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Police/Courts

  • Businessman arrested on tax charge

    Michael Pitts, former owner of Pitts Custom Glass, Inc., in Chiefland, faces two felony charges related to a failure to file six tax returns, and four misdemeanor charges of refusing to file returns and and pay taxes.
    Pitts, a resident of Ocala, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Office. If convicted he could face up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines and repayment of investigative costs,

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for July 5

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 27, Basil Jamaal Buie, 29, Chiefland, two counts FTA.
    n June 29, Antonio Martinez-Calero, 29, Williston, no DL. Bond $1,000.
    n June 29, Boyd Wayne Chandler, 35, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $2,500.
    n June 28, Gerald Edward Cook, 48, Williston, possession of drug equipment, disorderly intoxication, obstruction W/OV.
    n June 25, Bryan Jacob Crosby, 20, Bronson, two counts grand theft, two counts dealing in stolen property. Bond $60,000.

  • Home invasion suspect hunted

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is seeking a home invasion suspect who fled from Chiefland where he is suspected of attempting to kick in a door to an occupied residence before fleeing to his hometown of Bronson and eluding officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Willie James Ellison Jr., 19, is being sought and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward.

  • Barnes promoted to corporal

    Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Willie Pete Barnes, a K-9 officer, has been promoted to the rank of corporal in the Patrol Division.  Barnes has  a long record of distinguished service and an unwavering commitment to excellence in the field of law enforcement, according to the sheriff’s office press release. 

  • Hand grenades found on Rosewood property

    Last week, Todd Thompson, of Rosewood,made a very unusual discovery. Thompson had just moved to the area and was in the process of cleaning a portion of his property when he noticed two objects that only took only a second to identify; hand grenades.
    Everyone has seen them, in movies strapped to soldiers' chests, in pictures of  servicemen preparing to depart for battle. But who'd expect to find them in his or her own front yard?

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for June 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 19, Carrie Megan Berger, 29, Williston, aggravated battery. Bond $2,000.
    n June 20, Boyd Iris Chisolm, 52, Chiefland, assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $30,000.
    n June 22, Peggy Congley, 43, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. Bond $1,000.
    n June 23, Samuel Joseph Debolt, 27, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $2,000.
    n June 21, Frantisca Ebeth Delpapa, 26, North Vernon, Ind., disorderly intoxication.

  • FWC supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ for 4th year

    Last year, nine people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use in Florida. That represents 13 percent of the state’s fatalities for 2011.
    “Alcohol- and drug-related boating accidents are preventable,” said Capt. Tom Shipp, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Boating and Waterways Section. “Even one death is too many.”

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for June 21

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 14, Philip Michael Baxman, 35, Cedar Key, DWLSR, tampering, battery. Bond $42,000.
    n June 11, Mark Edward Broat, 22, Charleston, W. Va., burglary, petit theft. Bond $75,000.
    n June 16, Eugene Thomas Days, 44, Williston, petit theft, trespassing. Bond $6,000.
    n June 13,  James Smith Ferguson, 56, St. Petersburg, DUI, leaving scene of crash. Bond $3,000.
    n June 11, Kimberly Ann Foster, 24, Old Town, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 5, Patricia Bailey, 47, Bronson, fraud. Bond $10,000.
    n June 7, Richard Edward Berryhill, 23, Inglis, battery. Bond $1,000.
    n June 7, Jephthah Darin Burton, 21, Chiefland, burglary, grand theft.
    n June 4, Jina Diane Covery, 43, Eagle Lake, VOP.
    n June 7, Harold Monroe Dallas, 24, Williston, FTA. Bond $2,000.
    n June 10, Jason Mathias Dickson, 37, Morriston, DWLS, attached registration license plate not assigned. Bond $3,500.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for June 7

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:
    n June 2, Kenneth Scott Adams, 43, Chiefland, failure to register motor vehicle. Bond $75.
    n  June 1, Zachary David Armlin, 18, Chiefland, dealing in stolen property, four counts burglary. Bond $60,000.
    n  June 3, Scott Alexander Arnold, 30, Chiefland, reckless driving. Bond $1,000.
    n  May 29, David Adam Bandt, 28, Archer, no valid DL.
    n  May 31, Rhonda Kay Blair, 49, Williston, two out of county warrants. Bond $40,000.