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Police/Courts

  • ATV deaths bring warnings

    In response to two deaths involving riders on ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) the Levy County Sheriff's Office has issued a reminder about laws governing the vehicles' use and offered some safety tips to prevent users from being a victim of an ATV accident.
    In 2006 the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing ATV's to be operated on any public roads or streets during the daytime hours on an unpaved roadway where the posted speed limit is less than 35 miles per hour by a licensed driver. 

  • Second AC theft suspect arrested

    A second man sought in the Dec. 27 theft of an air conditioner that was captured on the owner's game camera was arrested on Wednesday by Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Stancil.
    Raymond Shiver, 26, of Morriston, joins his brother Alexander Matthew Shiver, 23, at the Levy County Jail on charges of  grand theft. The elder Shiver also faces a charge of resisting arrest without violence after he fled on foot from Stancil during a traffic stop in Williston.

  • Four arrested in home invasion, robbery 

    Four Williston men have been charged in the home invasion robbery, beating and attempted shooting of a Bronson man in his home while his mother, stepfather and two children, ages three and seven, were inside the home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Investigator Roger Bell arrested Christopher Pate, Jeovany Ortiz, Janiel Perez and Armando Perez on Saturday following a 911 call from the home.

  • 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.