Month: September 2016

Six Juveniles Arrested for Burglary and Theft

September 28, 2016
Six Fanning Springs juveniles were arrested on September 27,
2016 by LCSO Patrol Deputies after responding to a burglary scene at 7991 NW
168 Lane in Fanning Springs. LCSO Deputies C. Gregory and A. Hiers met with the
victim who reported approximately $2,200 of electronics, silver coins and other
valuables stolen from her home between 9-23-16 and 9-26-16. The victim
immediately cast her suspicions on local “problematic” neighborhood juveniles
and provided deputies with some proof supporting her suspicion.
Deputies Gregory and Hiers discovered entry was made into
the home through a broken window on the south end of the home. Based upon
additional discoveries made at the crime scene combined with the victim’s
information, a search began for the juveniles believed to be responsible.
Six juveniles, all living in the Fanning Springs Annex area
of Levy County were located, detained and interviewed. These six admitted to
entering the victim’s home several times over the course of three days taking
items each time they went.
In addition to solving this case and recovering most of the
stolen property, deputies discovered some of the same group was responsible for
the theft of a $2,000 riding lawn mower. The owner of the mower reported it
stolen from his shed on September 23, 2016. He also lives in the same area. The
group of juveniles told deputies they had “stashed” the mower in a wooded area
nearby after they spray painted it to disguise its appearance.
All juveniles, ranging in age between 12 to 17 years old,
were booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and charged with burglary,
grand theft and criminal mischief. They were later released by the Department
of Juvenile Justice to their parents.
Lt. Scott Tummond
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Sexual Predator Public Address Notification

September 12, 2016
On July 28, 2016 Carlos Lanard Anthony registered as a
Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Anthony is required to notify law
enforcement whenever he changes addresses.
Carlos Lanard Anthony was convicted in 2005 in Pineallas County, Fl
for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a child under 12; F.S. 800.04 (5) (b). Anthony has registered his temporary change
in address as: 11571 NE 65 Lane Williston, Levy County, Florida.
For a complete listing of all
registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County,
or to search by zip code, please visit and go to the sexual
offender data base.
Sexual Predator:
Carlos Lanard Anthony
11571 NE 65 Lane     
Williston, Levy County, Florida
DOB: 9-6-81

Man Arrested for Theft of Cattle Feed

September 12, 2016
Alliance Dairy owners contacted LCSO after discovering
approximately $18,000 of cattle feed and other feed products had been stolen
over a period of months. Dairy owners suspected James Jones (1-1-71), an
employee of 6 months, was responsible for the theft after conducting an
internal inquiry.
LCSO investigators conducted surveillance on Saturday night
September 10 and into the early morning hours of September 11. Investigators
observed Jones operating a front end loader as he dumped several loads of feed
into his waiting truck and trailer. Jones was stopped by deputies after he left
the property. Investigators discovered the high quality cattle feed in Jones’
trailer covered by a tarp.
Investigators obtained a statement from Jones who confessed
to investigators he had taken at least three loads of cattle feed from the
Alliance Dairy without permission. He was arrested and booked into the Levy
County Detention Facility for three counts of Grand Theft. His bond has been
set at $30,000.00.
Lt. Scott Tummond
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Suspect Arrested on Sex Offenses

September 12, 2016
David Carnes (5-29-97) was arrested by LCSO investigators on
September 8, 2016 for Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Production of Child
Pornography.  LCSO investigators received
a complaint earlier this month from the family of a juvenile victim. The family
alleged Carnes was having sexual intercourse with their 15 year old daughter
and videotaped these sexual encounters. To further complicate matters, when the
victim and Carnes broke up, Carnes’ jealously got the better of him and he sent
one video to the new boyfriend who lives out of state.
Investigators worked with an out of state agency to recover
the video from the boyfriend. In the interim, Carnes was approached and
interviewed by LCSO investigators. Investigators obtained a statement from Carnes
who confessed to taping his sexual encounters with the victim, acknowledged he
knew her age and admitted to sending the video to her new boyfriend.  Investigators were also able to recover the
device Carnes used to send the video and in doing so also recovered additional videos.
Carnes was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility
where he is being held on a $250,000.00 bond.
Lt. Scott Tummond
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(352) 486-5111
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Stabbing Incident Results in Arrest

September 12, 2016
On September 10, 2016 at 5:49 pm Levy County Department of
Public Safety (LCDPS) personnel were sent to the “Out-of-Towners” RV Park
located at 21151 NE Highway 27 Alternate outside the City of Williston by Levy
County 911. The 911 caller reported an individual was bleeding profusely from
what appeared to be stab wounds.  LCDPS
personnel transported the victim to Shands at UF under a trauma alert.
Deputies responded to the scene and determined the victim
had suffered numerous stab wounds. Investigators interviewed the victim at Shands
and determined he had been in an altercation with a neighbor.
Ernest Brown (1-9-55) was identified as the neighbor
involved in the altercation. Brown told investigators the victim came to his
home sat down and lit crack cocaine a pipe. Brown stated he slapped the glass
pipe out of the victim’s hand and while doing so was attacked by the victim and
suffered a knife wound on his hand. Brown said he retrieved a kitchen knife to
protect himself and when attacked again, he stabbed the victim several times.
The investigation revealed the victim had been stabbed 10
times in the upper torso and back. This caused extensive internal damage and
collapsed both lungs. The victim had to be rushed into emergency surgery to
save his life.
Brown was arrested and transported to the Levy County
Detention Facility and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. He
is being held on a $100,000.00 bond.
Lt. Scott Tummond
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