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Police/Courts

  • Learning to protect the children

     Guardian ad Litem volunteers from Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua, Baker and Bradford Counties attended an all-day in-service training seminar to enhance their skills as representatives in the court system. 

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    The training was Saturday, July 29,in Alachua at Turkey Creek Country Club.  

    A Guardian ad Litem is a trained court-appointed volunteer who helps represent in the court system, the best interests of abused, neglected and or abandoned children. 

    Parents have their own attorneys. The state has its own attorney and children are represented by Guardian ad Litem volunteers throughout the legal process — a difficult and scary transition.

  • Drug bust in Williston

     The Levy County Drug Task Force executed a drug search warrant at 16151 NE 50 Street in Williston Thursday, Aug.  3, at 5 p.m. In April, DTF investigators received an anonymous tip and began their investigation of drug related activities. Based upon this tip, investigators learned that Chad Williams (4-24-75) was selling cocaine and marijuana from his home at this address. DTF investigators secured a search warrant for the home and upon execution of the warrant found Williams home with his wife, Toinette Williams (3-20-71), where they discovered cocaine and marijuana inside. 

  • Third arrest made in home invasion homicide

     By LT. SCOTT TUMMOND

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    LCSO Media Relations

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division made a third arrest Aug. 11 in connection to the home invasion homicide in Williston Friday, Aug. 4. Investigators learned Steven Demar Stacy (7-12-83), of Williston, aided Jalen Days and Andrew Robinson in disposing of the weapons used in the crime to include the murder weapon. Mr. Stacy aided the defendants in the early morning hours of Aug. 4. To date the firearms have not been recovered.

    Investigators are actively working this investigation and still need the publics’ help. Many questions are still unanswered and the community could provide much needed information. Any person who has information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 352-486-5111.

  • Man arrested for breaking into Frogs

    The owner of Frogs BBQ Pad on U.S. Highway Alternate 27  just outside of Williston discovered someone had broken into his business on Monday, July 3. The owner reported the thief took a laptop computer and cash.

  • Marital disagreement leads to arson arrest

     An Inglis woman was jailed Sunday on an arson charge for trying to burn down her home after getting into a disagreement with her husband.

  • Bronson pedestrian killed when struck by car; Chiefland man dies in single-car crash

    Leisa A. Thomas, 46, of Bronson, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report filed by crash investigator Trooper K. Spence

    “A Chrysler SUV was traveling east in the right lane of US 27 in Bronson. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the road. The pedestrian ran into the path of the SUV. The pedestrian was struck by the SUV and pronounced deceased at the scene,” the report stated.

    This is at least the second traffic death in Levy County in July.

  • Chiefland man arrested, charged with burglary, mischief and battery

    A Chiefland man was arrested July 10 by Chiefland Police for one count of burglary, one count of criminal mischief and two counts of battery.

    Benny Lee Stephens, 59, of Chiefland, was transported to the Levy County Detention Facility after Chiefland Police Cpl. Blake Murphy and Chief Scott Anderson responded to a physical disturbance at 403 S.E. Seventh Terrace.

    Upon arrival, Murphy wrote in an incident report that he made with the complainant/victim, who was identified as Jonathan Wayne Divers.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     Often Used Abbreviations

       Driver’s License–DL

       Driving While License Suspended or 

       Revoked–DWLSR

       Driving Under the Influence–DUI

  • CPD traffic stops net drug arrests

    Chiefland police officer Tyler Brown and Sgt. James Yanok arrested 37-year-old Herman Phineas Williams Jr., of Old Town, on two felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two females, Vanessa L. Simpson, 19, of Old Town, and Goldie Edwards (no other information given), were released at the scene.

  • Cross City City Manager arrested for using city labor and resources for personal reasons

    CROSS CITY — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Gary Pinner, 58, of Old Town on one count of official misconduct. Pinner is charged with misusing city employees, city equipment, city inventory, and an inmate work crew to provide free water services to certain Dixie County residents, including his future son-in-law.