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Marion County Sheriff's Reports for 9-2-2011

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Robbery ends in chase, three arrests

A robbery at a home on Southwest 50th Circle resulted in a short chase and three arrests.
The victim of the robbery tried to stop the suspects from fleeing by hanging on to the car, but was thrown clear as they sped off.
Jailed were Lonzie L. King, 18, of Northwest 5th Street, charged with armed robbery, fleeing and eluding, possession of marijuana and trafficking in cocaine; Jauquinne Y. Thomas, 19, of Southwest 48th Court, armed robbery, possession of marijuana, trafficking in cocaine; and Charles Bess, 16, address unknown, armed robbery, possession of marijuana, trafficking in cocaine.
A neighbor heard the victim calling for people to call 9-1-1. The victim said she was angry that the men pulled a gun and tried to stop them from leaving. She was treated for lacerations by Marion Fire Rescue.
When the call went out to law enforcement, a deputy spotted the car on Southwest 49th Avenue south of 103rd Street Road. According to the report, he attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle fled northbound on 49thAvenue. It was stopped in the 5200 block of Southwest 95th Street.
During the incident, the victim’s grandchildren were in the house.
Later, during a search of the house, deputies found some marijuana and served the victim with a notice to appear for possession.
A Dunnellon man was accused of DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked habitual after he was stopped for making a left turn on a red light.
Bryan Ray Johnson, 30, of Southwest 175th Court, refused to take part in the field sobriety test, but submitted a breath sample at the jail, which registered .206 and .207.
Another Dunnellon man was accused of DUI and criminal driving while license suspended or revoked after he was stopped for failing to stay in a single lane on State Road 200.
Corky R. Riley, 22, of Illinois Street, allegedly failed the field sobriety test, and gave breath samples of .108 and .109.
A man who decided to leave his boat with a companion and swim in Lake Weir drowned after the boat drifted away from the pair on Sunday evening.
Donald Masini, 57, was not able to swim back to the boat. His female companion was found by another boater after treading water for about an hour.
Masini’s body was found about 10:30 a.m. Monday

MCSO Underwater Recovery Team divers, with the assistance of FWC and Lake County Sheriff's Office, were able to use side-scanning sonar to locate the victim's body in the water. The Medical Examiner's Office took possession of the body and will perform an autopsy in the near future.