Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

A Lowell corrections officer, who is one of four officers being investigated for beating and paralyzing an inmate, has been arrested for child molestation. Keith Mitchell Turner, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Sexual Battery, and Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition. The investigation started when a young girl […]

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office concluded a month-long special operation to identify members of the community who possessed and shared child pornography. The operation, code name, “Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul,” was carried out by undercover detectives from PCSO’s Computer Crimes Unit, and resulted in the arrests of 17 […]

Wawa spokesperson untruthful as to why construction is delayed

Wawa spokesperson untruthful as to why construction is delayed

Wawa spokesperson Lori Bruce insinuated in an email that the Crystal River Wawa has been delayed due to permitting delays. However, the city says that is not true. According to City Manager Ken Frink, the site has been permitted since June. Now, the store is not slated for completion until 2021. Many were glad to […]

Citrus County deputy injured during crash Gospel Island Road

Citrus County deputy injured during crash Gospel Island Road

Deputy Nick Erdman with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office was on his way to work Monday when he sideswiped a utility pole. According to the CCSO, Deputy Erdman sideswiped the pole after swerving to avoid another vehicle that was headed toward him in his lane. The incident occurred on Gospel Island Road at approximately 4:30 p.m. […]

Boy saved mom’s life as she was being suffocated by boyfriend

Boy saved mom’s life as she was being suffocated by boyfriend

A fast-thinking 12-year-old boy saved his mom’s life by alerting neighbors to the fact that his mom was being battered by her boyfriend. According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Benjamin Parrish Safer became involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend over a cellphone. During the argument, Safer became aggressive and punched the victim […]

Woman attacked for taking too long at grocery store

Woman attacked for taking too long at grocery store

Crystal River — A Crystal River man was arrested after deputies say he threatened his girlfriend and had the means to carry out that threat. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the vicinity of North Gulf Avenue and West Goldenleaf Lane after a caller reported a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact […]

More details about human remains found by deer hunter

More details about human remains found by deer hunter

The human remains discovered by a deer hunter in the Ocala National Forest are those of a white male — between 45-55 — he was approximately 6 foot 2 to 6 foot 5 tall. The Medical Examiner’s Office has completed an autopsy, however, the results are not being released. Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are […]

Florida deer hunter finds decomposing body

Florida deer hunter finds decomposing body

Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating after a deer hunter reported finding human remains Sunday in the area of Forest Road 5 in Umatilla. The body was reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC then contacted MCSO. The hunter stated that the air smelled “like death.” A short time later he […]

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