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Law and Courts

  • Williston man charged with sexual battery

    By A.B. Sidibe

    Contributing Writer

    A 22-year-old is in custody for sexual battery of a child, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office report.

    Jefferey Alan Puskaric Jr., of 13817 NE 54th Place, Williston, was charged Tuesday with felony sexual battery on a 7-year-old girl.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 11-17-2011

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

    Nov. 7, Christopher Allen Barron, 28, Chiefland, cocaine possession with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, two delivery within 1,000 feet of place of worship. Bond $100,000.

    Nov. 13, Chastity Nicole Baxman, 30, Otter Creek, out of county warrant.

    Nov. 13, Tabatha Ann Beals, 24, Old Town, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, drug equipment. Bond $26,000.

  • McCallum enters sheriff’s race

    Bobby McCallum, a veteran of Levy County law enforcement, announces his candidacy for sheriff, citing the need for positive change, fiscal responsibility and more effective leadership in the Sheriff's Office.

  • Sheriff's Reports 11-10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Nov. 2, Jerry Arnold, 33, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $50,000.
    Nov. 3, Barry Barnett, 62, Dunnellon, disorderly intoxication public place causing disturbance, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $15,000.
    Oct. 31, James Littlehawk, 34, Perry, DWLSR.
    Nov. 1, Lynne Bouchard, 42, battery. Bond $1,500.
    Nov. 2, Leamon Brown, 28, Gainesville, failure to register. Bond $150,000.
    Oct. 31, Robert Lee Buening Jr., 22, Bronson, aggravated battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Williston man charged after pointing gun local resident

    A Williston man was arrested on several charges after a verbal confrontation became something more.

    Dontell Johnson was arrested Oct. 28 following an altercation with a resident of Promise Acres Apartment Complex, according to the Williston Police Department.

    The argument ended,  police said, and Johnson left the property, only to return five minutes later with a high powered rifle. 

    During the second argument, police say,  Johnson raised the rifle and pointed it at the  victim and then fired into the air.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Oct. 25, Victor Alonso, 18, Fanning Springs, battery. Bond $20,000.
    Oct. 28, Paul Jeffrey Argo, 46, Williston, driving on permanently revoked driver’s license. Bond $2,000.
    Oct. 27, Kenneth Eugene Brown, 42, Chiefland, possession four grams to under 30 kilograms. Bond $25,000.
    Oct. 29, Terry Leon Byrd, 49, Immokalee, DWLSR. Bond $1,500.
    Oct. 25, Teagan Carney, 26, Florahome, two out of county warrants. Bond $15,000.

  • Drunk drivers can’t hide in Halloween costumes
  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 10-27

    Oct. 22,Ayotte, Jamie Chez, of Cedar Key, dis. intox. in public, tresppassing, $5,000 bond.

    Oct. 21, Bandt, David The following information was taken from LCSo reports:

    • Oct. 22,Ayotte, Jamie Chez, of Cedar Key, dis. intox. in public, tresppassing, $5,000 bond.

    •  Oct. 21, Bandt, David Adam, of Archer, sentenced weekender.

    • Oct. 21, Brown, Brin Anthony, of Archer, sentenced weekender.

  • Levy County Sheriffs Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff  Office reports the following arrests:

    July 18, Jack Smith Jr., 41, DUI alcohol or drugs.

    Oct. 10, Kenneth Purdom, 22, High Springs,  two out of county warrants.

    Oct. 14, Samuel Scott Deloach, 40, disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. Bond $1,000.

    Oct. 14, Kathryn Jane Shroka, 25, two out of county warrants. Bond $12,000.

    Oct. 15, Rachael Lynn Gilbert, 38, Gainesville, DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond $5,000.

  • Two charged with theft in check cashing scheme

    Staff Report

    The man who attempted to steal a jar earmarked for charity at the Kangaroo store on Noble Avenue, Williston Oct. 5, is now facing additional charges for co-conspiring with a Williston woman to fraudulently cash checks.

    According to the Williston Police Department, Michael Wayne Aurilio, 28, of Dunnellon and Asia Monique Frazier, 28, of First Avenue, Williston, are facing multiple charges for theft and uttering forged instruments.