Month: November 2009

Murder and Kidnapping In Rosewood

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                November 5, 2009 Time:                5:00 A.M.   Rosewood, Florida-On November 5, 2009 Detective Mike Narayan arrested Charles Edwin Duke for murder, armed kidnapping and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.   On November 4, 2009 at 8:37 p.m. Crystal Fine called the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and stated that she received a text from Justin White.  The text message stated that somebody was dead.  Ms. Fine called the Sheriff’s Office and reported this incident, but was unable to provide an address on the whereabouts of White.  Deputies had knowledge that the White’s had property near Carters Store on CR-345 and responded to the area and began a search.  While deputies were on the White’s property the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a male subject that was later identified as Charles Duke.  Duke stated that he killed his wife, Felicia Duke and we would find her body at the Peters hunting camp in Rosewood.  Duke stated that he had Justin White hostage at gun point and was located at the power lines but would not be taken alive.  The power lines are a known area where people mud bog with their four wheel drive trucks.   The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Wildlife Commission responded to the area off N.E. 128 Lane and County Road 337.  Sheriff Johnny Smith negotiated with Duke for over six hours by cellular phone attempting to have him release White and surrender to authorities.  White was extremely adamant that if law enforcement attempted to approach him he would kill White and the officers.  Duke parked his truck in the middle of the wet lands and during negotiations stated he would release White if he could talk to his father.  Duke’s father was located in Archer and transported to the area.  After a lengthy dialogue with Duke he was allowed to speak to his father and after many tense moments he surrendered to the Sheriff’s Office.   The investigation revealed Duke and Felicia Fine Duke were married less than two weeks.  On the night of November 4, 2009 an altercation occurred between Duke and his wife.  During the argument Duke shot his wife multiple times at their residence at 6490 SW 95 Ave.   Defendant:   Charles Edwin Duke 5650 SW 102 Court Cedar Key, Florida White Male 08/03/86 ###

Three Fugitives At Large

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                October 26, 2009 Time:                9:00 AM   Chiefland, Florida- On October 23, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office executed five search warrants in the City of Chiefland and arrested 13 people during the round up.   During a six month investigation, the Drug Task Force has been purchasing powder/crack cocaine and cannabis from several drug dealers in the Chiefland area.  At 5 p.m., Drug Task Force Investigator Burt Miller briefed “Operation Trick-Or-Treat” to law enforcement officers that participated from the Chiefland Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department, US Marshals Office and Probation & Parole.   Halloween night came early in Chiefland with over 40 law enforcement officers knocking on doors in search for drug dealers and not candy.  Operation Trick-Or-Treat is the conclusion of a six month investigation where undercover agents purchased drugs from drug dealers.  This round up was a success arresting 13 people and no one was injured.  Agents confiscated approximately $5,000 dollars in cash, recovered seven guns and seized powder/crack cocaine and cannabis.    Operation Trick-Or-Treat round up will continue this week in arresting drug dealers that remain at large.  The Drug Task Force Agents have 85 felony charges and 15 misdemeanor charges to file on the subjects.   Follow Up:   On November 2, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for three fugitives involved in Operation Trick-Or Treat.  The whereabouts of the fugitives are unknown and we are asking the public to call law enforcement if they see Jarvis Green, Rickey Alston and Derald Young.  The fugitives have felony warrants for cocaine drug sales.  The fugitives can turn themselves in to Agent Burt Miller or they can expect the members of the US Marshals Service North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest them when they least expect it.  Attached to the press release are photographs of the fugitives.   ###

Cedar Key Man Arrested After Crashing His Vehicle

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                November 2, 2009 Time:                10:15 A.M.   Bronson, Florida-On October 31, 2009 Deputy Allen Breeding arrested Kyle Jason Arsenault for Driving Under the Influence.   Arsenault was involved in a traffic crash two miles west of Bronson on State Road 24.  Arsenault lost control of his vehicle and drove off the roadway striking some trees.  Deputy Breeding could smell a strong odor of alcohol on his person and observed Arsenault unsteady on his feet.  Arsenault admitted that he had been drinking and crashed his vehicle but refused a road side sobriety test.  Arsenault was arrested and blew .159 on the intoxilyzer at the Levy County Jail.     Defendant:   Kyle Jason Arsenault 12571 Merie Ave Cedar Key, Fl. White Male 04/28/86       ###  

Guatemala Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure & Disorderly Intoxication

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                November 2, 2009 Time:                9:30 A.M.   Fanning Springs, Florida-On October 31, 2009 Deputy Ella Anderson arrested Jose Anival Alva for indecent exposure and disorderly intoxication.   Deputy Anderson was investigating a vehicle crash at McDougal Mobile Home Park located at 17959 NW 90 Court.  Alva was identified as a passenger in the vehicle.  Deputy Anderson was attempting to speak to Alva but there was a language barrier because Alva did not speak English.  While speaking to other witnesses at the scene Deputy Anderson heard someone yelling at Alva and seen him exposing his privates and urinating in the residents front yard.  Alva exposed himself in front of approximately twenty residents including children.  

Alva was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail and his bond was set at
$ 5,000.  Alva is not an United States citizen and there is hold for US Immigration & Customs Enforcement.

    Defendant:   Jose Anival Alva 17959 NW 90 Court Fanning Springs, Fl. Guatemala Male 08/19/83     ###