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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for January 29

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

    • Jan. 23, Frank M. Akins, 35, Bronson, hit and run leaving scene of accident involving damage to property. Bond $5,000.

    • Jan. 23, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 31, Inglis, possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, dealing in stolen property. Bond $75,000.

    • Jan. 19, Justin Henry Bailey, 21, Bronson, petit theft. Bond $1,500.

    • Jan. 22, Corddarryl Devon Bell, 24, Gainesville, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.

  • Info leads to Bronson drug bust

    Levy County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Clint Anderson was on patrol in Bronson when he received information that Jermey Jamal Mayes, 24, was driving while his license was suspended.

    After Anderson confirmed the license had been suspended in November 2014 for failure to pay traffic fines.

    Anderson located Mayes on Court Street in Bronson and conducted a traffic stop on the 1993 Lincoln he was driving. During the stop Mayes confessed to having a firearm in the vehicle.

  • 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

  • Williston Friends to host firearms training

    The Friends of Williston Trust will host a firearms training courses for seekers of a Concealed Firearms License Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

    The course consists of four hours of classroom training and four hours of range experience. Instructors will be law enforcement and/or NRA certified trainers. The cost of the class is $70 per person. Class size will be held to a maximum of 16 students. Two signup sheets will be held at the police department and slots will be held on a first come / first served basis. Payment is required to hold your spot.

  • Driver serious following in wreck in Raleigh

    A Clermont man was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville in serious condition after his truck went off U.S. Highway 41 about 1 mile north of County Road 335 in the Raleigh community on Wednesday at 5:23 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Yovanni Fernandez, 42, of Clermont, was driving his 2007 box truck northbound on U.S. 41 when the vehicle veered across the highway and onto the west shoulder striking a tree.

  • Driver airlifted to hospital in crash

    At about noon Jan. 4, the Levy County 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call reporting a motor vehicle accident involving a rollover with entrapment of the vehicle’s driver on S.R.121, near County Line Road.

    On scene, rescue personnel found a small car on its roof resting unstable on top of a power pole that was broken in half. Members worked together to quickly stabilize the vehicle and assess all occupants of the vehicle. Air support was requested.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for January 22

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

    • Jan. 16, James Devon Baker, 49, Orlando, DWLSR, possession of drug equipment, destroying evidence. Bond $16,000.

    • Jan. 12, Rexford Lee Batten, 30, Inglis, VOP.

    • Jan. 13, Ashley Lynn Bennett, 23, Chiefland, VOP/DWLSR. Bond $10,000.

    • Jan. 13, Lindsey Jay Bruce, 71, Morriston, battery. Bond $100,000.

    • Jan. 16, Stephanie Marie Crosby, 30, Williston, DWLSR. ROR

    • Jan. 14, Marty Days Sr., 51, Williston, parole violation.

  • Drivers reminded to heed 'Move Over' law

    In 2013, there were over 130 traffic crashes in Florida that involved motorists who violated the Move Over law. Of those crashes, 81 resulted in injuries and 2 in fatalities. This month, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists of the state’s Move Over law.

    The Move Over law was enacted in 2002 to help protect law enforcement officers, emergency workers, and tow truck drivers when they are performing their duties along the roadside. In July 2014, the Move Over law was expanded to include sanitation and utility vehicles.

  • Third Bronson burglary suspect jailed

    The third person wanted in a string of Bronson burglaries was arrested Jan. 6 ad new burglaries were occuring int he town. 

    Philip Andrew Mosely, 20, is in the Levy County Detention Center on a $60,000 bond. He was charged with burglarizing the Bronson Public Library in 2014, as well as criminal mischief and petit theft during the same incident.

  • Williston teen dies in auto accident

    A Williston High School student was killed Monday night when the 2004 Dodge Ram he was driving left the roadway on C.R. 318 and hit a tree.

    Jonathen Joseph Stuart “Stewie” Bishop, 17, of Williston was pronounced dead on the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue Paramedic Robert Williams.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Bishop was traveling westbound on CR 318 when he steered off the road as he rounded a curve. He then traveled northwest on to the grass shoulder and the left side of the truck hit a turn arrow sign.