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Law and Courts

  • Single car accident kills one Monday

    A Dunnellon man was killed Monday afternoon on U.S. 41, eight miles south of Williston.

    Winfred Theodore Hancock, 68, was traveling south when he drifted off the west shoulder of the road into a ditch and then began rotating counterclockwise. He then struck a concrete culvert and became airborne across S.E. 77th Place before overturning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Hancock was ejected during the rollover and the 2002 Nissan pickup he was driving came to rest on its roof.

  • Suspects arraigned from Raleigh robbery

    Two of the four suspects in the robbery of Raleigh General Store have been arraigned and their bond set, before being returned to prison.

    Orvil E. Stone, 37, of Apalachee Correctional Center, was arraigned on three counts robbery of a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond is $850,000.

    He was sentenced in February to 10 years for robbery while using a deadly weapon in Marion County. His estimated release date is 2018. He is also has charges pending in Alachua County.

  • Restaurant worker charged with grand theft

    Another BubbaQue’s employee has been arrested and charged with grand theft and scheme to defraud.

    In April, restaurant manager Wister Reid Whitesides was arrested for grand theft. That arrest spurred an investigation and susbsequently led to the arrest of Gregory Provett on May 14,

    Provett, 26, of Chiefland admitted to investigators that he had taken money from both the Bronson and Chiefland restaurants.

    He was taken to the Levy County Jail and bond was set at $5,000.

     

  • Williston Police Reports

    What started out as a complaint about checks allegedly being written on a closed account, ended with two women arrested on drug charges.

    Williston Police Officers were called to Hitchcock’s May 5 after the manager reported that a woman had bounced several checks and paid for merchandise on a closed account.

    The officers met with two women in the parking lot.

    When Brenda C. Brust, 43, of Hawthorne was told to empty her pockets, she produced an empty Tic-Tac container, the arrest report said.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    Tammy Michelle Schiappucci, 33, of Bronson was charged May 7 with domestic battery and criminal mischief. Bond was $5,000.

    Joseph Vigliotti, 20, of Bronson was charged with Violation of Probation (VOP) grand theft on May 7. No bond was set.

    Theodore Radacky, 15, of Williston was arrested May 7 and charged with burglary of a structure, burglary of a dwelling, petit theft and criminal mischief. No bond was set.

  • Williston Police reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    Timothy Monroe, 41, of Dunnellon, was arrested on a Levy County warrant for fraud swindle under $20,000.

    Kenneth Lanarel Graham, 31, of Northeast 41st Street, Williston, was charged with grand theft and burglary of a conveyance after he allegedly stole money from his uncle’s truck. He had gone to Gainesville and intended to take a bus to Delaware.

    Roberto Gorostieta Cambray, 43, of Ocala, was arrested with driving with no license after being stopped for going 31 mph in a 15 mph school zone.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports

    Sandy M. McClung, 62, of Northeast 76th Place, Bronson, was charged with aggravated assault and animal cruelty after an incident outside her home. She allegedly shot at a dog the victim was walking and then threatened to shoot the victim. A gun which proved to be a BB gun was recovered. Total bond $7,500.

    Banyon Elisha Smith, 32, of Northwest 93rd Street, Chiefland, was charged with two counts of grand theft after he allegedly stole a riding lawn mower, washer and dryer. According to police he stole the items to pay for his drug habit. Total bond $10,000.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Another chase through the streets of Williston came to a predictable end Saturday when a Tallahassee man was apprehended after his car skidded into the front lawn of a private residence.

    Otis G. Edwards, 36, was arrested after he twice struck a patrol car while trying to avoid being stopped because he had no tag displayed.

    According to the report by Officer Kevin Sheppard, he spotted the car coming into Williston at the east end on Noble Avenue. When he tried to stop the vehicle, the driver aggressively changed lanes and accelerated through the streets of the city.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Tyree L. Brown, 23, of Northeast 4th Avenue, Williston, was accused of sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of crack cocaine. He allegedly sold approximately 0.5 grams to a confidential source who was working under the direction of the Levy County Drug Task Force. According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office report, the drug transaction took place with 1,000 feet of Williston Middle School and was captured with an audio/video recording device.

    Bond was set at $35,000.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Two drivers who chose to flee from police traffic stops have been arrested by the Williston Police Department.

    A high-speed chase that reached more than 100 mph ended in the arrest of Tyree L. Brown, 23, of Northeast 4th Avenue, Williston, on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding (a felony), driving while license suspended or revoked four times, resisting without violence and reckless driving.