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Law and Courts

  • Hats off

    Scores of people celebrated the men and women who keep Williston safe, while saying goodbye to their leader who has mentored, instructed and trained them for 12 years.
    Daniel Davis and the officers and staff of the Williston Police Department were honored last week at the 11th Annual Police Awards Banquet, held at Williston Crossings.
    “Dan Davis surrounds himself with good people,” Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat said, adding that Davis’ retired was “earned the hard way.”

  • Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 14, Heather Leigh Bartholomew, 20, Crystal  River, holding for Gilchrist County, RWOV. Bond $37,000.
    Feb. 14, Gregory Alan Bennett, 22, Old Town, holding for Gilchrist County, RWOV. Bond $55,000.
    Feb. 18, Jose Trini-Chavez, 30, Gainesville, no driver’s license.
    Feb. 18, Marvin Laquan Dunmore, 24, Chiefland, lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of an elderly or disabled adult, battery. Bond $15,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 5, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, FTA trespassing after warning. $5,000 bond.
    Feb. 6, Allyson Leo Adkins, 50, Williston, obstruction of justice.
    Jan. 31, Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    Feb. 3, Drew Joshua Bennett, 24, Perry, larceny and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    Jan. 26, Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 5, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, FTA trespassing after warning. $5,000 bond.
    Feb. 6, Allyson Leo Adkins, 50, Williston, obstruction of justice.
    Jan. 31, Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    Feb. 3, Drew Joshua Bennett, 24, Perry, larceny and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    Jan. 26, Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

  • Three charged in December Williston break-in

    Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Department press release.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:
    Shawn A. Richey, 22, Bronson, arrested Jan. 31, conditional release violation. No bond.
    Bryan W. Cobbs, 25, Morriston, arrested Jan. 31, carrying a concealed weapon.
    Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, arrested Jan. 31, burglary. Bond $50,000.
     

  • ‘Bath salts’ now illegal

    Florida’s Attorney General, am Biondi has taken emergency measures to halt the sale of psychoactive substances known a “bath salts” under authority granted in Florida Statutes 893.035(7)(a).

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Jan. 28–Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.
    Jan. 25–Raymond Earl Brown, 38, Cross City, dealing in stolen property. Bond $25,000.
    Jan. 31–David Hershel Darling, 22, Old Town, VOP burglary of a dwelling.
    Jan. 30–Carlos Roberto Diaz, 27, Bell, no driver’s license. Bond $500.

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 18, Alvin Curtis Brooks, 71, Bronson, warrant-less arrest/probation and parole violation, lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Sammy Cleveland Cannon, 20, Cedar Key, RW/OV, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, VOP scheme to defraud. Bond $20,000.
    • Jan. 21, Laytoya Shanik Coleman, 34, Williston,  hold for Alachua, VOP lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Jamie Dianne Craig, 49, Gainesville, VOP burglary of a structure, VOP petit
    theft.

  • Williston Police Department

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 7, Duston Carroll, 29, West Hwy. 30, Dunnellon, drugs and paraphernalia.
    • Jan. 4, Richard Curtis Webb, 40, Hwy. 41, Morriston, VOP felony battery.
    • Jan. 6, David Leon Williams, 59, NW 212 Court, Williston, theft,
    • Jan. 9, Gerald R. Thompson, 40, Holiday, Violation of Injunction for Protection, resisting without violence.