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Law and Courts

  • Williston man accused of taking radiators

    A Williston man is facing charges of burglary and grand theft after admitting to sheriff’s investigators that he took 50 radiators, valued at $2,000, from Ed’s Auto Salvage on NE 200th Ave.

    Bruce Nichols, 47, who lives near the business, was charged with two counts burglary and two counts grand theft earlier this week.

    The victim told deputies that someone entered his business Oct. 6 by scaling a six-foot fence topped with three strands of barbed wire.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:

    • Reginald Jones, 45, of Tallahassee was charged with dealing in stolen property. Bond was set at $10,000 bond.

    • Kevin D. James, 36, of Gainesville was arrested Oct. 20 and charged with Failure to Appear (FTA) sex offense violation/failure to notify of residential change. Bond was $5,000.

    • Adam Paul Wagner, 24, of Chiefland was charged Oct. 20 with larceny and burglary of a dwelling. Bond was $30,000.

  • Charges brought 18 months after high speed chase

    Eighteen months after he led deputies on a high speed chase, Stephen Michael Troy was charged in the incident.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Troy, 30, of NW 160 Ave., Williston, allegedly stole a vehicle March 20, 2008 and led deputies on a chase that sometimes reached speeds of 90-100 mph. Authorities say he refused to stop on SR 500 and Deputy Marshall Smith used stop sticks prior to Troy entering Chiefland.

    Troy mnanaged to evade the stop sticks and attempted to run over Smith, the sheriff’s office said.

  • Sheriff finds money for cars

    In a reversal of fortune, Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith told the Levy County Commission that on Monday he discovered he had about $450,000 left in the budget year that ended Wednesday and he spent it on 15 new patrol cars.

    At the same time, he told the commissioners who sat quietly during his announcement, that he will be returning $70,000 they put in next year's budget for repairs to the aging sheriff's patrol fleet and another $40 that was in the budget for repairs.

  • Sheriff's Report

    The following information is taken from public records supplied by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Johnny Lee Welch, 20, of Chiefland, charged with three counts of sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing, one count of possession of crack cocaine, two counts of possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing. Bail is $175,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kurtis Lorenzo Daniels, 24, of Ocala, charged with sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing, possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing; two counts of sale of crack cocaine, and two counts of possession of crack cocaine. Bail is $65,000.

    Karon Creal, 41, of Bronson, charged with two counts of battery on anofficer, resisting arrest without violence, resisting arrest with violence and battery. Bail is $17,500.

  • Three accidents claim two lives

    A spate of accidents in Levy County in the past week has left two women dead, nine injured and one man in jail on a charge of driving under the influence, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

    The first fatal accident occurred Friday, Oct. 9 at about 7 a.m. when Carrie L. Cates, 39, of Bronson was struck by the passenger side mirror on a 2008 Ford pickup truck driven by Edward C. Hodge, 18, of Williston as she jogged on the paved shoulder of U.S. 27A/State Road 500 near Bronson town limits.

  • Four arrested in pot bust

    RAINBOWee^LAKEee^ESTATES–Four people were arrested Oct. 1 after the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force received information of a potential indoor marijuana grow house at 11471 SE 136th Ter. in Dunnellon.

    A search warrant was executed in the late afternoon and upon entry, the task force discovered three hidden rooms through a passageway located behind a refrigerator.

    These rooms were used for the cultivation and processing of marijuana, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    David W. “Zoo Loo” Lewis, 28, of Archer, charged with three counts of possession of crack cocaine and sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing. Bail is $105,000.

    Stephen Matthew “Matt” Walther, 28, of Bell, charged with dealing in stolen property. Bail is $2,500.

    Katrina Ann Boudreau, 26, of Hollywood, charged with violation of probation (VOP) on scheme to fraud. No bond.

  • Home invasion suspects sought by Sheriff’s Office

    The detectives at the Levy County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in solving a home invasion the occurred on Sept. 18 at approximately 9:49 p.m. at 10351 N.E. 88th Lane, Bronson.

    The 911 center received a “hang-up call” from that address and when deputies responded discovered the residents had just been the victims of a home invasion armed robbery.