Month: July 2014

Suspicious Incident Investigated

July 31, 2014
Deputies responded at 12:44 pm to
the area of 130 Maple Street
in Inglis, Fl yesterday to a reported suspicious incident. Approximately 20
minutes earlier a 10 year old girl was walking along Maple Street going to a friend’s home.
While walking along the road, a white Chevy S-10 with rust spots driven by a
white male. The driver was described as bald with a goatee and rotting teeth
pulled along side of her. He opened the passenger door and motioned to her
while saying “come in”. The child immediately ran away and observed the vehicle
depart the area in the area of CR 40A.

Additional deputies responded to
the area searching for the vehicle described by the child. The vehicle was not
located. Other residents in the area were interviewed and their information
confirms this vehicle and the driver have been seen before. The search
continues for this person. Any resident of Inglis or Yankeetown who may know
this individual are asked to contact LCSO at 352-486-5111 with information on
how to find him. LCSO wants to identify this subject and put any community
fears at ease. 


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

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Retiring Volunteers Honored


On July 14, 2014, 2013
personnel from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, along with family members and
fellow COPS (Citizens On Patrol) members  honored Tom and Donna Munsell on their
retirement from the organiztion.  Mr.
Munsell was a part of the second volunteer academy taught at LCSO in the early
1990’s.  During his many years of service
Mr. Munsell donated 2,122 volunteer hours to the citizens of Levy County.  Mrs. Munsell donated an additional 751
volunteer hours. 


The Munsells were joined at the
ceremony by their son, Richard Munsell, and daughter-in-law Amy Munsell.  Sheriff McCallum presented individual plaques
to the Munsells and expressed LCSO’s appreciation for their service. 


We wish the Munsells the very
best on their retirement! 


Anyone who may be interested
in joining the COPS program is encouraged to contact: 

Lt. Sean Mullins

CRD Lieutenant

Levy County Sheriff’s Office


Hodges Death Investigation

Hodges Death


July 8, 2014

On July 6, 2014 at approximately
2:15 PM, Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the
Rosewood area on SW 95th
Avenue to the report of a Missing Person.  Chad Risker reported that Eugene “Gene”
Hodges (11-23-36) went to a rock pit near his hunting camp and had not
returned.  Sgt. Carl Rogers and Deputy
Clint Anderson responded to the rock pit. 
Deputy Anderson was able to locate the body of Mr. Hodges in the water in the rock

On July 7, 2014 the Medical
Examiner conducted an autopsy.  They were
able to determine that Mr. Hodges died of natural causes and had not drowned.  The LCSO investigation is closed.   Mr.
Hodges was a former State Representative, Parole Commissioner and Cedar Key
Mayor and Commissioner. 




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The Levy County Sheriff’s
Office is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation of a murder
which occurred on July 5, 2014.  At
approximately 10:20 P.M. LCSO received  a
911 call reporting a suspicious vehicle and possible shooting.  Deputies and Williston Police Officers responded
to area near the intersection of NE
218th Avenue and NE 35th Street, east of


The responding deputies
found a white Ford Crown Victoria
parked on the roadway.  The deputies
discovered the victim, Leo Rives (11/25/82), on the ground beside the
vehicle.  It was subsequently discovered
that Rives had suffered a gunshot wound and was deceased. 


Evidence recovered at the
scene indicated that Rives was most likely shot by someone who had also been
riding in the car.  An autopsy will be
conducted on July 7, 2014. 


LCSO is working with various
other agencies including FDLE, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the
Medical Examiner’s Office to identify and apprehend the unknown shooter.  Anyone with information regarding this crime
is encouraged to call LCSO at 352-486-5111 or CrimeStoppers at





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Burglary Suspects Arrested and $30,000 of Property Recovered

 Bonnie Gray
 Nathan Turner

July 3, 2014
Levy County Sheriff’s
Investigators located and arrested Bonnie Gray 7-28-89 and Nathan Turner
9-17-87 for several burglaries in the Otter Creek area of Levy County. Three burglary
locations have been identified and approximately $30,000 in property has been
Gray and Turner were identified
after investigators received a tip from a concerned citizen who was able to
only give a description of a vehicle they were driving. Investigators developed
this information and were able to recover video surveillance of the two as they
pawned stolen property at four pawn shops located in Levy, Gilchrist and Alachua Counties. Victims were able to identify
their property from photographs taken by investigators.
Investigators found a location in
Otter Creek where the couple had been “stashing” some of the stolen property.
These items were recovered. Investigators then intensified their attempts to
locate them and did find them the same afternoon in the Bronson area of Levy County.
LCSO subsequently served a search
warrant on the vehicle owned by Turner, but was being driven by Gray at the
time of their arrest. Investigators recovered one firearm and additional stolen
property from the truck.
Gray is being held in the Levy
County Detention Facility on a $60,000 bond. Turner is being held in the Levy
County Detention Facility on a $35,000 bond. More charges are anticipated to be
filed on each subject.
Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
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