• Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 10

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

    •March 2, Anthony Ryan Adams, 32, Fort Pierce, out of county warrant. No bond.

    •March 5, Acxel Manuel Aguilar Galindo, 25, Trenton, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license.

    •March 3, Carlos Alonzo Allen, 43, Bronson, VOP. ROR.

    •March 3, Eric Berry, 47, Naples, non support of children or spouse, out of county warrant. Bond $670.

    •March 1, Trent Taylor Blair, 21, Williston, VOP. No bond.

  • Man arrested in online stalking

    An online relationship between a Levy County resident and a Bradford County man blossomed into more than a short term romance when it ended for her, but the man continued calling numerous times a day, detail what she was doing and even got into her home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's office press release. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Feb. 25

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

    •Feb. 19, Reinhard Bailey, 60, Dunnellon, possession of controlled substance W/O prescription. Bond $10,000.

    •Feb. 19, Vincent L. Baker, 19, Crystal River, burglary, grand theft, possession of a controlled substance W/O prescription, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and/or use. Bond $42,000.

    •Feb. 21, James Bradford, 31, Williston, out of county warrant.

  • Biker dies in crash

    A Williston man died when his 2007 Suzuki Bandit motorcycle missed a curve and crashed through a fence at a retention pond at County Road 102 North and U.S. Highway 27A, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    The report said the accident happened at midnight, but James Layton, 49, was not found until after daylight and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    He was westbound on CR 102 approaching a sharp left hand curve when the bike continued straight on to the grass shoulder, hitting the pond fence and ejecting Layton onto the ground.

  • Man charged in sexual battery of child

    Levy County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Mariano Hernandez-Castro, 44, on Feb. 17, and have charged him with sexual battery of a child under 12 and lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 12. Hernandez-Castro appeared before Levy County Judge Browning who set his bond at $1.75 million dollars.

    Sheriff's Investigator Cpl. Tom Martin received a report on Feb. 16 from the parent of an 8-year-old that the child had disclosed being sexually battered during visits to the Hernandez-Castro home.

  • Police look into infant death

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a less than 2-month-old boy in Bronson, according to a press release.

    Deputies, along with the Bronson Fire Rescue Department and Levy County Department of Public Safety personnel, were called Monday at 3:30 p.m. to a residence.

    A 911 caller reported that an infant at the home had been found unresponsive.

  • Chiefland police nab a really, really big fish

    When Chiefland Police Officers Scott Anderson and Tyler Brown spotted a speeding black SUV traveling south on U.S. 19 through Chiefland they flipped on their lights and stopped it just past the Winn Dixie shopping center at the Marathon gas station.

    Pretty normal thing, Police Chief Robert Douglas told the Chiefland City Commission on Monday evening. Except the stop was anything but.

    When the occupants rolled down the windows officers saw two well dressed men in suits and ties.

  • One death in one-car accident

    An accident shortly after noon Wednesday on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland claimed the life of one person and will be investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. 

    David D. Ables, 36, of Fanning Springs, died after his 2012 Chevy Malibu, which was southbound on U.S. Highway 19 crossed the median and two northbound lanes before hitting a concrete culvert and overturning before coming to a stop on the edge of a driveway.

  • Potential victims of sexual battery suspect sought

    A 60-year-old Dunnellon area man was charged with sexual battery on a victim less than 18 years of age last Friday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit stated.

    According to the report, major crimes detectives charged Charles Elder after a thorough follow-up investigation. Detectives have reason to believe that Elder may have other victims that have not yet come forward.

  • Lundy named 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Lundy was named the Attorney General’s 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott recognized Deputy Lundy and seven other officers from across the state for their dedication to protecting Floridians.