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Police/Courts

  • Court dispositions published September 4

    • Paul Lavell Alexander Jr., VOP on 2 counts of cocaine possession, probation reinstated and modified to have curfew from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Must pay probation and VOP costs.

    • Michael Bivins, resisting officer with violence, 12 months probation. Must pay probation, $125 restitution, $100 cost of investigation. 

    • Manuel Canela, battery, adjudication withheld, 12 months probation; kidnapping, 36 months probation, served concurrently. Must pay probation cost. 

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of September 4

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

    • Aug. 26, Melba Paige Alexander, 23, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $500.

    • Aug. 26, Erica Sue Allen, 36, Inglis, two counts non support of children or spouse. Bond $1,160.

    • Aug. 26, Eugene Carter, 53, Cross City, non support of children or spouse. Bond $586.

    • Aug. 25, Tammie Lee Chapin, 23, Archer, abuse without great harm to child. Bond $40,000.

  • County tests firefighters

    LCDPS conducted new hire and promotional Firefighter assessments on Saturday, July 12th.

    Current LCDPS EMS members that hold a valid Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance were eligible to test for dual certified positions with LCDPS. The assessment consisted of a 50 question written test and timed circuit drill.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of August 28

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

    • Aug. 18, Daniel Lee Bennett, 25, Floral City, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 21, Shannon April Brown, 36, Old Town, petit theft. Bond $500.

    • Aug. 23, Joshua Zachary Clemons, 21, Trenton, VOP.

    • Aug. 19, Richard Cooke, 19, Tampa, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000.

    • Aug. 18, Bobby Duffy Jr., 33, Chiefland, non support of children or spouse.

  • White pickup sought in fatal hit and run

    The public is being asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol find a truck and the driver that were involved in a fatal hit and run on Saturday night.

    The FHP is seeking a white 2010 to 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 or 3500 pickup that has damage to the left front headlight/foglight and missing a mirror. Accident investigators say there will also be other damage to the left side of the hood and fender area.

  • Two arrested in cooking meth in Chiefland motel

    A man and woman staying at the Manatee Springs Motel were arrested by Chiefland police Wednesday when, according to police, the two were found to be making methamphetamine.
    "I got two anonymous calls," a manager at the hotel said Friday. The first call was unintelligible, she said. "I says, 'When you calm down, call me back.'"
    Then the woman called back and said, "What I'm trying to tell you is they're making dope!"
    "I said, 'Oh, really? I guess we have to have that checked in to.' "

  • Public Safety holds monthly in-service training

       The Levy County Department of Public Safety hosts monthly in-service training. The invitation is extended out to all departments with first responders that serve the county.

    This month the training consisted of pediatric airway management. On June 17, 18 and 19, all on-duty LCDPS members were required to attend the training. Members from Chiefland Fire Rescue also participated.

    This regular multi-agency training promotes teamwork among the emergency response departments serving the citizens and visitors of Levy County. 

  • Chiefland man arrested in Dixie burglary

       Law enforcement officers arrested 42-year-old Wesley B. Goold, of Chiefland, Aug. 14 in connection with a May burglary and theft.

       In May, deputies responded to a burglary at a part-time residence on S.E. Highway 19 where they learned that the suspect(s) stole several tools, antique boat motors and an old homemade boat that the victim’s deceased father had made.

    Months later, while investigating another complaint at an abandoned residence, sheriff’s investigators noticed some of these stolen items hidden behind the residence.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of August 21

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

    • Aug. 11, Justin Beau Barrs, 32, Old Town, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Aug. 12, Brian Anthony Brown, 41, Bronson, battery. Bond $25,000.

    • Aug. 11, David Glen Carter Cooper, 29, Archer, FTA. Bond $10,000.

    • Aug. 13, Chris Allen Cox, 23, Bronson, possession of marijuana, DWLSR. Bond $2, 000.

    • Aug. 17, Antre Demetris Davis, 22, Chiefland, aggravated battery.

  • Three injured in pileup by Bronson Speedway

    An off-duty Alachua County Sheriff's deputy helped put out a vehicle fire and rescue a seriously injured woman after three cars collided by the Bronson Speedway on State Road 24 on Tuesday, Aug. 19, shortly before 3 p.m.

    All three motorists involved in the wreck were taken to UFHealth Shands Hospital for treatment — two with minor injuries and the third with serious injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report by Trooper M. Corrao.