 1 gram of marijuana. Mr. Flynn later told the deputy that he was trying to teach the victim a lesson.
Travis Hunter Gibson, 36, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs ($1,000 bond). The arrest report stated that a traffic stop was made on a red Nissan after a deputy observed it pulling out of Mickey’s Bar and Grill in Crystal River, traveling east on NE 5th St., driving erratically. Deputies suspected Mr. Gibson of being under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Gibson agreed to submit to roadside sobriety testing and performed poorly. He was taken into custody. At the detention facility, he refused to submit to breath alcohol testing. He was also issued a DUI traffic citation.
Robert Roy Key, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, charged with misdemeanor retail petit (value $100 or less), and petit theft (value less than $100). His bond was set at $1,500. The report stated that a deputy was dispatched to the Dollar General store, located at 3042 S. Florida Ave., in Inverness, due to two people inside the store, possibly shoplifting. When a deputy arrived, he found Mr. Key as he was leaving the store. Inside Key’s pockets, the deputy found 12 white oblong pills Key said were Lortab and belonged to a relative (however, they were found to be over-the counter acetaminophen 500 mg tablets he’d allegedly stolen from the relative), along with three cellular telephones, Mr. Key’s wallet, a yellow flashlight with a Dollar General tag still attached, and a lighter. The video surveillance showed Mr. Key taking the flashlight, and cell phone and eating candy he’d not paid for. One of the telephones (valued at $75) belonged to the store and was used by the store as a scanner. The flashlight and candy also belonged to the store, and had a combined value of $2. The person with Mr. Key inside the store told deputies that she planned to pay for the candy, but didn’t know that Mr. Key had taken the other items.
Robert Lee Kirk, II, 50, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Byron Woods, 27, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 5, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Vince Estefano Riccobono, 20, homeless in the Homosassa area and already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto on other charges, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 6, as a fugitive from justice from Maricopa County, AZ on a warrant for trafficking in stolen property, a second degree A Class Three felony, with his bond set at none due to his fugitive status.
Jarrett Lee Soper, 36, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 6, on an out of county warrant (no bond).

 

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