LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ROBERT B. McCALLUM, JR., SHERIFF
Time: 10:20 AM
On March 24, 2010 Sanchez-Perez plead to 25 years in prison on the lewd and lascivious molestation on a child. Sanchez-Perez is currently in the Levy County Jail waiting to be transferred to the Department of Corrections.
2990 SE 199 Terrace
Date: March 20, 2010
Time: 3:00 PM
Williston, Florida-Debbie Phillips a resident of 215 NE 212 Court Williston called the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and stated that she heard what she thought was a gun shot, but when she looked out her window she discovered a plane had crashed in the field behind her house.
Levy County Sheriff’s Deputies, EMS and Williston Fire Department responded to the scene and discovered an experimental small airplane upside down approximately 300 yards from the above residence. Deputies have confirmed that a 73 year old white male was deceased in the experimental airplane. Upon further investigation a second airplane a Piper 32 was discovered fully engulfed in flames approximately 400 yards to the west of the experimental plane. The Williston Fire Department extinguished the fire with water and foam and discovered two unidentified bodies in the second airplane crash.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the experimental airplane left the Ocala Airport this morning and the Piper 32 left the Williston Airport. The two had a mid air collision around 11:45 AM and the weather condition was sunny with clear skies. The Emergency Management Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is assisting at the scene which encompasses an area that is approximately ½ of a mile long and ¼ of a mile wide.
The Federal Aviation Administration investigators are also responding to assist in the crash. The flight plan and circumstances of the crash are unknown at this time. No identifications will be released until the next of kin are notified.
March 20, 2010
Time: 8:45 PM
The pilot of the Experimental airplane has been identified as Lee Hanley Sentman III, 01/27/37 from Summerfield, Fl.
MEDIA RELEASE Date: March 18, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM On March 17, 2010 Ms. Vaunita Babb was honored by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families. The 14th annual Families Up Front Awards was held at the Alachua County Woman’s Club. Ms. Babb has worked for the Levy County Sheriff’s Office for the past 9 years as a Records Clerk. She was recognized for her outstanding service assisting the Dept. of Children and Families. Sheriff Smith is very proud of Ms. Babb who is an extremely dedicated and hard worker. ###
MEDIA RELEASE Date: March 18, 2010Time: 8:15 AM In light of the tragedies that we as a community have recently faced due to traffic crash injuries and fatalities, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Community Relation Division is offering a no cost Realities of Driving presentation to drivers of all ages. At times drivers can become complacent in the driving habits and this reality based presentation is designed as a wake up call for every driver. We can all use a refresher on safe driving habits, so please join us for this free two hour presentation. The dates, times and locations of the presentations are as follows: Williston – Williston High School AuditoriumApril 13, 2010 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Bronson High School CafeteriaApril 20, 2010 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Chiefland – Chiefland High School April 27, 2010 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm If you have any questions please call Lt. Sean Mullins at 352-486-5111. ###