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Police/Courts

  • Man arrested for shooting rifle

    Richard Brock, 56, of Trenton was arrested on Monday on a charge of domestic battery and domestic aggravated assault after Levy County deputies responded to his home after a call about a domestic fight, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    The victim told deputies she got into an argument with Brock over the kids and he grabbed her around her arms and shook her.
    She fled to the bathroom hoping to get away from Brock, but he came in armed with a rifle. He threatened her and shot one round nearly striking her in the head.

  • Suspect arrested for crime spree

    Jeromy Daniel Smith, 20, of Old Town, came to Chiefland at 4 p.m. April 9 with $200 to pay bills for his grandmother, but instead went on a crack cocaine fueled crime spree, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    He bought and used crack, but was slowed some when his vehicle ran out of gas and he had to get around on foot.

  • Bronson accident kills one

    A four-vehicle accident April 12 that involved seven people resulted in the death of one person.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on US Alt 27 at NE 100 Court, approximately a mile east of Bronson around 9:47 p.m.
    The 16-year-old juvenile driver of a 2005 Toyota was traveling north across the westbound lane of US 27A, the report says, and a motorcycle was traveling west on US 27A in the outside lane.
    The Toyota rotated counterclockwise and came to rest  facing south on the paved median and colliding with the motorcycle.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for April 21

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 15, Deana Michelle Anderson, 29, Cedar Key, VOP forgery, VOP passing forged instrument and VOP grand theft. Bond $25,000.
    n April 16, Miranda Jo Armitage, 31, Bronson, DWLSR.
    n April 16, Mariano Francis Bonilla-Perez, 27, DWLSR times four.
    n April 14, Lacrisha Mae Bills, 19, Bronson, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $500.
    n April 16, Amy Lynn Combs, 29, Fanning Springs, petit theft.

  • Man arrested in Levy County's first homicide for 2011

    Gary "Andy" Andrew Sullivan, 35, of Trenton told Levy Sheriff's Office deputies his girlfriend hanged herself on April 8 after they had an argument, but an investigation into  Summer Lynn Keller's death has resulted in his arrest on a second-degree murder charge, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sullivan told deputies he called 911 after the two argued and Keller left the home while he was on the phone. When he went to look for her he thought she was standing by a tree near their home but found her hanging from the tree.

  • Traffic stop ends in suicide

    INGLIS — A routine traffic stop turned deadly Thursday evening when the driver, a 30-year-old Dunnellon man, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Levy County Road 337, about 5 miles south of C.R. 121.
    A State Department of Agriculture enforcement officer stopped a white pickup truck in the Goethe State Forest after 6 p.m., Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith and Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said on Friday.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted April 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n April 10, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 35, Bronson, DWLSR and possession of crack cocaine. Bond $6,000.
    n April 4, David Adam Bandt, 27, Archer, VOP domestic battery.
    n April 8, James Patrick Blundy, 41, Lincolnton, Ga., grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond $7,500.
    n April 8, Rebecca Louise Bussom, 48, Bronson, domestic battery-elderly. Bond $10,000.

  • Chiefland man arrested on drug charges

    Larry "Andy" Meeks Jr., 29, of Chiefland was arrested Thursday after dropping off his children at school by the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force on charges of selling the prescription drug Oxycodone at his home, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Meeks is suspected of being Levy County's largest prescription pill dealer and of selling narcotics from his home for a number of years, according to the release.  Agents purchased prescription pills from Meeks on several occasions. 

  • In appreciation

    Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland held an appreciation pizza party for members of the Chiefland Police Department and the Chiefland Fire Department.  
    Dr. Bob Trask (top center), Worshipful Master of Brown Lodge, presents certificates of appreciation to Police Chief Robert Douglas (top right), and Maj. Al Graves (top left), Fire Chief James Harris (bottom photo left) and Fire Captain David James (middle photo left).

  • Sheriff's reports and most wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n March 23, Erick Hernandez Acosta, 33, Morriston, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.
    n March 23, Elliott Howard Ansin, 24, Interlachen, sale of controlled substance and possession of controlled substance. Bond $15,000.
    n April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n April 3, David Darrell Ables, 31, Fanning Springs, DWLSR habitual. Bond $2,000.