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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Feb. 16

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n Feb. 7, Mary Richardson Bloom, 59, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $11,928.
    n Feb. 7, Cassandra Rachelle Cason, 24, High Springs, two out of county warrants.
    n Feb. 7, James Allen Ellerby, 18, Chiefland, battery. Bond $25,000.
    n Feb. 8, Timothy Ray Fields, 27, Bronson, three lewd lascivious behavior victim older 12-16. Bond $400,000.
    n Feb. 12, Javi Perlta Herrera, 26, Trenton, operating motor vehicle w/o valid license.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 16

    n Jeremy Drake, burglary, 180 days with credit for 73 days served and 24 months probation; criminal mischief under $1,000, 180 days with credit for 73 days, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and $162 restitution.

  • Man jailed in sex crime

    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.
     

  • 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.