Month: September 2009

Illegal Alien Arrested On Felony Domestic Battery

IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASEDate: September 4, 2009Time: 9:30 AM Fanning Springs-On September 3, 2009 Deputy Kevin Kinik arrested Joquin Mora for felony domestic battery.On August 30, 2009 the victim reported that her boyfriend accused her of having an affair. Mora began punching and kicking the victim in the face and stomach area. Mora beat the victim so bad the victim’s face was extremely swollen and bleeding and she could hardly speak. Mora left the residence before deputies arrived on the scene. The search for Mora ended on September 3, 2009 when he was seen driving his car in the area of NW 160 Street at US Highway 19. A traffic stop was conducted and Mora was arrested without incident. Mora is an illegal alien from Mexico. Defendant: Joaquin Mora17977 NW 90 Court Lot #1Trenton, FloridaWhite Male01/18/65 ###

Chad Cumbo Arrested For Grand Theft & Dealing In Stolen Property

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                September 3, 2009 Time:                8:30 AM   Bronson, Florida-On September 2, 2009 Detective Mike Bell arrested Chad Alexander Cumbo for grand theft and dealing in stolen property.   On August 25, 2009 the victim reported that she had been living in a shed at 13071 NE 75 Place Bronson.  The property belonged to Cumbo and the victim moved out leaving some of her belongings behind in the shed.  The victim stated that she attempted to retrieve her belongings on several occasion but was denied by the property owner.  The victim reported that a surround system, mini refrigerator, jewelry and window air conditioner was stolen from the shed valued at $ 2,150.   Through the investigation Detective Bell recovered the stolen air conditioner and identified Cumbo as selling it for $ 20.00.  Cumbo was arrested for grand theft and dealing in stolen property.   Defendant:   Chad Alexander Cumbo 13071 NE 75 Place Bronson, Fl. White Male 06/01/84     ###

Bell Woman Arrested For 3 Counts Of Aggravated Assault

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:               September 2, 2009 Time:               1:45 PM   On August 28, 2009 Deputy Wilburn Wells responded to 7490 NW 168th Lane Chiefland in reference shots fired inside the residence.   Upon Deputy Wells arrival on the scene he made contact with the victim, Gary Sullivan.  Sullivan stated that he was asleep in a chair and he woke up when Valerie Campbell entered his residence and pointed a shot gun at him.    Campbell then turned the shot gun at the second victim, Ginny Koogle and stated that she was going to kill her.  Koogle was able to run out of the residence and she heard a gun shot from inside the residence.  Deputy Wells spoke to the third victim, David Koogle and he stated that he was inside the residence and he saw vehicles pull up to the residence.  David Koogle went outside to greet what he thought was a friend and seen Campbell get out of her vehicle armed with a gun.  David Koogle said when he saw the gun he went back in the house with Campbell following him inside the residence.  Campbell pointed the gun at David & Ginny Koogle and they ran out of the residence.   Campbell was located a short distance from the scene and arrested without incident.  Upon interviewing Campbell she stated that she was upset because Ginny Koogle called her mother a bad name some three months ago.  Campbell stated her intentions was to fight with Koogle and brought the gun as an equalizer.    Defendant:   Valerie Melinda Campbell 1459 SW 70 Ave. Bell, Florida White Female

Three Counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon


Louisiana Man Threatens Wife With A Knife

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                September 1, 2009 Time:                9:00 PM   Yankeetown, Florida-On August 31, 2009 Deputy Allen Breeding responded to 32 65th Street Yankeetown in reference to a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated at 6:00 AM she woke up by her husband, Doyle Smith Jr.  standing over her.  Smith wanted the victim to give him prescription drugs and she refused.  A verbal altercation ensued which resulted in Smith striking the victim.   The victim was able to leave the residence after the altercation and only returned back when she thought that Smith had left the residence.    Upon the victim driving in the driveway Smith confronted the victim with a knife in his hand while she was sitting in her car. Smith threatened the victim by stating that someone is going to die and also threatened to burn the hosue down.  The victim’s son drove up when Smith was threatening his mother with a knife and Smith left the property on foot.  Deputy Breeding located Smith a short distance from the incident and arrested him for domestic aggravated assault with a weapon and domestic battery.   The victim stated that two days ago she moved from Louisiana.  The victim said that the two are separated because Smith has a history of domestic battery.   Defendant:   Doyle Wayne Smith Jr. 563 Highway 472 Georgetown, Louisiana White Male 12/31/66     ###

Horse Abuse

MEDIA RELEASE Date: September 1, 2009Time: 10:45 AM Bronson, Florida-On August 31, 2009 Deputy Ella Anderson responded to NE 154 Place and Martin Road in reference to an abandoned malnourished horse. Witnesses stated the area where the horse was dumped is a known area for illegal dumping of trash and animal carcasses (Wild hog and deer). The witnesses advised they drove by this area on August 30, 2009 at 8:30 PM and the horse was not at the location. On August 31, 2009 at 9:15 AM the witness discovered a brown mare lying on the ground that was malnourished and unable to stand on her feet. Deputy Anderson summoned Morgan Silver, the Executive Director of Horse Protection Association of Florida, for expert advice and assistance. Ms. Silver and a veterinarian responded to the scene and immediately examined the horse. The horse was determined to be so malnourished the mare had to be euthanized at the scene. The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the publics’ help in identifying the owner of the horse. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest of the suspect(s). Citizens either contact the Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 or they can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. ###