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Police/Courts

  • LCSO adds K-9 Unit to roadways

    By LT. SCOTT TUMMOND
    LCSO Public Information Office

    Sheriff Bobby McCallum announced recently the addition of Molly, the newest member of the K-9 Unit at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. The addition of Molly to the unit was made possible through a generous donation of $5,500 made by Barbara Snow on behalf of the U.S. War Dogs Association, Southern Chapter 2. Snow, executive director of the Southern Chapter, is not only a concerned citizen of Levy County, but also an active participant in the Levy County Sheriff’s Office program. She believes the K-9 Unit is an essential component to the safety and wellbeing of the community. She presented the donation to Sheriff McCallum July 28. The sheriff accepted the donation and expressed his sincere appreciation on behalf of the agency and the citizens of Levy County.

  • Suspects arrested in connection with Williston homicide

    By Lt. Scott Tummond

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has made two arrests in connection with the home invasion homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 4, in Williston.

    Homicide victim James Patterson and shooting victim Ramon Patterson were confronted by armed suspects who opened fire inside the home that night.

    On Tuesday, CID investigators executed two simultaneous search warrants in the Lincoln Heights subdivision off of County Road 318 in east Williston. As a result of these search warrants, multiple people were interviewed and two juveniles have been arrested.

    Jalen Keyshawn Days, 18, and Andrew Lee Robinson, 17, were taken into custody and have been charged with first degree murder, home invasion robbery with a firearm, and aggravated battery with a firearm.

    Both have been booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and will be transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Gainesville later today.

  • Williston man arrested for sexual battery on a minor

    The Levy County Sheriff's received a report of sexual abuse to a minor July 8, 2003. The then 9-year-old victim told Investigators that over a period of several weeks a person who she trusted the most did sexual things to her that were hard for her to talk about because they were "gross." 

  • Body of missing Palmetto woman is found buried near Eddie Buie Park

    The body of a missing woman from Manatee County was found buried in southwest Chiefland Monday.

    Tricia Freeman, 47, was reported missing last Tuesday in Palmetto, approximately 40 miles south of Tampa.

  • City commission evaluates Anderson

    Chiefland City commissioners generally expressed satisfaction with the direction the police department is going under the guidance of chief Scott Anderson.

  • Chief Anderson talks about the importance of K-9 police officers

    Chiefland Police Chief Scott Anderson said drug arrests are up in the city because of the two K-9 Units operating in the police department. The two teams train weekly in warehouses owned by Central Florida Electric Co.

  • Barnes comes out of retirement because he could not be idle

    Chiefland Police Officer Willie Barnes joined the Chiefland Police Department about two months ago after a career in law enforcement with the Florida Department of Corrections and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • High-speed chase through Levy County turns deadly

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated Feb. 2.

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  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Jan. 3

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

    • Dec. 31, Alan William Brewster, 55, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $10,000.

    • Dec. 31, Brian Scott Clapper, 39, Port St. Lucie, possession not more than 20 grams. ROR.

    • Dec. 30, Gary Mason Clark, 37, Chiefland, failure to register motor vehicle, DWLS, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, drug paraphernalia. Bond $19,000.

  • Two Grinches fail to get away

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a couple of possible Christmas Grinches on charges similar to those Dr. Seuss’ famous character would have faced if he had not repented stealing a town’s gifts.