Month: April 2009

Brett Watts Arrested For Armed Burglary

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: April 10, 2009
Time: 2:30 PM

Bronson, Florida-On April 6, 2009 Deputy Joseph Sabbag arrested Brett Watts for aggravated assault and domestic battery. The domestic dispute led Detectives to solve an armed burglary in the Chiefland area.

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute at 8750 NE 113 Lane Bronson. Upon arrival the victim stated that Watts punched her and threatened to kill her. The dispute was over Watts using the victim’s car to commit an armed burglary and then later selling the victim’s car for $ 40.00 to purchase drugs.

The victim reported that Watts held a pistol to her head and threatened to kill her if she did not keep quiet about the burglary. Deputy Sabbag arrested Watts for aggravated assault and domestic battery for punching and kicking the victim in the face and legs.

Detective Mike Bell responded and investigated the allegation that Watts committed an armed burglary. It was confirmed that on March 29, 2009 a residence in the Chiefland area had 15 firearms stolen. Detective Bell located and recovered 14 stolen firearms in Archer. Watts has a past history with law enforcement and he has been convicted on burglary, theft and cocaine charges. Watts has been charged with aggravated assault, domestic battery, armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm and 14 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Defendant:
Brett Parker Watts
8750 NE 113 Lane
Bronson, Fl
White Male
01/28/88

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Bronson Store Manager Arrested

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 6, 2009 Time:                3:45 PM   Bronson, Florida-On April 3, 2009 Investigator Mike Bell arrested Wister Reid Whitesides for grand theft.  BubbbaQue’s restaurant owner noticed that money was missing from the cash register from March 22-28, 2009.    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation which revealed that Whitesides was voiding tickets and stole $ 301.85 in cash.  Whiteside was the store manager and confessed to the crime and stated that he used the money to buy beer, cigarettes, gas and drugs.    Defendant:   Wister Reid Whitesides 8910 SW 135 Place Archer, Fl. White Male 11/23/69      ###  

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:http://levycountysheriffsblog.blogspot.com/

Inglis Man Arrested For The 155th Time

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 6, 2009 Time:                12:15 PM   Inglis, Florida-On April 5, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to 10930 SE 201 Street in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arrival the victim stated that Terry Lee Cain had been drinking all day and threatened to kill her and break items inside the residence.  The victim was in fear that Mr. Cain would do bodily harm.  Cain was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail.   Deputy Breeding arrested Cain for domestic assault and has a $ 2,500 bond.  Mr. Cain is familiar with law enforcement and has been arrested 155 times in Florida.    

Defendant:                                                    
 
Terry Lee Cain                                    

10930 SE 201 Street Inglis, Florida White Male 52 Years old   

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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:http://levycountysheriffsblog.blogspot.com/

Flood Warning

State Emergency Response Team has issued the following warning on April 5, 2009:

River Flood Warnings remain in effect for most North Florida counties.

Another round of severe weather is possible this afternoon, overnight into early Monday morning across northern Florida. Gusty winds, hail may accompany the cold front passage. Behind the front will be low temperatures near freezing early week in North Florida.

Residents and visitors along the Suwannee River in North Florida should be prepared for possible road closures and evacuations as early as Wednesday.

Governor Crist on Wednesday signed Executive Order 09-81, declaring a State of Emergency in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Washington counties.

The State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee remains activated today to a Level 2 activation which is a partial activation of the state team to support county operations in the Panhandle and Big Bend regions.

MESSAGE OF THE DAY – USE CAUTION IN FLOODED AREAS, BE PREPARED AS ADDITIONAL SEVERE WEATHER IS POSSIBLE TODAY

Monitor local media and NOAA alert radio for updates and warnings.

The Suwannee River is expected to crest at U.S. 90 on the Suwannee / Madison County line mid-week and the I-10 Bridge at the river crossing by late week. Residents should heed any local evacuation orders and road closures.

Stay safe by avoiding flooded areas and roadways. Remember to “Turnaround, Don’t Drown” if faced with a flooded roadway. Observe all evacuation orders and wait until local officials give the “all-clear” before returning back home.

Standing flood waters pose possible health dangers. Basic hygiene is critical. Avoid contact with flood waters if at all possible and Keep children away from flood waters.

Watch out for fallen power lines in trees or standing water.

Take this time to restock and supply your personal disaster – supply kits.

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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:http://levycountysheriffsblog.blogspot.com/

Bronson Burglary

Unknown person(s) entered a residence at 423 Marshburn Drive in Bronson and stole property valued at $3238.00. The incident occurred between April 1-2, 2009. A suspicious white car driven by a black male was parked in front of the residence on April 2, 2009.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Levy County Sheriff’s Office or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

A reward is being offered.


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:http://levycountysheriffsblog.blogspot.com/