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Arrest comes with bonus for fugitive task force

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Five people arrested on various charges at Chiefland motel

By The Staff

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When the U.S. Marshals Service’s Florida Regional Task Force went to arrest a man at a Chiefland motel in connection with a home invasion and the shooting of his wife and nephew, they got a little bonus.

They also nabbed two men and a woman on drug charges, and a second woman on an outstanding warrant from Union County.

Benjamin F. Glover was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of aggravated domestic violence at the Manatee Springs Motel.

            The Duval County Sheriff's Office asked the task force for help in locating Glover after a he shot this way into his mother-in-law’s home, and shot his nephew and his wife before leaving, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Glover’s vehicle was located at the Chiefland motel and while he was being arrested officers noticed Edwin Henry, who was standing in the parking lot with Glover, throw away a white pill bottle. The bottle contained crack cocaine and one pill of Loritab, a narcotic, according to the release 

Henry was charged with three counts of possession of crack cocaine, two counts of sale of crack cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with evidence. His bail is $50,000.

The officers also arrested Amanda Robinson when they observed her standing with Glove and Henry, and drop several pills on the ground that were later identified as ecstasy.  She is charged with possession of ecstasy and her bail is $5,000.

Brianne Sweeney was arrested at the motel on a Union County warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked. Her bond is $2,500.

            When officers went to a home on Northwest 18th Avenue in Chiefland in attempt to locate the gun used in the Jacksonville shooting, they did not find it but they did find Jonathon Clemons hiding in the bedroom.  Clemons was arrested on a Levy County warrant for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail is $10,000.