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Police/Courts

  • Man accused of supplying drugs to Chiefland, Cedar Key

    Kenyatta Daron Howard. 36, of Hawthorne was arrested Dec. 16 by the North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force on drug charges, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Howard was considered as a mid level drug dealer in Levy County supplying drugs to the Cedar Key and Chiefland areas, according to the release. The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force made undercover drug buys from Howard and obtained an arrest warrant for sale and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.   

  • DHSMV warns customers about unnecessary fees

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has issued a warning to its customers about deceptive websites that lure people into paying a fee to access DHSMV’s online motorist services. The official-looking websites require their customers to pay a surcharge for their assistance. DHSMV does not require a surcharge for any of its websites -- www.GoRenew.com and www.flhsmv.gov and others. The Department posts fees on www.flhsmv.gov. 

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

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 9, Cynthia Krystal Brownfield, 26, Cross City, grand theft.
    n Dec. 11, Gerald David Browning, 31, Trenton, deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $5,000.
    n Dec. 8, Ashley Nicole Coronado, 22, Bronson, petit theft. Bond $500.
    n Dec. 6, Howard Lee Dayton, 23, Morriston, two counts VOP.
    n Dec. 7, Jonathan Lee Figueroa, 25, Chiefland, grand theft. Bond $15,000.
    n Dec. 5, Sarah Suzette Fine, 24, Cedar Key, battery.

  • Chiefland officer involved in crash

    Nobody was injured in a Dec. 4 car crash involving a Chiefland Police officer and a Bronson man, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.
    At about 5 p.m., according to the report, CPD officer Justin R. Douglas was driving northbound on State Road 55 in the inside lane heading out to a call in "emergency mode" when he attempted to make a left-hand turn across the southbound lanes on to N.W. 11 Avenue.

  • Court dispositions published Dec. 15

    n Otis Randolph Johnson, DUI, first offense, 1 year probation; driving while license suspended for third or subsequent conviction, 18 months drug offender probation; must attend DUI school, pay $500 fine, license suspended 6 months and perform 50 hours community service. Must pay civil judgment.
    n Ricard Lee Kincaid, unarmed burglary, 60 months with credit for 8 days served and petit larceny first offense, 8 days with credit for 8 days served, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.

  • Accused cocaine trafficker arrested in Rhode Island

    The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from U.S. Marshals in Rhode Island, located and arrested fugitive Mario Ginorio, 30, on Dec. 5 at a home in Coventry, R.I.

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

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 2, Klaytin Ezrha Adams, 32, Trenton, grand theft, trespassing.
    n Dec. 2, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 2, Thomas Bar, 36, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 4, Sean Michael Beach, 30, Trenton, possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 4, Susie Ann Bennett, 56, Chiefland, burglary, trespassing, threat to do violence. Bond $2,000.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Nov. 15, Joshua Barnes, 34, Chiefland, burglary, two counts grand theft. Bond $47,500.
    n Nov. 18, Billy James Bryant, 38, Bronson, out of county warrant, controlled substance w/o prescription.
    n Nov. 16, Daryl Glen Everett, 53, Tallahassee, VOP.
    n Nov. 14, Melinda Helen Foster, 57, Inglis, written promise to appear, VOP. Bond $10,000.
    n Nov. 16, Pedro Galindo, 34, operating motor vehicle w/o license. Bond $1,000.

  • Court Dispositions published Nov. 17

    n Robert Matthew Andrews, two counts of possession of synthetic narcotic to sell, 24 months with credit for 58 days served and 3 years drug offender probation; two counts of sale of controlled substance, 24 months with credit for 58 days served and 5 years drug offender probation; possession of synthetic narcotic to sell and sale of controlled substance, nolle pros.

  • Dixie County child killed in hunting incident

    From FWC
    An Old Town child was killed in a hunting incident Nov. 8 on private land near Old Town in Dixie County.
    Bryan Austen Osteen (DOB 07/26/99) was deer hunting at the Crane Bay Hunting Club, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
    Osteen was hunting from an 11-foot ladder stand and was using an H&R single-shot, 20-gauge shotgun.  At approximately 5:15 p.m., Osteen suffered a fatal shot to the chest when he was apparently attempting to climb down off the stand.