• Warning issued on ex-city manager

    Former Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay says he has no idea why a warning was posted about him to law enforcement agencies by a Florida Youth Ranch official who reported Gay was released from employment, and “was very upset when he left.”

    The warning said Gay has weapons and the ranch official “is just worried that Kevin is going to come back and do something to the camp.”

  • Cat in the Hat burglar still at large


    Chiefland police are searching for a real life cat burglar in connection with the robbery of the Suwannee Valley Veterinarian Clinic in Chiefland on Saturday night.

    Security footage shows a white male with a light-colored shirt and dark pants enter the building at 2580 North Young Boulevard. As the man turns to flee, it appears he was wearing a “Cat in the Hat” T-shirt.

  • Sex offender registers address

    Billy Joe Patterson registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Patterson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Patterson was convicted in 2003 in Levy County for sexual battery by an adult on a child under 12; F.S. 794.011.

    Patterson has registered his change in address as: 14750 NE Hwy 27 Alt lot 4, Williston.

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

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

    • May 4, Juan Secundino Alpizar, 40, Williston, probation violation, ROR.

    • May 9, Cari Lynn Arganbright, 44, Ft. White, disorderly intoxication in public place. Bond $500.

    • May 6, Kevin William Barclay, 40, Newberry, armed trespassing, ROR.

    • May 9, Timothy Lawrence Bartzen, 36, Ft. White, disorderly intoxication in public place. Bond $500.

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

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

    • April 29, Diana Lynn Abshier, 41, Summerfield, fraud, insufficient funds check. Bond $1,000.

    • May 1, Jason Eric Adams, 20, Inglis, probation violation. No bond.

    • May 1, Markita Louise Bowers, 27, Bronson, six out of county warrants. No bond.

    • April 28, Samuel Scott Deloach, 44, Chiefland, felony DUI. No bond.

    • April 30, Daniel Lee Dinkins, 31, Glen St. Mary, two out of county warrants. Bond $35,000.

  • Drug team shuts Bronson meth lab

    Levy County Drug Task Force Investigators responded to 9590 N.E. 78 Lane in Bronson to investigate a possible clandestine methamphetamine lab.  Investigators made contact with the home owner, Joseph Heath Morgan, 39, who agreed to speak with the investigators. 

  • Ambulance, vehicle lose side mirrors

    Two vehicles crossed paths on a bridge on State Road 40 on Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. and each came away with a damaged side mirror, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    No one was injured and no one was ticketed in the accident because fault could not be determined.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 23

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

    • April 14, Jarrod Allen Beckham, 35, Archer, non support of children or spouse. Bond $500.

    • April 16, Ronald Robert Buschoff, 42, Fanning Springs, capital sexual battery.

    • April 16, Dean William Blubaugh, 63, Bronson, aggravated assault. Bond $10,000.

    • April 16, Ehren Michael Brown, 36, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $4,160.

    • April 14, Daryl Terrell Dallas, 23, Williston VOP. Bond $250.

  • Robber ignores clerk's advice

    A woman robber, who claimed to have a gun and a bomb, attacked a clerk at Smoke & Spirits Liquor Store on U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland after he bravely told her, “You don't want to do this for a little bit of money.”

  • Man arrested on sex charge

    A joint investigation by the Gilchrist and Levy County Sheriff's Offices has resulted in the arrest of a Fanning Springs man and a request by both sheriffs that anyone with information on his activities come forward.

    Ronald Robert Bischoff, 43, of Fanning Springs, is charged with three counts of capital sexual battery and one count of lewd or lascivious exhibition. He was booked into the Gilchrist County Jail with no bond on the capital sexual battery counts and $100,000 bond on the lewd or lascivious exhibition charge.