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Sheriff's Office issues scam alert

Scam Alert artworkThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said it wants to alert county residents to a scam that appears to be active in our county.

FHP updates vehicle info in hit-and-run fatal

Hit-And-Run signThe Florida Highway Patrol is seeking help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Friday, Oct. 13 in Lecanto.

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Longtime Citrus County 'most wanted' arrested in Thailand

Stephen Bishop Hall

By Heather Yates, 
CCSO Community Relations Director

Floral City man shot after brandishing gun at deputies

Sheriff's Office starThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are sorting out what happened today when a Floral City man was shot by a CCSO deputy.

Deputies had been called to try to help the man, Douglas Veltman, 58, when Veltman produced a gun and was then shot by a deputy when Veltman refused to show his hands and put down the weapon.

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Arrest made in Tuesday’s double shooting, fire off Cardinal

William Gonsisko, 59, of Lecanto. Initially charged with 3 counts of attempted murder (October 18, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced an arrest in the double shooting and arson on Tuesday afternoon off Cardinal Lane.

Arrested was William Gonsisko, 59, of Lecanto, who has been charged with three counts of attempted murder. He also faces  pending charges for arson, armed robbery and hitting a female victim with a shovel.

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