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THE NEWSCASTER-Nature Coast News
Robbery- Battery - Continued from page 1
Have You Seen This Teen?
observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road at 14400 S.E. Highway 19. The victim got
(Homosassa) The family of 16-year-old John Sciorra, 5390 S. Isabel
out of his vehicle to offer assistance and David Fries struck the victim in the back of his head
Terrace, has reported that they haven’t seen the teen since early Sun-
with a closed fist. The victim was knocked to the ground and during the altercation he
day morning around 12:20 a.m.
observed a black male inside his vehicle.
John’s parents told deputies that their son was in his bed-
During the battery the Co-defendant, Jason Davis entered the victim’s car and stated to
room when they saw him last, and was wearing dark-colored shorts
the victim that if she moved he would kill her and stole oxycodone pills, CD and loose
and a hoodie, plus a pair of flip-flops.
change. The suspects fled in a green Volkswagen and Inglis Police Department stopped the
They described the teen as being 6 feet tall, and weighing
vehicle at the Shell Station in Inglis. Inside the suspect’s vehicle were 91 Oxycodone pills
approximately 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. The
and 5 grams of marijuana.
family was unable to provide authorities with any reason why the boy
Davis is a seven time convicted felon and has a violent criminal past of robbery. The
would have taken off without leaving word about where he was head-
Levy County Sheriff's dept. would like to caution citizens for being a Good Samaritan, be-
cause sometimes things are not what they appear. If citizens observe a disabled vehicle they
Although foul play is not suspected, the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s
can call the non emergency line at 352-486-5111 and we will gladly dispatch a Deputy to
help in locating John Sciorra and recovering him safely. Anyone who has information about
this 16-year-old runaway or his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or 352-726-1121 immediately.
Defendants: Jason Arthur Davis,801 N. Lakewood Ave.,Inverness, Florida,Black
Homosassa youth charged with third degree felony
Male,DOB:11/26/78. David John Fries, 1741 NW 7 Ave.,Ocala, Florida,White Male, DOB:08/
A 17-year-old Homosassa youth was charged with a third-degree felony relating to
FHP, Citrus Sheriff Deputies Issue
a juvenile who was reported missing by her mother.
According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, on April 21, the girl's mother re-
ported that her 16-year-old daughter was missing. The girl's mother told law enforcement that
Citations in Checkpoint Stops
her daughter was most likely with her 17-year-old boyfriend and his family. When the girl's
boyfriend was questioned at his place of employment, April 23rd, he told authorities that he
Citrus County – Saturday evening, May 2, 2009, beginning at 7:00 PM and running until 3:00
had not seen the girl for two months and did not know where she was.
AM, the Florida Highway Patrol hosted a multi-agency DUI Wolfpack Detail on the U.S. 19 in
On April 23, the boy was again contacted, when a deputy received information that
indicated the boy was not telling the truth. The boy admitted that he'd been with the girl over
The Florida Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Florida Highway Patrol Auxil-
the weekend, but stated that he did not know where she currently was. The officer told the
iary and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office worked together to combat drinking and driving
boy, that if he was not telling the truth and was assisting the girl in her runaway status, he
offenses that continue to claim lives each year throughout central Florida.
was committing a crime.
The Wolfpack produced a total of 6 DUI arrests, 2 Drug related arrests, 7 arrests for persons
On April 24, a deputy found the girl at a N. Casaba Pt. residence. The owner of the
driving with a suspended license, 3 drivers were cited for seatbelt violations and 8 drivers
residence stated that he had no idea that the girl was a runaway juvenile. He said that the boy
were cited for failing to move over for an emergency vehicle. 73 other citations were issued
had contacted him, around 11:00 a.m., April 23, asking to stay at the residence for a couple of
for other various violations. 154 other drivers received warnings and faulty equipment
days, and the boy had arrived at his residence, with the girl, that same evening.
A deputy contacted Assistant State Attorney Jeff Smith and was advised that there
Don’t drink and drive, have a designated driver, buckle up yourself and passengers,
was probable cause to arrest the boy on charges of interference with parental custody. The
and remove distractions from your driving environment – together we can all make Florida’s
boy was later arrested at his residence and transported to the Citrus County Detention
Facility. The Department of Juvenile Justice advised the sheriff's office that the boy could be
released to the custody of his parents.
"There are consequences (third degree felony) for aiding and abetting a minor,"
said Gail Tierney, Public Information Officer with the sheriff's office, "Namely, interference
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