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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Jan. 12

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Jan. 7, Billy James Bryant, 38, Bronson, felony battery, controlled substance without prescription and introducing into detention facility. Bond $55,000.
    n Jan. 7, David Joseph Cabral, 19, Bronson, grand theft. Bond $10,000.
    n Jan. 5, Karen Annett Carmichle, 47, Cross City, VOP.
    n Jan. 3, Jason Cleveland Collins, 36, Yankeetown, five out of county warrants.
    n Jan. 8, Robert Joshua Fink, 29, Chiefland, three counts VOP. Bond $5,000.

  • Five years of service

    Chiefland police officer D.J Macey, right, was honored with a ceremonial pin at Monday night's Chiefland City Commission meeting by chief Robert Douglas for five years of service with CPD.

  • Air conditioning theives caught with hidden camera

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a Morriston man they say may be connected with the theft of an air conditioning unit from a Williston home Dec. 27.
    Law enforcement say they believe Raymond Shiver Jr. was one of two suspects pictured in photos taken from a hidden game camera positioned near the A/C unit at the Williston home.  The photos show the unit being unhooked and loaded into the back of a Ford pickup truck.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Jan. 5

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 31, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, aggravated battery, methamphetamine possession, drug equipment possession. Bond $85,000.
    n  Jan. 1, Krystal Lynn Boyle, 29, Chiefland, two counts battery, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $45,000.
    n Dec. 26, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, obstruction w/o violence, disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. Bond $12,500.
    n Dec. 28, Christopher Lee Brunelle, 20, Williston, VOP.

  • Court dispositions published Jan. 5

    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.

  • Man charged with equipment theft

    A Bronson man has been charged with  grand theft and dealing in stolen property, and the truck, flatbed trailer and loader used to take a logging skidder, valued at $7,500, were seized, according to a Levy Sheriff's Office press release.
    Michael Dwayne Douglas, 51, is charged with taking the Franklin logging skidder  that was parked at the Wolf Springs Hill area in Bronson.
    When deputies questioned Douglas, he claimed to have purchased the skidder from another man on Dec. 11,  but the man denied seeing Douglas for several years.

  • Sheriff's report and Most Wanted for Dec. 29

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the follow arrests:
    • Dec. 25, Thomas Joseph Carlisle, 19, Bronson, battery on officer, firefighter or EMT.
    • Dec. 22, Jeremy Lamar Clemons, 18, Trenton, disorderly intoxication in a public place causing a disturbance, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $5,500.
    • Dec. 24, Tami Lynn Cox, 38, Williston, battery.
    • Dec. 22, Michael Dwayne Douglas, 51, Bronson, grand theft, dealing in stolen property. Bond $35,000.

  • Convicted in Alachua, living in Williston

    Five men convicted of sex crimes — two designated as predators and three as offenders — are sharing the same residence in East Williston, although all of them are from Alachua County.
    And while it may seem coincidental, the state probation office is fully aware of the living situation and has approved the home for Christopher Caffie and Detwan Wommack, labeled sexual offenders and Robert Lewis Jr., Jeremy Astrologo and Robert J. Perry, all convicted predators.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Dec. 22

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 13, Cody Wayne Andrews, 19, Williston, dealing in stolen property and grand theft. Bond $13,500.
    n Dec. 14, Joey Berry, 23, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.
    n Dec. 16–James Macolm Bonner, 43, Reddick, FTA, four counts obtaining goods/services. Bond $20,000.
    n Dec. 18, Eric Alan Booth, 50, Cedar Key, DUI. Bond $2,500.

  • Drug dealer sentenced to 45 years

    Hermie McClendon of Chiefland has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for his conviction in a case that also spawned a jury tampering charge against his lifelong friend.
    McClendon was found guilty by a jury on charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and sale of a controlled substance. He was sentenced on Nov. 29 to 15 years on the first charge and 30 years on the second, both to be served concurrently.