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Police/Courts

  • What the abbreviations in the arrest reports mean

     n Driver’s License–DL

    n Driving While License Suspended or Revoked–DWLSR

    n Driving Under the Influence–DUI

    n Failure to Appear–FTA

    n Released on Own 

    n Recognizance–ROR

    n Resisting With 

    n Violence–RWV

    n Resisting Without Violence–RW/OV

    n Violation of Probation–VOP

  • Duo charged in gun theft

    An elderly Chiefland resident who helped a couple he believed were having car trouble was repaid for his kindness with a burglary that included taking his firearms, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Oct. 20

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

    • Oct. 16, Jason Eric Adams, 21, Inglis, felony battery, offender knew/should have known victim was pregnant, FTA. Bond $35,500.

    • Oct. 10, Amber Lynn Allard, 34, Bronson, FTA. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 13, Joseph A. Anderson, 33, Newberry, VOP.

    • Oct. 11, Dillon Arnold Bird, 24, Williston, interference with custody of minor or incompetent person

    • Oct. 14, Raymond Allen David Brown, 19, High Springs, out of county warrant.

  • Wrong passing move nets arrest

    A Dixie County deputy on patrol on Northeast 349 Highway around 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 noticed a car with two people inside pass another vehicle on the grass shoulder of the road while traveling north.

  • Man arrested for burglaries in Chiefland

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office says it has solved a string of burglaries in the Chiefland and Fanning Springs areas with the arrest of an Old Town man.

    Norman “Ashley” Burnett, 39, is in the Levy County Detention Facility with a $150,000 bond, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

    Burnett first became a person of interest when the Juice Box, in Fanning Springs, was burglarized on Oct. 4. The owner reported approximately $900 worth of merchandise had been stolen when the burglar broke through a window.

  • Chiefland losing police chief

    Chiefland Police Department Chief Robert Douglas teared up Monday evening as he publicly announced his resignation from the job he has held for 11 years to take a job as chief deputy in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

    Douglas, who came to work in Chiefland after losing a bid for Marion County Sheriff said he is looking forward to working with incoming Sheriff Billy Woods.

    Douglas’ last day on the job is Dec. 13.

  • Body sought in Bronson

    A tip that a body might be found on a homesite near the Bronson Speedway has brought out Levy County Sheriff's deputies, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner's Office, specially trained K-9 cadaver dogs and a team from the A.C. Pound Human Identification Lab worked through Wednesday night and Thursday to find and unearth the remains and investigate the suspicious death. 

    Postings to Facebook by neighbors said deputies brought in portable generators with lights to illuminate the site of the remains. 

  • 2 men shot at Bubba's Place; investigation continues

     

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    It's almost a whodunit as Levy County Sheriff's investigators try to piece together a shooting that wounded two men outside Bubba's Place in Fanning Springs at abut 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, but it has been complicated as eyewitnesses were inebriated at the time.

    Sheriff's Sgt. Carl Rogers and Deputy Chase Gregory were on duty in the area when they heard a gunshot coming from the direction of Bubba’s Place.

  • Gun theft yields new arrest — a buyer

    The arrest of two people charged with the theft of guns from an elderly Chiefland person has led to another arrest — a man accused of buying the guns.

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday evening that Daniel Delaney, 44, of Chiefland on charges of dealing in stolen property and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Delaney became a suspect following the Wednesday, Oct. 14, arrests of Gary Vanwinkle and Samantha Corbin.

  • 6 juveniles arrested for burglary, theft

    Six Fanning Springs juveniles were arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 27, by LCSO Patrol Deputies after responding to a burglary scene at 7991 N.W. 168 Lane in Fanning Springs. LCSO Deputies C. Gregory and A. Hiers met with the victim who reported approximately $2,200 of electronics, silver coins and other valuables stolen from her home between Sept. 23-26. The victim immediately cast her suspicions on some neighborhood juveniles and provided deputies with some proof supporting her suspicion.