Month: September 2009

Stephen Woodley Arrested On Drug Charges In Bronson

IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE Date: September 29, 2009Time: 5:00 PM Bronson, Florida-On September 24, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested Stephen Tophileo Woodley for sale of crack cocaine within 1000 feet from a government housing, possession of crack cocaine within 1000 feet from a government housing and possession of controlled substance. On August 24, 2009 the Drug Task Force agents met Woodley on Main Street in Bronson. Woodley was driving a green Polaris ATV when the drug transaction occurred. Woodley sold crack cocaine and left on the ATV. On September 24, 2009 drug agents arrested Woodley for the above incident. During the arrest Woodley had pills in his pocket that was identified as lortab which is a schedule III controlled substance. Defendant: Stephen Tophileo Woodley10295 NE 102 Ave.Chiefland, Fl.Black Male08/01/76 ###

Stephen Walther Arrested For Dealing In Stolen Property

IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                September 29, 2009 Time:                5:30 PM   Chiefland, Florida-On September 28, 2009 Detective Roger Bell arrested Stephen Matthew Walther for dealing in stolen property.   The victim reported that unknown person(s) burglarize the Chiefland residence and stole a television, recurve bow and numerous DVDs.  The investigation revealed that Walther pawned the victims recurve bow and 17 DVDs at Cash Munny Pawn Shop on July 29, 2009.  The stolen property valued $520 was pawned for $67.   During the interview Walther stated that he purchased the recurve bow at the flea market and the DVDS at Wal-Mart.  Walther then changed his statement and said that he purchased the stolen items but refused to give the persons name.   Walther was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail.   Defendant:   Stephen Matthew Walther 3109 SW 341 Chiefland, Florida White Male 10/24/80         ###  

Pork Chop Thief Strikes Again

Date: September 21, 2009
Time: 1:05 pm

On 9/14/09 Deputy Britton Drew responded to The IGA Grocery Store in Bronson in reference to a retail theft from the day before that was caught on surveillance tape. Upon arrival, he made contact with the manager and watched the defendant, Carl Carryer on video tape, place pork chops under his shirt in order to disguise them. The pork chops were later discovered in the restroom of the store. While Deputy Drew was in the store, the defendant came back to the store again to shop. Deputy Drew then began to question the subject and post Miranda, he confessed to taking the pork chops in question and Deputy Drew then placed him under arrest. While conducting a pat down for officer safety he discovered another package of pork chops in the defendant pants.

Defendant:

Carl Carryer
11250 NE 77ct
Bronson Fl 32621
white male
09/29/1965

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Home Invasion Robbery

IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE Date: September 19, 2009Time: 3:45 PM Bronson, Florida- On September 18, 2009 at approximately 9:49 PM, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 hang up call at 10351 NE 88th Lane. Deputies responded to the scene and upon arrival discovered the residents had just been the victims of a home invasion armed robbery. One of the victims, a 67 year-old male, was outside on the porch when two black male suspects approached him at gun point and forced him inside the residence. Upon entry, the suspects ordered three other adult victims in one room. The intruders robbed the victims of an undetermined amount of money and fled on foot. It is believed that the suspects parked an unknown vehicle a short distance from the victim’s residence. The suspects were described as black males, 5’09”-6’00”, wearing dark clothing. If you have information regarding this incident please call Detective Roger Bell at 352-486-5111. ###

Michael Kerklin Arrested For Burglary & Grand Theft Charges


IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE On August 18, 2009 the victim reported to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office that someone broke into their residence. The victims stated that the burglary occurred between 1100-1330 hours and the suspect(s) stole a Toshiba laptop computer valued at $ 220.00. Through the investigation Detective Narayan received information that Michael Kerklin may be responsible for the burglary at 21231 SE 66th Street Morriston. Kerklin admitted to Detectives that he did break into the home and stole the laptop computer. Kerklin was currently in jail on unrelated burglary and grand theft cases and Detective Narayan made the additional felony charges of burglary and grand theft in this case. Defendant: Michael Kerklin6800 NW 39 th AveCoconut Creek, FlWhite Male12/28/86 ###