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where he could find her valid concealed Weapons Permit. The officer located a black Taurus
9 millimeter handgun where Almyda said she’d thrown it. It had one round in the chamber
and two rounds in the magazine and smelled like it had recently been fired, according to the
Almyda said she’d been assisting bar employees in trying to get two occupants
out of the female restroom and that the bartender or bouncer had been yelling at her. She
questioned why she was being arrested because she was on public property when she d fired
According to several witnesses, Almyda was asked to leave the bar because it was
closed. She tried to take her drink with her, refused to leave and yelled at them, calling them
names. She said she had something for them in her vehicle, then got into her vehicle and
started firing shots toward the group standing at the side door of the bar.
Almyra was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent
to kill. Her bond was set at $7,000. Two additional long guns were found in her vehicle and
were taken for safe keeping due to her vehicle being towed. Eight Winchester Luger 9 mil-
5093 S. Orwell Pt., Homosassa, Florida 34446
limeter spent casings were located at the front of the business.
Phone: (352) 489-4588 Fax: (727) 362-4788
Synthetic substances now illegal in Florida
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scaster.com • newscasterarchives.com • history.newscasterarchives.com • thehealthcaster.com Friday, March 23, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB1175, which
deems synthetic substances, such as synthetic bath salts and synthetic marijuana, to be a sig-
Advertising at Reasonable Rates for S Levy, NE Citrus & SW Marion Counties
nificant threat to health and public safety. The new law states that the 90 or more chemicals
On any given day Mr William S Ford could be seen driving his mule driven wagon through the
found in these synthetic substances are now considered to Schedule I drugs, which makes it
Crystal River streets. Ford was the 1920’s version of the all around delivery man. Ford carried
a felony to purchase, possess, sell and/or distribute them.
everything from mail to delivery of bodies of those who had passed to the funeral home. De-
The Citrus e
ThCounty Sheriffís Office has been distributing informational warning
liveries from stores were included in his daily missions. Rides included kids who just wanted
fliers to retailers still selling these products, but consumers also should take note, as the
to hitch a ride with this well loved gentleman. Passing on at age 72, Ford left his foot print in
sheriff s office will soon begin a more aggressive phase, making arrests whenever possible.
the history of Crystal River.
More than 2,000 packages of these now-illegal synthetic substances have already been con-
fiscated throughout the county. In response to the distributed fliers, stores have been coop-
erative about turning their stock in. Persons who posses these synthetic substance and need
assistance with their lawful disposal, along with retailers of these substances, are asked to
contact the Sheriffís Office at 352-726-4488 or 352-726-1121.
Crystal River home destroyed by fire
A fire at 11529 W. Indian Circle in Crystal River Sunday afternoon, April 1, de-
stroyed the home and its contents, a Honda Accord car, an 18-foot boat and its motor and
trailer; and an R.V. The home is located in northwest Cyrstal River, about a half mile south
and west of Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. The homeowner and four children were
home at the time of the fire, shortly before 12:30 p.m., but were not injured.
A dog belonging to a friend was trapped inside the 3,000 sq. ft. home and perished
in the fire. Resident Lynette Vukelja and the others present told authorites they were in the
home when they heard and felt a sonic boom. Vukelja went to investigate and learned the
garage door had fallen-in on the Accord. She and the children evacuated the home. The Fire
Rescue division of the Citrus County Sheriff s Office sent numerous fire units to the scene,
along with other support units. The total damages were estimated at $332,000.
According to the Levy County Sheriff s Office s Media Jail Report, Jocarrol
Weston, 75, 347 Debra St., Inglis, was arrested by the Inglis Police Department, March 27,
on an out-of-county warrant.
Teen runaway returns home: A 15 year-old 10th grade student at Lecanto HIgh
School, Breanna Villa, who was reported as a runaway on March 20, returned to her Sug-
19 Hwy 40 W.
armill Woods home the morning of March 29, dropped off by a friend, “safe and sound,”
according to the Citrus County Sheriff s Office. The girl s grandmother had reported her
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missing. She said that Breanna had climbed out of the window in her room around 5:00
p.m. and left on foot. The grandmother said that the girl has run away from home before,
3/2 well kept neat 2005 double-
but she typically is located within a few days. Breanna s information was removed from the
wide on 1 1/4 ac lot. Split plan
National Database for Missing Persons.
with open great room. Large
Travis Evan Crab, 29, 3351 SE 193rd Place, Yankeetown, was arrested by the Cit-
workshop and plenty of space
rus County Sheriff s Office, March 31, charged with carrying two concealed firearms when
for pool, boat, RV or toys.
he was stopped for running a stop sign at U.S. Hwy. 19 and W. River Rd. in Inglis on March
26. His bond was set at $2,000. The report stated that his Tennessee concealed weapons per-
Just lots from bike walk path,
mit had expired on Nov. 5, 2011, but that was not learned until later, and Crab was arrested
near fresh & salt water ramps,
when deputies were dealing with him in regard to another case. He was issued a written
warning for running the stop sign.
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