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Police/Courts

  • Dean lays out priorities

    By Abdon Sidibe

    Citrus County Chronicle

    Sen. Charlie Dean, R-Inverness, is working to make his final legislative session a memorable one.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for 1-21-16

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Reports the following arrests:

    •Jan. 15, Stephanie Lynn Beach, 33, Trenton, VOP. No bond.

    •Jan. 11, Alexander G. Beck, 27, Bronson, possession of marijuana, possession and/or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,500.

    •Jan. 12, Margaret K. Bies, 35, Inglis, disorderly intoxication. Bond $250.

    •Jan. 13, Christopher Shawn Bradley Jr., 29, Williston, possession of marijuana.

  • One person hospitalized after crash

    Staff report

    A Chiefland woman was transported to Shands after failing to yield to oncoming traffic while pulling on to US Highway 19/North Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

    According to reports, Madison Kathleen Deer pulled out of a parking lot and slowed down without coming to a complete stop. She pulled onto the roadway and collided with Christy L. Reiff of Palm Harbor who was traveling in the ourside lane southbound. Reiff is reported as saying she turned to the left in an attempt to avoid the collision, but it was too late.

  • Monday accident takes out traffic light

    A car accident at Park Ave. and Main Street on Monday afternoon took out the light at the intersection for a time. At least one person was transported to Shands.

  • Woman in New Year's crash still hospitalized

    A woman injured in a New Year's Day accident after 8 p.m. on County Road 347 about 1.5 miles from Southwest 61st Street is still hospitalized at Shands Hospital in Gainesville

    Erica Elaine Willett, 27, of Ocoee, was driving a 2002 Kia Sportage and sustained serious injuries.

    It was raining at the time of the crash when for some unknown reason Willett steered left causing the vehicle to begin rotating on the wet roadway left the road and hit a tree.

    The investigation by Florida Highway Patrol is ongoing.  

  • Sheriff's Report 1-14-16

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

    •Jan. 5, Eric Leonard Adams, 40, Yankeetown, felony battery. Bond $500,000.

    •Jan. 9, James Dewayne Barnes, 52, Gainesville, DUI. ROR.

    •Jan. 6, Tina Marie Betancourt, 47, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    •Jan. 4, Harold E. Brown, 65, Williston, possession of weapon or ammo by convicted felon. Bond $50,000.

    •Jan. 4, Melanie Athena Davis, 30, Bell, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

  • Levy County
  • Sheriff's Report January 7, 2015

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

    •Dec. 31, Jeremy Mason Arrington, 35, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. Bond $85,000.

    •Jan. 1, David Barnes, 51, Chiefland, battery, domestic battery, possession of weapon or ammo by convicted felon. Bond $85,000.

    •Jan. 2, Michael B. Bergeron, 26, Inglis, FTA. Bond $1,000.

    •Dec. 28, William Richard Bonish, 63, Inglis, VOP.

  • Dixie arrests suspect in death

    Cooperation between local law enforcement in the Tri-County area and state agencies has led to the arrest of a Levy County man on charges murder in the death of a woman and attempted felony murder in the harming of a man at a Dixie County residence, according to a press release from the Dixie County Sheriff's Office.

    Joasa Roy Ware, 27, of Trenton, is being held in the Dixie County Jail. He also faces two charges of grand theft.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Dec. 31

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

    •Dec. 24, Paul Franklin Bruce, 31, Archer, DUI. ROR.

    •Dec. 22, James Bernard Byrd, 69, Bronson, VOP.

    •Dec. 24, Carmen Cestedes, 44, Williston, battery. ROR.

    •Dec. 22, Jerry Wayne Collier, 51, Fanning Springs, out of county warrant. Bond $2,270.

    •Dec. 26, Tammy Annette Cook, 42, battery.

    •Dec. 25, Nicole Lynn Darling, 28, Chiefland, out of county warrant.