Month: February 2015

Suspicious Death Ruled Suicide

 

February 25, 2015

 

Yesterday at 3:18 PM the Levy
County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a motorist approximately 1
½ miles north of the intersection of US 19 and SR 121. The motorist reported
they discovered a male subject lying in the median next to a vehicle. Deputies
arrived and confirmed the subject was deceased.

 

The individual has been
identified as Cedric Jerrod Wilson DOB: 2-27-90.  Wilson resided
in the NE section of Gainesville.
Mr. Wilson’s family has been notified of his death. Investigators, with the
assistance of the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office, determined Wilson suffered from long
term depression and had taken his own life.

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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
February 24, 2015
On February 24, 2015 Ronnie L Floyd registered as a Sexual
Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Floyd is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes
addresses.
Ronnie L Floyd was convicted in 2004 in Alachua County, Fl for Lewd
and Lascivious Molestation by an Adult on a child under 12; F.S. 800.04. Floyd has registered his change in
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 www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual
offender data base.
Sexual Predator:
Ronnie L Floyd
21161NE 35 Street
Williston, Fl
Black/Male
DOB: 5-16-79
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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.

LCSO Searches for Absconded Sexual Predator

February 23, 2015
LCSO is seeking the public’s
assistance in locating absconded Sexual
Predator
Lamont Lewis Nelson 3-01-80. Nelson is described as a black male,
5-6 to 5-7, between 150 and 175 pounds. Nelson has worn earrings in both ears.
He was last seen with short cropped hair and a goatee.
Nelson has an active warrant for
his arrest for failure to report a change of address. This warrant has a nation
wide extradition and has been assigned a $100,000.00 bond. He has been missing
and on the run since April of 2014. LCSO has exhausted all leads which could
result in his apprehension. Nelson was convicted of Sexual Battery on a person under
12 in 1999 in Highlands County,
Florida.
Any person with information about
Nelson is asked to contact the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.
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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.

PROACTIVE PATROL PAYS OFF

DEPUTY’S PROACTIVE PATROL PAYS OFF WITH

ARREST OF REPEAT DRUG OFFENDER

 

February 19, 2015

On February 13, 2015, LCSO Deputy Keagon Weatherford
observed two suspicious vehicles and individuals outside a closed business in
the Town of Bronson.  Deputy Weatherford made contact with the
individuals and was able to identify one of the subjects as Ellen Elizabeth
Strickland (1-18-70). 

During his subsequent investigation, Deputy Weatherford learned
that Strickland is currently on Felony Drug Probation for a prior
Methamphetamine offense.  Deputy
Weatherford located and seized a significant amount of methamphetamine, a
smaller amount of prescription Oxycontin medication, cannabis, numerous
syringes and other drug paraphernalia from a vehicle at the scene. 

Strickland denied ownership of all the contraband
items.  After further investigation,
Deputy Weatherford obtained witness statements and documentary evidence which
helped prove that the illegal items had recently been in Strickland’s
possession. 

Based on this evidence, Deputy Weatherford obtained an
arrest warrant for Strickland.  The
warrant was executed by LCSO Investigators on February 18, 2015.  Strickland was arrested for numerous drug
offenses including Trafficking in Methamphetamine.  She is currently being housed at the Levy County
Detention Center.  Her total bond is $142,000.00. 

 

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Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477
remain anonymous.

 

 

DRUG TASK FORCE DISMANTLES LAB AND MAKES ARREST IN SOUTH LEVY METHAMPHETAMINE INVESTIGATION

During the week of February 10, 2015, the Levy County Drug
Task Force conducted operations in the Ocala Highlands West area of Levy County
targeting individuals making and selling methamphetamine. The DTF received
numerous tips from the public and Crime Stoppers of Levy County which helped
identify the suspects responsible for the lab. Personnel from both the
Chiefland Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office participated
in these investigations.  

On February 10, 2015, Drug Task Force Investigators located
the clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory at a residence located at the corner
of SE 214 Avenue and SE 71st Place. This
lab was dismantled. Investigators are required to have extensive training to
safely dismantle these types of illegal lab operations to safeguard the
community and themselves.

On February 12, 2015, DTF Investigators conducted a
“Buy-Bust” Operation that resulted in the arrest of Joshua Goodman
(7-10-82).  An undercover Investigator made contact with Goodman who agreed
to sell methamphetamine.  After completing the purchase, Investigators
arrested Goodman and charged him with Possession and Sale of Methamphetamine.
 

Investigators know that additional individuals are involved
in these labs and the investigation is continuing.  LCSO appreciates all
the assistance provided by members of the public in these cases.  

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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.