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Police/Courts

  • Duo decides river too frigid for getaway

     Two suspects in a Gilchrist County burglary tried to evade capture by jumping into the Suwannee River, but the water's cold temperature made them re-think that plan and they surrendered, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Prostitution arrest made in Bronson

     Ashley Avis Wilcox, 23, of Bronson was arrested on Feb. 18 by Agent Burt Miller  of the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force and charged with prostitution, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Her arrest came after the sheriff's office received complaints about a woman, and officers set up a sting operation that involved Miller offering Wilcox $50 at the Bronson Post Office in exchange for sex.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted — Feb. 24

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

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted: Feb 17

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Feb. 10, Jams Deon Baker, 25, Morriston, domestic battery and tampering with  a victim. Bond $50,000.
    n Feb. 10, Vernon Henry Davis, 47, Chiefland, dealing in stolen property. Bond $50,000.
    n Feb. 9, Michael Anthony Ealum, 47, Old Town, FTA petit theft. Bond $500.
    n Feb. 9, Dakorian Kadeem Frazier, 18, VOP grand theft.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Feb. 5, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, FTA trespassing after warning. $5,000 bond.
    • Feb. 6, Allyson Leo Adkins, 50, Williston, obstruction of justice.
    • Jan. 31, Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    • Feb. 3, Drew Joshua Bennett, 24, Perry, larceny and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    • Jan. 26, Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

  • Bath salt drugs banned

     Florida  Attorney General Pam Bondi has issued an emergency ruling that substances containing MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrova-lerone), commonly known as "bath salts," have been added to the state’s schedule of controlled substances. 

  • Court Dispositions

    The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records.

  • Robbery suspect arrested in Lantana

    A second suspect sought in the Dec. 11 robbery of  Tienda Mexican Store in Fanning Springs was arrested on Jan. 27 at a motel in Lantana, and the vehicle taken during his escape was also recovered, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release. A third suspect in the case has not been located.

  • Four arrested in burglary

    Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted: Feb. 3

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