Vessels held on $4 million bond

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By Scott Tummond, LCSO Public Information

LCSO published details Nov. 28 of a reported shooting that occurred Nov. 24 at Melvin and Alice’s Restaurant. The investigation revealed that two victims had been wounded by shotgun rounds fired by an unknown suspect. Based on an extensive investigation, LCSO Investigator Justin Douglas was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Anthony Walter Vessels, 26, for two counts of attempted murder.

Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Vessels Dec. 11 in Broward County. Vessels will be held at the Levy County Detention Facility on a bond of $4 million dollars.

Sheriff Bobby McCallum said he is very proud of the investigative work by LCSO personnel and appreciative of the assistance provided by the Fugitive Task Force and others in this investigation.

Investigators have already interviewed Vessels and the case remains active.

LCSO urges anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Investigator Justin Douglas or Justin VanDuren.