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A routine traffic stop Thursday, July 30, 2020, led to the arrest of a Dunnellon woman now facing drug charges and a $15,000 bond.

The arrest of Jeanette Shatrice Ray, 54, began when a Citrus County Sheriff’s deputy stopped Ray at West Doral Street and North Golfview Drive in Dunnellon, according to arrest documents.

Jeanette Shatrice Ray

Jeanette Shatrice Ray

The deputy soon learned there was a Marion County warrant for the arrest of Ray, of 10863 SW 198 Terrace. The warrant stemmed from charges of possession of a controlled substance and the sale or intent to sell a controlled substance.

The deputy arrested Ray and took her to the Citrus County jail. Her bond was $15,000.

Fugitive from Justice to returned to Tennessee  

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Inverness man Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the agency says was a fugitive from justice and that there was a warrant for his arrest for aggravated battery.

Leo Michael Wilke

Leo Michael Wilke 

According to arrest documents, deputies contacted Leo Michael Wilke at his home at 122 N. Cedarview Terrace, in Inverness. Deputies identified the 33-year-old Wilke and confirmed his arrest warrant from Henry County, Tennessee, according to arrest documents.

Deputies arrested Wilke and took him to the Citrus County jail with no bond.

Homosassa habitual traffic offender arrested.

A Homosassa man faces charges of habitually driving with a suspended or revoked license after a Citrus County Sheriff’s deputy stopped him for speeding.

According to the arrest report, a deputy stopped Henry Collins, III, 45, of 7491 S. Cindy Point, Homosassa, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, as he was driving north on County Road 491 about 76 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

Henry Collins

Henry Collins III following a 2017 arrest 

When the deputy stopped Collins, Collins gave the deputy a Florida identification card, according to the arrest report. When the arresting deputy asked Collins whether his driver’s license was suspended, Collins replied “No, it should not be. I got a hardship license,” according to the arrest report.

The arresting deputy reviewed Collins’ driving record with the sheriff’s database and learned that Collins’ most recent suspension was for five years starting March 2016 because he was found to be a habitual traffic offender.

The deputy arrested Collins’ and cited him for being a habitual traffic offender, having no proper license plate, and for speeding. His bond was set at $5,000.   

Contact Chronicle reporter Fred Hiers at fred.hiers@chronicleonline.com or 352-397-5914.