20 Minutes to Conviction

October 24, 2018
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations
Division arrested two men on June 21, 2017 for sexually battering a mentally
delayed 12 year old child. Jason Fisher (12-1-81) of Morriston, entered into a
plea agreement after his arrest with the State Attorney’s Office and is currently
serving 15 years in the Florida Department of Corrections.
On October 23, 2018 Ronald Adams (9-30-58) of Morriston, the
second defendant in this case, made a decision to take his case to trial and
allow a Levy County jury to decide his fate. Assistant State Attorney Glenn
Bryan presented the case prepared by LCSO Investigator Mike McNeil for the jury
to deliberate. In approximately 20 minutes the jury had their decision – GUILTY
on all charges.
Adams sentencing has been scheduled for December 19, 2018
and could potentially face up to life in prison.
Sheriff McCallum said he is extremely proud of the diligence
Investigator McNeil displayed in finding the truth and his expertise in preparing
this case for trial. Two men who committed a most grievous crime on a child are
now off our streets and our community is safer. The victim in this case is
still receiving assistance and we hope she will make a full recovery. I applaud
the State Attorney’s Office in their professionalism in their presentation of
this case to our jurors which led to this conviction.