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Sumter County

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the murder of an unidentified female whose body was discovered in a wooded area near S.R. 44 and Interstate 75 in Wildwood. Sheriff’s Detectives have released a composite of the murder victim prepared at the University of South Florida where the victim’s remains are being examined.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Squad with the assistance of the Ocala Police Department arrested an Ocala man charging him with trafficking in a controlled substance.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Wildwood truck driver in connection with a series of burglaries that have been occurring in the area of the truck stop on S.R. 44 and Interstate 75. The series of burglaries began on or around January 24, 2013, where the suspect entered parked tractor‐trailers targeting a variety of goods and food products.

On Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM several ranchers met with Sumter County deputies in reference to cattle that were stolen from property off N. Warnell Rd., Coleman, Florida.

On Monday at about 9:39PM Sumter County Deputies responded to 2638 CR 412 Panasoffkee in reference to a 911 call.

Upon arrival Deputies met with the property owner Allen West in a wooded area next to the residence. Allen West stated that two male subjects forcibly entered his house by kicking in the front door at which time he fled out the rear and hid in the woods.

A Sumter County Sex offender has been arrested amid charges he failed to register an internet email address or screen name he was using on Facebook.

A Marion County man is facing charges in Sumter County in connection with exposing himself to a group of minors traveling on a school bus.

On Wednesday February 06, 2013 the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous phone call regarding a methamphetamine lab operating in the garage attic of 896 Livingston Loop, The Villages.

On December 24th, 2012 Officers at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center received
information that an inmate, Michael McQueen had made arrangements for someone to drop off Illegal
contraband onto the Detention Center recreation yard.

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 79 year old resident of The Villages amidst a scheme to defraud an insurance company. Stephen B. Finkle, 79, of The Villages was arrested while sheriff’s detectives were investigating the alleged theft of his low speed vehicle, which he reported stolen to the sheriff’s office on July 21, 2012.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child abduction that occurred on September 12, 2012 at approximately 5:00PM.
Sumter County deputies responded to CR 230 and CR 205B Wildwood (Moreland Park), Florida in reference to a missing juvenile after her parents reported 14 year old daughter never arrived home from school.

A Villages resident is facing lewd conduct charges after Sheriff’s Detectives investigated a complaint the man grabbed a 15 year old girl at Lake Sumter Landing. Jaime Greenburg, 39, of The Villages was arrested by Sheriff’s Detectives on August 31, 2012. He is charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct; his bond was set at $5,000 dollars.

On August 28, 2012 at about 10:16 PM the Sumter County Sheriff's Office was notified the Dunkin Donuts located at 3460 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages had been robbed at gun point.

On August 20th, 2012 at about 1:47 PM Sumter County Deputies were dispatched to the 10000 block of CR 117 in Oxford regarding a burglary in progress. The deputies arrived and met with victim who told them he arrived home and saw a silver Ford Taurus pulled up to the rear of his house.

Primary results as reported by the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections.

A Wildwood resident, Jonathan James Hysell, 24, has been arrested and charged with entering a neighbor’s residence and taking two firearms. Sumter County deputies were called to the scene in the 5000 block of CR 125A after the victim discovered the residence had been burglarized.

On August 4, 2012 at approximately 11 a.m., Sumter County deputies responded to the Sweetbay Supermarket located at 820 Old Camp Road in The Villages where a 64 year old female Villages resident reported that a male suspect touched her buttocks while she was shopping. The victim was shopping on the pet isle when the male suspect reached under her dress, placing his hand inside her underpants and touched her buttocks. The victim screamed making the suspect stop, and the suspect hurriedly left the supermarket.

Sumter County detectives have made more arrests in a recent string of theft related incidents occurring at the Bushnell Wal‐Mart. On August 2, 2012, two more Citrus County residents were arrested and charged with stealing two televisions.

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Circle K convenience store st 9326 W SR 476, Bushnell. A surveillance photograph shows the two suspects entering the store on July 24, 2012 at about 10:53 p.m. wearing dark colored clothing that consisted of long black pants, black hoodies, black shoes, and black bandannas that covered their facial area.

On July 13, 2012 at about 5:00 p.m., Sumter sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Bank of America on Parr Drive in The Villages after bank employees called to report a suspicious female wearing a wig in the lobby that they recognized from the previous day having passed a worthless check there. The suspicious female had passed a worthless check the previous day using a fake Colorado identification card and had defrauded a Bank of America account holder of more than $800 dollars. On her second trip to the bank, the suspicious female was using another fake Colorado identification card printed in a different name than she had used the day before

Sumter Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 34 year old Villages resident responsible for burglarizing Hacienda Hills Country Club located in the 1400 block of Morse Blvd. At approximately 6:33 a.m., Sumter deputies responded to Hacienda Hills Country Club after a maintenance worker arriving for work encountered the suspect in the parking lot.

On February 19, 1971, the body of a white female homicide victim later to become known as “Little Miss Lake Panasoffkee” was discovered under the Lake Panasoffkee Bridge on Interstate 75 at Exit 321 in Sumter County.

A Citrus County man is facing burglary and grand theft charges after an alert Sumter County deputy determined he was responsible for a Lake Panasoffkee residential burglary.

Two juveniles and an adult are facing several counts of burglary, grand theft, and criminal mischief related charges after sheriff’s deputies determined they were responsible for a recent break-in at South Sumter High School.

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