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Police/Courts

  • Man arrested on manslaughter charge

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.

    But Helen Bishop's story was not yet finished.

    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County's Sheriff's investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney's Office to write the final chapters.

  • Two arrested in firearms theft case

    A man and a juvenile are charged with burglary and grand theft in connection with a break-in where eight firearms, a computer, a cell phone and other personal property were taken from a residence south of Williston on U.S. 41 on Oct. 15, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Department of safety hires four new faces

    Earlier this month, the Levy County Department of Public Safety welcomed four new members: Ignacio Fernandez, Hanniah Woods, Nicholas Henderson and Wallace Taylor.

  • Crash on SR121 injures 5

    A two-vehicle crash on Friday, Oct. 24, at about 5:30 p.m. on State Road 121 and County Road 335 caused injuries to five people, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

    Xavier D.V. Brown, 18, of Williston, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata south on SR121 approaching the intersection with CR 335 when he attempted to turn left onto CR 335. His vehicle was struck by a 2001 Honda Civic, being operated in the northbound lane by Latoya B. Driver, 28, of Gainesville.

  • Two injured in US27 crash

    Emergency personnel got to use their extrication skills when a two vehicle accident on Tuesday, Oct. 21, shortly after 12:30 p.m. at U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 335A trapped the occupants in the vehicles.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 30

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

    • Oct. 21, Galdino De Jesus Araisa-Madera, 21, Morriston, public order crimes violation non-resident exemption driver’s license. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 21, Christopher Barron, 31, Chiefland, possession of marijuana.

    • Oct. 23, Kyle Bryan Bell, 19, Archer, burglary, grand larceny. Bond $150,000.

    • Oct. 26, Elbert Scott Bullard, 42, Cedar Key, battery.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 23

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

    • Oct. 13, Tonya Michelle Andrews, 40, St. Cloud, petit theft, retail theft.

    • Oct. 23, Tamara Askew Brown, 52, Old Town, petit theft, VOP, dealing in stolen property.

    • Oct. 13, Paula Alejandra Clairmont, 35, Chiefland, battery. ROR.

    • Oct. 19, Michael Defilippo, 38, Williston, domestic battery,

    • Oct. 15, Karen Edwards, 42, Chiefland, DWLSR, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond $12,000.

  • Man arrested on burglary charges

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has arrested David Michael Smith, 26, on burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property charges in connection with a break-in at a residence in Bronson on Oct. 3 and are investigating him in connection with eight other residential burglaries he admitted, according to a sheriff's office press release.

    The victim reported that an unknown suspect had removed copper wire from the walls and appliances at his home. 

  • Task force paying off

       Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum, left, presented the City of Chiefland with a check for more than $19,000 monday night.

       The money was from drug forfeitures from four cases handled by the Levy County Joint Drug Task Force.

       McCallum, standing next to Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, said he was pleased to bring the money to the city and thanked Chiefland for partcipating in the task force.

  • Otter Creek crash injures two

    Two people were sent to Gainesville for medical treatment after two vehicles collided shortly after noon Saturday, Oct. 11, near Hershel's Store I - Otter Creek, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and State Road 24, according to official reports.

    Donna Jones Ruffner, 64, and Theodore A. Fosgreen 65, both of Tallahassee sustained minor injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle Mathew Ryan Reams and Rebecca B. Garrison, both of Ocala, were not injured.