Month: April 2011

Trenton Man Arrested After Discharging Rifle

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 18, 2011 Time:                9:15 PM   On April 18, 2011 deputies responded to 350 NW 165th Street in reference to a domestic fight.  Upon arrival the victim stated that she got into an argument with her boy friend over the kids.  During the altercation Richard Brock grabbed the victim around her arms and shook her.   The victim went into the bathroom and stood in the bath tub with the shower curtain closed hoping to get away from Brock. Armed with a rifle Brock jerked the shower curtain open and threatened the victim by stating “You are about 10 seconds from seeing death” and shot one round nearly striking the victim in the head.   Sgt. Wells arrested Brock for domestic aggravated assault and he was transported to the Levy County Jail.   Defendant:   Richard Squire Brock 350 NW 165TH Street Trenton, Fl W/m, 03/20/1960         ###

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

Williston Woman Arrested

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 18, 2011 Time:                2:15 PM   Jaree Stone, 30, from Williston, was arrested on April 18, 2011 for battery on the elderly, possession of narcotics without a prescription, threatening a public servant and petit theft.   The domestic dispute began at 3190 NE 192 Ave. in Williston.  It was reported that Stone threw an ice tray and pushed the elderly victim.  During the altercation the victim attempted to call 9-1-1, but Stone pulled the phone line from the wall preventing her from calling law enforcement.  The victim stated that she was not injured, but feared Stone would hurt her since she has a drug problem.  The victim stated that Stone left the residence, but returned shortly before midnight beating on the door demanding money.  The victim refused to open the door even though Stone threatened to break down the door.  The victim was able to leave the residence and drove to Williston Police Department to report the incident.      Deputies attempted to locate Stone but she was not at her residence.  Around 1AM the Communication Center received a call regarding a female knocking on doors asking for money in the area of the Williston Middle School.  Deputies located Stone at the Kangaroo Gas Station and she was arrested for domestic battery on the elderly.  The investigation revealed that Stone had 33 pills of Alprazolam that was not in a properly marked prescription bottle.  Upon Stone being patted down for other weapons or contraband Stone threatened deputies by stating that someone should blow your head off.   Stone was additional charged with stealing $ 58.26 dollars worth of gas from the Discount Food Mart.   Defendant:   Jaree Gale Stone 3190 NE 192 Place Williston, Fl. W/F, 01/15/1971     ###


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

Old Town Man Arrested After Crime Spree


MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 17, 2011 Time:                10:15 AM   Last Saturday April 9, 2011 Jeromy Daniel Smith from Old Town, left Dixie County to pay bills for his grandmother.  Instead of paying his grandmother’s bills he spent the $ 200 dollars in crack cocaine.  The crime spree began when Smith left Dixie County around 4 PM and arrived in Chiefland.  Smith went on a crack cocaine binge spending all of his grandmother’s money, and eventually running out of gas.  Smith attempted to put gas into a 2 liter bottle, but was denied by the clerk since it was not an approved container.    Smith left the gas station walking; he then broke into a vehicle in the city of Chiefland where he stole a Garmin GPS and a portable DVD player.  Smith then left Chiefland high on cocaine and continued his path of crime, which led him to the Buck Bay subdivision.  Around 10 PM Smith broke into five vehicles in Buck Bay stealing purses, credit cards, knives, etc., while the victims were either sleeping or watching television.   Smith then left Buck Bay and attempted to use the stolen credit cards at Murphy Oil in Chiefland, but was denied.  The crime spree continued and did not stop in Levy County as Smith crossed the Suwannee River and broke into another vehicle and stole a Tom-Tom GPS. Smith then returned home around 3 AM where he got into a domestic fight with his girlfriend. Smith’s girlfriend called the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, but upon   their arrival Smith ran out the back door of the residence.  Smith’s girlfriend told the Dixie County authorities that Smith had a bag full of possibly stolen items under his blanket.  The investigation revealed that a purse belonging to one of the Levy County victims was in the bag. The owner was unaware that her purse was missing until contacted by law enforcement. The Tom-Tom which also had not been reported stolen, was returned to the owner as Investigator Roger Bell turned the GPS on and hit home, which led him to the victim’s residence.   Dixie County deputies later located Smith and charged him with resisting arrest without violence.  Investigator Roger Bell has obtained a warrant for multiple felony charges for burglary and grand theft with a $ 50,000 dollar bond.    We are asking the citizens if they had items missing from their vehicles during the above time frames to contact Investigator Bell at 352-486-5111.   Defendant:   Jeromy Daniel Smith 250 NE 743rd Street Old Town, Fl. W/M, 07/03/1989         ###

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

Husband & Wife Arrested On Drug Charges

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                April 15, 2011 Time:                8:00 AM   The Drug Task Force which consist of Agents from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Chiefland Police Department arrested Wanda Boyd and her husband Jerry Boyd.   In March 2011 DTF agents purchased oxycodone on several occasions at 330 Hardee Street in Bronson, Fl.  On April 14, 2011 agents had the two under surveillance and had information that they may be driving a stolen truck.  Thursday afternoon agents located the Boyd’s driving a Toyota truck. A traffic stop was conducted at SR-500 and CR-32.  During the traffic stop Jerry Boyd refused Agent Barrera’s commands and resisted arrest with violence.  During the confrontation Boyd was physically restrained and placed on the ground.  The vehicle was reported stolen two years ago by Bradenton Police Department.  Boyd was treated and released from Tri County Hospital and was booked into the Levy County Jail.   Agents then went to 330 Hardee Street and executed a drug search warrant.  During the search agents located a semi-automatic pistol, ammunition; approximately 5 grams powder cocaine and prescription pills.  Jerry Boyd is a convicted felon and he was charged with grand theft auto, resisting arrest with violence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug dwelling.  Wanda Boyd was arrested for 5 counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a recreational facility, 5 counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, 6 counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and drug paraphernalia.    Jerry Boyd 330 Hardee Street Bronson, Fl W/M, 09/14/1968   Wanda Boyd 330 Hardee Street Bronson, Fl. W/F, 04/21/64 ###


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week


National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
 
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to recognize the unsung hero's of the public safety community. These men and woman are the calm voice in the storm during everyone’s darkest hour. They are the glue that keeps everything running smoothly.  We are speaking of our dispatchers, without whom Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and a myriad of other public servants would struggle to get even the basic functions of their work accomplished. This week, April 10-16 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.   We take this time to reflect on these employees of ours and the other men and women in and around Levy County and the dedicated service they provide in public safety telecommunications.
These men and women handle almost 60,000 calls for service in Levy County and set the bar for all of our public safety agencies to respond and provide prompt and effective assistance.  All this is done to ensure that the quality of life we have come to expect in Levy County is maintained.
 
Join us this week in expressing our

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218