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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

State Attorney Appoints Chief of Homicide Prosecution
State Attorney Appoints Chief of Homicide Prosecution State Attorney William “Bill” Gladson has created a new position in the Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office: Chief of Homicide Prosecution. The position oversees the prosecution of all homicide cases across the circuit wh... Read More

10 Years in Prison for Man Who Committed Sex Offenses and Aggravated Battery
10 Years in Prison for Man Who Committed Sex Offenses and Aggravated Battery Luis Miguel Deleon, 31, of Silver Springs Shores will serve 10 years in prison for sending harmful materials to a minor, using a computer to seduce, solicit, or lure a child, and injuring a woman with a knife. Upon release, Deleon will... Read More

State Attorney Announces Direct Files in Two Firearm Cases
State Attorney Announces Direct Files in Two Firearm Cases The Office of the State Attorney has announced it will direct file two cases involving firearms: LaVonte Jamaal Powell, 17, has been charged as an adult in Circuit Court in Marion County with Manslaughter with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm b... Read More

15 Years in Prison for Man Who Possessed Child Pornography
15 Years in Prison for Man Who Possessed Child Pornography Anthony Moore Green, 41, of Crystal River will serve 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography. He will be designated a sexual offender for the rest of his life.  The events that led to the arrest of Green began when a coworker fou... Read More

State Attorney Creates Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team
State Attorney Creates Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team State Attorney William “Bill” Gladson has created an Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team for Citrus, Hernando, Marion, Lake and Sumter counties. The Florida legislature in 2020 signed into law Florida Statute §415.1103 which allows Glad... Read More

State Attorney and Clermont Police Introduce Adult Civil Citation Program
State Attorney and Clermont Police Introduce Adult Civil Citation Program The State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial Circuit and the Clermont Police Department have partnered to launch an Adult Civil Citation Program to afford qualifying adults who fulfill specified intervention and community service obligati... Read More

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