Law and Courts

  • New gun owner injured with purchase

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is reminding gun owners of how to safely handle firearms in the wake of an accidental shooting of a man with a new gun.

    On Aug. 29, Jeremy Woodard took a recently purchased a .22 rifle and was target practicing with his family at a site in Chiefland.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    Lisa Thomas, 38, of Bronson, charged with disorderly conduct. Bail is $1,000.

    Soloman John Hall, 38, of Bronson, charged with violation of probation on aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. No bond.

    Karon Creal, 40, of Bronson, charged with violation of probation on DUI. No bond.

    Charlton Lando Carter, 34, of Old Town, charged with fraud-insufficient funds under $150. He was released.

  • One charged, one on lam for home burglary

    A man who offered to mow someone’s lawn is now accused of burglarizing that same residence.

    According to a press release from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the victims left their home around 3 p.m. Aug. 20 and when they returned at 4 p.m. they saw Ricky D. Crutcher and Michael Kerklin driving in the neighborhood.

    The victims told deputies that Crutcher offered to mow their yard, as he had done the month before. They agreed and he said he would return that weekend.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Richard Alan Williams, 50, of SE 3rd Street, was charged with domestic battery and domestic assault July 25.

    • Lorenza Haynes Jr., 35, of SE 2nd Avenue, was charged with domestic battery Aug 21.

    • Ledrick L. Ferguson, 35, of NE 3rd Street, was charged with domestic battery Aug. 19.

    • Keneisha Frasier Haynes, 21, of NE 1st Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery Aug. 24.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records, reports and press releases, as well as interviews, provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Willie Crowley, 33, of Bronson, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $5,000.

    Michelle Louise VanHoose, 35, of Bronson, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $5,000.

    Jeffery Lee Jones, 56, of Williston, charged with aggravated assault. Bail is $5,000.

    Seth Leon Foster, 21, of Trenton, charged with VOP and aggravated assault. No bond.

  • Man accused of taking car and piggy bank

    A Bronson man who recently served a prison term for grand theft auto found himself back behind bars Aug. 24 for the same crime plus petit theft.

    Ronald Joyner, 46, of Town Court, Bronson, was arrested after the family member he was living with reported that when he awakened at 2:15 a.m., both Joyner and his 2002 Kia were missing.

    The car was found behind the Bronson Post Office, an area known for drug activity. Joyner was behind the wheel and was arrested on the scene.

  • Three charged in drug bust

    After an investigation by the Drug Task Force at suspected drug activity on East Main Street, Bronson, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people Aug. 21, charging them with numerous offenses.

    Agents did controlled buys and had information that two of the people involved were involved in cooking an manufacturing powder cocaine and crack cocaine.

    Arrested were Alonzo “Zoe” Arnold, 36, of North Street, David “Tiger” Bliss, 23, of East Main and Elizabeth Parmentier, 20, of East Main.

  • Men charged with moving out neighbor’s furniture

    When Chiefland residents returned to their home at NW 147 Place recently, they saw men removing furniture from their home-and they knew they were not moving to a new location.

    The victims called 911 but the suspects fled before the deputy arrived. Following an investigation, Detective Mike Bell arrested Bruce Romanok, 56, and Michael Romanok, 28, both who had addresses close to the victim’s, and Joel Anderson, 32, of Old Town.

    The men were charged with burglary and grand theft.


  • Chiefland man charged with aggravated battery after bar fight

    Leroy Dexter is the kind of brother who will stand up for his younger sibling in a fight.

    Unfortunately, Dexter stood up for his brother in an argument that turned violent at Psychoz bar at 909 South Main St., Chiefland and he is charged with stabbing a man, according to Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas.

    Dexter is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and his bail is $50,000.

  • Second prostitution arrest made

    When an undercover agent with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force

    saw a woman on foot flagging down motorists in Bronson, he knew something was amiss.

    Agent Rob Bowers parked his undercover vehicle at the Lil Champ convenience store at the corner of Alt 27 and State Road 24 and was immediate approached by the woman, later identified as Holly Maravolo.