Month: May 2012

Home Invasion Robbery Investigated

On 5-10-12 at 2330 hours the Levy County Sheriff's Office responded to 10331 NE 86 Street in Bronson to a reported Home Invasion Robbery. A husband and wife reported to Deputies that they were home alone in their bedroom when two men known to them, entered their home uninvited. Patrick Shawn McLaughlin 9/13/66 and Aaron Michael Miller 8/23/80 came to collect on money McLaughlin claimed he was owed by the wife. The husband told Deputies he attempted to get out of bed to retrieve his wallet and was pushed down by McLaughlin. A fight between the husband and McLaughlin started and was broken up by the wife who was demanding they leave or she would call the Police. McLaughlin grabbed the wife by the neck and took both cell phones she was holding. During this exchange between McLaughlin and the husband and wife, Aaron Michael Miller took the wallet from the husband and exited the home, jumping into the get away vehicle. McLaughlin exited the home as well and both men fled the scene.

Dep. Matt King located Aaron Michael Miller a short time later at 25 Forest Lane in Bronson and arrested him. Miller was booked into the Levy County Jail charged with Home Invasion Robbery and depriving a victim of 911. McLaughlin had fled the area and currently being sought by Levy County authorities.


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111

Williston Drug Raid Nets 9

MEDIA RELEASE
Date:    May 5, 2012
Time:    11:15 PM
             
Friday, April 4, 2012 shortly after 10PM the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force & Criminal Investigation Division executed a drug search warrant at 3711 NE 212th  Court Williston. This is the second drug raid in two days and a total of 21 people have been arrested a deputies have filed thirty-five (35) felony charges & eighteen (18) misdemeanor charges. 
The Friday night raid netted 9 arrest with drugs, loaded gun, money and drug paraphernalia being seized at the Williston home. The residence is a known drug haven, gambling house and reported prostitution ring. 
The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.  Major Evan Sullivan stated “I’m very proud of our team and this bust is a direct result of all their work.
Defendant:
Wykime Elrico Canady
21430 NE 37th Place
Williston, Fl.
B/M, 03/17/1992
Charges:  Felony Possession of marijuana more than 20 grams
Shauna Rae Gelormino
2550 NE 180th Street
Williston, Fl.
B/F, 01/23/1994
Charges:  Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams
Travis Terrell Jackson
14308 NW 27 Ave.
Citra, Fl.
B/M, 09/08/87
Charges:  Marion County Warrant possession & sell cocaine
Decoda Kadarrell King
21291 NE 35th Street
Williston, Fl.
B/M, 04/23/1987
Charges:  Driving While License Suspended
               Fleeing & attempting to elude a police officer
               Possession Marijuana more than 20 grams
               Tampering with Evidence
               Resisting Without Violence
Quentin Karon Mitchell
45 NE 9th Street
Williston, Fl.
B/M, 08/29/1976
Charges:  Possession Cocaine
               Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams
               Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
               Resisting Arrest Without Violence
Chaia Lynn Powel
1925 SE 42nd Apt G.
Gainesville, Fl.
W/F, 06/20/1990
Charges:  Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams
Stepheon Deon Rives
2713 NE 200th  Ave
Williston, Fl.
B/M, 02/22/1987
Charges:  Possession Cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet from a church
               Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Jessica Cullen Rodriguez
17652 Hwy 27 Apt. 27
Williston, Fl.
H/F, 06/15/1991
Charges:  Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams
Julian Jarrod Smith
4410 NE 207th Court
Williston, Fl
B/M, 01/21/1990
Charges:  Violation of Probation Warrant

 
                                                                          

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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

CR 347 to Re-Open Today

Media Release   The Levy County Road Department has announced that repairs to CR 347 west of CR 345 will be open today at 6:00 p.m. All repairs will be completed at this time and through traffic in both directions will be available to the motorists.   Levy County Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee reports that no “voids” were found, as this incident was first suspected to have been caused by a sinkhole. Road crews determined that substandard materials were the cause of the damage discovered to the highway.   Greenlee asks that motorist proceed with caution. The recent repairs have caused “soft shoulders” to the road adjacent to where repairs were made. Flashing message boards on CR 345 will notify the public of the road re-opening.                                                               ###


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111

School Employee arrested with Guns on Campus

School Employee arrested with Guns on Campus   On May 3, 2012, Levy County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy Grant Sandlin received information that Williston Elementary Custodian, Dennis W. Solowski possibly had guns in his vehicle. Dep. Sandlin verified that Solowski was currently on duty and his vehicle was parked in the school campus parking lot. Dep. Sandlin located Solowski and interviewed him. Solowski verified that he did have guns in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle by Dep. Sandlin discovered an AR-15 style rifle and a 30-30 lever action rifle in the trunk. In addition to the rifles, a semi-automatic handgun was found under the front seat of the vehicle.   The Levy County School Board requires all employees to review and sign policy prior to employment. Levy County School Board has a “ZERO” tolerance for weapons on their school campuses. Solowski admitted to Dep. Sandlin he knew he was not allowed to have weapons on school campus.  Dep. Sandlin arrested Solowski and he was transported to the Levy County Jail.   The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Levy County School Board will continue to work hand-in-hand to ensure the safety of “OUR” children while at our schools.


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111

12 Arrested in Inglis Drug Raid- 90 other Arrest in Connection to this Drug House

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:    May 3, 2012 Time:    10:30 PM   For two-and-a-half years, Chief Steven Dixon and his small-town Inglis Police Department have been plagued by the blatant criminal activity they knew was happening in an isolated mobile home on Cypress Lane by a canal in the Levy County riverside town.   Month after month, Dixon’s police officers and Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force agents conducted surveillance, gathered intelligence, spoke with confidential sources, sought out physical evidence and steadily built their case against these thugs.   They suspected that an unknown quantity of stolen property was being traded at the trailer for pills and methamphetamine. As the Inglis Police Department got closer to shutting down what they knew to be a hub of meth cooking, dealing in stolen property and illegal sale of prescription pills and other drugs, they realized they needed more resources to make it all work.               Partnering with the Levy County and Citrus County Sheriff’s Offices, a search warrant was served at noon today at 21 Cypress Lane where nine suspects were located.  Detectives, deputies and police carefully examined the scene, while crime scene technicians systematically processed the packed premises.   The Levy and Citrus Sheriff’s Offices also share a keen stake in the Cypress Lane address.  Citrus detectives have identified and arrested many of the more than 90 individuals from their own county known to have ties to the clandestine Inglis location.    During the daytime drug raid, authorities arrested 12 people, plus confiscated methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia to include scales, filters, spoons, needles, etc.    As a result of the investigation into the Levy County drug house, Citrus County deputies developed leads that a residence in Crystal River also may have stolen property.  They responded to the residence on N. Pennsylvania Avenue and recovered a stolen Honda generator, boat motor and surround-sound system.   The Levy County operation was deemed a success, with a total of 12 people arrested at kingpin Marian Walker’s residence.  Major Evan Sullivan, Sheriff Jeff Dawsy and Chief Steve Dixon all agreed they are very proud of the men and women involved in this major investigation and that the operation was executed flawlessly.  The citizens of Inglis, Levy and Citrus counties should certainly feel safer knowing that true bad guys are off the streets.   The following persons were arrested today at 21 Cypress Lane in Inglis, Florida:   Marian Cockerham Walker, W/F, 06/12/1956 21 Cypress Lane Inglis, FL Charges:  Possession of methamphetamine                  Possession of drug paraphernalia                  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine                  Maintaining a drug dwelling    Terry Lee Arnold, W/M, 06/13/1973 50 Palm Drive Inglis, FL Charges:  Possession of methamphetamine                  Trafficking in methamphetamine                  Manufacturing methamphetamine                  Possession of drug paraphernalia                  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine                  Maintaining a drug dwelling                   Unlawful possession of chemicals                  Five (5) charges of Resisting arrest with violence   Vickie Ann Walker, W/F, 08/21/1970 50 Palm Drive Inglis, FL Charges:   Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine                   Possession of drug paraphernalia   Brandy Safawna Smith, W/F, 06/10/1975 588 Hwy. 40 West Inglis, FL Charges:   Possession of methamphetamine                   Possession of drug paraphernalia                 Possession of a controlled substance     Sandra Kay Hall, W/F, 04/19/1963 2458 South Pine Ridge Avenue Homosassa, FL Charges:  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine                  Possession of drug paraphernalia   Melissa M. Ford, W/F, 10/10/1977 588 Hwy. 40 West Inglis, FL Charges:  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine   Vincent L. Baker, W/M, 05/22/1971 10021 West Dublin Street Crystal River, FL Charges:  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine                  Trafficking in methamphetamine                  Tampering with evidence                   Possession of drug paraphernalia   Kirk W. Cooper, Jr., W/M, 02/11/1977 29 Lewis Street Inglis, Fl Charges:  Possession of methamphetamine                  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine   James R. Whigham, W/M, 11/27/1972 12131 S.E. 124th Avenue Inglis, FL Charges:  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine   Karen R. Whigham, W/F, 09/05/1972 11691 S.E. 35th Street Morriston, FL Charges:  Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine   Bradford J. McEnteggart, W/M, 10/28/1958 8460 55th North Pinellas Park, FL   Erica Sue Allen, W/F, 01/21/1978 100 North Hawthorne Drive Inglis, Fl. Charges:  Trafficking in Methamphetamine                  Manufacturing Methamphetamine                  Unlawful possession of listed chemicals   The following people also have been arrested previously and have ties to the drug house at 21 Cypress Lane in Inglis:   Marian Walker – 06/12/1956 – Arrested by Inglis PD and Citrus County Sheriff’s Office for possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.   Lee "Snake" Arnold – 06/13/1973 – Arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine and habitual driving while license suspended.   Vince Baker – 05/22/1971 – Arrested for possession of methamphetamine and manufacturing of methamphetamine.   Samuel Garrett – 03/17/1984 – Arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine.   Donald Knowlton, Jr. – 07/12/1977 – Arrested for trafficking in stolen property.   Eric Elson – 05/27/1972 – Arrested for possession of a controlled substance, grand theft and driving while license suspended.   Kirk Cooper, Jr. – 02/11/1977 – Arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia   Jerry McKay – 01/11/1982 – Arrested for possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine.   Michelle McKay – 09/23/1986 – Arrested on a warrant.   Derick Short – 06/02/1969 – Arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, fleeing & attempting to elude a police officer, resisting arrest without violence and driving while license suspended or revoked.   Helen Mae "Mae-Mae" Hall – 08/15/1987 – Arrested for controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Linsey Cowles – 07/16/1981 – Arrested on a warrant for violation of probation grand theft.   Tammy Spears – 06/17/1986 – Arrested on a warrant for violation of probation grand theft and possession of unlawful chemicals.   Wayne Drake – 06/22/1966 – Arrested for aggravated battery and grand theft.   Jenna Foster – 11/04/1988 – Arrested for possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine and unlawful use of chemicals.   Hollie Montague – 08/04/1983 – Arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.   Jannette Aleksandrovic-12/14/1975- Arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of unlawful chemicals and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Troy Michael Gervais – 07/01/1971- Arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI and felony violation of probation.   Barbara Brewster- 09/21/1963 – Arrested for petit theft.   Jamie Jacobson – 04/02/1982 – Arrested for grand theft and trafficking in stolen property.   Gary Stine-11/19/1976- Arrested for sell/manufacture/deliver a controlled substance, resisting without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Jennifer Douglas-08/24/1985 – Arrested for possession/trafficking with intent to distribute methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.   Stephanie Wilder – 06/16/1975 – Arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked (habitual).   Michele Adams – 04/18/1973 – Arrested for petit theft.   Christopher Martinez – 05/18/1992 – Arrested for petit theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Heather Waybright – 12/28/1983 – Arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked.   William Roddenberry – 02/13/1967 – Arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked (habitual) and aggravated fleeing & attempting to elude a police officer.   Christopher Wood – 05/28/1981- Arrested for possession/trafficking with intent to distribute methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.   Rex Townsend – 05/06/1956 – Arrested on environmental charges/untreated human waste.     ###


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