Lester Hamilton Piersall
DAVID CARNES JR
FTA OPERATING WHILE DL SUSP/CANCELLED/REVOKED
BOND $ 2,000
VOP POSSESSION OF FORGED DL
FTA EXPIRED DL MORE THAN 6 MONTHS
BOND $ 1,000
FTA RESIST W/O & FRAUD & OPERATE DL SUSP/CANC/REV
BOND $ 9,000
VOP GRAND THEFT/DEAL IN STLN PROP
Danny Lee Kincaid
LCSO Makes Arrests in Chiefland Burglary
Levy County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded
to a report from a Chiefland resident on Sept. 11
that the shed on his property had been broken into
within the last 18 hours. Deputies discovered that
guns, ammunition and tools had been taken. The
burglars cut locks and forced the door off the tracks
to gain entry. The initial investigation did not
produce any leads or potential suspects.
A second burglary was reported from the same
location on Sept. 18. Tools, ammunition and other
miscellaneous items were stolen. Investigators
developed leads with the assistance of observant
community members which aided in the
identification of the suspects.
Investigators were able to catch up to the primary
suspect; Mack Anthony Miller, 41, on Sept. 21 at a
home located at 8291 NW 130th Street in Chiefland.
Investigators subsequently identified and arrested
the second suspect of these burglaries, 29-yer-old
Danny Lee Kincaid. Both men were charged with
armed burglary and grand theft. During the
investigation property was found and identified as
belonging to the victim of both these burglaries.
But, investigators didn’t stop there. Evidence was
found near this home indicating methamphetamines
were being manufactured at the location. LCSO Drug
Task Force investigators identified Lester Hamilton
Piersall, 54, a registered sex offender and also
resident of this home as the methamphetamine “cook.”
He was taken into custody for manufacture of
methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and
transported to the LCSO Detention Facility.
And, investigators still weren’t done. Keith Martin
Davis, 35, then drove to the home and became
verbally combative with investigators who were still
actively working this crime scene. Davis’ actions
drew more attention to him than he probably wanted.
Investigators discovered Davis drove there after his
driver’s license had been permanently revoked for
failure to pay traffic fines. He too was arrested and
taken to the Levy County Detention Facility. Kerry
Bush, 35, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to hav
e a warrant for her arrest. She was taken into custody
and booked into the Levy County Detention Facility.
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office encourages all citizens who may have information about burglaries, drug activities or other crimes to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 352/486-5111. The information can also be given anonymously to CrimeStoppers of Levy County at 1-800-349-8477 and you may be entitled to a cash reward.
….information provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office
What is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is a county wide program designed to help law enforcement solve crimes. This is done by providing the public with a means to phone in tips anonymously and receive rewards for information that leads to arrests.
How does Crime Stoppers work?
It's simple. A caller dials 1-877-349-tips (8477) and without giving his or her name or any personal data, relays information regarding a crime: the whereabouts of a wanted person; or the facts of a crime that has not yet been committed. The caller is given a code number and remains anonymous.
Who is eligible for Crime Stoppers awards?
Any person who directly gives information which leads to the arrest of an adult
or juvenile, or the arrest of a fugitive is eligible for reward.
Law enforcement officers, their immediate families, the perpetrator or co-conspirator of a crime, a fugitive from justice or the immediate family of a Crime Stoppers board member are not eligible for rewards.
What Law enforcement agencies are involved with the Crime Stoppers program?
The Sheriff's Office and all Levy County police departments. The Law Enforcement Program Coordinator works with all Levy County Law Enforcement Agencies, exchanging information regarding Crime Stoppers Cases and tips received.
What can I do?
Take the time to fight crime. Call the toll free tips line and tell us what you know. Crime Stoppers does not use caller ID or record any telephone conversations. If we do not know who you are, you can't be called to court.
Does Crime Stoppers Work?
Absolutely. In Florida alone, based upon Crime Stoppers tips from twelve operating programs from the mid 1980's to 1993: 14,051 arrest have been made; 31,682 cases have been closed; $64 million dollars in stolen property has been recovered; and $380 million dollars worth of narcotics have been seized. All of this has been accomplished with an average reward payment per case solved of $54.89.
Who runs Crime Stoppers?
The Crime Stoppers organization is run by independent civilian Board of Directors representing all areas of Levy County. These people are everyday citizens dedicated to helping law enforcement solve crime in Levy County.
Jail Media Report from 09/21/2015 to 09/27/2015
BAGGETT JR, JESSE CARROLL, 35, OF WILLISTON, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; AND OR USE.
BENDER, JOHNATHON BEAU, 20, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
BUSH, KERRY LEANN, 35, HOMELESS: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
BUTLER SR, ELDEN LAWRENCE, 31, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR.
CHADWICK, CORY TAYLOR, 29, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BRAWLING FIGHTING CORRUPT PUBLIC MORAL DECENCY.
CHAMPION, JOHN, 26, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: WITH WEAPON.
DAVIS, KEITH MARTIN, 35, OF OLD TOWN, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF.
GRANT, PHILLIS, 55, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
HARGROVE, TEVIN EDWARD, 24, OF OCALA, FL: HOLD FOR COURT.
HOLSTEIN, LAURA KATHYRINE, 33, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: AGGRAV BATTERY - PERSON USES A DEADLY WEAPON.
HOOPER, NICOLE DIANN, 24, OF OLD TOWN, FL: BATTERY - TOUCH OR STRIKE; CRUELTY TOWARD CHILD - ABUSE CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM.
JONES, CHRISTOPHER WADE, 32, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE.
KINCAID, DANNY LEE, 29, OF OLD TOWN, FL: POSSESSION OF WEAPON - OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON; DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH - 200 DOLS OR LESS SUBSQ OFF; BURGL - DWELLING STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE ARMED; LARC - GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS.
KING, SHAWN, 30, OF ARCHER, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
LAMBERT, JAMES, 65, OF TRENTON, FL: SEX ASSLT BY 18 YOA OLDER SEX BATTERY VICT UNDER 12 YOA; LEWD LASCV BEHAVIOR - MOLEST VIC LESS 12 YOA OFFENDER 18 YOA OR OLDER X 2.
MEYER, CASANDRA, 28, OF BELL, FL: HOLD FOR COURT.
MILLER JR, MACK ANTHONY, 41, OF LAKE CITY, FL: POSSESSION OF WEAPON - OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON; BURGL - DWELLING STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE ARMED; LARC - GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS.
PIERSALL, LESTER HAMILTON, 54, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DRUGS-POSSESS - POSS METH W INTENT TO SELL MANUFACTURE DELIVER; DRUGS-PRODUCE - PRODUCE METHAMPHETAMINE; DANGEROUS DRUGS - KEEP SHOP OR VEH ETC FOR DRUGS SUBSQ VIOL; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS - AND OR USE.
RIDGEWAY, GARY DALE, 46, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
RONDEAU II, EUGENE LESTER, 59, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION; ABUSE ELDERLY OR DISABLED ADULT WO GREAT HARM; POSSESS COCAINE; AND OR USE.
ROSE, JOHN URIAH, 63, OF INGLIS, FL: AGGRAV BATTERY - PERSON USES A DEADLY WEAPON.
RUSSO JR, NICHOLAS JAMES, 18, OF WILLISTON, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIVER SCHEDULE I; AND OR USE; WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG DELIV ETC SCHEDULE II.
SCADURA, GREGORY, 40, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: VIOL INJUNCTION PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SCHMITT, MARIS DENISE, 51, OF MORRISTON, FL: RE-ADMIT FROM COURT.
SPENCER, DONALD WAYNE, 49, OF WILLISTON, FL: BURGL - UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; LARC - GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS; LARC - PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS.
STEVENS, RICHARD, 49, OF MORRISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT
VAZQUEZ-CERVANTES, JOSE LUIS, 23, OF BRONSON, FL: OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE.
WALKER, MATTHEW, 27, OF BRONSON, FL: DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED LICENSE.
WILLIAMS, OBRESHA CHRISHAN, 24, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: MISSILE INTO DWELLING VEH BUILDING OR AIRCRAFT; 200 DOLS AND UNDER.
WRIGHT JR, ROBERT CECIL, 26, OF BRANFORD, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
Plea Deal Saves Victim from Testifying to Sex Crime
Joseph Moscato Jr. (6/21/1947), who was arrested by
LCSO investigators on Feb. 7, 2015 for sexual battery
on a child between the ages of 12-18 years old,
accepted a plea today. The victim reported the attack
occurred while attending a church in Fanning Springs
on Nov. 17. Moscato was sentenced to six (6) years in
the Florida Department of Corrections to be followed
by nine (9) years of sex offender probation upon his
release. Moscato will also be required to register as a sex offender.
Moscato, as a condition of this plea, had to make an allocution to the crime. Basically, he admitted he attacked the child against her will. This plea spared the child victim the trauma of having to testify to the attack Moscato perpetrated.
…..information submitted by Levy County Sheriff’s Office
Mack Anthony Miller
Keith Martin Davis
Williston Burglar Sent to State Prison for 15 Years
By Terry Witt
Senior Staff Writer
A Williston man was sentenced to 15 years in state
prison Friday for a series of burglaries in Williston
on April 25.
Michael Vercel Glover, 46, burglarized a restaurant,
a home and four vehicles along West Noble Ave.,
but came away with little to show for his efforts.
Glover had been released from state prison several months earlier. He has an extensive history of burglaries, according to Williston police.
Police said Glover removed five mint chewing tobacco cans from one vehicle before entering an occupied dwelling and Angelina Mia’s restaurant.
He was seen on security videos inside the restaurant using the flashlight to search the cash register area. He threw a rock through a window to gain entry, and then reached in to unlock the window.
Glover found two money bags in the restaurant containing $36 in change. He also opened the cash register and removed $10 in change.
He placed the stolen money into a container and climbed over an ice machine to exit through the same window he used to enter the restaurant.
Glover also entered a home on NW 2nd Street by lifting up the wooden garage door two feet and sliding under the door. Once in the garage, he opened a door that gave him access to the entire house.
He walked to a bedroom and turned on the lamp before ransacking the drawers in an end table. He removed keys from a box. One set of keys were found on the front seat of a vehicle parked in front of the home.
Glover removed several items from the car including the silver flashlight.
He also burglarized the Rock Hill Church of God at 45 NE 10th St., breaking a window to gain entry. He reached inside the broken window to open it. He kicked in the pastor’s office door and ransacked filing cabinets.
Nothing was believed taken from the church, police said.
Levy Man Arrested for Multiple Child Sex Offenses
Corporal Jay Crooms, of the Levy County Sheriff’s
Office, arrested James Lambert (10/14/1949) on
September 21, 2015 for multiple sex offenses.
Lambert resided in the Fanning Springs area of the
county. In August of 2015, LCSO was contacted by
a concerned parent of two victims who reside outside
Corporal Crooms of the Criminal Investigations
Division was assigned the case. His investigation revealed that the victims’ family was acquainted with Lambert and had regularly visited him. The victims, who were both under the age of 12 when the crimes occurred, stated that they were sexually molested on multiple occasions during these visits. During their interviews, the victims were able to give specific details of the abusive incidents which were beyond the normal knowledge of victims this age. Lambert allegedly would force himself upon the children when no other adults were present at the residence.
Lambert agreed to be interviewed by Corporal Crooms. He denied committing any illegal acts against the victims. Lambert did admit to being alone with them on multiple occasions.
After the interview, Corporal Crooms arrested Lambert for two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and two counts of Sexual Battery upon a child. Lambert is being held at the Levy County Detention Center where he is awaiting trial. His bond was set at 4 million dollars.
……….information provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office