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For the record 6/06/2014

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Domestic battery arrests

* Theresa Kruger, 47, of Dunnellon, at 11:47 p.m. June 4 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. 

* Michael Preston Jr., 25, of Floral City, at 12:06 a.m. June 3 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. He was also charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, and tampering with a witness or victim. Preston also faces a misdemeanor violation of probation charge.

Other arrests

* Zachary Moore, 20, of North Osceola Avenue, Inverness, at 10:16 a.m. June 2 on a felony charge of auto theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Moore is accused of stealing a 1999 jeep from a family member after a verbal dispute. Bond $2,000.

* Franklin Pilgrim III, 26, of East Cooper Lane, Floral City, at 7:25 a.m. June 2 on a felony charge of uttering a forged check. According to his arrest affidavit, Pilgrim is accused of cashing a check for $300 knowing that the check was forged by another person. Bond $2,000.

* Lelton Barron, 29, of West Renee Lane, Homosassa, at 9:10 p.m. June 2 on an active warrant for felony grand theft. Bond $2,000.

* Vanessa Naylor, 25, of East Bow N Arrow Loop, Inverness, at 3:09 a.m. June 3 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing after warning. According to her arrest affidavit, Naylor was told to leave the victim’s property in Beverly Hills, but she refused. Bond $1,000.

* Maurice Lidy III, 33, of North Florida Avenue, Hernando, at 6:11 a.m. June 3 on an active Catoosa County, Georgia, warrant for felony charges of aggravated battery, obstruction of an officer, and criminal trespass, making him a fugitive from justice. 

* Michael Fox, 41, of East Kent Street, Inverness, at 10:51 a.m. June 3 for felony retail theft, and false verification of ownership. According to his arrest affidavit, Fox is accused of shoplifting a cordless nail gun, valued at $399, from the Inverness Lowes. Fox then pawned the stolen item for $120. Bond $10,000.

* Berland Laplace, 38, at 11:20 a.m. June 3 for felony retail theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Laplace is accused of shoplifting a bicycle, bicycle rack, and camping items, with a total value of $508.74, from the Inverness Walmart. Bond $2,000.

* Ryan Healy, 32, of West Dublin Street, Crystal River, at 3:20 p.m. June 3 on an active warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond $2,000.

* Paul Wilkinson Jr., 46, of North Primrose Drive, Citrus Springs, at 4:01 p.m. June 3 for felony possession of a controlled substance. According to his arrest affidavit, Wilkinson was pulled over after the deputy confirmed he was driving with a suspended license. He reportedly consented to a search of his vehicle and several hydromorphone pills were found in the vehicle. Bond $2,000.

* James Borton, 36, of West London Lane, Homosassa, at 5:24 p.m. June 3 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He reportedly turned himself in to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

* Gerald Ash, 47, of South Melbourne Street, Beverly Hills, at 5:50 p.m. June 3 on an active warrant for two counts of felony violation of probation stemming from original charges of grand theft and fraud.

* Ryan Mello, 21, of East Trails End Road, Floral City, at 5:41 p.m. June 3 on a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence. According to his arrest affidavit, Mello refused to cooperate in a search of his motor home. The motor home was reportedly pulled over and when deputies asked Mello how many occupants were in the back of the vehicle, he failed to disclose that a convicted felon who had an outstanding warrant was hiding in the back. Several firearms were also found in the motor home. Bond $1,000. 

* Kevin Kass, 44, of West Edgehill Court, Crystal River, at 11:37 a.m. June 4 on an active warrant for four counts of misdemeanor petit theft. He was reportedly already incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility at the time of his arrest. Bond $2,000.

* Steven Lowrey, 32, of East Hawaii Lane, Hernando, at 3:01 p.m. June 4 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. According to his arrest affidavit, Lowrey was already in custody at the Citrus County Detention Facility at the time of his arrest.

* Joshua Hoyt, 37, of South Elsie Point, Lecanto, at 7 p.m. June 4 on a felony charge of introduction of contraband into a detention facility. According to his arrest affidavit, Hoyt is accused of smoking a marijuana cigarette with another inmate while incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility. Approximately one gram of marijuana was confiscated from the two inmates. Bond $5,000.

* Michael Bagley Jr., 23, of North Amphibian Point, Crystal River, at 7 p.m. June 4 on a felony charge of introduction of contraband into a detention facility. According to his arrest affidavit, Bagley is accused of smoking a marijuana cigarette with another inmate while incarcerated at the Citrus County Detention Facility. Approximately one gram of marijuana was confiscated from the two inmates. Bond $5,000.

* Richard Connolly, 29, of Springgrove Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, at 10:06 p.m. June 4 for felony petit theft (two or more convictions of any theft). According to his arrest affidavit, Connolly, along with Michael Stewart, is accused of shoplifting a flat screen television, valued at approximately $100, from the Key Training Center Thrift Store. He reportedly dropped off a loveseat at the donation area then removed a television from the site and loaded it into his truck. Bond $2,000.

* Michael Stewart, 31, of South Boulevard, Inverness, at 10:06 p.m. June 4 on a misdemeanor charge of petit theft (with a previous conviction of any theft). According to his arrest affidavit, Stewart, along with Richard Connolly, is accused of shoplifting a flat screen television, valued at approximately $100, from the Key Training Center Thrift Store. He reportedly dropped off a loveseat at the donation area, then held the vehicle door open while Connelly removed a television from the site and loaded it into his truck. Bond $1,000.

* Susan Mercurio, 47, of West Curlew Place, Crystal River, at 1:03 a.m. June 5 on a felony charge of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine. According to her arrest affidavit, Mercurio was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for running a stop sign. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle and methamphetamine was found on her person and in her purse. Bond $5,000.

* Christopher Jones, 29, of East Harvard Street, Inverness, at 1:03 a.m. June 5 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis. According to his arrest affidavit, Jones was pulled over for running a stop sign. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle and approximately 2.4 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 2.5 grams of marijuana were found in his possession. Bond $5,500. 

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

Burglaries

* A residential burglary was reported at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, in the 7200 block of E. Azalea Drive, Floral City.

* A vehicle burglary was reported at 3:40 p.m. June 4 in the 2100 block of S. Bascombe Ave., Homosassa.

Thefts

* A grand theft was reported at 7:28 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, in the area of N. Suncoast Boulevard and W. Power Line Street, Crystal River.

* A larceny petit theft was reported at 10:12 a.m. June 4 in the 4900 block of W. Angus Drive, Beverly Hills.

* A grand theft was reported at 1:55 p.m. June 4 in the 10800 block of W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa.

* A petit theft was reported at 5:34 p.m. June 4 in the 7200 block of N. Paradise Point, Hernando.

* A petit theft was reported at 9:51 p.m. June 4 in the 1600 block of W. Main St., Inverness.

Vandalisms

* A vandalism was reported at 3:29 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, in the 3400 block of S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa.

* A vandalism was reported at 9:54 a.m. June 4 in the 5500 block of W. Nobis Circle, Homosassa.