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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 25

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

    •June 21, Caroline Anne Argo, 49, Morriston, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    •June 20, Lawrence Cody Cheshire, 26, Bronson, possession of not more than 20 grams marijuana, drug equipment possession and or use. ROR.

    •June 17, Edward James Dial, 37, Morriston, out of county warrant. Bond $540.

    •June 17, Amanda Lynn Hardesty, 23, Dunellon, out of county warrant. Bond $200,000.

  • 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

  • State AG joins largest Medicare bust in South Florida

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined federal authorities including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Personnel Management and the Food and Drug Administration to announce the charges of 73 South Florida residents for their alleged participation in various schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of more than $262 million.

  • Chiefland woman charged with child abuse; sexual battery

    After several weeks of investigation, Dixie County sheriff’s investigators arrested a 44-year-old Chiefland resident in connection with a child abuse investigation that began in April of this year.

    According to the complaint, Lisa M. Strat was an acquaintance of the family whose minor children were the alleged victims. During the course of the investigation, interviews along with medical exams were conducted and enough information was learned to obtain a warrant.

  • Vandals destroy AMVETS flag poles

    Flags poles were cut down and flags left laying on the ground at AMVETS Post 88 in Bronson.

    The vandalism occurred sometime after midnight and before 7 a.m. on Sunday, which also happened to be Flag Day.

    First vice commander of the post, Dennis Blanke, said it makes him mad and sad someone would do that to them.

    “Our goal is to help the community and veterans. I think we do a real good job with the limited funds we have,” he said.

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

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

    •June 11, Tiki Monique Albritton, 31, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.

    •June 9, Benny J. Battle, 36, Bell, DUI, fail to register motor vehicle, DWLSR.

    •June 10, Jerrie Ann Bodden, 44, Williston, violation of protective order. Bond $50,000.

    •June 10, Larry Joe Colson, 41, Fleming Isle, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

  • Retired K-9 deputy dies

    Longtime Levy County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Czar, whose human partner was Deputy Jay Crooms has answered his last call, passing on June 12.

    Czar, who was 12.5 years old and a native of Holland, emigrated to the United States at the age of 1 ½ years old.

    Czar met Crooms in 2004 and the two completed 640 hours of mandatory training becoming state certified in patrol apprehension and narcotic detection.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 11

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

    •June 6, Tanya Marie Blaisdell, 43, Chiefland, DUI, possession of marijuana. Bond $4,000.

    •June 7, Julius Blake Jr., 52, Chiefland, battery commit felony, damage property $200 and under, burglary with assault.

    •June 5, Meagon Jaz-Lynn Brass, 24, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. No bond.

    •June 5, Raymond Eugene Brass, 23, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. $3,000.

  • Dog shooting morphs into sexual battery case

     A tip to the Levy County Sheriff's Office about a man shooting five dogs on his property led to a larger investigation into a violent history of domestic abuse,according to a sheriff's press release.

  • Inglis pair arrested in home invasion

    By Buster Thompson

    Two Inglis men were arrested in Levy County for their alleged connection to a home invasion on Tuesday in the Hernando area.

    Shawn Michael Burd, 37, and 23-year-old Tyler Ryan Baker are being held at the Levy County Jail on charges of home invasion and four counts of aggravated battery, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office news release.