Month: May 2017

Weekend Shooting Incident Investigated

May 8, 2017
On Sunday May 7, 2017 a resident who lives on NE 210 Avenue
in East Williston was awakened at 4 a.m. by a crashing sound inside his home.
He investigated the sound but did not find anything wrong and went back to bed.
At approximately 9:30 in the morning he discovered a bullet hole through his
front window and called 911.
Deputies discovered someone fired a gun from outside the
home. The bullet entered the resident’s north facing window, went through a
recliner then lodged in the homeowner’s entertainment center. The bullet was
recovered and it appears the weapon is a 9mm handgun.
The homeowner told investigating deputies this is not the first
time his home has been shot. Approximately one month ago his front door was
also shot.
Anyone who has information which could solve this crime is
asked to contact the Investigations Division at the LCSO at 352-486-5111; or if
you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

Sex Offender Arrested

May 8, 2017
Christopher L. Caffie (9-24-92) who resides at 3731 NE 217 Court, Williston, was arrested for failure to comply with Sex
Offender registration requirements on Friday May 5, 2017. Caffie was convicted
of a sexual offense (a felony) in 2012 and is required to
register with
the Sheriff’s Office two times a year. He is also required to provide
information such as vehicle registration information, employment information
and internet identifiers.
Investigators just recently discovered Caffie created a Facebook profile page
using a fictitious identification in December of 2015. Caffie never reported
having this Facebook profile. Caffie also failed to report his employer
captured digitally altered images posted by Caffie on his Facebook page
depicting him holding various firearms and other gun photographs. Caffie is a
convicted felon and the investigation is on-going to determine if Caffie still
has possession of these weapons. Additional charges could be filed.

Williston Sex Offender Arrested

May 8, 2017
Jeffrey Earl Stark (10-22-63) who resides at 16421 NE 10th Street, Williston, was
arrested by investigators on Friday, May 5, 2017, for failure to comply with
Sex Offender registration requirements. Stark was convicted of a sexual offense
in 2015 and is required register to with the Sheriff’s Office two times a year.
In addition, he is required to provide information such as vehicle registration
information and internet identifiers. Stark failed to register as required in
April. Investigators spoke to Stark in January and told him his vehicle
registration information had to be updated. Stark failed to provide vehicle
information as instructed.
Stark resisted investigators attempts to take him into
custody, and he has been charged with the additional offense of resisting
arrest. Stark is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond
has been set at $305,000.00.

Rosewood Home Invasion Suspects Arrested

Dromandric Gunn

Jimmie Gunn Jr.
May 8, 2017
On April 17, 2017 multiple LCSO units, assisted by the
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Air 1 helicopter, responded to 6351 SW 99 Court
in Rosewood to a reported home invasion robbery. LCSO Deputies and Investigators
searched for the suspects and later located an unoccupied burning vehicle in
the unincorporated area of Rocky Hammock. This vehicle was positively
identified as belonging to the robbery suspects.
Investigators positively identified Jimmie Lee Gunn Jr.
(4-15-84) from Chiefland as the primary suspect and obtained a warrant for his
arrest within 12 hours of the offense. The second suspect was not immediately
identified. The search for Gunn stalled when investigators learned he fled the
Levy County area to another state.
Early reports that the suspects tied up one victim and exchanged
gunfire with another occupant of the home have been confirmed. On Thursday, May
4, 2017, Dromandric Eli Gunn (3-27-76) turned himself in to authorities. D.
Gunn was suffering from a gunshot wound that entered his buttocks and exited
through the front of his hip. He gave a statement to Investigators once he was
in custody. He said he participated in the home invasion and suffered the
gunshot wound during the robbery. He has been on the run since, moving from
state to state. He surrendered because of complications with the gunshot wound.
He is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been
set at $2,525,000.00.
Jimmie Gunn was taken into custody Friday, May 5, 2017 in
Chiefland. J. Gunn surrendered to law enforcement after arguing with family
members who were attempting to convince him to turn himself in to law
enforcement. This argument prompted a 911 call and when officers arrived, he
peacefully surrendered. Jimmie Gunn is being held at the Levy County Detention
Facility and his bond has been set at 5 million dollars.
Investigators have discovered this incident was not a random
act but a poorly planned targeted robbery. The investigation is still ongoing. Other
participants have been identified and charges will be filed in the near future.
Anyone who has information about this case is asked to
contact Investigator Mike McNeil at 352-486-5111 or you can remain anonymous by
calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.