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Police/Courts

  • Man jailed on sex charge

    Timothy Ray Fields Jr., 27, of Bronson, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 8 on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Bell and Deputy Kevin Kink investigated the complaint from a juvenile who told them she had been raped two weeks ago in Fields' vehicle. She said she delayed reporting the crime because she was scared.
    Bell obtained a tape statement from Fields confessing to the incident.

    Fields is in Levy County Jail on a $400,000 bond.
     

  • Levy fugitive arrested in Arizona

    The U.S. Marshals Service, working in conjunction with the Levy County Sheriff's Office, has arrested a violent Levy County fugitive that fled to Mexico in 2002, according to a LCSO press release.
    Stephen Ray Douglass, 62 was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.  Douglass was convicted in 1989 for brutally raping a woman.  During the sexual assault, he intimidated his victim and threatened her with retaliation if the victim disclosed the crime.

  • Levy fugitive arrested in Arizona

    The U.S. Marshals Service, working in conjunction with the Levy County Sheriff's Office, has arrested a violent Levy County fugitive that fled to Mexico in 2002, according to a LCSO press release.
    Stephen Ray Douglass, 62 was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.  Douglass was convicted in 1989 for brutally raping a woman.  During the sexual assault, he intimidated his victim and threatened her with retaliation if the victim disclosed the crime.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Feb. 9

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Feb. 3 Sean Aaron Aucker, 38, Williston, battery. Bond $15,000
    n Feb. 1, James Gordon Ballengee, 46, Chiefland, Bond $1,000
    n Feb, 3, David Lee Beech, 34, Chiefland, operate motor vehicle WO valid license. Bond $1,000
    n Jan. 30, Jay Carlton, 58, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $2,000
    n Feb. 1, Amanda Marie Crespo, 25, Williston, battery. Violation of injunction protection domestic violence. Bond $5,500

  • Sexual predator address change

    Raymond Eli Wortham, convicted in 2006 of sexual battery on a child in Duval County, has moved to Levy County from Jacksonville.
    Wortham, 37, is living at 11631 N.E. 105th Ave., Archer.
    For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code,  visit www.flde.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 9

    n Reginald Ventrell Adams, resisting an officer with violence and possession of more than 20 grams marijuana, nolle pros; resisting arrest without violence and battery, 180 days with credit for 50 days served, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.
    n  Melvin Alday, sale of synthetic narcotic, adjudication withheld, 5 years probation; trafficking in controlled substance, nolle pros. Must pay $218.50 cost of investigation.

  • Teen arrested in rifle theft

       A home security system video has led to the arrest of a Williston teen in connection with a Jan. 30 break-in at a Williston home and the theft of a loaded SKS rifle, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
       Brandon Cole Pickel, 17, of Williston, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Narayan after Williston  School Resource Officer Sgt. Max Long and Deputy Scott Stancil  identified the person seen carrying an object wrapped in a blanket away from the home as Pickel. The rifle was recovered and returned to the owner.
     

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Feb. 2

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Jan. 28, Walter Reed Avery, 71, Chiefland, trespassing. Bond $15,000.
    n Jan. 29, Jennifer Lynn Boymer, 29, Morriston, battery.
    n Jan. 28, Jeffrey Broederdorf, 31, out of county warrant, OWV. Bond $25,000.
    n Jan. 27, Daries Cody Carter, 25, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $1,300.
    n Jan. 27, Jessica Ann Carver, 31, Morriston, DUI. Bond $10,000.
    n Jan. 24, Montrez Lamont Charles, 23, Ocala, VOP. Bond $5,000.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 2

    n Sammy Dewayne Carr, driving with revoked license, adjudication withheld, 12 months probation; no vehicle registration, 1 day with credit for one day served. Must pay jail fund and probation costs.
    n Gary Mason Clark, VOP on driving while license is revoked for habitual traffic offenses, probation revoked, new 3 year drug offender probation.
    n Earnest Clay Collins, driving while license is revoked for habitual traffic offenses, 180 days with credit for 44 days served. Must pay civil judgment.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Jan. 26

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Jan. 21, Amanda Andrews, 28, Chiefland, DWLS.
    n Jan. 17, Stephen Michael Baker, 20, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $4,000.
    n Jan. 17, James Brian Brunelle, 24, Williston, three counts VOP.
    n Jan. 18, Matthew Hastin Bryant, 24, Williston, petit theft, altering public record. Bond $25,000.
    n Jan. 19, Marvin Eugene Cooper III, 24, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    n Jan. 20, Mikell W. Dixon, 33, Bronson, out of county warrant.