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Police/Courts

  • Trenton man charged with destructive device

    Matthew Holder, 23, of Trenton was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 21, by Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers after he and another man were found to have an explosive device sitting between them in the vehicle they were in.

    Holder, who was released on his own recognizance, is charged with possessing, making or attempting to make a destructive device and possession of drug equipment.

  • Two more sex predators move to Williston

    On Feb. 24, Ronnie L. Floyd registered as a sexual predator and on March 9 Timothy R. Thomas also registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    By Florida law Floyd and Thomas are required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 12

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

    • March 5, Kelby Andrews, 52, Chiefland, order of indirect criminal contempt.

    • March 7, Garry Edward Barnett, 32, Bronson, out of county warrant.

    • March 4, Nicholas Edward Barnett, 25, Odessa, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond $1,500.

    • March 7, Jarrod Byron Behrens, 35, Gainesville, DUI. ROR.

    • March 5, Sesaley Bretz, 30, Bell, domestic battery, battery. Bond $1,000.

  • Gun class benefits Relay for Life

    AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 will host a basic gun class Monday, March 9 from 6-10 p.m. with the $50 fee benefiting Relay for Life.

    The class is taught courtesy of the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.

    Participants must pre-register.

    Contact Anna Elkins at 352-222-9453 for more information or to register.

  • Yankeetown man dies after crash

    A Yankeetown man died of injuries sustained on Thursday, Feb. 26, at about 12:30 a.m. in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 19 at County Road 358 in Dixie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Gregory Smith, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the other vehicle, Joseph Burnett Jr., 53, of Cross City, sustained minor injuries.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 5

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

    • Feb. 23, Justin Beau Barrs, Old Town, VOP disorderly intoxication.

    • Feb. 28, Robert Joseph Bissonette, 54, Bell, burglary, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • March 1, Gerald David Browning, 34, Trenton, hit and run. Bond $10,000.

    • Feb. 23, Iran Isahac Castillo-Hidalgo, 21, Morriston, violation of non-resident exemption DL. Bond $500.

    • Feb. 25, Michael James Corr, 43, Odessa, VOP DUI.

  • Yankeetown man dies after crash

    A Yankeetown man died of injuries sustained on Thursday, Feb. 26, at about 12:30 a.m. in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 19 at County Road 358 in Dixie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Gregory Smith, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the other vehicle, Joseph Burnett Jr., 53, of Cross City, sustained minor injuries.

  • Deputy’s suspicions net drug arrest

    Levy County Sheriff’s Deputy Keagon Weatherford was a bit suspicious when he noticed two vehicles and individuals outside a closed business in the Town of Bronson. The town has had a number of burglaries in the past 14 months.

    Weatherford stopped to talk with the individuals and was able to identify one of the subjects as Ellen Elizabeth Strickland, 45. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 26

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

    • Feb. 16, Eric Leonard Adams, 40, Inglis, possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $25,000.

    • Feb. 18, Dorothy Francis Ahm, 46, Old Town, petit theft, possession of controlled substance without prescription.

    • Feb. 20, Charles Theodore Blumenberg III, 29, Chiefland, DWLS.

    • Feb. 17, Jake J. Bryant, 334, Inglis, VOP.

    • Feb. 20, David W. Carter, 47, Gainesville, DWLS x3, Bond $5,000.

  • Sex predator missing

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating absconded sexual predator Lamont Lewis Nelson, 34. He has been missing and on the run since April 2014. LCSO has exhausted all leads which could result in his apprehension.

    Nelson is described as a African American male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 inches tall, between 150 and 175 pounds. Nelson has worn earrings in both ears. He was last seen with short cropped hair and a goatee.