Month: January 2013

Control burns lead to smokey Road Condtions

There are two control burns in the Morriston area that may cause heavy smoke. The first is an 810 acre burn at 326 just south of 343 and leading to obstructed views  on 326 just west of 337. The second is a 290 acre burn at 121 and Cow Creek Road, which is obstructing views in the area of 19 on past Cow Creek Road on 121 due to smoke  There are troopers in the area and signs posted on 326 warning motorists

Remains found in Levy County identified as missing Hernando County resident

January 20, 2013  

Levy County Detectives worked diligently with surrounding agencies in their effort to identify the remains found by a local hunter in a wooded area east of Otter Creek on January 18, 2013. Late yesterday an autopsy was completed by the 8th Circuit Medical Examiners Office in Gainesville. The work of the Medical Examiner provided enough information for Detectives to compare to a missing person report filed in Hernando County on 1-1-13. The remains were identified as Deanna Lee Stires W/F dob: 9-20-94. Detectives of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office are working together to determine the cause of death.


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

Human remains discovered by hunter in Levy County


On 1-18-13 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a
wooded area east of Otter Creek off of SR 24. A hunter located what appeared to
be the remains of a decomposing human body. Detectives verified that the
remains were human and are currently working with the Medical Examiner’s Office
to identify this person and determine a cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Scott Tummond
at  352-486-5111 or you can remain
anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477

School Security Meeting

Date : Jan 15, 2013
Time : 7.00 PM
On January 15, 2013 personnel from the Levy County Sheriff's Office, Levy County School Board and all Levy County Police Departments conducted a school security meeting at the Levy County Sheriff's Office. Along with Sheriff Bobby McCallum, his command staff and School Resource Deputies, the following personnel participated in the meeting:
  1. Levy County School Superintendent Robert Hastings;
  2. Levy County School Board Director of Administration Jeff Edison;
  3. Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow;
  4. Williston Assistant Police Chief Clay Connolly;
  5. Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas;
  6. Inglis Police Chief Steve Dixon;
  7. Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin.   

The purpose of the meeting was to review the existing Levy County School Critical Incident Response Plan and to insure continued cooperation among the various law enforcement agencies and the School Board. 

Lt. Scott Finnen
BRAVO  Company Watch Commander
Levy County Sheriffs Office
3524865116 fax