Month: December 2016

Christmas Grinches Nabbed

 

 

The
Levy County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Alura Weeks Myers, (DOB 11/16/95) and
Luther Cole Snellgrove (DOB 9-20-99) on multiple charges related to burglaries
and thefts in the Chiefland area of Levy County.  The arrests began to come together on
Christmas Eve when LCSO deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress
at a residence north of Chiefland. 
Snellgrove was apprehended and taken into custody by the Chiefland
Police Department after fleeing the residence. 

 During
the follow up investigation, LCSO Investigator C.J. Perryman was able to
determine that both Snellgrove and Myers were responsible for the Christmas Eve
residential burglary, an earlier burglary at Carter’s Store as well as a
business burglary in Gilchrist County. 
Myers is currently on probation for previous burglary and theft
charges. 


Myers
was located by Deputies on December 27th in the Bronson area and
taken into custody.  Myers was in the
company of  Edward Tyler Loos (DOB
8-15-95) at the time.  Loos was arrested
for Resisting an Officer without Violence. 
After booking at the Levy County Detention Center, Loos was released on
his own recognizance.  

 Myers
is facing 12 different charges ranging from multiple Probation Violations and
burglary to marijuana possession.  She is
being held at the Levy County Detention Center under no bond.  Snellgrove was detained by the Florida
Department of Juvenile Justice.  Both
individuals are suspects in at least one additional residential burglary in Levy
County. 

 LCSO
thanks the public and CPD for their assistance in solving these cases.  Citizens are reminded they can report
suspicious activity to LCSO 24 hours a day at 352-486-5111.  They can also make anonymous reports to Crime
Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. 

 

 

Levy County Sheriff’s
Office
(352) 486-5111

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

 

 

Burglary Suspect Arrested

December 15, 2016
Arthur Lee Jones (4-28-98) of Bronson was arrested by the
Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) December
14, 2016, for multiple counts of burglary and theft.
The LCSO Patrol Division responded to a residential alarm
yesterday morning at approximately 0830. Deputies discovered the alarm was
activated because a pane of glass in the front door had been broken and the
door was unlocked by the suspect reaching inside. Deputies secured the scene
and requested CID investigators.
Investigators identified evidence near the home and were
following leads. Jones must have felt the “heat” and voluntarily offered to
speak to investigators. Jones confessed to multiple burglaries (5); to homes
and vehicles in and around the 12800 block of NE 80th Avenue. In one
of these cases, Jones stole a pistol and has been charged with armed burglary,
which carries a more severe punishment if convicted.
Items such as gaming stations, vape pens, electronics and
cash had been reported stolen by the victims. Investigators recovered
approximately 90% of the property, totaling approximately $3,000.00. The recovered
property has been returned to the owners.
Jones is currently being held in the Levy County Detention
Facility and his bond has been set at $142,000.00.
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Missing Person

December 13, 2016
Levy County deputies are currently searching for Ronald
Gregory Wesley 12-4-55 who has been missing since Sunday afternoon. Wesley’s
family reported he went fishing in a lime rock pit off of SR 121 shortly before
noon on Sunday. Deputies have located his vehicle parked near a gate adjacent
to private property and near the rock pit. Deputies are currently searching the
area.
Anyone who spoke to Wesley Sunday afternoon or yesterday is asked
to contact the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111.
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Capital Sexual Battery Arrest

December 6, 2016
Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested James
Thomas Crowe 2-13-63 on December 4, 2016 for sexual battery of a person under
12 years old. Deputies responded to a complaint filed by the mother of a five
year old child. The mother explained she entrusted her children in the care of
a family friend for an overnight stay on December 3, 2016. During the night
Crowe, the father of the babysitter, sexually abused the five year old child. The
child immediately disclosed this abuse to the mother the following morning when
she picked the child up.
The child was interviewed by both Levy County Sheriff’s
investigators and the University of Florida’s Child Protection Team’s child
forensic interviewer. The child gave consistent and specific information during
both interviews. Investigators also identified a witness to the abuse who
corroborated the victim’s statement.
LCSO investigators also interviewed Crowe. He denied ever
having any sexual contact with the child and offered the child had been coached
to make this statement. However, Crowe’s statements contained multiple inconsistencies.
Crowe was arrested and booked into the Levy County Detention
Facility. His bond has been set at two million dollars.
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