Citrus County Sheriff’s Office


Attempted Burglary Suspect on the Loose

Right now, deputies are searching for a suspect in an attempted burglary that just occurred on N. Crooked Branch Drive in Lecanto. According to investigators, a homeowner confronted this subject in a shed in his backyard. The suspect took off and is possibly armed with the homeowners shotgun. Please be on the lookout for a white male in his 50-60s, dark shirt, very short or buzzed salt and pepper hair. The suspect is driving an older model Green Stepside Chevy Truck, possibly single cab. The truck was last seen headed east on W. Live Oak St. in Lecanto.

This suspect is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS and should not be approached. If you see a person or vehicle matching this description – please call 911 immediately.

Boom in Citrus last night


Was it an Explosion, Gunshot, or what? There were multiple calls to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office concerning that loud explosion sound heard in many areas of the county in the vicinity of Homosassa Trail and Rock Crusher, here’s the answer to the Sheriff’s Office:

English: Tannerite exploding target
English: Tannerite exploding target (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many of you have been asking about the BIG BOOM last night.
The explosion on Wednesday evening created approximately twenty 911 calls and several non emergency line calls. The explosion was caused by two subjects using a high powered rifle (270 cal) shooting Tannerite on private property.
Tannerite is a legal non regulated binary compound of Aluminum Powder and Ammonium Nitrate. These chemicals can be purchased over the internet or at certain stores (Gander Mtn). The instructions for making Tannerite can be found on the internet. The subjects shooting were in compliance with the proper backdrops for target shooting and were shooting Tannerite targets. This particular explosion was caused by using 6lbs of the mixture. No one was injured.

HIT AND RUN Homosassa



Doreen T Ashley Left for Dead Hit and Run Homosassa FL   EYEONCITRUS.COM


A 54-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night in Citrus County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to troopers, Doreen T. Ashley of Homosassa was walking on the outside of West Rosedale Drive near Enright Terrace at an undetermined time. She was struck by an unknown vehicle whose driver fled the scene without rendering aid or reporting the crash.

Ashley died at the scene, and her body was discovered by Citrus County sheriff’s deputies.

FHP says 54-year-old Doreen Ashley was walking along the outside portion of eastbound West Rosedale Drive when she was hit by the car.

She was left for dead. Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies discovered her body New Year’s Eve.

FHP is asking anyone with information to call Corporal Parnell at 352-796-6767.

Informant info NABS 23 NARK DEAD

Crystal River

Jamie Seeger - killed in early-morning shooting. EYEONCITRUS.COM

Jamie Seeger – killed in early-morning shooting. Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Seeger moved to Citrus County in 1999 and graduated from the Citrus County School District and later from the Withlacoochee Technical Institute, where she studied corrections.

During her career, she worked for Corrections Corporation of America at the Lecanto Detention Facility. Most recently, Wendy Moore, her mother, said, she worked as a federal corrections officer in Sumter County. However, it has been several years since she worked at the federal facility, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Seeger is the mother of a 10-month-old boy and a 4-year-old girl who are being raised by their father, his parents and Moore. Seeger and her husband were married in 2008 and have recently separated according to her mother.

Jamie Seeger, who authorities said died Wednesday from multiple gunshot wounds, had been paid to give sheriff’s detectives information on drug dealers and was in fear for her safety. Miss Moore and Mr. Seeger’s attorney, Bill Grant, stated.

Grant said he is seeking information from the sheriff’s office, state attorney and Citrus County Clerk’s Office he said would shed light on Seeger’s relationship with detectives and circumstances of her death.

“We believe her death is a direct relation to her working with the sheriff’s department,” Grant said.

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Gail Tierney says they have no leads or suspects, and she refuses to say whether Jamie was working undercover for the sheriffs office.

The body of Jamie Seeger was found in this car, a Chrysler Crossfire, around 3 A.M. on July 25, 2012, a shooting victim, in Crystal River, Floirda   EYEONCITRUS.COM

Seeger, 27, was discovered in her Chrysler Crossfire about 3 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of North Reynolds Avenue and West Cyrus Street, about a mile and a half east of Crystal River.

Detectives said Seeger was in the driver’s seat and dead of gunshot wounds.

Jamie Seeger’s name was listed as a witness in several recent drug arrest court cases. Moore said one or two of these defendants visited Seeger, though Grant did not know details of those conversations.

Moore said her daughter told sheriff’s detectives she was in fear for her safety.

Eric Seeger, who was separated from his wife, knew Jamie was being paid by the sheriff’s office to provide information, She assisted in the arrests of 23 people on drug charges. Grant said.

Grant said he planned to seek records from the sheriff’s office, including any confidential-informant contracts it had with Jamie Seeger. He said he would also request receipts that showed payments to Seeger from the sheriff’s office. Jamie Seeger maiden name was Jamie Gamble. Her body was cremated today, July 30, 2012. Rest of the story HERE