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A Homosassa man who allegedly stole a vehicle Sunday, Sept. 4, at a Marion County convenience store on County Road 484 and led law enforcement authorities on a short pursuit into Citrus County, before abandoning the vehicle and attempting to flee on foot, was apprehended, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

Joshua Lea Fleming


Joshua Lea Fleming, 34, was charged with grand theft auto and resisting a law enforcement office, said Brittney Carman. Fleming will have to face charges in Citrus first then be brought to Marion County to face pending charges, according to a MCSO spokesman.

Jeff Bryan is executive editor of the Citrus County Chronicle. Contact him at or 352-564-2930.

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