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Law and Courts

  • Sentences handed down

    The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros –dropped–in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records.

    Deana M. Anderson, VOP on forgery, passing a forged bill or note, larceny by theft between #300 and $5,000, reinstate probation, jailed until bed becomes available in treatment center and successfully complete program.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-March 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    March 1, Ronnie Mac Brooks, 62, Williston, DUI and DWLSR. Bond $25,000.
    March 6, James Brian Brunelle, 24, Bronson, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts worthless checks and RWOV. Bond $14,000.
    March 5, Walter Alexander Burns, 39, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, RWOV, assault on a law enforcement officer. Bond $45,000.
    March 2, Michael Allan Craig, 49, Archer, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 25, Beverly Ann Anderson. 50, Chiefland, VOP possession of marijuana. Bond $10,000.
    Feb. 22, David Richard Appling, 23, Old Town, VOP possession of controlled substance.
    Feb. 25, Jerald Samuel Billups, 35, Inglis, FTA theft. Bond $605.
    Feb. 25, Eugene Jehue Cannon, 77, Inglis, FTA DWLSR, Bond $1,000.
    Feb. 22,  Michael Steven Castens, 20, Inglis, animal cruelty. Bond $100,000.
    Feb. 22, Christopher Charles Covello, 32, RWOV. Bond $2,000.

  • 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).