Nuisance house is no more in Citrus County

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A nuisance house in Citrus County that’s caused problems for years is now a pile of rubble. Thse sheriff’s office was on scene today as the home, deemed unsafe and a nuisance to the community was knocked down.

The home sat on 6705 W Park Drive in Homosassa and neighbors hope now that it’s gone, there will be a little more peace and quiet in their community.

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast says many of the complaints were from neighbors who suspected drug activity at the house, which was being rented out by the owner.

Perhaps, the one incident that sticks out the most, happened in May 2018. Deputies served a search warrant, looking for George Jackson. At the time, he was wanted on drug and property damage crimes. Things got rowdy when deputies showed up at the house. Jackson ran, pointed his gun at law enforcement officers, hid underneath another nearby mobile home and eventually was coaxed out by deputies.

He was arrested and booked on several charges including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Sheriff Prendergast says it’s about time this house came down and neighbors couldn’t agree more.

“They were very appreciative of everyhing we have done to clean up the community, and to get rid of some of these nuisance homes that have de-valued the properties down there and have allowed other drug trafficking and other criminal activities to take place in that community,” the sheriff told News Channel 8.

Since 2013, there were a reported 43 calls of service to the location and 8 reports filed to the sheriff’s office. 
 

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