Month: June 2011

Andy Meeks Jr. Arrested

On April 7, 2011 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested Larry Meeks Jr. for 2 counts of sale with intent to distribute and 2 counts of possession with intent to sale prescription pills (Oxycodone).    During the search warrant Meeks stated that the only thing in the house is “Juice” which is a street name for steroids.  Agents confiscated four (4) vials of clear liquid and a syringe from the residence and the unknown substance was sent to FDLE laboratory.   On June 28, 2011 the Sheriff’s Office received the results from the laboratory which was positive for anabolic steroids (Trenbolone Enanthate) a schedule III controlled substance.   Meeks was arrested on June 28, 2011 for possession of controlled substance.   Defendant:   Larry Andy Meeks Jr. 9750 NW        60th Ave Chief land, Fl W/M, 05/11/1982     ###

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

Burn Ban Lifted in Levy County

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                June 29, 2011 Time:                3:30 PM   On June 29, 2011 the Levy County Board of Commission has officially lifted the mandatory burn ban.  Due to the recent rainfall received throughout Levy County the County Commission and the Florida Department of Forestry has rescinded both the mandatory burn ban and the local declaration of emergency, due to the wildfire threats.   We would ask that you be responsible during the holidays and don’t drink and drive.     ###              

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

Emergency Declaration

EMERGENCY DECLARATION   Date:                June 15, 2011   The Board of County Commissioners of Levy County has declared an emergency declaration regarding open burning (Burn Ban).  The emergency declaration number 2011-28, dated 14th day of June 2011 declared a state of local emergency for the forest and brush fires currently burning in Levy County.   Commissioners understand that the extreme drought situation in Levy County causes an increased potential for brush fires. Extreme fires conditions can create a serious threat to the public health, safety & welfare.   The County Coordinator is appointed as the Coordinating Officer in relation to this state of emergency and is authorized to take all action necessary to secure resources to protect human life and property.   The Board has issued an emergency order for all of the unincorporated areas of Levy County prohibiting all of the following actions:               Open Burning (except outdoor grill for food preparation)               Sale, Use or Discharge of explosive or combustible compounds which include Fireworks and Flares               Parking vehicles with catalytic converters in high grassy areas               Throwing matches or cigarettes from vehicles   A violation of a duly promulgated emergency order is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500.00 for each offense and by imprisonment up to sixty (60) days in jail for each offense.       ###


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

Teen Driver Improvement Program

Levy County Teen Driver Improvement Program

Program Funded by a Highway Safety Grant through FDOT

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a no cost, Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their Learners Permit.

The goal of this program is to educate the teen drivers of Levy County of the dangers of aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, and to reinforce the benefits of seat belt use. These four issues have been found to be major causes of teen involved crashes, injuries and fatalities. This program is free of cost and is 4 hours in duration. This program consists of classroom instruction, videos, power point presentations and hands on time during which the students will drive golf carts through a course to learn first hand the dangers of the choices that they make while driving. This is a graphic presentation that will show the students the human consequences of their driving choices.

Parent waivers are required due to the graphic nature of the presentation. All students will be required to pre-register for the class by calling Lt. Sean Mullins or Sgt. Max Long at 352-486-5111 ext 278 or via e-mail at smullins@levyso.com or mlong@levyso.com. A minimum of ten students are required for class to be held therefore these dates are tentative.

ALL CLASSES BEGIN AT 9:00 AM

Williston High School:

July: 7,19,21,28

August: 3,10,11

Chiefland High School:

July: 5,12,13,20

August: 4,9

Bronson High School:

July 6, 26

August: 2

Cedar High School:

July: 14

Yankeetown:

July: 27

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

Cross City Man Arrested at Fanning Springs Bar


MEDIA RELEASE

Date: June 10, 2011
Time: 11:45 AM

On June 9, 2011, Deputies responded to the Dawg House Bar in Fanning Springs. Upon arrival they were advised that a white male groped female patrons inside the bar. The subject was told to leave the bar and he went outside and caused a disturbance in the parking lot.

The subject was later identified as, James Leslie Cassidy a 24 year Correction Officer with the Cross City Department of Corrections. The subject was asked to calm down several times but he refused the order. Cassidy was placed under arrest for disorderly intoxication and he was placed in the patrol car. The investigation revealed that Cassidy had been drinking moonshine and was extremely intoxicated. Cassidy after being kicked out of the bar slashed six (6) vehicle tires causing over $2,750 dollars in damage.

Cassidy was arrested for disorderly intoxication, two counts of battery, seven counts of criminal mischief and threat to a public servant. While the Deputies were investigating the criminal mischief the battery victims advised that Cassidy had groped them inside the bar by putting his hands down their pants.

While enroute to the jail Cassidy threatened to stab the deputy when he gets out of jail and also threatened to kill the deputy’s family. Cassidy became very irate and started kicking the cage in the patrol car causing over
$100.00 in damage. Upon arrival at the jail Cassidy had to be physically restrained in a special restraint chair due to his violent behavior.

Defendant:

James Leslie Cassidy
160 NE 201 Ave
Cross City, Fl
W/M, 12/02/1967


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