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Police/Courts

  • Fraud investigation nets town clerk's arrest

    The accounts payable clerk for the Town of Inglis has been arrested and charged with taking personal charges on the town's credit card, according to a Levy County Sheriff's press release. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 7

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

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 28

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

  • Out-of-towner arrested for letting it all hang out

    An Illinois man was arrested at a Chiefland Hotel Friday after witnesses told police he came out of his room naked and masterbated in front of children.
    "This is a nightmare. I'm going to South America," the man, 55-year-old Mark Wayne Sarver, reportedly told police as he was placed into the back of a police cruiser.
    Police, according to Sarver's arrest report, responded to the call on the matter that came from a worker at the Best Western hotel at about 2:30 p.m.

  • Lost keys find suspect in theft

    A Williston man's lost key chain that was found near a Northeast 10th Street home on Feb. 8 has led to his arrest for a break-in at the home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Steven A. Crosby, 46, was arrested on Feb. 18 and charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft by Det. Sgt. Mike Narayan. His bond is $105,000.

    The homeowner reported someone had tossed a brick through a window to gain entry to the house and took approximately $425 in personal property.

  • 2 charged in Chiefland thefts

    An alert citizen's tip has led to two Chiefland men being charged with stealing more than once from a home on Northwest 80th Street in Chiefland, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Michael Q. Florence, 42, and Mikal L. Rodriguez. 19, were arrested on Feb. 19, as a result of work done by Sheriff's Det. Mike Wilkinson, Patrol Sgt. Todd Houchin and Dep. Matt King. Both are charged with burglary and grand theft and each has a $100,000 bond.

  • Pistol event benefits Relay For Life

    A basic pistol class hosted by the Levy County Sheriffs Office on March 23 will benefit the Williston Relay for Life. The class will qualify an individual for the education requirement for a Florida Concealed weapons permit.

    The class will be held in the Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom at 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    Class fee is $65 for registrations done online and $75 at the door the day of the class. Lunch will be provided and additional donations to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be accepted.

  • Two Williston men charged in theft

    Levy County Sheriff's investigators used some high-tech and old-fashioned methodology to arrest and charge two Williston men who admitted burglarizing a home on U.S. Highway 27A, according to a sheriff's office press release.

    Michael Scott Fordham, 38, is charged with burglary and petit theft, and Ronald Glenn Perry, 40, is charged with tewo counts of burglary and two counts of petit theft after being arrested by detective Sgt. Mike Narayan and Det. Jimmy Anderson.

  • Foresight prevents 911 interruption in service

    All citizens know that help is only a simple phone call away. 911 – The universal number for help. But on Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Levy County Sheriff's Office hit its own internal 911 when it lost service provided by AT&T between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m., according to a sheriff's press release.

    Because 911 Coordinator Mike West had thought about this “what if”, he had a plan in place and it worked like a charm.

  • High-risk sex offender caught near Inglis

    Sexual offender Stephen Thomas Siddons, 26, Old Town, was arrested by Levy County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Leroy Prine on Feb. 17, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Prine spotted what he believed was a disabled vehicle — a silver Chevy Blazer — on U.S. 19 just north of Inglis and stopped to assist the driver, whom he identified as Siddons. Siddons told him he was headed to Indiana and said his truck just stopped working. Siddons, who appeared very nervous, gave some evasive answers, causing the deputy to become suspicious.