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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 14, Jess Thomas Adams, 31, Yankeetown, out of county warrant. Bond $513,
    n May 20, Melba Paige Alexander, 21, Morriston, DWLSR.
    n May 19, Shellie Renee Bailey, 36, Chiefland, Driving while license expired for more than four months.
    n May 19, Lowell Timothy Baker, 62, St. Petersburg, DUI, DWLSR, refusal to submit to DUI test, refusal to accept, sign citation or post bond. $50,000.

  • Concealed weapons class supports church trip 

       The Levy County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a concealed weapons permit class Saturday, May 26, beginning at 8 a.m.. at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office classroom.  Cost of the class is $75.
       For more information or to register, call 352-486-5111 or email sfinnen@levyso.com, or visit www.levypistolclass.info.
    Door registration on the day of the event will be accepted, however, a $10 surcharge will be added.
       Lunch will be provided. Bring eye and ear protection.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 17

    n The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 8, Gary David Bamberger, 54, Williston,  FTA. Bond $2,000.
    n May 7, Philip Jay Bascone, 32, Chiefland, selling synthetic narcotic, selling Schedule III or IV drug. Bond $30,000.
    n May 12, Bruan Robert Bible, 26, Cedar Key, two counts possession of marijuana, two counts selling marijuana. Bond $120,000.
    n May 10, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 32, Bronson, battery, VOP. Bond $50,000.

  • One arrested, one sought in home invasion

    One man is under arrest and another is being sought in a home invasion robbery at a Bronson home on May 10, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Patrick Shawn McLaughlin, 45, is being sought by deputies, while a man described as his partner  Aaron Michael Miller, 31, was arrested shortly after the incident and jailed on charges of home invasion robbery and depriving a victim of 911. Miller's bond is $500,000.

  • School custodian arrested on campus gun charge

    A tip that a Williston Elementary School custodian had guns in his vehicle parked on campus has led to the arrest of Dennis W. Solowski on Thursday, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sheriff's school resource deputy Grant Sandlin received information, located Solowski's vehicle parked at the school and interviewed Solowski at the school.

  • Bronson town barn burgled

    About $2,300 worth of brass fittings and tools were stolen from Bronson's public works facility, located near the Old Bronson High School, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    The theft was reported by town employees May 3 after discovering a steel door on the facility ripped from its hinges.
    "One of my guys went over to get something, called me and said, 'Jimmy, somebody's broken the door off the thing,' " said Jimmy Dunford, public works administrator for the town.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 1, Wayne Lyle Allman, 44, Fanning Springs, battery, aggravated battery. Bond $150,000.
    n May 4, Nicky Shane Brown, 35, Cedar Key, DUI.
    n May 4, Melissa Carter, 51, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    n May 6, Duane Edward Dessert, 50, Old Town, DWLS.
    n April 30, Kevin Eugene Dowell, 38, Bronson, DUI and serious bodily injury to another. Bond $5,000.
    n May 4, Jeremy Dylan Drake, 19, Bronson, VOP.

  • School custodian arrested for guns on campus

    A tip that a Williston Elementary School custodian had guns in his vehicle parked on campus has let to the arrest of Dennis W. Solowski on Thursday, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Sheriff's School Resource Deputy Grant Sandlin received information, located Solokowski's vehicle parked at the school and interviewed Solokowski at the school.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 25, Summer Addison, 19, battery.
    n April 26, Jeremy Lee Astrologo, 33, Williston, VOP.
    n April 26, Craig Alfonza Brown Jr., 19, Williston, possession of marijuana, drug equipment. Bond $6,000.
    n April 27, Kevin Ray Corbett, 54, Tampa, trespassing.
    n April 23, Marshall Ray Daughtery, 26, three FTA. Bond $150,000.
    n April 25, Deonte Lavar Davis, 22, Ft. White, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for April 26

        The sheriff's office reports the following arrests:
    n April 21, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, burglary. Bond $25,000.
    n April 16, Elizabeth Kelly Coley, 18, Chiefland, loitering. Bond $5,000.
    n April 21, Dale Derber, 58, Newberry, criminal damage to property. Bond $2,000.
    n April 18, Travis Donald, 23, Chiefland, selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, cocaine distribution within 1,000 feet of a place of worship. Bond $110,000.