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On May 2, 1979, the skeletal remains of 19 year old Virginia Mary Ries were discovered in a wooded median strip on Interstate 75 just north of Exit 309 in Webster, Florida. Virginia Ries was last seen leaving her mother's home located in Punta Gorda, Flori...

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Bailiffs and Court Security

The bailiffs and court security are charged with maintaining proper courtroom decorum and procedure during the various proceedings coming before the four judges and two hearing officers currently assigned to Sumter County.

This includes assisting the safety of judicial personnel, assistants, other related courthouse facility personnel, and the general public.

Bailiffs are also responsible for entry equipment, X-ray machines and metal detectors in the Judicial Center.

When various courts and judges are not is session, certain sworn officers are then responsible for serving civil process, summons, subpoenas, and warrants in Sumter County.

Court Phone Numbers

Clerk of Circuit Court: (352) 569-6600
Court Departments: (352) 569-6600
Public Defenders Office: (352) 793-0290