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Spring Hill Woman accused of having sex with boy

Woman arrested on sex and drug charges

SPRING HILL — A 31-year-old Spring Hill woman is in the Hernando County jail on charges of having sex with a teenage boy to whom she was providing prescription drugs.

Hernando County deputies arrested Joan Lucille Dewey Wednesday and charged her with one count each of felony sexual battery, aggravated child abuse and possession or sale of a controlled substance, reports show.

Authorities arrested Dewey after the teen had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital for a possible drug overdose. She later admitted to having sex with the teen at her home at 8357 Omaha Circle.

A search of the home found a quantity of methadone and carisoprodol, a muscle relaxant. Dewey's bond was set at $25,000.

Teenager charged in series of car burglaries

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County deputies arrested a Spring Hill teen Thursday who is suspected of being involved in a series of vehicle burglaries throughout Hernando County.

Christopher Justice Fox, 15, a ninth-grader at Springstead High School, faces 10 felony counts of vehicle burglary, according to a sheriff's office report.

Fox and accomplices Howard Joshua Shaeer, 17, and Ashlee Ryan Bell, 18, both of whom were arrested Jan. 11 on burglary charges, stole more than $5,000 in items from unlocked vehicles between Nov. 15 and Dec. 28, the report states.

The primary targets were GPS systems, radios, speakers and loose articles inside the vehicles. Fox was released to the custody of his father.

Man, 65, accused of sex acts with boy

SPRING HILL — A Spring Hill man was arrested Thursday on charges of having sex with a boy under the age of 12.

According to a Hernando County sheriff's report, David Leroy Daly, 65, engaged in a sex act with the victim and had the victim perform a sex act on him inside his residence on the morning of Jan. 19.

Daly was taken to the Hernando County jail. No bond has been set.

Compiled by Logan Neill, Times staff writer

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