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Law and Courts

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has announced the following arrests:

    * Jodie M. Schultz, 24, of Inglis was arrested Dec. 7 for driving while under the influence of alcohol. She was released on her own recognizance (ROR).

    * Leisa A. Thomas, 37, of Bronson was arrested Dec. 5 for uttering a forged instrument and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

    * Susie A. Bennett, 52, of Chiefland was arrested Dec. 6 for larceny. ROR.

  • Williston Police Reports

    A young man walking down the street with a paintball gun was arrested for burglary by the Williston Police Department, and a day later the resident of the burglarized home was arrested for possession of stolen property.

    On Dec. 3, an animal control officer notified city police about two white males carrying a paintball gun walking down Northeast First Avenue. One of the suspects, identified as Duncan R. Anderson, 18, of Northwest 160th Avenue, allegedly told officers he had taken three paintball guns from 118 N.E. First Ave.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    We all take pride in our children and consider them our most precious resource. Unfortunately because of their built-in trust of people and vulnerability, children are popular targets for drug dealers, child molesters and many other criminals. Starting at an early age, we must educate our children on personal safety and reinforce their trust in adults who care for them like parents, police and teachers. Encourage your children to confide in you, even when the topic makes them feel uncomfortable.

  • Felony convictions from November

    The following people were convicted of felonies in Levy County Circuit Court during the month of November.

    These names have been provided to the Levy County Supervisor of Elections. Convicted felons are not allowed to vote in Florida or to possess a firearm until their civil rights are restored for those purposes.

    * Michael P. Alumbaugh, 46, of Bronson, possession of marijuana, producing marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver.

    * Adam Bergdoll, 19, of Hernando, larceny.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office announces the following arrests:

    John H. Peyregne, 17, of Cedar Key was arrested Nov. 26 for possession of a firearm on school grounds. Cedar Key Chief Bubba Castell contacted School Resource Officer Sean McMullen, who recovered a loaded 30.06 caliber rifle, a .22 caliber rifle and a shotgun. It is a felony to possess a firearm on school grounds.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    *Shavonte T. Johnson, 19, of Southeast Second Avenue, Williston, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and altering or removing a firearm serial number after he was found in an area where Pfc. Charles Strachan was assisting the Sheriff's Office in a battery case. In the report the officer says he searched the suspect for the officer's safety and found the weapon, which was not loaded, but the serial number had been scraped and was unreadable.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Hello and welcome to Your Sheriff?s Corner. In recent years, Law Enforcement has seen an emphasis placed on domestic violence awareness.

    There is good reason for this emphasis. It is a fact that many victims do not even report domestic violence incidents. There are many reasons for their silence.

    Two main reasons are that they one, fear the abuser, and two, are unaware of the community resources in place to help them.

  • Sheriff reports

    The following people were arrested as suspects in crimes. Until a person is convicted, they are presumed innocent.

    * Nacola M. Brown, 23, of Chiefland was arrested Nov. 16 for conspiracy to sell crack cocaine, child neglect and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Bond $22,500.

    * John Stevenson, 53, of Williston was arrested Nov. 17 for domestic aggravated battery. Bond $50,000.

    * Phillip T. Walker, 54, of Inglis was arrested Nov. 16 for driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Bond $2,000.

  • Williston Police reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    Delbert Paul Hoskins, 19, of Northwest 180th Street, Williston, was charged with DUI by Ptl. James Bond after being found in a vehicle that was parked on Northwest Seventh Street with the engine running.

    Anzario C. Marida, 26, of Southeast Fifth Terrace, Williston, was charged with no valid driver?s license after being stopped by Ptl. Todd Abare after Marida backed out of his home and struck a Levy County school bus.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Hello and welcome to Your Sheriff?s Corner. Today I will reflect on the history of Thanksgiving. In the month of November, we all think of fall colors, hot cocoa, and cozy nights by the fire. Many also think of a long weekend, with football, family, and promising food.