Month: November 2009

Spencer Davis Arrested For Grand Theft

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                November 17, 2009 Time:                2:45 P.M.   Inglis, Florida-On November 17, 2009 Deputy R. Cannon arrested Spencer Davis for grand theft.   On November 6, 2009 the victim, Lawrence Jennings Jr. reported that unknown person(s) stole his trolling motor and draw tight trailer hitch valued at $ 340.00 from his shop.  The victim stated that employee; Spencer Davis was cleaning out the shop at Big Bass & Trailer Park located at 10530 SE 201 Street in Inglis when the items went missing.    On November 16, 2009 Deputy Cannon was doing a follow up on this incident.  The investigation revealed that Davis sold a trolling motor and a trailer hitch for $ 40.00 to Mark Hughes. When Davis was questioned he stated that he sold Hughes a trolling motor but did not sell the trailer hitch.  Davis was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail.   Defendant:   Spencer G. Davis 10530 SE 201 Street Inglis, Florida White Male 05/12/65         ###

Trenton Man Arrested For Burglary & Domestic Battery

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                November 17, 2009 Time:                12:00 p.m.   Bronson, Florida-On November 15, 2009 Deputy E. Anderson arrested Alonzo Jay Harden for burglary and domestic battery.   The Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at 3:16 a.m. in reference to a burglary in progress at 11590 NE Hwy 27 in Bronson.  Upon arrival the victim stated that she was sitting in bed watching television when her ex-spouse, Alonzo Harden broke the window and entered the residence.  Upon entry Harden shoved the victim against the wall and she advised that she was in fear of her life.  The victim’s friend intervened and restrained Harden to further harming her.   During the investigation Harden’s vehicle was located 200 yards parked behind the victim’s residence and he apparently walked to the residence and was looking inside the house.  Harden was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail.   Defendant:   Alonzo Jay Harden 13891 NE 6th Court Trenton, Florida White Male 11/24/81       ###

Suspicious Man Places Bronson School In a 45 Minute Lock Down

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                November 9, 2009 Time:                12:00 P.M.   Bronson, Florida- On Monday, November 9, 2009 at approximately 10:30 am Bronson Elementary School received information about a suspicious person on campus. The suspicious man was seen near the building 200 which is near the schools buses and he ran on foot. For the safety of students and faculty the school was placed on lock down for forty five minutes until they received the all clear from Sheriff’s deputies.   The Levy County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene within minutes of the call. A thorough search of the school, school property and immediate area was conducted with negative results. Deputies will continue to be on the lookout for any suspicious persons in the vicinity of the school and the school will remain in a heightened level of alert for the remainder of the school day as a precaution. Description of suspicious person: White Male, possibly in his mid 50’s, 5’07”, with salt & pepper hair and facial hair.  He was last seen wearing a green or brown shirt and blue jeans.     ###    

Fundraiser Huge Success

On Nov 7 , 2009 46 people met at the Levy County Sheriffs Office to
participate in a basic pistol class. This class was as fundraiser to support the
Cates family. Who lost their mother Carrie less then a month ago when she was killed by a truck while jogging in Bronson. As a result her five kids are now being raised by their Grandparents. This event sponsored by the sheriffs office raised over 2500 for the family and had such a great response we had a waiting list for this class and are holding another class Dec 5 to fill a need. If interested please contact Scott Finnen at or 3524865111 to reserve a slot.

Helping With The class
Lunch Donated By Hungry Howies Of Bronson
Volunteer Instructors Were
Bill Hartman Veterans Affairs Police Department
Larry Galyean Williston Police Department
Mike Bell Levy County Sheriffs Office
Scott Finnen Levy County Sheriffs Office
Evan Sullivan Levy County Sheriffs Office

photo courtesy of chiefland citizen

2010 Deputy Sheriff Testing Cycle Begins

The Levy County Sheriffs Office is currently seeking candidates to fill its 2010 hiring list for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Successful candidates should be a certified law enforcement officers with a clean driving record and criminal history. First step in the hiring process will be a written exam to be held on Nov 20, 2009 at 9 am at the Levy County Sheriffs office. Applicants should contact Candius Turner at or reserve a testing slot.

No applications will be accepted till after one achieves a passing score on the written exam. Then one will be invited to finish the testing process.