BOND $ 2,000
BOND $ 5,000
Jail Media Report from 05/18/2015 to 05/24/2015
BUGNA, TERRY, 49, OF YANKEETOWN, FL: BATTERY ON OFFICER FIREFIGHTER EMT ETC.
COOPER, EDWARD FRANKLIN, 44, OF TRENTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
DILLON, ZACHARY LARS, 30, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; PROB VIOLATION.
DOTY, ANGELICA LEIGH, 31, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: FORGERY OF CAUSE PRESCRIPTION TO BE ALTERED 1ST OFF; POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION.
DYER, TERRY C, 35, OF OCALA, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
ELLISON, ONTEZ MARQUEE, 21, OF BRONSON, FL: DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH 1000 DOLS OR MORE; BURGL UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURE UNARMED; LARC GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS.
FAVER, DARRELL DEE, 54, QUINTON, OK: OUT-OF-STATE-FUG.
FAVER, JOHN MURRAY, 31, OF QUINTON, OK: OUT-OF-STATE-FUG.
FORD, WILLIAM JUSTIN, 24, OF MORRISTON, FL: BURGL UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURE UNARMED; LARC PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE; RESIST OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE; DISORDERLY CONDUCT BRAWLING FIGHTING CORRUPT PUBLIC MORAL DECENCY.
HENRY, ROY LEE, 30, OF OLD TOWN, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE.
JOYNER, RONALD VICTOR, 34, OF BRONSON, FL: AGGRAV ASSLT - WEAPON - W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL; BATTERY - TOUCH OR STRIKE; BURGL - WITH ASSAULT OR BATTERY.
KASS, KEVIN TROY, 45, OF INGLIS, FL: HINDER, DELAY, OR PREVENT THE COMMUNICATION TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR JUDGE.
MCPHERSON, NICOLE ELAINE, 33, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
NICHOLS, JESSICA MARIE, 21, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
PARSELLS, AARON DEAN, 25, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
PEPPLER JR, DAVID NORMAN, 33, OF WINTER HAVEN, FL: WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT (CHILD SUPPORT).
PROCTOR, BRISHON SHAKENDRA, 23, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS.
REFFITT, BOBBY LEE, 30, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
SHIELDS, CHERYL LYNN, 50, OF INGLIS, FL: VOP-DUI.
SORIANO, AGUSTIN CUEVAS, 41, OF IMMOKALEE, FL: DRIVE WITH EXPIRED LIC FOR MORE THAN 6 MOS.
STRADLING, BOBBIE JOE, 42, OF MORRISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
VALENTINE, DAVID EDWARD, 36, OF OLD TOWN, FL: DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED LICENSE.
WHITMAN, RICHARD CHRISTOPHER, 66, OF ARCHER, FL: RE-ADMIT FROM COURT.
YOUNG SR, RODRICAS, 34, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: RE-ADMIT FROM COURT.
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.
Pickup Hits Tractor in Gilchrist County
A 27-year-old Branford woman was seriously injured on May 11 when the car in which she was a passenger hit a tractor on U.S. 129 in Gilchrist County.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Heather Michelle Smith was riding with Charles Benjamin Wishart, 57, of Branford at 11:15 p.m. behind a tractor pulling a spray trailer when the crash occurred.
The tractor, driven by Hugh Dewayne Martin, 71, Bell began making a left hand turn onto NW 47th Place when Wishart attempted to pass the tractor in the left lane.
The tractor was halfway through its turn when Wishart’s pickup struck the left rear tire of the tractor. Both vehicles were redirected northward and traveled onto the west grass shoulder of U.S. 129.
Wishart’s vehicle struck a sign and a fence before coming to final rest.
Wishart suffered minor injuries. Martin wasn’t injured.
Wishart was cited for failure to use due care.
Sentencings from the Bench
A Chiefland man was sentenced to 18 months in state prison on May 20 after pleading no contest to felony battery, repeat offender.
Johnny Lee Coleman, III, was given credit for 142 days served in jail by Circuit Judge William Davis.
Court records said on Dec. 14, 2014 Coleman grabbed the female victim by the hair, threw her off the bed onto the floor and tried to pin her arms to the floor with his knees as she attempted to cover her face with her hands.
He raised his hand to strike her, but then left the apartment. Coleman and the woman had been in a relationship for a month and a half.
Harris Garcia, 22, Archer, was sentenced to time served – 199 days – after pleading no contest to possession and production of methamphetamine.
He must serve three years of probation.
Harris and two other men were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and the materials used to make the street drug after being stopped in a vehicle by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.
Garcia said the items found in a backpack in the car were owned by him and the other two men.
Court records said a second case factored into the sentence. Harris sold a Bluebird bus he didn’t own to Williston Recycling without permission of the owner on March 14, 2014. He sold the used bus for $404.
William Paul Griffin, 29, Williston, was sentenced to 180 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given credit for 49 days served in jail for violating his probation.
The original conviction was for giving alcohol to three under-aged girls. He committed sexual battery on one of the girls while seated next to a 10 year old. All three girls were well under the age of 18.
He violated his sexual offender probation on April 1, 2015 by creating a Facebook account on his phone which gave him Internet access. He did not register the account with law enforcement. He was prohibited by the terms of his sex offender conviction from having Internet access.
Jessica Diane Taylor, 33, Williston, was sentenced to 120 days in the Levy County Detention Center after pleading no contest to grand theft III - $300 to $4,999. She received credit for 51 days served in jail.
Taylor used the credit card of a 95-year-old woman to go on a spending spree with her boyfriend, who was related to the victim. She and her boyfriend used two credit cards to make 36 transactions totaling $2,800.
In a second case that factored into the sentence, Taylor used the credit card of a man she used to work for to make illegal purchases, including adding minutes to her cell phone and reserving a motel room in Chiefland.
Richard C. Whitman, 66, Archer, was sentenced to 180 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given two days credit for time served in jail after pleading no contest to driving with a license that was permanently revoked.
Whitman was driving a motorcycle on Glover St. in Bronson on Jan. 17, 2015 when he was stopped by Sheriff’s Cpl. Michael Bell for failing to make a complete stop at a stop sign.
When Bell ran a check on his license through dispatch, he found Whitman’s license had been permanently revoked for multiple drunken driving convictions.
Rodricas Jovan Young, 34, Gainesville, was sentenced to 90 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given credit for 26 days served in jail after pleading no contest to cocaine possession. He must serve a year of drug offender community control after completing his jail sentence.
Young was stopped by Deputy Keagan Weatherford on Jan. 17, 2015 when the vehicle in which he was a passenger drove through a stop sign on County Road 318. The driver gave consent for a search of the vehicle. The deputy found white powder from rock cocaine on the passenger floor and on the shoes of Young.
Young said the cocaine belonged to him and he should be arrested. He said he bought the cocaine in Gainesville and wrapped it in a napkin. He told the deputy he dumped the cocaine out of the napkin while the officer was talking to the driver.