Month: June 2010

Attempted Homicide

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                June 6, 2010 Time:                8:30 PM   Morriston, Florida- On June 5, 2010 deputies responded to 7790 SE 181 Court in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival at the residence deputies found Joshua Eubanks lying on the ground bleeding from multiple gun shot wounds.  The victim’s girlfriend, Rebecca Saverns and her 4 month old child was present during the shooting.   The investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in a drug transaction.  The suspect left the victim’s residence but returned a short time later.  The victim met the suspect in the driveway and walked to the suspect’s vehicle.  The suspect was armed with a gun and told the victim to give him the narcotics.  The suspect shot the victim multiple times in the upper torso and robbed him of the narcotics.  The victim’s girlfriend, Rebecca Saverns heard the shots and jumped out of her vehicle leaving her 4 month old child to assist her boyfriend.  The suspect pointed the firearm at Saverns and she turned and ran away from the scene.  Eubanks was airlifted to an undisclosed hospital where he is in serious condition.   On June 6, 2010 investigator Tom Martin & Jay Crooms developed leads in the case and identified the person of interest as James Douglas Sexton, 21 from Apopka, Fl.  The investigators believed that Sexton might be in Ocala and the manhunt began with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.  Sexton was located on foot in the North East section of Ocala and he led deputies on a short foot chase where he was apprehended.  Sexton is currently in the Marion County Jail for violation of probation from Seminole County for grand theft.     Sexton was positively indentified through a photo lineup as the person that shot Joshua Eubanks. Levy County investigators has placed a hold on Sexton and will obtaining arrest warrants for attempted homicide and a host of other felony charges.   Defendant:   James Douglas Sexton Apopka, Fl. White Male 01/23/89 ###

Fairfield Man Arrested For Narcotics

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                May 31, 2010 Time:                7:30 PM   Williston, Florida-On May 30, 2010 Deputy Britton Drew arrested Maurice Frazier for possession of crack cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended.   Deputy Drew observed Frazier driving a maroon Pontiac and ran a stop sign in East Williston.  Frazier was stopped around 4:00 in the morning at the BP Gas station. During the investigation Deputy Drew confirmed that Frazier had a suspended driver license for child support.    Frazier was asked to step out of the vehicle and Deputy Drew noticed that Frazier had baggies in his hand with an unknown white substance.  Frazier stated he has been partying all night and the white substance is crack cocaine which weighed 5.7 grams.  Frazier was placed under arrest and a search of the vehicle Frazier had over 80 hydrocodone pills.     Defendant:   Maurice Frazier Fairfield, Fl Black Male, 06/29/56       ###

May 28 Chiefland Check Point Yields Two arrests

On May 28, 2010 7 members of the Levy County Sheriffs Office conducted a DUI Checkpoint on County Road- 345 at Carters Store in Chiefland. The checkpoint operated from 10pm-2am. During the check point 43 cars were checked and two arrests were made.
Todd Thompson was arrested for Driving Under the influence
Brent Hughes was arrested for Resisting Without Violence
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