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Employees Collect Items in Honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Employees Collect Items in Honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In recognition of these important issues, the Special Victims Unit in our Marion County office is collecting items to donate to Kimberly’s Center for Ch... Read More

Grand Jury Indictments Announced in Lake County
Grand Jury Indictments Announced in Lake County State Attorney Bill Gladson announces two indictments by the Lake County Grand Jury. 1) Defendant Kolby Allen Parker has been indicted on the following charges: Count I: Murder in the First Degree – Premeditated Count II: Battery on a Law En... Read More

25 Years in Prison Plus Lifetime Probation for Sexual Predator
25 Years in Prison Plus Lifetime Probation for Sexual Predator Lawrence Hunt, 46, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a child. Hunt abused the child over an eight-year period, beginning when the child was just 4 years old. January of last year, Citrus County Sheriff’s ... Read More

30 Years in Prison for Citrus County Drug Trafficker
30 Years in Prison for Citrus County Drug Trafficker William Vause, 27, was found guilty at trial and will serve 30 years in prison for trafficking between 200 and 400 grams of meth, possessing cocaine, possessing meth and possessing paraphernalia. Vause’s trial was the first multi-day jury trial... Read More

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 18-24
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 18-24 The week of April 18-24 the Office of the State Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit will join organizations across the country to celebrate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This week is a time to renew our commitment to serving all vict... Read More

Jury Trials Commence Across the Fifth Judicial Circuit
Jury Trials Commence Across the Fifth Judicial Circuit This week, jury trials have commenced in Lake, Hernando and Sumter counties after nearly a year hiatus. Jury trials are expected to commence in Marion County next week, and Citrus County the week of March 15th. The decision was made after the countie... Read More

Opinion: Habitual Offenders Belong Behind Bars
Opinion: Habitual Offenders Belong Behind Bars According to statistics maintained by the Florida Department of Corrections, the Fifth Judicial Circuit ranks third in the state for the total number of Habitual Felony Offenders sent to prison. What that says to me is that our office is doing its jo... Read More

Employees Collect Supplies for Local Youth Shelter
Employees Collect Supplies for Local Youth Shelter Interns Madison and Aspen from the State Attorney's Office in Hernando County delivered boxes of toiletries, clothing and other supplies collected by SAO employees for the New Beginnings Youth Shelter in Brooksville. The shelter serves youth between ... Read More

20 Years in Prison for Man Who Burglarized Homes and Stole Firearms
20 Years in Prison for Man Who Burglarized Homes and Stole Firearms Leshanti Andre Martin, 27, will serve 20 years in prison for burglarizing homes and stealing firearms and personal belongings. The negotiated plea deal requires Martin to serve the 20-year term, with a minimum mandatory of 15 years. A year... Read More

State Attorney’s Office Teaches Local Law Enforcement Recruits
State Attorney’s Office Teaches Local Law Enforcement Recruits On February 4th, State Attorney Bill Gladson spoke to law enforcement recruits at the Citrus County Public Safety Training Center located at Withlacoochee Technical College. Gladson served as guest speaker for Assistant State Attorney Conrad Juergens... Read More

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