Suspect caught in store burglary

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Consignment shop door smashed

By Jim Clark

A suspect was arrested after he apparently smashed in a door and stole some purses at Second Chance Consignment Shop, 6125 S.W. State Road 200, on July 14.
Clarence A. Williams, 48, was accused of commercial burglary and theft.
According to the report, deputies responded to the store and the suspect was seen running away from teh location. The deputy stopped the suspect, who allegedly admitted that he had stolen some purses and put them in a trash bag to carry from the store. He was wearing a black mask, and a black sock on his hand which he allegedly said was to stop him from leaving fingerprints.
He was taken to jail without incident.
n Also late on July 14, a suspect was arrested at Walmart on charges he tried to steal a television worth more than $1,700.
Kevin Douglas Smith, 28, of Southwest 151st Place, Dunnellon was stopped by the manager as he attempted to leave through a locked automotive door. It was late in the evening and the automotive department was closed and the lights were out.
He left the store and deputies got the description of his car and stopped him in the 6600 block of County Road 484.
He was taken to jail without incident.
n Amber Nikolia Walters, 20, of Northwest 41st Street, was accused of retail theft at Beall’s Department Store after she allegedly took items into a dressing room and placed them in a Beall’s bag in her purse.
n A local man was arrested for DUI after being stopped for suspiciously driving around in a residential neighborhood.
Ricky Daniel Redmon, 47, of Southwest 78th Place in Ocala, allegedly failed the field sobriety test andrefused to give a breath sample at the jail.
n An Ocala man was among those arrested in Citrus County during a sex sting in Inverness.
Adam Williams, 19, of Ocala, was among those arrested.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office led the sting.
“Operation Cyber Guardian,” a weeklong undercover sting, led to the arrest of 18 people who used the Internet to solicit sex from children and then traveled to Citrus County with the intention of engaging in sexual activity with these supposed minors.
The operation began July 11 and ended July 17. Sheriff’s offices from Citrus, Polk, Sumter, Marion and Alachua counties were involved.