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Police/Courts

  • Daytime burglaries solved with arrest of duo

    By Buster Thompson

    Investigators from several agencies are still sifting through a cache of goods believed stolen by an Ocala couple suspected of burglarizing over 60 homes around central Florida.

    Darren Decker, 41, and his 44-year-old wife Jessica Baker were arrested April 18 during a traffic stop in Marion County on an arrest warrant stemming from a burglary that happened that day in Sumter County.

    They are being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center on charges of unarmed burglary and grand theft.

  • Fleeing suspect fails to outrun deputies

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received several calls from citizens reporting a reckless driver on State Road 121 at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 1. Deputy Ryan Sullivan located the green Mustang described by the 911 callers as it turned onto U.S. Highway 19 in Lebanon Station driving south in the north bound lane. 

    Sullivan paralleled the Mustang driving south in the north bound lane with his emergency lights and siren on attempting to gain the driver’s attention and get him stopped.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 14

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

    April 6, Carlos Alonzo Allen, 43, Bronson, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    April 5, Shelby Don Boyette, 66, Fanning Springs, sex offender fail to register email address. Bond $200,000.

    April 10, Keith Allen Colson, 54, Chiefland, petit theft, possession of methamphetamine.

    April 6, Travis Donald, 27, Chiefland, resist W/O violence, possession of methamphetamine, possession and/or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond $41,000.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 7

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

    •March 28, Jerome Brown, 64, Williston, battery. Bond $2,000.

    •April 2, Jeffrey Brian Cooper, 32, Bronson, non support of children or spouse. Bond $2,000.

    •April 1, Contrail Antonio Davis, 22, Archer, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of designated area, possession of cocaine W/ intent to sell. Bond $70,000.

    •March 30, Christopher Derosa, 55, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

  • Bronson man charged with child neglect

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • Citrus sheriff: Somebody knows something

    By Buster Thompson

    Paul Vollmer thought something was wrong when he didn’t see Don Terryl Plumeri’s garbage at the end of his neighbor’s driveway on Thursday.

    That suspicion was confirmed Friday morning when he saw Citrus County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars in front of Plumeri’s wooded home and crime-scene tape across the street in the Dunnellon- area neighborhood.

  • Daytime burglaries cross county lines

    Levy County and surrounding counties have been experiencing a trend in daytime burglaries. Homes in rural areas are being forced into and ransacked by unknown suspect(s). The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash as well as other valuables.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 31

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

    •March 23, Rachel Marie Anderson, 36, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $500.

    •March 22, Joseph William Brooks, 62, Morriston, possession of weapon or ammo by convicted felon, cause cruel death pain and suffering to an animal. Bond $40,000.

    •March 25, Rashey Lava Garrison, 28, Gainesville, out of county warrant. Bond$100,000.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 24

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

    •March 16, Jacoby Uriah Anderson, 23, Williston, criminal conspiracy, two counts property damage criminal mischief, two counts burglary, grand theft. Bond $235,000.

    •March 16, Melvin William Anderson, 30, Williston, criminal conspiracy, two counts criminal mischief property damage, burglary, grand theft. Bond $135,000.

    •March 20, Santos Bautista, 25, Morriston, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license. ROR.

  • Chiefland finally gets its man

    On March 3 Chiefland Police Department officers and Levy County Sheriff's deputies were called to Walmart, 2201 N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland by employees in reference to a suspect, Phillip Morgan, 31, who had previously fled from CPD officers investigating a theft case in December 2015.

    Officers were advised Morgan had an active arrest warrant out of Hillsborough County for violation of probation.