Month: March 2009

DUI Check Point

On March 31, 2009 from 8PM-12:00 AM the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Inglis Police Department will be conducting a DUI, driver license and a vehicle safety check point on Highway 40 in front of the Inglis Town Hall.  Drivers are asked to have their drivers license, registration and insurance card ready at the check point.

Captain Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
Professional Standards Division
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5448
Cell:    352-577-4218
Current Press Releases:

School Bus Accident Levy County


Date: March 31, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM

Morriston, Florida-Shortly after 7:00 AM Levy County School Bus # 9691 was stopped in the northbound lane at 7911 SE Highway 41 picking up two students. The School bus had both stop signs out and the amber lights on when a vehicle struck the rear of the bus.

Involved in the accident were a total of ten people. Five students were on the bus and two students were boarding the bus when the accident occurred. A student that was boarding the bus had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. Tracy Haley, the driver of the bus, did not sustain any injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle died as a result of the crash. The drivers name has not been released until notification of relatives and loved ones. An infant child was a passenger in the vehicle and was taken to University of Florida Shands Hospital with minor injuries.

Levy County School Board Superintendent Bob Hasting is on the scene. Mr. Hasting has prepared extra counselors at the Williston schools.
The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene investigating the traffic crash.

Woman Rams Boyfriends Car With 8 Month Old Child In Vehicle


Date: March 30, 2009
Time: 4:45 PM

Bronson, Florida-On March 25, 2009 Deputy Maddox arrested Amanda Peacock for child abuse and criminal mischief.

Shortly after 9 PM Deputy Maddox responded to 13071 NE 75 Place Archer, in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival Deputy Maddox made contact with the victim who advised that he and Peacock were arguing because he left Peacock and went back to his wife.

During the argument the victim got in his vehicle to leave the property and Peacock rammed the victim’s car with her own vehicle. There was over $ 1,500 in damage. Peacock had her 8 month old child in the back seat and the child was not injured during this incident.

Peacock admitted to Deputy Maddox that she was mad and rammed the vehicle out of rage.

Defendant: Charges:

Amanda Peacock Child Abuse (Child Endangerment)
17223 Olive Ave. Criminal Mischief
Brooker, Florida
Race/Sex: White/Female
Age: 24


Drug Arrest Williston Arms Apartments


Date: March 30, 2009
Time: 4:30 PM

Williston, Florida-On March 23, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested Oliver Louis Williams for sell of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to distribute, sell of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, possession of cocaine, resisting arrest without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In February undercover Agents purchased narcotics from Williams on two separate cases. The first undercover buy Agents bought 4.2 grams of cannabis at the Williston Arms Apartment. The second narcotic buy was crack cocaine at 335 SW 1 Ave within 1000 feet of Williston High School.

On March 23, 2009 Agents went to William’s apartment to arrest him for the drug buys. Drug Agents and uniform patrol deputies knocked on the front door and told Williams he was under arrest. Williams was told to get on the ground and he refused their lawful orders and he retreated back inside the apartment. Williams was subsequently subdued and arrested for the listed charges. In plain view Williams had a marijuana pipe and he was additionally charged.

Defendant: Charges:

Oliver Louis Williams Sell of Cannabis
91 NW Williston Arms Drive Possession of Cannabis with intent to distribute
Williston, Florida Sell of Cocaine within 1000’ of a School
Race/Sex: Black Male Possession of Cocaine
Age: 29 Resisting arrest without violence
Possession drug paraphernalia


Armed Burglary Chiefland


Date: March 30, 2009
Time: 11:30 A.M.

Chiefland, Florida- On March 29, 2009 unknown person(s) entered a residence located 12590 NW 82 Court Chiefland and stole sixteen (16) firearms. The burglary occurred between midnight and two in the morning.

The firearms the suspect(s) stole were shotguns, rifles and handguns and anyone with information is asked to call the Levy County Sheriff’s Office or you can remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.