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People from Homosasa accused of stealing from local churches

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (WFLA) — Two Homosassa men have been charged with a string of burglaries at local churches and warehouses in Citrus County.

Steven Rodrick, 68, and Henry Hudson, 54, were allegedly caught on camera taking three lawn mowers and an air compressor from Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Hernando, according to a statement from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

After deputies tracked down the suspects, they allegedly admitted to the theft and led detectives to the stolen items. Deputies said they found additional items reported stolen from the Gulf at Lake Church in Crystal River back in June.

“Burglary can happen to anyone at any time,” Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast said. “I am proud of our detectives and analysts who deftly worked together to solve and stop these crimes.”

The sheriff’s office said Rodrick was charged with two counts of burglary of a structure and three counts of grand larceny, while Hudson was charged with one count of burglary of a structure and two counts of grand larceny, as well as a probation violation.

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