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Police/Courts

  • Car chase ends in murder suspect's arrest

    Wednesday evening's rush hour took on new meaning as a murder suspect tore through downtown Williston, running vehicles off the road, hitting speeds of up to 100 mph and going the wrong way up Highway 27,  all the while leading about 20 law enforcement vehicles.

  • Robbery at Tackle Box in Fanning Springs

    A Saturday robbery at the Tackle Box in Fanning Springs might have a clerk questioning the cost of good customer service.
    The clerk, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, had just locked the front door to tend to business in the back of the store when he heard someone at the front door. He let the man in and went around the counter to serve him.

  • Pistol class for Sheriffs Volunteers

    The Levy County Sheriffs Office will sponsor a concealed weapons permit class Oct. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson. The cost will be $55 dollars or $70 dollars depending on what package you chose and you can sign up by calling 352-486-5111, or email sfinnen@levyso.com., or register at www.Levypistolclass.info.
       Registration on the day of event will cost an extra $10.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Sept. 15

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n Sept. 9, William Leslie Bedford, 47, Bronson, fleeing/eluding, DRWSR, obstruction W/OV. Bond $20,000.
    n Sept. 6, Frank Peter  Bernatos, 54, Cross City, trespassing. Bond $5,000.
    n Sept. 10, Robert William Bernstein, 46, Bronson, two counts FTA. Bond $325,000.
    n Sept. 6, Danny Dewayne Boettner, 34, Old Town, two out of county warrants, obstruction W/OV. Bond $100,000.
    n Sept. 10, Frederic Daniel Bonneau, 49, Morriston, battery.

  • Sisters' argument ends in shooting

        A disagreement between two sisters over a minor relative's care ended with a gunshot and the shooter in jail, while the other was treated and released from the hospital, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Sheriff's checkpoint issues 13 tickets

        On Friday, Sept. 2, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, together with Inglis and Chiefland police departments with equipment borrowed from the City of Williston, conducted a DUI checkpoint in Inglis as part of the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. This campaign was to reduce and eliminate impaired driving on our roadways. 

  • Reward

       A $500 reward is being offered to anyone with knowledge leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for multiple acts of vandalism at Scoggins Chevrolet in Chiefland sometime during the Labor Day weekend.

       Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas said the culprits stole hubcaps and the emblems off of tailgates.

       If you have information, please call CPD Detective Ray Tremblay at 352-493-6777.

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

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

  • Sheriff's Reports and Most Wanted for Sept. 1

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Aug. 22, Lafaye Nicole Adkins, 28, Williston, trespassing fail to leave property upon order by owner. Bond $500.
    n Aug. 24, Jeremy Mason Arrington, 31, Chiefland, VOP.
    n Aug. 25, Bryan Keith Baker, 47, Williston, VOP.
    n Aug. 27, Beverly Sue Bellomy, 44, Williston, four out of county warrants, obstruction W/OV. Bond $19,500.

  • Court Dispositions for Aug. 25

    n John Wayne Nelson, driving while license suspended and possession or killing of an alligator, 12 months probation on each; served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment, $400 fine.
    n Otis Evan Oliver, petit larceny first offense, 2 counts of fraud by uttering false instrument, petit larceny second conviction, nolle pros; two counts of forgery by altering public record, certificate, and two counts of fraud by impersonation, 36 months with credit for 78 days served on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.