• Vandals destroy AMVETS flag poles

    Flags poles were cut down and flags left laying on the ground at AMVETS Post 88 in Bronson.

    The vandalism occurred sometime after midnight and before 7 a.m. on Sunday, which also happened to be Flag Day.

    First vice commander of the post, Dennis Blanke, said it makes him mad and sad someone would do that to them.

    “Our goal is to help the community and veterans. I think we do a real good job with the limited funds we have,” he said.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 18

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

    •June 11, Tiki Monique Albritton, 31, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.

    •June 9, Benny J. Battle, 36, Bell, DUI, fail to register motor vehicle, DWLSR.

    •June 10, Jerrie Ann Bodden, 44, Williston, violation of protective order. Bond $50,000.

    •June 10, Larry Joe Colson, 41, Fleming Isle, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

  • Retired K-9 deputy dies

    Longtime Levy County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Czar, whose human partner was Deputy Jay Crooms has answered his last call, passing on June 12.

    Czar, who was 12.5 years old and a native of Holland, emigrated to the United States at the age of 1 ½ years old.

    Czar met Crooms in 2004 and the two completed 640 hours of mandatory training becoming state certified in patrol apprehension and narcotic detection.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 11

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

    •June 6, Tanya Marie Blaisdell, 43, Chiefland, DUI, possession of marijuana. Bond $4,000.

    •June 7, Julius Blake Jr., 52, Chiefland, battery commit felony, damage property $200 and under, burglary with assault.

    •June 5, Meagon Jaz-Lynn Brass, 24, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. No bond.

    •June 5, Raymond Eugene Brass, 23, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. $3,000.

  • Dog shooting morphs into sexual battery case

     A tip to the Levy County Sheriff's Office about a man shooting five dogs on his property led to a larger investigation into a violent history of domestic abuse,according to a sheriff's press release.

  • Inglis pair arrested in home invasion

    By Buster Thompson

    Two Inglis men were arrested in Levy County for their alleged connection to a home invasion on Tuesday in the Hernando area.

    Shawn Michael Burd, 37, and 23-year-old Tyler Ryan Baker are being held at the Levy County Jail on charges of home invasion and four counts of aggravated battery, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Father, son fugitives captured in Bronson

    Father and son fugitives wanted on 1st degree rape charges in Oklahoma were captured at the Bronson Motel in Bronson by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force on Thursday after officers spent two days tracking the pair.

    Darrell Dee Faver, 54, who is known for his survival skills, and his son, John Murray Faver, 31, a former correctional officer from Oklahoma fled that state shortly after the investigation began. They ultimately settled in Bronson.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of May 28

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

    •May 21, Terry Bugna, 49, Yankeetown, battery of officer, firefighter or EMT. $10,000.

    •May 18, Edward Franklin Cooper, 44, Trenton, out of county warrant.

    •May 23, Zachary Lars Dillon, 30, Chiefland, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, VOP. Bond $2,000.

    •May 18, Angelica Leigh Doty, 31, Chiefland, forgery causing prescription to be altered, possession controlled substance W/O prescription. ROR.

  • Warning issued on ex-city manager

    Former Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay says he has no idea why a warning was posted about him to law enforcement agencies by a Florida Youth Ranch official who reported Gay was released from employment, and “was very upset when he left.”

    The warning said Gay has weapons and the ranch official “is just worried that Kevin is going to come back and do something to the camp.”

  • Cat in the Hat burglar still at large


    Chiefland police are searching for a real life cat burglar in connection with the robbery of the Suwannee Valley Veterinarian Clinic in Chiefland on Saturday night.

    Security footage shows a white male with a light-colored shirt and dark pants enter the building at 2580 North Young Boulevard. As the man turns to flee, it appears he was wearing a “Cat in the Hat” T-shirt.