Month: March 2012

Sexual Predator Johnny King

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                March 16, 2012 Time:                11:30 AM   Sexual Predator Address Change:   In accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County.   Johnny Jerome King was convicted in Alachua County in 2004 for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child and sexual battery.  March 14, 2012 King was released from Department of Correction and now residing at the below address in Levy County.  For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.flde.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.       Johnny Jerome King Aliases:  Black Snake King, Rabbit King 21161 NE 35th Street Williston, Fl. Black Male, 10/08/1942       ###    


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

Missing Fisherman

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                March 11, 2012 Time:                9:15 PM   The Levy County deputies searched for a 35 year old Williston man last night, Saturday, March 10.  The Sheriff’s Office received a phone call around 10PM from family members that their love one did not return from fishing.     The investigation revealed the man did not have permission to fish a Williston rock quarry and was dropped off around 1:30 PM.  The man was going to fish all day and meet family members at 6:30 PM at a predetermined location.  Relatives became alarmed when the man was not at the pick up location and he has type II diabetes and dependent on insulin shots.  The man was not prepared to stay in the woods all night since he didn’t take any water or food on his fishing trip.   The Sheriff’s Office is very familiar with this area.  Detectives in the past have investigated a drowning of a young child in an adjacent rock quarry and feared the worse.  Deputies realized that this was not going to be an easy task due to numerous lime rock pits in the area and hundreds of acres to canvass.  The search revealed the man’s 5 gallon bucket with a two pound bass in the bucket that was near a cliff.  It was unknown if the man had a medical issue and possibly fell in the lime rock pit that deputies seen several alligators in the water.  Deputies, detectives, bloodhounds and a helicopter searched for hours to no avail.  The ground search had to be suspended for the safety of deputies due to the terrain and over 40 feet cliffs.     The newly formed Ag/Marine Unit was activated and the search began in the day light hours.  Around 10:15 Sunday morning the man was located walking in the woods.  The man stated to detective Crooms that he became thirsty and left the pit to look for water.  The man stated that he was tired and dehydrated and went to sleep in the woods.  The man was reunited with his family members and no criminal charges have been filed.           ###

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

Williston Men Arrested in Armed Burglary

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                March 9, 2012 Time:                11:15 AM   On March 2, 2012 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigated a theft of cash in the amount of $357.00.  The victim reported that a friend gave Kevin Doekhi a ride and her purse was in the passenger side floorboard of the vehicle.  The victim noticed the cash stolen and suspected Doekhi since he had access and was within inches of the purse.    On March 3, 2012 Deputy Scott Stancil and Detective Roger Bell was investigating an armed burglary at a Williston home.  The victim stated that he left his residence for a couple hours and upon returning home he discovered that someone broke the back window.  The suspects stole two loaded rifles and attempted to sell the rifles to three different people.  The investigation revealed that Doekhi did sell a rifle to a person for $30.00.  The manhunt began and the deputies located Doekhi in a vehicle with Kenneth Cowart on Saturday, March 3rd.   Doekhi was questioned about the stolen cash and armed burglary and he lied about his involvement.  Through the interview Doekhi stated that he stole the cash the previous day and used the money to buy marijuana, gas, food and went to Orlando and spent the remaining money on a prostitute.    Doekhi did admit to breaking into the victim’s home and stealing the rifles.   Upon interviewing Cowart he also lied about his involvement but later confessed to entering the residence and stealing the rifles.   Doekhi was arrested for armed burglary, two counts of grand theft and dealing in stolen property.  Cowart was arrested for armed burglary and grand theft.   Defendant:   Kevin Kumar Doekhi 348 NE 157 Ave. Williston, Fl. W/M, 09/01/1992   Kenneth Allen Cowart 4950 NE 185 Ave. Williston, Fl. W/M, 12/10/1993 ###


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

Two Arrest in Buy Bust

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                March 9, 2012 Time:                10:15 AM   On March 7, 2012 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force conducted an undercover drug operation in the Chiefland area.  During the reverse deal Tracy Smith and Kelly Colson were arrested on multiple charges.   Case Agent Burt Miller set up a drug reverse deal with the above defendants and met with them at a local business.  Prior to the drug deal Smith contacted authorities by telephone to set the drug deal, location and price of the pills.  Any person that utilizes telecommunication to set up any drug deals commits a third degree felony and according to Major Evan Sullivan the Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance for this type of behavior.   Upon arriving at the predetermined location Smith & Colson met with the source on the side of the business and purchased oxycodone pills.  During the buy bust Smith was ordered to the ground and refused to comply with a lawful order.  Smith was physical restrained and placed into custody.  During a search, Smith had a needle and a spoon in his pocket. Smith was arrested for purchasing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of telecommunication, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest without violence.   Colson had her one year old child in her truck during the drug deal. Colson was arrested for child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Colson had three syringes and one spoon that contained a white substance residue.  The Department of Children and Families were notified and took custody of the child.   Defendant:   Tracy James Smith 18703 266 Ave Alachua, Fl W/M, 08/17/1973   Kelly Michelle Colson 9359 Spring Run Road Fanning Springs, Fl W/F, 05/24/1984 ###


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

Williston Man Arrested For Auto Theft

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                March 8, 2012 Time:                2:50 PM             On March 8, 2012 Deputy Scott Stancil responded to 17451 NE 40 Street Williston in reference to a stolen vehicle.  The victim advised that unknown person(s) stole her 1995 white Dodge Dakota truck.   Through the investigation Deputy Stancil noticed foot tracks in the victim’s yard and followed the tracks to 17650 NE 40 Street.  Upon making contact with Brian Sutherland he denied being involved in the theft of the truck and stated that he has not been at the victim’s residence in several days.   Deputy Stancil and Sgt Mike Narayan continued the investigation and received a tip that Sutherland was seen at a local business in the stolen truck.  Stancil responded to the business and watched a video surveillance depicting Sutherland driving and parking the stolen truck in the parking lot.    Upon returning back to Sutherland’s residence he was observed walking down the dirt road.  Sutherland advised that he was scared and parked the stolen truck in the woods.  Sutherland admitted to stealing the truck and went to a local store to buy alcohol.   Sutherland was arrested for grand theft auto and he was transported to the Levy County Jail.   Defendant:   Brian Lloyd Sutherland 17650 NE 40 Street Williston, Fl. W/M, 04/18/1964       ###

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