Month: March 2014

Local McDonald’s Shows Support for LCSO

No doubt about it, McDonald’s of
Chiefland owner/operators, Andree and Kenneth Kocian, appreciate the Levy
County Sheriff’s Office.  On Monday,
March 31, Mr. and Mrs. Kocian arrived with crates of sausage, egg, and egg
white McMuffins, cinnamon melts, and fresh hot coffee, plus all the essentials
to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast. The couple wanted to express their thanks
for the job that first responders do each and every day. 
Mr. Kocian said they recognize
the commitment it takes for individuals to put their lives on the line to keep
the public safe. Kenneth is a retired New York City Police Department
Lieutenant and is pictured in his agency uniform. Andree also comes from a
lineage of Law Enforcement. Her father is retired from NYPD. The Kocians are
the owner/operators of several area McDonald’s Restaurants and operate these
businesses as R.A.N.K. Quality Restaurants located in Gainesville.  
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office
thanks McDonald’s of Chiefland and Mr. and Mrs. Kocian for their generosity and
support.

Suspicious Package Investigated

 

March 24, 2014

A suspicious package was
delivered to a local business man in Bronson today. An envelope containing a
clear plastic baggie with an unknown tan/white residue was found inside. No
letter accompanied the substance.

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office
responded and immediately contacted the Levy County Public Safety Department, who
in turn contacted a regional Haz-Mat team. The building was evacuated and the
employees were assessed by Levy
County EMS.

The Hazardous Material Response Team
from the City of Gainesville
responded and conducted preliminary testing of the substance. These tests were
inconclusive. Further testing to make a positive identification of the
substance will be performed by the Florida Department of Health Laboratory in Jacksonville.

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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

***Update*** Fatality Investigation in Inglis, Fl

March 14, 2014
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office
is now able to provide the name of the victim involved in the fatal accident which
occurred on March 11, 2014 in Inglis, Fl. The victim has been identified as
William Gerard Walsh W/M 12-9-1974, an Inglis resident. A preliminary report
from the Fifth Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office revealed during their examination
that the manner and cause of death was accidental due to blunt head trauma.
The family has provided a picture
of Mr. Walsh for this updated release.   
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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.

Fatality Investigated

March 13, 2014
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office
responded to Rivals Bar located at 439 Highway 40 West in Inglis, Fl., shortly
before midnight on March 11, 2014. A patron called 911 reporting a fight
between multiple people inside the bar. 911 communications officers continued
updating Deputies as they responded. The 911 caller described a Jeep leaving
the scene and told dispatchers the Jeep was occupied by the people involved in
the fight.
A responding LCSO deputy located
the vehicle east bound on SR 40 in the Town of Inglis. He turned around to conduct a traffic
stop. As the deputy gained on the vehicle, he observed a person lying in the
road. The deputy immediately stopped to render aid and observed the Jeep pull
into an adjacent parking lot. Additional responding units contacted the driver
and occupants. Statements taken on scene by Deputies determined the occupant
jumped from the moving vehicle in an attempt to avoid apprehension.
The victim, a 39 year old Inglis
resident succumbed to his injuries. His name is being withheld until proper
family notification has been completed. The investigation is continuing.    
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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
March 11, 2014
On March 10, 2014 Johnny Jerome King registered as a
Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law King is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.
Johnny Jerome King was convicted in 2004 in Alachua County, Fl for Lewd or lascivious molestation victim under 12 years offender 18 or
older; F.S. 800.04(5)(b) (PRINCIPAL
). King has changed his address and
registered his new address as: 17193 NE 40 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 www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual
data base.
Sexual Predator:
Johnny Jerome King
17193 NE 40 Street
Williston, Fl
Black/Male
DOB: 11-8-1942
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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.