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Police/Courts

  • Accused cocaine trafficker arrested in Rhode Island

    The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from U.S. Marshals in Rhode Island, located and arrested fugitive Mario Ginorio, 30, on Dec. 5 at a home in Coventry, R.I.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Dec. 8

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 2, Klaytin Ezrha Adams, 32, Trenton, grand theft, trespassing.
    n Dec. 2, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 2, Thomas Bar, 36, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 4, Sean Michael Beach, 30, Trenton, possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 4, Susie Ann Bennett, 56, Chiefland, burglary, trespassing, threat to do violence. Bond $2,000.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Nov. 15, Joshua Barnes, 34, Chiefland, burglary, two counts grand theft. Bond $47,500.
    n Nov. 18, Billy James Bryant, 38, Bronson, out of county warrant, controlled substance w/o prescription.
    n Nov. 16, Daryl Glen Everett, 53, Tallahassee, VOP.
    n Nov. 14, Melinda Helen Foster, 57, Inglis, written promise to appear, VOP. Bond $10,000.
    n Nov. 16, Pedro Galindo, 34, operating motor vehicle w/o license. Bond $1,000.

  • Court Dispositions published Nov. 17

    n Robert Matthew Andrews, two counts of possession of synthetic narcotic to sell, 24 months with credit for 58 days served and 3 years drug offender probation; two counts of sale of controlled substance, 24 months with credit for 58 days served and 5 years drug offender probation; possession of synthetic narcotic to sell and sale of controlled substance, nolle pros.

  • Dixie County child killed in hunting incident

    From FWC
    An Old Town child was killed in a hunting incident Nov. 8 on private land near Old Town in Dixie County.
    Bryan Austen Osteen (DOB 07/26/99) was deer hunting at the Crane Bay Hunting Club, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
    Osteen was hunting from an 11-foot ladder stand and was using an H&R single-shot, 20-gauge shotgun.  At approximately 5:15 p.m., Osteen suffered a fatal shot to the chest when he was apparently attempting to climb down off the stand.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 17

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Nov. 7, Christopher Allen Barron, 28, Chiefland, cocaine possession with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, to deliver within 1,000 feet of place of worship. Bond $100,000.
    n Nov. 13, Chastity Nicole Baxman, 30, Otter Creek, out of county warrant.
    n Nov. 13, Tabatha Ann Beals, 24, Old Town, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, drug equipment. Bond $26,000.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Nov. 2, Jerry Arnold, 33, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $50,000.
    n Nov. 3, Barry Barnett, 62, Dunnellon, disorderly intoxication public place causing disturbance, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $15,000.
    n Oct. 31, James Littlehawk, 34, Perry, DWLSR.
    n Nov. 1, Lynne Bouchard, 42, battery. Bond $1,500.
    n Nov. 2, Leamon Brown, 28, Gainesville, failure to register. Bond $150,000.
    n Oct. 31, Robert Lee Buening Jr., 22, Bronson, aggravated battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Concealed weapons class

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Oct. 25, Victor Alonso, 18, Fanning Springs, battery. Bond $20,000.
    n Oct. 28, Paul Jeffrey Argo, 46, Williston, driving on permanently revoked driver’s license. Bond $2,000.
    n Oct. 27, Kenneth Eugene Brown, 42, Chiefland, possession four grams to under 30 kilograms. Bond $25,000.
    n Oct. 29, Terry Leon Byrd, 49, Immokalee, DWLSR. Bond $1,500.
    n Oct. 25, Teagan Carney, 26, Florahome, two out of county warrants. Bond $15,000.

  • Lawmaker promotes early release for inmates

    By LES COLEMAN
    Florida News Connection

    Clearing Florida's bulging prison population is the topic of the state House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The debate is about HB177, a bill to provide early release for non-violent drug offenders who are currently clogging prisons and crimping the state's budget. Rep. Ari Porth (D-Coral Springs) introduced it.
    "In the language in the bill, you have to serve 50 percent of your sentence before being reconsidered for re-entry."