Month: April 2011

Chiefland Man Arrested On Drug Charges

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 11, 2011 Time:                1:00 PM   On April 9, 2011 K-9 Deputy Pete Barnes arrested Charles Williams from Chiefland, Florida.  Barnes stopped a gold Ford truck at West Park Ave and CR-341 for a minor violation.  During the investigation Barnes asked if there were any narcotics in the vehicle because he was going to walk K-9 Taz around the vehicle for the purpose of detecting narcotics inside the vehicle.  The driver and passenger Charles Williams stated that there was nothing illegal in the vehicle but became nervous when they saw that the K-9 was going to be walked around the truck.  The passenger stated that he hid a bag of marijuana between the middle seat.  A search was conducted and Barnes located the marijuana and also rock crack cocaine.    Williams was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of crack cocaine.   Defendant:   Charles Williams 6230 NW CR-345 Chiefland, Fl. B/M, 05/10/1980         ###            


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

Jeffrey Baggett Arrested On Drug Charges

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 11, 2011 Time:                11:15 AM   On April 10, 2011 Deputy Jeremy Dean arrested Jeffery Steven Baggett for driving with a suspended drivers license and possession of crack cocaine.  Baggett ran a stop sign and failed to yield the right of way and was stopped on Pine Street in Bronson.    During the traffic stop it was revealed that Baggett had a suspended driver license and was arrested for the traffic violation.  Search incident to arrest and impounding the vehicle, Deputy Dean located 7 grams of crack cocaine in a CD case.  Baggett was subsequently arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail.   Defendant:   Jeffrey Steven Baggett 11271 NE 70th Street Bronson, Fl W/m, 08/10/1975           ###


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

Three Arrested For Armed Burglary & Grand Theft

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 10, 2011 Time:                2:45 PM   The Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint on April 9, 2011 that unknown person(s) broke into a residence at 14351 SE 5th Place in Morriston.  Investigator Roger Bell developed a lead which resulted in two juveniles and one adult being arrested.   Around one o’clock in the morning the suspects drove an ATV 4-wheeler to the residence.  Upon arriving at the house they found a concrete block and threw the block through the window.  Fortunately the home owner residence was not home and no one was injured.  The suspects stole three handguns, ammunition, dell laptop computer and Oakley sunglasses.   Investigator Roger Bell arrested the two brothers and their cousin for armed burglary and grand theft.  Ryan Rojas and Brandon Daniel are currently on felony probation.          Brandon S. Daniel 13391 SE 53rd Lane Morriston, FL 05/23/96   Eric S. Rojas 13391 SE 53rd Lane Morriston, FL 07/06/1995   Ryan Scott Rojas 13391 SE 53rd Lane Morriston, FL 08/29/1992 ###

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

Three Men Arrested For Stealing Copper Wire

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                April 9, 2011 Time:                9:45 AM   On April 8, 2011 Investigator Roger Bell arrested Edward Fenton, James Blundy and Travis Egyed for grand theft and dealing in stolen property.  Around four o’clock in the morning on April 8, 2011 James Blundy dropped off Fenton and Egyed in the area of 140 Ave at NE 10 Street for the purpose of stripping copper wire from a pivot irrigation system.  The duo cut wire for over two hours and stole copper valued at $ 2,000 from Stevens Farms.   Upon stripping the wire they were picked up by Blundy and they went to a Williston residence and burned the wire and stripped the aluminum from the copper wire.  The suspects then went to Williston Recycling and received $200 dollars for the stolen property.   The Sheriff’s Office has worked nine thefts from irrigation pivots this year.   Levy County farmers have incurred approximately $ 20,000 dollars of property damage.   The investigation continues and additional charges are anticipated with the above named suspects.   Defendants:

 
Edward Ray Fenton

12770 NE 15th Street Williston, Fl. W/M, 10/24/89   James Patrick Blundy 17093 NE 40TH Street Williston, Fl W/M, 04/19/69   Travis Tyler Egyed 11350 NE 27th Street Bronson, Fl. W/M, 11/18/92 ###

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

C.O.P. Awards

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                April 9, 2011 Time:                8:30 AM   On April 4, 2011, the Levy County Sheriffs Office COP Program, (Citizens on Patrol) held its quarterly meeting and cookout.  During this meeting, we recognized COP members for the many hours that they have donated to support the Sheriff's Office.    These volunteers provide countless hours assisting with patrolling neighborhoods and businesses; participating in community functions; funeral escorts and numerous other activities which helps enhance our visibility for our citizens and visitors to Levy County.  The names of the volunteers and the hours they were recognized are as follows:   Lt. Mary Cowart   7000 Hours Capt. Bob McFadden 6000 Hours Lt. Dan Kelly 3000 Hours Stella Damann 3000 Hours Sue Irwin 3000 Hours Donna McFadden 2500 Hours and 2010 COP Officer of the Year Bill Merkel 2000 Hours Terry Merkel 2000 Hours Glenn Bowers 2000 Hours Joyce Sankus 2000 Hours Tom Munsell 1500 Hours Ron Grant 1500 Hours        Elihou Ross 500 Hours Robert Krumm 500 Hours   Sheriff Johnny Smith wanted to express his sincere appreciation to all the members of the COP Program and these outstanding volunteers.      ###


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