Month: March 2012

Ocala Man CHarged With Fleeing


MEDIA RELEASE   Date:               March 8, 2012 Time:               10:45 AM   On March 6, 2012 Agent Burt Miller arrested Marshal Myrick Jr. for fleeing and attempting to elude a police office, resisting arrest without violence and driving with a suspended driver’s license.   Agents Miller & Jay Bolton with the Drug Task Force attempted to stop a white two door Buick for a traffic violation.  Myrick refused to stop and accelerated to 55 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.  Myrick continued to elude Agents in east Williston and almost lost control of his vehicle at 21151 NE 37 Place.  Myrick regained control of the car and continued the pursuit and bailed out of the car at 3750 NE 212 Court.  Myrick ran on foot and Agents gave chase on foot. Myrick jumped fences in attempt to elude Agents on foot.  Myrick refused to stop running and Bolton was forced to tackle him and place him in custody.   Myrick was transported to the Levy County Jail and his bond was set at $ 51,000.     Defendant:   Marshal Myrick Jr. 4781 NW 61 Lane Ocala, Fl. B/M, 06/07/1989     ###  

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

Lt. Perry Ott Promoted to Watch Commander


MEDIA RELEASE

Date: March 5, 2012
Time: 2:30 PM


Sgt. Perry Ott has been promoted to Lieutenant in the Uniform Patrol Division. His duties as Watch Commander are to supervise the Alpha Company, assist in executive decisions within the agency and represent the Sheriff at Community functions.

Lt. Ott began his career with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in 1989. He is a native Floridian and lives in the Chiefland area. During Ott’s tenure, he has worked in the Uniform Patrol Division. We are very proud to announce this milestone in his career and we wish Lt. Ott the very best in his new endeavor.








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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

New Ag/Marine Unit

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                March 2, 2012 Time:               2:30 PM   The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the transfer of Lt. Shawn Hunt from the Uniform Patrol Division to the first ever Agriculture/Marine Unit.  In the history of the Sheriff’s Office the citizens have never had a full time Ag/Marine Investigator.  The Sheriff’s Office is offering another outreach program to work throughout our county with our farmers, timber business owners and clam farms in Cedar Key.  The duties will consist of investigating any Ag related crimes, educating the farmers by giving crime prevention tips and Community Policing    Levy County, the ninth largest in the State of Florida, has over 1100 square miles to cover.  This Unit will patrol waterways including rivers, estuaries, and the Gulf of Mexico. The Ag investigator will work closely with city, county, state and federal agencies.    The Agricultural Crimes Unit patrols all of the agricultural areas, along with any other type of land that the Road Patrol Deputies cannot routinely patrol.  The Ag investigator will respond to all routine and emergency calls within these areas including agricultural related crimes involving the citrus industry, nurseries, livestock, and environmental related complaints. These can range from illegal dumping to toxic chemical and waste hazards. This Unit works closely with the Levy County Animal Control Services on livestock and animal related issues. The Ag investigator will be the liaison between the agricultural community and the Sheriff’s Office.    The Marine Unit is a specialized unit that has a unique job within the agency. It handles various nautical complaints and assists lost boaters on the waterways in Levy County. The Marine Unit is involved in Boater’s Safety Classes, Vessel Inspections, Marina Inspections, Navigational Hazards and Enforcement of Florida’s Boating Laws. This Unit will assist in missing/lost person cases in areas where the Road Patrol Units are unable to provide assistance due to the terrain. It is at that time that the specialized equipment such as ATV’s, airboats and four wheel drive vehicles of the Marine Unit are necessary. Other duties include investigating thefts of boats, boating equipment, burglaries to boat docks and boat houses. The Agricultural/Marine Unit will also respond to all emergencies throughout the county due to natural disasters or critical events.   Lt. Shawn Hunt began his career at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in 1989.  Hunt has worked in the Uniform Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Drug Unit and served as Watch Commander with the Patrol Division.  Hunt is native Floridian and hails from Williston.  Hunt has experience in farming and has a good rapport with our local farmers in Levy County.     ###    

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