Month: August 2013

Injunction for Williston Hip-Hop Event Signed

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office
has become aware that a small group of organizers in Williston have scheduled a
“Labor Day HIP- HOP Extravaganza” to take place at the So-So Clean Car Wash on
Saturday August 31. The Levy County Board of County Commissioners
had an emergency meeting earlier today to address this unsanctioned event. An Emergency
Injunction has been granted to halt this event that is expected to draw crowds
from around the state. The LCSO is in the process of serving this injunction on
the organizers and the artists who were expected to perform at this event. Sheriff’s
Deputies will be out to enforce this injunction and any person found in
violation is subject to arrest.


The LCSO is especially concerned
for PUBLIC SAFETY and the safety of travelers on this HOLIDAY
WEEKEND. An event of this expected size will create additional traffic safety
hazards to an already congested weekend. In addition the LCSO wants to avoid a
situation similar to that encountered at the Crab Festival in 2013.


The LCSO recognizes that this
event has been scheduled for people to come and have a good time. It appears
that the organizers have disregarded Levy County Ordinance Chapter 10 that
relates to “music or entertainment festivals”. Without proper planning on the organizers
part we cannot allow this event to take place and place our citizens in harms
Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

LCSO Recognizes Volunteers

On August 27, 2013, Sheriff
McCallum and his staff met to honor members of the Citizens On Patrol (COPS)
for the service they provide to the citizens. 
Among many other things, these volunteers work traffic details for
parades, funerals school zones and sporting events.  The COPS also assist the LCSO Civil Division
with various duties at the courthouse. 
The assistance provided by
these volunteers allows deputies to concentrate on law enforcement duties.  In the process, the COPS save the Levy County
taxpayers thousands of dollars each year. 
The highlight of the
ceremony was the recognition of Mrs. Mary Cowart for providing over 10,000
hours of service.  Mrs. Cowart attended
the very first LCSO volunteer academy class in the 1990’s.  At that time the program was called
“VOICE”.  Sheriff McCallum presented to
Mrs. Cowart an engraved clock symbolizing her time and effort given to the
citizens.  Sheriff McCallum also
presented a blanket to Mrs. Cowart which was embroidered with the LCSO
Other COPS recognized at the
meeting and their respective hours of service were: 

  1. Bob McFadden                                      9,000 hours;
  2. Dan Kelly                                              4,500
  3. Stella Damann                                      3,500
  4. Donna McFadden                                  3,000
  5. Lonnie Hayes, Sr.                                  3,000
  6. Bill and Terry Merkel                              2,000 hours;
  7. Tom Munsell                                         2,000
  8. Glenn Bowers                                       2,000
  9. Ron Grant                                             1,500
  10. Lonnie Hayes, Jr.                                  1,500
  11. Robert Krumm                                      1,000
  12. Elihu Ross                                            1,000
  13. Linda. Hayes                                         1,000 hours;
  14. Dave Lewis                                              500 hours;
  15. Donna Munsell                                         500 hours;
  16. Jonathan Roark                                        500 hours;
  17. Bo Hayes                                                 500 hours



big LCSO “Thank You” to all our volunteers, and especially Mrs. Mary Cowart!


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Sexual Predator

Sexual Predator

Public Address Notification


August 29, 2013


On August 27, 2013 Terry Edwards registered as a Sexual
Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Edwards is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes


Terry Edwards was convicted in 2001 in Levy County,
Fl for Sexual Battery/Physically Helpless Victim FS 7940.11(4)(a) . Edwards was just released from the
Florida Department of Corrections and has registered his address as: 21161 NE
35 Street Williston, Fl.


For a complete listing of all
registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County,
or to search by zip code, please visit and go to the sexual
offender data base.


Sexual Predator:


21161 NE 35 Street

Williston, Fl


DOB: 11/10/1971


Levy County Sheriff’s Office Business Watch Program

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office operates the Business Watch Program as an opportunity for local business owners to actively participate in creating a safe business environment in Levy County. Each participating business provides emergency contact information to the Sheriff’s Office and in turn they are issued a Business Watch Identification Number and a Business Watch Sticker that will be displayed on their business. This cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office and the business owner allows for timely contact with business owners in the event of an emergency situation.
If you would like to enroll in this program, or update your contact information if already enrolled, please contact the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 ext 290.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Domestic Dispute Ends in a Man’s Death

At 3:08 a.m. on August 25, 2013
the Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female reporting
that someone had been shot at her home. As 911 operators obtained information
from the caller it was discovered that an exchange of gunfire had occurred
between an occupant of the home and the defendant John Paul Robinson.


Last Wednesday Robinson was
served with an Injunction for Protection (Restraining Order) by Levy County
Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The Court order instructed Robinson to vacate the
home. This order was to protect the petitioner, who is also the 911 caller from
further violence.


Shortly before the 911 call was
made, Robinson secretly and forcibly entered the home through a locked back
door. Robinson was armed with a sawed off shotgun and encountered a male
occupant sleeping on the couch in the living room area of the home. The two men
exchanged gunfire. Robinson was struck once in the upper left shoulder from a
shotgun blast fired by the occupant of the home. This shot was fatal. The
occupant suffered two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and was
transported to a local Emergency Room for treatment. He is listed in stable
condition. This investigation is continuing.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.