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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 23

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the follow arrests:
    n June 17, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, DWLSR knowingly.
    n June 18, James Devon Baker, 45, Morriston, domestic battery.
    n June 19, Stephen Michael Baker, 19, Inglis, assault with a deadly missile.
    n June 14, James Terah Barker, 27, Bronson, domestic battery and felony battery by strangulation. Bond $25,000.
    n June 19, Roger Leo Bergeron, 46, Inglis, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.

  • Copper thief sentenced to 5 years

    James Blundy Jr., 42, of Williston was sentenced to five years in prison on June 15 in connection with the theft of copper from a rotation sprayer at Stevens Farms.
    Blundy was one of three men arrested in connection with the theft on April 8. Blundy was charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft. He is also responsible, along with two other men, to pay $30,000 restitution.

  • Facebook photos result in arrest

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.
    The complaint said that a deer and alligator had been freshly killed and that the suspected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in the photos.
    The animals allegedly were killed near Bronson in Levy County on private property north of Otter Creek.

  • 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. VOP means violation of probation.

  • Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 19 crash

    An Old Town man was killed after his motorcycle was rear-ended and pushed for 300 feet on U.S. Highway 19 south of Chiefland on Monday at 8 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
    Marvin Hancock, 58, was pronounced dead at 11:22 p.m.  

  • 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. VOP means violation of probation.
    n Santos Bautista, burglary, nolle pros.
    n Drew J. Bennett, larceny by theft between $300 and $5,000 and dealing in stolen property, 24 months probation on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and $40 restitution.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 16

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 7, Randy Edward Baggett, 52, Cedar Key, VOP, RWV.
    n June 9, Danny Dewayne Boettner, 34, Old Town, conceal information to obtain prescription. Bond $15,000.
    n June 10, James Edward Foster, 27, Chiefland, petit theft, criminal mischief, burglary of vehicle. Bond $9,000.
    n June 10, Jonathan Dwight Kirkland, 20, Chiefland, false information to law enforcement and petit larceny. Bond $2,500.
    n June 7, Dorothy Mae Raynor, 36, Williston, child abuse/neglect. Bond $20,000.

  • Cross City correctional officer jailed

     James Leslie Cassidy, a Cross City corrections officer for 24 years, drank moonshine and what followed afterward could cost his career.
    Cassidy, 43, is  charged with groping two women against their will, slashing tires on six vehicles, and while going to jail cursing and threatening to "cut ... gut ... stab" a Levy County Sheriff's deputy and kill his family, according to sheriff's arrest reports.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted — JUNE 9

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

  • Prescription drugs found on woman driving moped

     A Trenton woman was arrested near a Fanning Springs bar May 24 for driving with a suspended license, no vehicle registration and possession of narcotics without a prescription.