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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Dec. 24

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

    • Dec. 16, Johnathon Beau Bender, 21, Chiefland, VOP.

    • Dec. 15, James Edward Brehm, 49, Trenton, aggravated battery, felony tampering. Bond $150,000.

    • Dec. 16, Elden Lawrence Butler Sr., 32, Newberry, grand theft, cause to become delinquent dependent needy. Bond $20,000.

    • Dec. 20, Thomas John Carter, 57, Morriston, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • Dec. 20, Robin Beth Claxton, 50, Yankeetown, DUI. ROR.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Dec. 17

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •Dec. 1, Robert Mathew Andrews, 27, Trenton, three counts VOP.

    •Dec. 3, Joshua Baldenegro, 26, Chiefland, burglary, petit theft. Bond $50,000.

    •Dec. 3, Darin Bell, 43, Ocala, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    •Dec. 3, Noah Keith Bevins, 34, Inglis, burglary, petit theft, two counts FTA. Bond $37,000.

    •Dec. 3, Marissa Ella Bowers, 28, Chiefland, battery. Bond $5,000.

  • Sunday accident hospitalizes 3

    An accident in Otter Creek where U.S. Highway 19 meets State Road 24 on Sunday, Nov. 29, has left a three people hospitalized, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Shirley Chisolm Randall, 67, was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health due to the serious nature of her injuries.

    Indica Monet Harris, 21, of Tallahassee and Brooke Michelle Holloway, 22, of St. Petersburg, noth passengers in the second vehicle, were also transported to Shands with serious injuries.

  • Report leads to DUI, child neglect, drug charge

    A concerned resident contacted the Levy County Sheriff's office to report a reckless driver, a call that ended in an arrest.

    Joshua Robert Vogel of Palm Harbor was spotted driving in an erratic manner, nearly colliding with other vehicles while traveling north on US 19 in a blue Ford pickup truck from the Inglis area.

    The caller observed a young child not restrained by a car seat and being shaken about in the vehicle.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Dec. 3

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •Nov. 23, Benny Jay Battle Jr., 36, Bell, VOP.

    •Nov. 26, Willie Brooks, 33, Citra, premeditated first degree murder.

    •Nov. 23, Ehren M. Brown, 37, Williston, FTA. ROR.

    •Nov. 25, Jessica Caride, 37, Bronson, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license.

    •Nov. 24, Jamel Alexander Gates, 38, Chiefland, out of county warrant.

    •Nov. 27, James Walter Hunter, 29, Inglis, DWLSR.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Nov. 19

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •Nov. 10, Billy Houston Barlow, 30, Arcadia, non support of children or spouse.

    •Nov. 14, Bobbie Ann Britt, 50, Chiefland, battery, battery on officer. Bond $1,500.

    •Nov. 13, Kevin Geovany Campos, 20, Trenton, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license, possession of marijuana. Bond $2,000.

    •Nov. 13, Brian Marc Elliott, 47, Inglis, grand theft, deal in stolen property. Bond $10,000.

  • Pedestrian dies in Levy accident

    An O'Brien man died after jumping from a road median into a travel lane in front of a vehicle on State Road 55 just south of Northwest 150th Street on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:55 p.m. according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Michael David Robinette, 35, of O'Brien, died after being struck by a 2011 GMC Sierra headed north in the inside travel lane of SR55. Both the pedestrian and the vehicle came to a stop in the left turn lane.

  • Chiefland driver cited in accident

    Friday the 13th was not kind to a Chiefland man who was cited for failure to yield the right of way after his SUV collided with a pickup truck and trailer on U.S. Highway 27A and County Road 347 on Friday, Nov. 13 at 4:15 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Dennis Andrews, 79, of Chiefland was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and crossing the median on U.S. 27A to turn left onto CR 347 when he failed to observe a 2012 GMC Sierra towing a trailer operated by Barry Jones, 58, of The Villages.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Nov. 12

    The Levy County Sheriff's Department reports the following arrests:

    •Nov. 8, Daniel Nathan Boykin, 36, Bronson, battery. Bond $10,000.

    •Nov. 5, Elijah T. Butsch, 37, Morriston, battery. Bond $50,000.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Nov. 5

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •Oct. 29, Joseph Ray Ainsworth, 21, Bronson, out of county warrant.

    •Oct. 30, Macaela Linsey Allen, 21, Middleburg, DWLSR. Bond $2,000.

    •Oct. 27, John Arcangeli, 31, Wildwood, DWLSR, grand theft. Bond $55,000.

    •Oct. 28, Teresa Elizabeth Betts, 28, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.

    •Oct. 27, Kristi D. Cooprider, 27, Inglis, two counts driving with expired license. Bond $1,000.