Month: July 2009

Cold Case 2007 Double Homicide In Fanning Springs

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Double Homicide

Date: December 22, 2007 Reposted: July 29, 2009
Time: 2:45 P.M. Time: 6:30 P.M.

Fanning Springs, Florida- On December 21, 2007 at 9:19 P.M. the Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at 9210 NW 178 Lane. The caller stated that a vehicle crashed in the McDougal Mobile Home Park and the vehicle was on fire.

Upon deputies arriving on the scene two adults were discovered in the burning Mitsubishi Mirage. The driver, Hugo Devalle 28 years of age was air lifted by ShandsCair helicopter for a gunshot wound and also burns from the car fire. Mr. Devalle was later pronounced deceased at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. The passenger, Elfego Cano 34 years of age was pronounced deceased at the scene and he also had a gunshot wound and burns on his body. On December 23, 2007 an autopsy will be completed to determine the cause of death.

The victims resided at McDougal Mobile Home Park and pulled up to there residence when an unknown person(s) shot the victims with a handgun. The victims attempted leave the property and drove through two fences and over an oak tree and their vehicle caught on fire. Witnesses observed a newer model Toyota truck extended cab park in the mobile home before this incident and was seen leaving at a high rate of speed. Anyone with information is asked to call the Levy County Sheriff’s Office for Lt. Scott Tummond or you can remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to solve this cold case double homicide. A reward is being offered for the arrest of the suspect(s).

Victims:

Hugo Devalle
9210 NW 178 Lane Lot # 11
Fanning Springs, Fl

Guatemala Male, D.O.B. 04/10/79
Elfego Cano
9210 NW 178 Lane Lot#11
Fanning Springs, Fl.
Guatemala Male, D.O.B. 04/10/73

Williston Man Arrested On 4 Counts of Lewd & Lascivious


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Date: July 28, 2009Time: 11:45 AM

Williston, Florida-On July 24, 2009 Investigator Mike Bell arrested Brent Elskan for four counts of lewd and lascivious sexual battery on a child.
On July 24, 2009 the victim reported to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office that Elskan sexually assaulted her in 2004 and 2005 in the Williston area. Elskan was 28 years of age when he sexually assaulted the victim which was 14 years of age.
Elskan was interviewed on July 24, 2009 and he admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim on numerous occasions. Additional criminal charges may be filed on Elskan at a later time.


Defendant: Brent Elskan914 NE 11 AveWilliston, FloridaWhite Male01/15/76



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Cross City Women Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                July 28, 2009 Time:                8:45 AM   Chiefland, Florida-On July 21, 2009 K-9 Deputy Clint Anderson arrested Kimberly Downing for disorderly conduct.   Deputy Anderson was investigating a burglary at 311 NE 2 Street Chiefland, Florida.  Downing had information about the burglary and Deputy Anderson was attempting to interview her.  Downing began a verbal argument with family members at the residence and Deputy Anderson gave Downing several verbal orders to calm down and leave.  Downing continued to yell in the street and family members had to physically place Downing in the car and they left the property.    Two minutes later Downing returned and began a disturbance by yelling in the street. Downing was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and she later admitted to smoking crack cocaine and taking xanax pills the previous night.   Defendant:   Kimberly Downing 10 SE 277 Street Cross City, Florida White Female 10/02/89         ###    

Knife Wielding Tampa Man Arrested At County Park

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                July 24, 2009 Time:                10:00 AM   YankeeTown, Florida-On July 23, 2009 Corporal Wilburn Wells arrested Jerome C. Nasworthy from Tampa for three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of battery on a Police Officer, resisting arrest with violence, felony battery and one count of corruption by threat to a public official.   Deputies responded to the County Park on County Road 40 (also known as the end of the road in YankeeTown) in reference to a knife welding man chasing people at the park.  Upon arrival Corporal Wells observed Nasworthy holding a paddle over his head in an aggressive manner.  Nasworthy was ordered at gun point to drop the paddle and get on the ground and he complied.  Nasworthy had a pocket knife in his front right pocket and he was taken into custody.  Corporal Wells summoned an ambulance due to Nasworthy was bleeding from his mouth and nose and began his investigation.    Three victims reported that Nasworthy was extremely drunk and he became angry when they were swimming around his boat.  Nasworthy chased them out of the water and through the park on foot threatening them with a knife and also twisted a ladies arm causing minor injuries.  The victims stated that they feared for their life but was able to elude any severe injuries.  The victims stated that when Nasworthy threatened an unidentified man he was punched in the face several times and that is how he sustained his injuries.    Nasworthy was transported by ambulance to Seven Rivers Hospital where he became belligerent with the doctor and refused treatment.  Nasworthy was discharged from the emergency room.  Deputy Jay Crooms and Corporal Wells were escorting Nasworthy to the patrol car when he threatened and kicked the Deputies.  Nasworthy had to be physically placed in the patrol car and he was transported to the Levy County Jail.  Upon arrival at the jail Nasworthy threatened Corporal Wells and stated that he would locate Wells when he gets out of jail and with a lot of adjectives he would do bodily harm to him.       ###

Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Arrest Jacksonville Man involved In A Shooting


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Date: July 24, 2009

Time: 8:30 AMChiefland, Florida-On July 22, 2009 the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Benjamin F. Glover for aggravated battery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of aggravated domestic violence.On July 18, 2009 the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigated a shooting in their jurisdiction. The investigation revealed that Glover went to his mother in laws residence and shot through the front door and entered the residence. Upon entry Glover shot his nephew multiple times and then turned the gun on his wife and shot her several times. Glover left in a 1998 green Chevrolet Monte Carlo. On July 22, 2009 the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the US Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) in locating and arresting Glover for the Duval County warrant. The Task Force members from Levy & Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department and the US Marshals Service began the manhunt. At 9:05 PM Glover’s vehicle was located at Manatee Springs Motel and he was apprehended without incident. During the investigation members of the FRFTF observed Edwin Henry standing in the parking lot with Glover. Henry threw a white pill bottle containing crack cocaine and one blue pill that was later identified as Loritab a schedule III narcotic. Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force also charged Henry for two counts of possession/sale of crack cocaine for undercover buys that were made in the Chiefland area in April 2009. During the round up the Task Force arrested Amanda Robinson when they observed her standing in front of room number 110 with the above defendants. Robinson dropped several pills on the ground that was later indentified as ecstasy. Brianne Sweeney was arrested at the Manatee Springs Motel on a Union County warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked.Upon the investigation concluding at the motel the FRFTF members responded to 1014 NW 18 Ave Chiefland in attempt to locate the gun that was used in the Jacksonville shooting. Agents were unable to locate the gun but did find Jonathon Clemons hiding in the bedroom. Clemons was arrested on a Levy County warrant for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.###