Month: May 2010

Levy teams with CFCC to host Supervisors Class

The Levy County Sheriffs Office teamed up with CFCC to host an 80 hour class in Line supervision at the CFCC Campus in Chiefland. The Class Started May 17 and ended May 27 with 21 people completing the course. Attending the class were representatives from the Levy County Sheriffs Office, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office, Alachua County Sheriffs Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife commission. During this class students were taught leadership, planning, Legal issues, personnel management along with many more topics . This class was created by the state of Florida to provide the students with the knowledge to be an effective supervisor in the modern law enforcement workplace.

Gainesville Man Arrested For Dope While Celebrating His Birthday

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                May 28, 2010 Time:                5:45 PM   Bronson, Florida-On May 28, 2010 Investigator Mike Narayan arrested Antavious Teion Thompkins for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.   Investigator Mike Narayan and Roger Bell were patrolling in the University Oaks Estates subdivision and observed Thompkins driving erratic in a 2003 Nissan.  The two investigators were in unmarked patrol cars and watched Thompkins turn down a side street attempting to avoid the Investigators.  Thompkins was acting very suspicious and he pulled into a residence where both Investigators had previously investigated a home invasion robbery.    Investigator Bell made contact with Thompkins who acted very nervous and continued to put his hands in his pockets even after being directed not to.  Thompkins was asked if he had anything illegal in his possession and stated yes and gave Bell 6 grams of marijuana.  Thompkins was subsequently arrested and Narayan located 210 grams of marijuana in a Rice Krispies cereal box and seized $1,251 dollars in US Currency.  Thompkins stated that the marijuana was for personal use and he was celebrating his birthday which was yesterday.   Defendant:    Antavious Teion Thompkins 928 SW 60th Terrace Gainesville, Fl. Black Male, 05/27/83     ###

High Speed Chase

MEDIA RELEASE Date: May 28, 2010Time: 5:15 PM Williston, Florida-On May 28, 2010 Officer James Tegart with Williston Police Department arrested Lee Lewis for fleeing attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and driving with a suspended drivers license. Officer Tegart observed Lewis driving a grey Honda and conducted a traffic stop for a minor traffic infraction. Lewis pulled over on State Road 121 in front of Williston Door & Millwork and then drove away in a reckless manner. Officer Tegart activated his emergency lights and siren and Lewis refused to stop. Major Sullivan was traveling north on County Road 335 and observed Lewis driving southbound on County Road 335 at a high rate of speed. The two officers proceeded with there lights and siren and Lewis refused to pull over. At the intersection of County Road 318/335 Lewis ran the stop sign and continued to travel south on County Road 335. Lewis turned in a driveway of a residence attempting to elude officers and drove through a yard. Lewis continued west on narrow dim path and jumped out of the vehicle and ran on foot. Major Sullivan chased Lewis on foot and apprehended him at 3592 NE CR-316 without incident. Lewis did not have a valid driver’s license and admitted to smoking marijuana. Defendant: Lee Lewis21410 NE 37 PlaceWilliston, Fl.B/M, 11/27/87 ###

DUI Check Point

On May 28, 2010, the Levy County Sheriffs Office will be hosting a DUI, driver’s license vehicle safety checkpoint on CR 345 in the area of CR 347 from 10pm to 2am. This will be a part of a statewide effort to crack down on impaired driving over the Memorial Holiday. Drivers are asked to have their insurance, registration and drivers license ready when entering the checkpoint.

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day Weekend and please do not drink and drive.

Archer Man Arrested on Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                May 24, 2010 Time:                10:45 AM   Archer, Florida-On May 23, 2010 Investigator Roger Bell arrested Robert Edward Hughes for armed robbery and aggravated assault.   Deputy Darrell Cothron responded to the Archer Fire Department and met with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.  Alachua County deputies advised Cothron that they received a call that a white male wearing only tennis shoes was at the Fire Department reporting a robbery.   The investigation revealed that the victim posted a personal add on Craig’s List looking for a male companion.  Friday afternoon the victim received a phone call from a male subject and they agreed to meet that night in Archer at the Kangaroo convenience store.   Upon the victim meeting the subject they left in the subject’s white Ford and proceeded to Levy County.  When the two arrived in the area of NE 130 Ave near Marlboro County Estates subdivision the subject pulled off the road and told the victim to get out of his truck.  The victim stated he was not sure what was going on and became very nervous but complied with the subject’s request.  The subject got out of the truck. He was armed with a long gun and pointed it at the victim and told him to take off all his clothes.  The subject robbed the victim of his clothes, wallet, cell phone and keys to his vehicle and told the victim to walk away.  The victim stated that when he was leaving the area he was in fear that the subject would shoot him in the back.  The victim stated he walked to the Archer Fire Department and reported the robbery.   Deputy Cothron and Investigator Roger Bell received a lead and the victim was able to pick out the subject from a photo line up.  Hughes is currently on felony probation for aggravated battery.   Defendant:   Robert Edward Hughes 10370 NE 81 Street Archer, Fl. White Male 05/09/90 ###