Month: January 2016

CHILD MOLESTATION ARREST MADE

Mark Kristian Stringer        
On January 17, 2016 Levy County Sheriff’s
Office investigators arrested Mark Kristian Stringer (10-10-56) of Williston on
multiple charges including video voyeurism and 2 counts of lewd or lascivious
battery of a minor child.  Investigators
responded to the home and ultimately arrested Stringer based on a report initially
made to the Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline.
LCSO investigators determined
Stringer used covertly placed video equipment inside his own home to record young
girls as they exited the shower. Stringer confessed to placing the cameras.
Investigators took statements from several minor children who had been inside
Stringer’s home.  According to the
victims, Stringer had been molesting children over a period of years.  Investigators believe Stringer used opportunities
he created himself to perpetrate these crimes. 
LCSO personnel believe there
could be additional victims or others who have information which could assist in
this investigation.  Investigators are
requesting anyone who may have information about Mark Stinger to call LCSO at
352-486-5111 and request to speak to Sgt. Mike Narayan. Should callers wish to
remain anonymous, please 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.

Arrest Made for Felony Battery

Eric L. Adams
January 5, 2016
Levy County
Deputies responded to 344 Linda
Street in Inglis on January 1, 2016 at
approximately 7:20 p.m. to a reported physical altercation. The complainant, Barbara
A. Brewster (9-21-63) told LCSO 911 operators she and Eric L. Adams (1-13-75)
had been in a fight, and she indicated she had been punched several times in
the face.
The deputies’ investigation
revealed Brewster and Adams were fighting over monies owed to Adams. Brewster
refused medical treatment when offered and departed the scene. Adams had fled
prior to the deputies’ arrival and was not located after they searched the
area.
At 4 a.m. on January 2, 2016
deputies received a call from LCSO 911 operators advising them Brewster was
being transported to a local hospital. 911 operators told Deputy A. Breeding
Brewster was unresponsive. Deputy Breeding responded to the hospital where he
learned Brewster was suffering from a brain bleed and was on a ventilator.
LCSO Investigators M. Wilkinson
and Sgt. M. Narayan responded to the hospital and learned Brewster was in
critical condition. They began to investigate this incident further and learned
Adams and Brewster had been in a dispute over drugs and money. Their
investigation revealed the altercation between the two actually occurred at 347
Debra Street in Inglis. On the above date, witnesses report Adams
struck Brewster multiple times in the face with his closed fist. After
witnesses separated the two, Adams fled.
Friends and Brewster’s boyfriend reported Brewster’s condition continued to
worsen throughout the evening of the 2nd. Witnesses reported Brewster lost
consciousness and was having difficulty breathing. They contacted EMS who transported her to the hospital.
Based on witness statements and Brewster’s
medical condition, Investigator Wilkinson filed for and obtained a warrant for
Felony Battery. Attempts to locate Adams were
still on-going.
On January 4, 2016 at
approximately 1:45 p.m. Investigator Wilkinson received information from
hospital staff that all efforts to save Brewster’s life had failed. Brewster had
succumbed to her injuries.
On the same day at approximately
10:15 p.m., Eric L. Adams (aka “Strawberry”) was located in Levy County
and taken into custody. He is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility
on the charge of Felony Battery. His bond has been set at $500,000.00.
As of this morning, LCSO Investigators
are meeting with the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office and the 8th
Judicial Assistant State Attorney’s Office. This investigation is still on-going.
Updates will be made when they become available.
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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.