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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 22

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

    • Feb. 12, Stephen Michael Baker, 23, Inglis, battery on law enforcement officer.

    • Feb. 11, Tamara Cournoyer, 41, Cedar Key, DUI, battery on officer, R/WV.

    • Feb. 14, Joe Nelson Davis Jr., 39, Cross City, out of county warrant.

    • Feb. 11, James Anthony Elder, 60, Old Town, taking deer or turkey with gun and light, firing weapon from a vehicle, possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. Bond $85,000.

  • Sheriff seeks help in solving shooting

    Investigators are appealing once again to the residents of East Williston to come forward with information or a gun used in a shooting on Friday, Feb. 6, at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 318 and U.S. Highway 27A.

    Arrested in the shooting is Robert Junior Rives, 37, who is charged with five counts of aggravated assault, two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond is $400,000. Rives is the brother of a victim in a still unsolved fatal shooting in 2014.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of February 12

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

    • Feb. 5, Michael Bergeron, 25, Inglis, FTA. Bond $1,000.

    • Feb. 4, Stephanie Ann Carlisle, 21, Bronson, VOP.

    • Feb. 6, Kenneth Elliott Craner, 49, Ocala, out of county warrant. Bond $11,000.

    • Feb. 4, Jimmie Lee Donald, 55, Chiefland, FTA.

    • Feb. 7, Deanna Marie Drew, 29, Chiefland, retail theft, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $5,000.

  • Man accused of molesting child at church

    The Levy and Dixie County Sheriff's Offices and U.S. Marshal’s Regional Domestic Fugitive Task Force arrested an Old Town man on Thursday, Feb. 5, on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery of a person under 16.

    Joseph Louis Moscato, 67, was arrested at his home on Northeast 673 St, after LCSO obtained the warrant.

  • Accidents kill 3, injure 19 others

    Three accidents on Levy County roads this past weekend resulted in three deaths — including an 8-month-old baby. Nineteen others were sent to Shands Hospital and Shands Pediatrics in Gainesville and Ocala Regional Medical Center for treatment, according to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol and Levy County Department of Public Safety.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.