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Police/Courts

  • Weekly arrests listed by Levy County Sheriff's Office

    The following people recently were arrested by members of the Levy County Sheriff's Office as suspects in crimes, according to records provided by the LCSO.

    All people are presumed innocent of crimes until they are proved to be guilty in court.

    * John Edward Blair Jr., 41, of Newberry was arrested on an Alachua County warrant on Nov. 7 for dealing in stolen property. No bond.

    * Gerald R. Coleman, 37, of Williston was arrested Nov. 5 for aggravated battery and obstruction of justice. Bond $17,500.

  • Suspected drug dealer is busted

    BRONSON - A four-month investigation by the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force ended Nov. 7 with the arrest of a 39-year-old man in Morriston, according to Lt. Evan Sullivan, LCSO spokesman.

    After executing a search warrant, deputies seized three pistols, jewelry, more than $13,600 worth of drugs, three pistols, assorted jewelry and $589 in cash, Sullivan said.

    The LCSO Drug Task Force arrested Christopher Michael Cittadini on 25 felony charges and two misdemeanor charges, Sullivan said.

  • Runaway boy causes schools to lockdown in Bronson

    BRONSON -- A 15-year-old Bronson High School student ran away from home early on the morning of Nov. 8 and he took weapons from the residence, according to Lt. Evan Sullivan, public information officer with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Although there were no threats to students or school faculty, the LCSO placed all Bronson schools in a state of "lockdown."

  • Sexual predator will live in Bronson

    On Nov. 2 Bobby J. Waters, 24, a convicted sexual predator from Putnam County, registered with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Waters was convicted on March 19, 2004 in Putnam County for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child less than 12 years of age.

    Waters was sentenced to five years in prison in 2004 and he was released on Nov. 1.

    Waters registered with the Levy County Sheriff?s Office on Nov. 2, indicating that he will be residing at 11831 NE 85th Terrace, Bronson.

    He is on probation until March 12, 2111.

  • Nall indicted

    ENTERPRISE, ALA. - Former Chiefland High School football coach Guy Bubba Nall, 39, was indicted on eight counts of incest on Oct. 23, according to Dwight Holley, chief investigator for the District Attorney's Office in Enterprise, Ala.

    The suspected sex offender is scheduled for arraignment on the Alabama charges between Nov. 26 and 28, and he will be scheduled for trial at that time. Holley anticipates trial to be in early 2008.

    The crime of incest in Alabama carries a sentence of between one and 10 years, Holley said.

  • Thieves, drug abusers and sex offenders join list of convicted felons

    BRONSON - The list of convicted felons in Levy County from court cases ruled on during circuit court in October shows thieves, drug abusers and sex offenders joining the ranks.

    Following are the convicted felons from circuit court in Levy County in October:

    * Lelton Barron, 22, of Inglis, seven counts of burglary.

    * Irwin Bass, 50, of Steinhatchee, possession of cocaine.

    * Katrina Ann Boudreau, 24, of Hollywood, fraud,

    * Leslie Braswell, 34, of Chiefland, fourth or subsequent conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).

  • Sheriff's Reports

    There were four more people arrested by the Levy County Drug Task Force recently. This group of suspected drug law violators resulted from undercover drug buys in the Bronson area.

    These suspects include a minor. Any minor charged with a felony can have his or her name published. Following are the most recent arrests:

    * Lauren Nuse, 17, of Williston was arrested Nov. 1 for possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Police arrest woman suspected of drug possession

    A 32-year-old Chiefland woman was arrested Oct. 29 after Chiefland Police Officer Calvin Hardge discovered drugs in a car, according to records.

    Melissa Hamil was in a car driven by Shanda Lamb-Makatura, 31, of Old Town when Hardge saw it leave "a known drug area," in the 200 block of Southwest Fourth Avenue.

    The driver made turns without signaling and she turned in an opposite direction from the way she signaled. Hardge pulled over the driver, whose license was not valid, the officer noted in his report.

  • Reward offered

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, who vandalized the parking lot at the Anchor Hole on the corner of Gulf Boulevard and Hodges Avenue.

    An additional $500 will be given when the person, or persons, is convicted.

    The person who provides this information to the Cedar Key Police department will not be identified.

    To report the vandals, call Bubba Castell at 543-5180.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    BRONSON - Another student was arrested on the charge of making a false report of planting a bomb or explosive device, according to records.

    Tyler Ryan Baker, 15, of Williston was arrested at Hilltop Alternative School (HAS) in Bronson on Oct. 22 by Levy County Sheriff's Office Sgt. James M. Long.