About a dozen parents showed up for a meeting at Citrus Springs Middle School on Monday evening to learn more details about volunteering to move their students to Crystal River Middle School. Because Citrus Springs Middle is over its capacity and Crystal River has room, school officials are asking if some students want to transfer voluntarily to Crystal River for the new year. Citrus Springs principal Bill Farrell said all the middle schools in the district have earned an A grade and students can expect good programs wherever they attend. Another information session is planned at Crystal River Middle School at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Police catch man after
early morning car chase
LECANTO _ He would not stop, not after the lights and sirens, not after other Citrus deputies joined the chase and not even after he got a flat tire after driving over a spike strip. Erik J. Lund, 22, who eventually was caught early Tuesday morning, now faces charges of aggravated assault, fleeing a police officer, driving with a suspended license and resisting an officer without violence. The Inverness man remained at the Citrus County jail Tuesday afternoon with his bond set at $20,500. The chase started at 4:18 a.m. Tuesday on County Road 491 between County Road 486 and State Road 44, where a patrol deputy saw Lund speeding, an arrest report said. Lund was trailed south on CR 491. He turned around on High Acres Street and went north on CR 491. When his tire was punctured by a Sheriff's Office spike strip near King B Street, Lund ran south on CR 491 until sheriff's dogs caught him. He was transported to Citrus Memorial Hospital.