Month: March 2015

Missing Inglis Man Located in Chicago, IL

March 31, 2015

Michael Wayne Floyd from Inglis
has been located. Late yesterday afternoon, Richard Floyd, Michael’s father,
was contacted by a hospital in Chicago,
IL. Medical staff told him
Michael was in their facility as a patient. Mr. Floyd contacted LCSO who was
able to verify Michael was being treated for an unknown illness but is expected
to make a full recovery. LCSO was told by family Michael made the decision to
leave on his own and no foul play is suspected.

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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.

ARREST MADE FOR WHS THREATENING NOTE

This is a Joint Press Release issued by the Levy County
School Board, Williston Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. 

On the afternoon of March 27, 2015, Levy County School Board
personnel and LCSO Deputies became aware of a handwritten note found at Williston High School.  The writer of this note made threats to
commit violent acts at WHS on Monday March 30, 2015. 

Through the combined efforts of all three agencies, a 17
year old female Williston High School Junior has been arrested.  Investigators were able to develop the
juvenile as a suspect and quickly obtain a verbal confession. 

After conferring with personnel from the 8th Circuit State’s Attorney Office, the suspect was
taken into custody and charged with Making Threats for the purpose of
Extortion.  The evidence shows that the
note was delivered for the purpose of compelling the removal of a WHS teacher
that the suspect did not like.  The
suspect was transported to the Levy
County Detention
Center and released to
the custody of the Florida Department  of
Juvenile Justice. 

Despite the arrest, the investigation is continuing.  Anyone who has information regarding anything
related to this incident is encouraged to contact LCSO at 352-486-5111 or
anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-877-349-8477.  

THREATENING NOTE FOUND AT WILLISTON HIGH SCHOOL

 
This is a Joint Press Release issued by the Levy County School Board, Williston Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office

On the afternoon of March 27, 2015, Levy County School Board personnel and LCSO Deputies became aware of a handwritten note found at Williston High School.  The writer of this note made threats to commit violent acts at WHS on Monday March 30, 2015. 

LCSO is actively investigating the incident jointly with Levy County School Board administrators and Williston Police Department.  At this time, no evidence has been uncovered to validate any threat made in the note.    

Additional updates will be provided to the public as they become available.  These will be provided through public press releases, the School Board’s “Phone Home System” and the websites of both the School Board and Sheriff’s Office. 

Anyone who has information regarding the note writer or anything related to this incident is encouraged to contact LCSO at 352-486-5111.  Tips can also be made anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-877-349-8477.  

Missing and Endangered Person

March 26, 2015

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office
is seeking any information the public may have concerning the whereabouts of
Michael Wayne Floyd (11-28-1987).  Floyd
left his home located on Highway 40 West in Inglis, Florida
on March 23, 2015 at approximately 12:00 pm to run an errand for his family.  His destination was in Clearwater, Florida.
He never arrived at his destination.

Credit card records indicate
Floyd stopped at the BP gas station located at 662 US
19 NE in Crystal River shortly after Noon on Monday March
23.  Floyd purchased gasoline and video
surveillance shows an unknown individual was with Floyd at this location.

On 3-25-15 a parking lot
attendant located Floyd’s vehicle in an open parking lot in Chicago, IL.  The vehicle is a silver colored 2006 Honda
Accord 4 door with Florida
tag DIHW19.   Floyd was not with the vehicle.  The vehicle keys, his cell phone and other
personal items were found inside the car.

The Sheriff’s Office has not
confirmed if there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his
disappearance. Any person who could assist in locating Michael Wayne Floyd is
asked to contact the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 or you can
anonymously call 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.


Bronson Armed Robbery

March 13, 2015

On March 12, 2015 at
approximately 9:30 PM, Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded
to a reported armed robbery near the Post Office in the Town of Bronson.  The elderly white male victim reported that
he stopped his vehicle near the outside mail box while making a phone
call.  An unknown black male subject
entered the Victim’s vehicle on the passenger side and immediately put a knife
to the Victim’s throat. 

The robber demanded that the
Victim turn over his money and threatened to kill the Victim if he did not
cooperate.  The subject stole several
hundred dollars in U.S. Currency from the Victim.  The robber then demanded that the Victim
drive him away from the crime scene.  The
Victim complied and after driving a short distance, the robber exited the
vehicle with the Victim’s cash and vehicle keys. 

Deputies responded and attempted
to locate the suspect. Corporal Kevin Kinik deployed his K-9 “Zombie” and was
able to track the suspect approximately one mile before losing the trail near Main Street and
State Road 24. 

LCSO reminds the Public to always be vigilant and aware of
their surroundings.  LCSO urgently needs
assistance in locating this dangerous offender before he can strike again. 

Information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers
of Levy County at 1-800-349-8477 which may entitle the reporter to a cash
reward.  Information regarding this crime
can also be reported to LCSO at 352-486-5111. 
  

 

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