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Law and Courts

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following people were arrested recently by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    * Elizabeth Robertson, 36, of Florida City was arrested Jan. 30 for three counts of possession of cocaine, three counts of sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and violation of probation. No bond.

    * Jeffrey Phillip Light, 31, of Archer was arrested Jan. 31 for two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a specific minor. Bond $50,000.

  • Williston police reports

    The Williston Police Department announced the following arrests:

    * Tiffany Katara Sams, 27, of Northeast Ninth Street, Williston, was arrested on an Alachua County warrant for insufficient funds, check under $150.

    * Brittany P. Roberts, 20, of Williston Arms Drive, was arrested on an Alachua County warrant for violation of probation, fraud.

  • Convicted felons

    The following people were convicted of felonies in Levy County in January, according to court records.

    * Belinda Chavez Barraza, 21, of Chiefland, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine.

    * Cynthia Glover Brown, 50, of Trenton, possession of cocaine.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    If you plan on traveling away to visit love ones please keep these tips in mind. Following a few simple crime prevention tips can help reduce your risk of becoming a victim.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    People arrested by officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently included the following individuals. Any person charge with a crime is presumed innocent until a court rules he or she is guilty.

    * Matthew Goins, 16, of Chiefland was arrested Jan. 22 on two counts of burglary, one count of larceny and one count of petit theft. A juvenile who is charged with a felony in Florida can have his or her name published in the newspaper. Bond $90,000.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department announced the following arrests:

    * Sadie Mae Harris, 48, of Rt. 1, Williston, was charged with misdemeanor retail theft after she was allegedly observed taking $58 worth of merchandise at Family Dollar.

    * Kenneth Earl Oswalt, 31, of Southwest Eighth Place, The Arbours, was charged with midemeanor violation of injunction.

    * Keith W. Frasier, 46, of Northeast 10th Street, was charged with vilation of probation for possession of paraphernalia on a Levy County warrant.

  • Aftermath of Morriston home invasion

    Hello and welcome to Your Sheriff's Corner.

    Last week a person entered a Morriston couple's residence and the suspect shot the victim leaving him critical wounded.

    I have had many phone calls from home owners in the Morriston area disturbed and alarmed about this incident. I totally understand why the residents are alarmed because this is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood and usually there is little to no crime in this rural community.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department has announced the following arrests:

    * Dasharee D. Berry, 39, of Highway 318, Reddick, was arrested on a Violation of Probation for fraud warrant out of Alachua County.

    * Jeremy D. Donald, 19, of Northeast 40th Avenue, Williston, was charged with felony possession of marijuana after the car in which he was riding was stopped for loud music.

    * Harold Dallas Jr., 19, was arrested for felony possession of marijuana in the same incident. A third suspect ran from the scene.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A 30-year-old Chiefland man was arrested Jan. 6 on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

    David Beech reportedly hit a man with a large stick because the man made fun of Beech's girlfriend. The man was hit on Jan. 5 and was transported to North Florida Regional Hospital.

    Bond was set at $15,000.

    Other people arrested by members of the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently are listed below. Every person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proved guilty in court.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Charities were developed to meet certain needs of society that are not part of public assistance.

    Unfortunately, some charities that have been developed are not really assisting for the "public good". Charities can solicit funds in many different ways such as raffles, mail or phone solicitation, paper advertisements and ticket sales.

    Some of the things that you might want to consider before you contribute to a charity are:

    * Avoid giving cash to strangers and take time to learn more about the charitable organization you are contemplating giving to.