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Police/Courts

  • Teen arrested on child porn charge

    A 19-year-old has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 15-year-old, videoing it and sending one video to the girl's new boyfriend, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Sex predator registers in Williston

    Carlos Lanard Anthony, 35, has registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. Anthony is required by state law to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Anthony was convicted in 2005 in Pineallas County of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under age 12. Anthony has registered his temporary change in address as: 11571 N.E. 65 Lane Williston.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Sept. 15

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Sept. 6, Jeffrey Baggett, 41, Bronson, out of county warrant. Bond $500.

    • Sept. 7, Chuck Emerson Best, 46, Old Town, dealing in stolen property. Bond $30,000.

    • Sept. 6, Rhonda Kay Blaire, 53, Williston, out of county warrant.

    • Sept. 7, David Blevins, 30, Old Town, burglary not structure or conveyance. Bond $500.

    • Sept. 11, Ernest G. Brown, 61, Williston, using a deadly weapon. Bond $100,000.

  • Man arrested in RV park stabbing

    An argument between neighbors at Out of Towners RV Park on U.S. Highway 27A east of Williston on Saturday, Sept. 10, shortly before 6 p.m. has landed one man in the hospital and another in jail, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Man arrested following cattle feed theft

    A man has been arrested following the report of a theft of cattle and other feeds by Alliance Dairy owners. The thefts took place over a period of months according to a Levy County Sheriff’s press release.

    James Jones, 45, who worked for Alliance for 6 months, was suspected following following an internal inquiry.

  • Sex predator registers new address

    On Aug. 12, David Emrick registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Emrick is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Emrick was convicted in 2009 in Levy County of lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12-15 years old.

    His address is 10453 N.E. 125 Ave., Archer in Levy County

    For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual offender data base.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Aug. 18

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Aug. 14, David Anthony Blevins, 30, Old Town, out of county warrant.

    • Aug. 9, Christopher Matthew Branson, 21, Old Town, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • Aug. 8, Edgar Dewayne Burke, 28, Old Town, FTA. Bond $205.

    • Aug. 11, David Chilcote, 51, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $76,000.

    • Aug. 11. Camron Lee Dubose, 35, Darlington, SC, DUI, touch or strike. Bond $43,000.

  • Bronson man accused of having child porn

    A complaint to a federal probation officer has resulted in the arrest of a Bronson man on charges of possession of child pornography and witness tampering.

    Levi Jermaine Griffin, 39, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division on Aug. 12 after Griffin’s probation officer said he had information that Griffin was in possession of images of children on his computer. The probation officer said the person who complained believed the images were pornographic.

  • Sheriff donates horse to youth ranch

    A Paso Fino horse that was abandoned by its owner, an accused marijuana grower, has a new home at the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Live Oak courtesy of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    The 2-year-old horse was seized by the Sheriff’s Office and the federal Drug Enforcement Admini-stration (DEA) in an old case and was the lone asset left from a large marijuana growing operation.

  • Home invasion was really delusion

    A Williston man who reported a home invasion at his Northeast 175th Avenue residence in Williston causing the Levy County Sheriff's Office to turn out in full force on Aug. 5 in an effort to save him.

    But when the deputies showed up and made their way into the home, they only found the man who admitted he had been using the drug “Molly” (Ecstasy) for three days, according to the arrest document.