Month: January 2015

Deputy Sheriff Honored by Navy Reserve

January 30, 2015
LCSO wishes to recognize Deputy Sheriff Ryan Sullivan for
receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from the U.S. Navy
Reserve.  As part of his Reserve duty, Deputy
Sullivan is assigned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville and attached to Base Police
/ Maritime Security.    
Deputy Sullivan was presented the Medal after he and two
crew members rescued three swimmers in distress in October of 2014.  Deputy Sullivan was the operator of the patrol
boat used in the rescue.  Chief Warrant
Officer Frederick Eisler, Deputy Sullivan’s commanding officer, presented the
Medal to Deputy Sullivan in December of 2014. 
LCSO congratulates Deputy Sullivan on his award.  We thank him for his service to our country
and the citizens of Levy
County.   
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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.

“Know Something We
Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477
remain anonymous.

Drug Arrest in Bronson

January 20, 2015
On January 17, 2015 K-9 Deputy
Clint Anderson was on patrol in the Town of Bronson. Dep. Anderson received information
that Jermey Jamal Mayes (8-20-90) was operating a vehicle while his license was
suspended. Dep. Anderson confirmed through a license check Mayes’ license had
been suspended in November of 2014 for failure to pay traffic fines. Dep.
Anderson located Mayes operating a 1993 Lincoln
on Court Street in Bronson and conducted a traffic stop.
During Dep. Anderson’s stop,
Mayes confessed to having possession of a firearm in the vehicle. Dep. Anderson
went to retrieve the firearm and upon entering the vehicle with the owner’s
permission, smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Dep. Anderson located a Beretta
.25 caliber firearm in the center console along with 1.1 grams of marijuana.
Continuing his search, Dep. Anderson also located 10 pieces of crack cocaine
packaged for street level sales and 17.9 grams of powder cocaine and $910.00 in
cash.
Mayes was arrested and booked
into the Levy County Detention Facility for possession of cocaine with the
intent to sell, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony,
driving while license suspended or revoked and possession of marijuana. His
bond has been set at $87,500.00.
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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.

Ohio Sex Offender Captured in Bronson

January 20, 2015
On January 16, 2015 LCSO Corporal
Mike Bell of the Patrol Division responded to a verbal disturbance at 11150 NE
110 Terrace in the University Oaks subdivision. While conducting his
investigation, Corporal Bell learned John H. Whitfield (4-20-79) was residing
at this home.  He also learned that
Whitfield had fled the residence on foot when he arrived.
Cpl. Bell requested a wanted
persons’ check on Whitfield.  Corporal
Bell determined Whitfield was wanted in Ohio
for trafficking in marijuana and was listed as having violent tendencies.
Whitfield was also convicted of rape in Ohio.
Whitfield was released from custody in 2006 from the Ohio Department of
Corrections. Cpl. Bell conducted further investigation and determined Whitfield
had not registered as a sex offender in the State of Florida. Cpl. Bell learned Whitfield had
been residing at this home in Levy
County since December 11th
of 2014.
At approximately 1600 hours Cpl.
Bell received information Whitfield had returned to the home. Just prior to his
arrival, Whitfield fled again.  Deputy
Clint Anderson and his K-9 partner Nero responded to the scene.  After receiving a tip from concerned citizen
Carrie Brown, Whitfield was apprehended in a nearby wooded lot.
Whitfield is being held in the
Levy County Detention Facility after being charged with resisting arrest
without violence and failure to register as a sex offender. His bond has been
set at $165,000.00. Whitfield will be taken back to face his charges in Ohio when his charges in Florida have been heard by the courts.
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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.