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Police/Courts

  • Traffic fatality is 9th for 2013

    A Morriston man is dead and a Williston woman is hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash on Wednesday shortly before 11 p.m. on State Road 121 south of County Road 464, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

    Brian Rodgers, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene by Levy County Emergency Medical Service personnel.

  • Crab Fest suspect indicted

    Devonte Tremaine Ocasio, who turned 20 on Tuesday, was formally re-arrested on Tuesday on a six-count indictment delivered by a Levy County Grand Jury on Friday afternoon.

    Ocasio is charged in the death of Barry Barney, 36, who died after being shot at the Williston Crabfest. Four other people were injured in the shooting on April 27. 

  • Wanted man has new charges for drugs

    When Levy County K-9 Deputy Kevin Kinik went to the Bronson Motel at about 10 a.m. on Monday to arrest Johnny Lee Patterson on an outstanding warrant for violating probation, he not only got his man, but had new charges for Patterson. 

  • Woman charged in death of girl dumped in Levy County

    By Abdon Sidibe

    Special to the Citizen

    A second suspect was charged Wednesday in the death of a Brooksville teen last December.

    Crystal Michelle Brinson, 36, of Brooksville is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the death of DeAnna Lee Stires, 18. No bond was allowed.

  • Teen driver program back for summer

     A Teen Driver Improvement Program is being offered to all Levy County students who have a  license or learners permit or who are about to get their learners permit by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Community Relations Division.

  • Sex offender arrested after teen found at home

    Jakarr Tavaris White, of Cross City, a registered sex offender serving a five-year probation for sexual battery on a person under age 15, was arrested again on Friday, May 31, after the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office located a 13-year-old runaway juvenile from Levy County at his home. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 6

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

  • Woman sentenced in motorcyclist death

    It was almost two years to the day of a fatal accident south of Chiefland that caused the death of motorcyclist Marvin Hancock that Imogene Swafford was sentenced on a charge of negligent vehicular manslaughter.

    On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Stanley Griffis III meted out three years and six months in prison, followed by two years community custody and eight years of drug offender probation. She will receive credit for serving seven months and 22 days in jail.

  • Teen driver program back for summer

    A Teen Driver Improvement Program is being offered to all Levy County students who have a  license or learners permit or who are about to get their learners permit by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Community Relations Division.

  • Parks employee gets probation

    A Levy County Parks and Recreation Department employee has been sentenced to three years probation on a felony charge of swindling the county out of $5,797.63 between May 2009 and December 2012.