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Police/Courts

  • Chubb still awaiting trial

    Nola Chubb, 61, who is charged with aggravated negligent manslaughter and abuse against and elderly or disabled person in the March 31, 2006, death of her mother Angelina Mattioda is still awaiting trial.

    Chubb, a licensed practical nurse, was charged in June 2006, but the trial has been delayed while she recovered from an automobile accident that occurred in October 2006. As a result of her injuries she had undergone physical rehabilitation and was taking prescription medication that rendered her unable to withstand a trial.

  • Sheriff's reports

    Bronson -The Levy County Sheriff's Office arrested the following persons. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is gathered from Sheriff's Office press releases, arrest reports and court appearance orders.

  • Six busted in drug sting

    BRONSON - The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force has arrested six Bronson and Williston residents on 13 felony charges, one misdemeanor arrest and one warrant following a five-month undercover operation in the Bronson and Williston area. The team made undercover drug buys for crack cocaine, powder cocaine and pills that were recovered during an arrest, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Former fire chief goes to court Nov. 12

    The case against Dennis Russell, former Bronson Youth League president, has been set for a pre-trial conference on Nov. 12.

    Russell, who also a former chief of the Bronson Fire Department, is free on $75,000 bail while awaiting trial on charges of sexual battery on a child under 12 and sexual battery on a child between the age of 12 to 18.

    Russell, who as a longtime football and baseball coach in the BYL, was relieved of his duties after his arrest in October 2007. He is also barred from being on city property where youth activities are being held.

  • Sentences handed down

    BRONSON - The following persons were sentenced in criminal court in Levy County in the 8th Judicial Circuit.

    Wayne L. Brewer, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, 1 year and 1 day with 26 days credit for time served and a $250 fine; and possession of paraphernalia, dropped.

    Craig A Brown, bond hearing on charge of failing to re-register as required, bond denied.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON - The following persons were arrested in Levy County. All are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All information in this report is taken from arrest reports provided by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Chiefland Police Reports

    The following persons were arrested by the Chiefland Police Department according to incident reports. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    A ruse by a woman claiming to be her twin failed, according to the incident report. Shannon Renee Riley, 25, Southeast 195th Street, Old Town, was stopped in the Winn Dixie parking lot on Highway 19 after changing lanes to make a left turn without first signaling and crossing a solid lane line.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON - The following persons were arrested by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. All persons are innocent until found guilty in a court of law. All of the information is taken from Levy County Sheriff's Office arrest reports and First Appearance Orders for the 8th Judicial Circuit.

  • Car crashes into Hospice

    No one was injured Monday morning when a rental car driven by Harry Lawrence Coleman, 78, of Chiefland, jumped a curb, plowed through the flower bed and into a patient room at Haven Hospice at about 9 a.m. Monday.

    Chief Robert Douglas said about $10,000 damage was done to the structure and City Planning/Building Director Bill Hammond has OK'd the continued use of the building as long as the damaged section is kept closed off.

  • Macy is officer of the year

    A routine traffic stop for a broken tag light that netted 4 pounds of marijuana and over $7,000 cash won Chiefland Police Officer of the Year honors for Officer F. Macy and his K-9 partner, Dagger.

    Macy and six other law enforcement and corrections officers were honored by the Chiefland Woman's Club on Patriot Day, Sept. 11 at Hardeetown Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. More than 100 people attended the dinner catered by Bell's Restaurant.

    Karen Brown welcomed the Law Appreciation Night attendees saying, "Tonight we're celebrating your grit and positive attitude."