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To our faithful readers:     

Due to new changes at the the Levy County Sheriff's Office the Most Wanted information is not available at this time. As soon as it is available to the Journal, we will make it available to you. Thank you for your patience.














Levy County Arrest Report


Jail Media Report for 04/07/2014 to 04/14/2014  


ADAMS SR, REGINALD VENTREL, 51, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PETIT THEFT; DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE.

ALSTON, RICKY LEE, 28, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DWLSR.

BRUNELLE, CHRISTOPHER LEE, 22, HOMELESS: PROB VIOLATION.

CODELLA, DAVID MICHAEL, 47, OF LEHIGH ACRES, FL: DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE.

CRANDALL, CALAH ERICA, 24, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: TRESPASS WARNING.

DEBOSE, LARRY DEVONTE, 22, OF WILLISTON, FL: OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE.

FRAZIER, ROOSEVELT T, 28, OF WILLISTON, FL: WRT VOP X 2; BURGL OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE.

FRAZIER, WARREN RASHAAD, 23, OF WILLISTON, FL: LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVE DAMAGE TO PROP; FLEE W DISREGARD OF SAFETY TO PERSONS OR PROP; DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 2ND OFF.

GILBERT, LEONARD CHARLES, 39, OF ARCHER, FL: POSS OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON; W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL.

HARRIS, SADIE MAE, 54, OF WILLISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2.

HYATT, CARRIE LYNN, 40, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DWLSR X 2.

LONGWELL, RONALD WILLIAMS, 48, OF WILLISTON, FL: DUI AND DAMAGE PROPERTY.

MCCLAIN, BRITTANY NICOLE, 21, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: WRT VOP.

MCELVEEN, DYLLAN, 21, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION; MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE.

MCPHERSON, NICOLE, 32, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.

MCPHERSON, NIHANFORD EARL, 27, OF BRONSON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.

MORALES, ARNOLDO, 36, OF TRENTON, FL: BATTERY/DV.

MORRIS, DAVID ALLEN, 28, OF WILLISTON, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS.

OBRY, CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW, 24, OF INGLIS, FL: PROB VIOLATION.

OSBORNE, MITCHELL RANDALL, 35, OF TRENTON, FL: HOLD FOR COURT.

RAUDIS, DEANNAROSE MARIE, 20, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT; MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS.

REUTEBUCH, APRIL ELAINE, 38, OF OLDSMAR, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS X 2.

RUPE, SHANNON CHRISTOPHER, 30, OF ZEPHYRHILLS, FL: DWLSR; GIVE FALSE INFORMATION OR REPORTS TO POLICE.

SANTAMARIA, JOSE DEJESUS, 28, OF MORRISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.

SEALE, BRANDY LEE, 33, OF WILLISTON, FL: POSS DRUG PARA.

SHIVER, JOHN COLTON, 24, OF WILLISTON, FL: DWLSR; PROB VIOLATION; WARRANT ARREST.

THOMPSON, TRAVIS L, 30, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY.

WALLACE, LEE, 29, OF WILLISTON, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR.

WELLS, BRYAN CURTIS, 25, OF TRENTON, FL: HOLD FOR COURT; DWLSR.








Sexual Predator Alert







On April 8, 2014 John Wayne Hudson, 46, registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Hudson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

John Wayne Hudson was convicted in 2004 in Levy County, Fla. for Sexual Battery by weapon or force - F.S. 794.011. Hudson was released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and has registered his address as:

11950 NE 116 Street Archer, Fla.

For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual offender data base.

...information submitted by the Levy County Sheriff’s Department










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.

 

1-877-349-Tips (8477)


Sentencings from the Bench


Circuit Judge William Davis sentenced two men to state prison on April 9 in two unrelated cases.

Kenneth Patrick Smith, 47, Bronson, was sentenced to 36 months in state prison on charges of selling the prescription drug Suboxone to an undercover informant for the Levy County Drug Task Force in May of last year. The drug buys were made at 50 Easy Street in Bronson. Smith was given 197 days credit for time served in the Levy County Jail. He pleaded no contest to sale of a controlled substance.

James Leroy Dyer, II, 28, St. Petersburg, was sentenced to 13 months in state prison and given jail credit of 234 days. He pleaded no contest to sale of a controlled substance. Dyer was the passenger in a car stopped for a broken tail light in Chiefland on April 24, 2012. He was found in possession of 15 morphine pills and other prescription drugs.

Other sentencings:

Kyle Dylan Guthrie, 21, address withheld, was given 12 months of probation after pleading no contest to battery.

There were no details about the case in Levy County Circuit Court records.

Kenneth Hazellief, 21, Chiefland, was resentenced to probation for violating his probation. He was also sentenced to time served, or 22 days. The original charge was aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

He was ordered to attend a 12-step program and provide documentation that he was actively attending the program. Adjudication of guilt was withheld.

Levy County Circuit Court records provided no details about his case.

Willie George Knight, 37, Bronson, had his probation extended as the result of a probation violation. The original charge in 2010 was grand theft. He was charged with stealing more than $300 of diesel from Williston Timber and attempting to traffic in the stolen fuel.

David Rainville, 46, address withheld, was resentenced to 180 days in jail for probation violation. He was given 63 days credit for time served. Court records said the original charge on Feb. 2, 2014 stemmed from a domestic dispute. He grabbed the victim by the hair and pushed her to the floor, then put his hand around her neck. He took the phone away from her when she tried to call law enforcement.

Richard John Roberts, II, 27, Morriston, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and had his license suspended for 6 months after pleading no contest to driving under the influence and fleeing law enforcement. He must perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,000 fine. Court records said on Jan. 14, 2014 a sheriff’s investigator saw Roberts pull out from a BP Station on U.S. 27A and drive the wrong way against traffic. Roberts was pursued through Bronson then south on State Road 24. A sheriff’s deputy put down stop sticks. When Roberts passed over them one of his tires was flattened. He drove two miles before crashing into a wooded area a mile from Otter Creek. His blood alcohol content registered .259 and .270 on breath tests. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

Sierra Bleashay Seay, 26, Fort Lauderdale, was sentenced to 36 months of probation after pleading no contest to grand theft. She must pay $48 in restitution and a fine of $100. Levy County Circuit Court records provided no details about her case.

Mark Woodrow Stevens, 38, Old Town, was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and given 54 days credit for time served on a charge of violation of probation. He was arrested in 2012 at the Southern Sportsman shop in Fanning Springs when he attempted to purchase a .22 caliber rifle. A background check revealed an active Dixie County warrant for his arrest. The arresting deputy found a bottle of containing a prescription pill for which he did not have a prescription.    


Sexual Predator Alert







On April 2, 2014 James Solomon, Jr., 64, registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Solomon is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

James Solomon, Jr was convicted in 2001 in Alachua County, Fla. for Sexual Battery of a child under 12. Solomon was released from the Florida Department of Corrections and has registered his address as:

21161 NE 35 Street Williston, Fl.

For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual offender data base.

....information provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office



LCSO and Drug Prevention Coalition Help Take Rx Pills Off the Streets






The Levy County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Levy County Prevention Coalition will be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.

This year's event will be held at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday April 26 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Sheriff’s Deputies will be present to accept all medications. The collection site will be located at the South Entrance to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office complex located at 9150 NE 80 Ave., Bronson, Fl 32621.

Participants are encouraged to bring in prescription medications that are no longer used, out of date, or medications from loved ones who have passed away. Medications can be loose or in containers.

Participants will be able to drive in and drop medications off into boxes provided without having to exit their vehicles.

Please join us in participating in this important initiative to keep unwanted or unneeded medications off our streets.




U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Aggravated Fleeing & Eluding Suspect

Suspect Refuses to Leave Mobile Home for 90 Minutes  






GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the morning of Thursday, April 10, the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Warren Frazier, 23, at a mobile home in Williston, Florida. Frazier, who is known to law enforcement to resist arrest, was wanted by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding arrest warrant for (1) felony fleeing or attempting to elude (high speed/wanton disregard), (2) leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and (3) driving while license suspended or revoked.

Frazier’s warrant stemmed from an incident on April 2, 2014 where Frazier, who had no valid driver license, was spotted by a Levy County Deputy Sheriff driving a vehicle in the area of East Williston. When the Deputy Sheriff activated his emergency lights, Frazier accelerated rapidly and ran a stop sign. The Deputy Sheriff discontinued the chase.

The Deputy Sheriff later found Frazier’s vehicle where it had crashed into a nearby home but Frazier was no longer at the crash scene. The crash caused approximately $1000 in damage to the residence.

Through investigation, Task Force members determined Frazier would likely be at his girlfriend’s mobile home in Williston Thursday morning. At approximately 7:00 a.m., Task Force members – including investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, and the Gainesville Police Department – approached and surrounded the mobile home located at 21190 NE 37th Place. Despite several commands to exit the mobile home, both Frazier and his girlfriend refused to exit. Task Force members later made contact with both Frazier and his girlfriend by phone. At approximately 8:30 a.m., after continued contact by phone, the girlfriend exited the mobile home. A few minutes later, Frazier also exited the mobile home and was taken into custody by Task Force members. Frazier was booked into the Levy County Jail on his outstanding warrant.

The Gainesville Division of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force is sponsored by the U.S. Marshals Service and is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the Levy County Sheriff's Office, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Gainesville Police Department, and the Chiefland Police Department.