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6 men arrested in drug sting

Published Oct. 13, 2005

Authorities have arrested six men as part of an undercover drug sting in the Chatmire section of Marion County, according to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. Officers from the Sheriff's Office, the Ocala-Marion County Narcotics and Vice Task Force and the Dunnellon Police Department combined in the effort.

Arrested Friday on a variety of drug charges were Bernard Eugene Graham, 35, of Inverness; Kevin Brian Bensinger, 22, of Hernando; Carl William Butler, 20, of Homosassa; Jackson Howell Crowe Jr., 38, of Inglis; David Joseph Willis, 35, of Yankeetown; and Daniel Martin Corcoran, 36, of Lake Tropicana.

All were booked into the Marion County Jail.

2 to face charges in Ted Williams case

INVERNESS _ The civil case involving former baseball star Ted Williams took another bizarre twist Tuesday when a judge indicated that a Miami lawyer and an Inverness man who once was in business with Williams may be held in contempt of court.

Circuit Judge William Edwards ordered George M. Evans and Vincent D. Antonucci to appear in court July 2 to answer to the charges, according to a document filed Monday.

Edwards would not comment Tuesday when asked what conduct may have been contemptuous. Evans represents Antonucci in the complicated legal battle, which involves the baseball card and memorabilia business that Antonucci and Williams once ran.

Antonucci has asked Edwards to step down from the case, saying the judge will not give him a fair hearing.