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Police/Courts

  • Sex predator missing

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating absconded sexual predator Lamont Lewis Nelson, 34. He has been missing and on the run since April 2014. LCSO has exhausted all leads which could result in his apprehension.

    Nelson is described as a African American male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 inches tall, between 150 and 175 pounds. Nelson has worn earrings in both ears. He was last seen with short cropped hair and a goatee.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 26

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

    • Feb. 16, Eric Leonard Adams, 40, Inglis, possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $25,000.

    • Feb. 18, Dorothy Francis Ahm, 46, Old Town, petit theft, possession of controlled substance without prescription.

    • Feb. 20, Charles Theodore Blumenberg III, 29, Chiefland, DWLS.

    • Feb. 17, Jake J. Bryant, 334, Inglis, VOP.

    • Feb. 20, David W. Carter, 47, Gainesville, DWLS x3, Bond $5,000.

  • 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

  • Deputy’s suspicions net drug arrest

    Levy County Sheriff’s Deputy Keagon Weatherford was a bit suspicious when he noticed two vehicles and individuals outside a closed business in the Town of Bronson. The town has had a number of burglaries in the past 14 months.

    Weatherford stopped to talk with the individuals and was able to identify one of the subjects as Ellen Elizabeth Strickland, 45. 

  • Yankeetown man dies after crash

    A Yankeetown man died of injuries sustained on Thursday, Feb. 26, at about 12:30 a.m. in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 19 at County Road 358 in Dixie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Gregory Smith, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the other vehicle, Joseph Burnett Jr., 53, of Cross City, sustained minor injuries.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 5

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

    • Feb. 23, Justin Beau Barrs, Old Town, VOP disorderly intoxication.

    • Feb. 28, Robert Joseph Bissonette, 54, Bell, burglary, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • March 1, Gerald David Browning, 34, Trenton, hit and run. Bond $10,000.

    • Feb. 23, Iran Isahac Castillo-Hidalgo, 21, Morriston, violation of non-resident exemption DL. Bond $500.

    • Feb. 25, Michael James Corr, 43, Odessa, VOP DUI.

  • Yankeetown man dies after crash

    A Yankeetown man died of injuries sustained on Thursday, Feb. 26, at about 12:30 a.m. in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 19 at County Road 358 in Dixie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Gregory Smith, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the other vehicle, Joseph Burnett Jr., 53, of Cross City, sustained minor injuries.

  • Gun class benefits Relay for Life

    AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 will host a basic gun class Monday, March 9 from 6-10 p.m. with the $50 fee benefiting Relay for Life.

    The class is taught courtesy of the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.

    Participants must pre-register.

    Contact Anna Elkins at 352-222-9453 for more information or to register.

  • Rear-ender not serious

    A two-vehicle accident in which one vehicle rear-ended another ended with minor injuries on Feb. 10, at 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 129 and County Road 346.

    Kinsey Ward, 16, and passenger Makenna Watkins, 15, both of Chiefland were southbound in a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan behind 2000 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Truitt Renaud, 23, of Trenton on US 129.

  • South Levy meth lab dismantled

    The Levy County Drug Task Force — acting on tips from the public and provided through Crime Stoppers — located and dismantled a methamphetamine lab in the Ocala Highlands West area and arrested a Morriston man. More arrests are expected in the case.

    The actions came in its investigation of individuals making and selling meth, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.