Month: June 2017

Additional Arrest in Manatee Farms Subdivision

June 28, 2017
On-going investigations into complaints from residents in
the Manatee Farms Subdivision located on County Road 320 west of Chiefland have
resulted in another arrest. Jason Anthony Morris (2-7-82) who resides at 11751
NW 83rd Court was arrested for an outstanding warrant. During his
arrest, investigators located drugs and drug paraphernalia in his room.
Investigators identified the drugs as methamphetamines, oxycodone and
marijuana. Morris also had a pipe for smoking these drugs and a container in
which to hide them. 
Morris has been booked into the Levy County Detention
Facility and his bond was set at $34,000.00. 
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Sexual Predator Public Address Notification

June 27, 2017
On June 27, 2017 registered as a
Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Schenker is required to notify law
enforcement whenever he changes addresses.
Jim Benjamin Schenker was convicted in 2003 in Collier County, Fl
for Sexual Battery/Coerce Child on a child under 12; F.S. 794.011 (8) (b). Schenker has registered his change in
address as: 4490 NE 140 Court, 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 www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual
offender data base.
Sexual Predator:
Jim Benjamin Schenker
4490 NE 140 Court    
Williston, Levy County, Florida
White/Male
DOB: 4-24-55
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Known Burglar Arrested (Again)

June 27, 2017
Timothy Cobb (12-21-72) of Bronson is a subject well known
in his home town. Not for his contribution to his community but as a burglar.
Cobb has been imprisoned in the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) system 6
times since 1994 and has amassed 40 felony arrests and 14 felony convictions,
most for burglaries. He was released from the DOC on May 7, 2017 after serving 5
years for his latest conviction.
On June 23, 2017, Levy County Sheriff’s Office Patrol
Division K-9 Deputy Gary Garboski received information from the Criminal Investigations
Division (C.I.D.) to be on the lookout (BOLO) for Cobb because he was a suspect
in a recently reported burglary which occurred at 10291 NE 20th
Avenue. The victim of this burglary reported jewelry, memorabilia, coins and
two guns that had been stolen. K-9 Deputy Garboski located Cobb walking along
US Hwy 27 north of the Town of Bronson, stopped him and conducted a roadside
interview. K-9 Deputy Garboski was assisted by Deputy Gaffey, and they located and
identified numerous items being carried by Cobb as property which was reported
stolen from the 20th Avenue burglary.
Investigators from the C.I.D. responded to the scene and
conducted a more in depth interview with Cobb and his associate. Cobb gave
information to investigators which led them to a home where he had been
staying. Investigators located and recovered additional property which was
identified as stolen from the 20th Avenue burglary.   
Cobb was arrested and booked into the Levy County Detention
Facility and has been charged with burglary, grand theft of a firearm, grand
theft and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. His bond has
been set at $275,000.00.

911 Call Leads to Multiple Felony Charges

June 26, 2017
On Thursday, June 22 at 11:13 pm deputies were dispatched to
2751 NE 200th Avenue in Williston to a 911 emergency call. A female caller told
911 emergency operators that she had been beaten up and was calling from the
address where it happened. The call abruptly ended before emergency operators
could get additional information. 
When deputies arrived address the caller provided, Willie C.
McCray (4-1-77) identified by deputies as the home owner, answered the door.
McCray told deputies just he and his nephew were the only ones at the home and
no altercation had taken place there. McCray refused to allow deputies to
search the home. Deputies spoke to neighbors who did not report seeing or
hearing any altercation at McCray’s home. With no further information to verify
this complaint, deputies had to leave.
On Friday, June 23 at 12:10 a.m. a second call from the same
female was received by 911 operators. She was able to provide her name and the
address from where she was calling during this second call. She told emergency
operators she had been picked up by McCray from her home in another county.
When they arrived at his home in Williston, they engaged in a physical
altercation where she was punched, kicked and eventually locked inside a
bathroom in McCray’s home and unable to make another 911 call. She ultimately escaped
after McCray fell asleep.
Deputies located McCray asleep inside the home. While taking
McCray into custody, deputies saw firearms and drug paraphernalia in the room.
McCray is a ten time convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing
firearms. Deputies contacted the Criminal Investigations Division that secured
a search warrant for the home where two guns; a rifle and a semi-automatic
handgun, as well as ammunition were located. In addition, a felony amount of
marijuana was located during the search.
McCray has been charged with two counts of possession of a
weapon by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon,
possession of marijuana, false imprisonment, depriving a person of 911, felony
battery and resisting an officer which stemmed from deputies first contact with
him. He was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has
been set at $150,000.00.
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Duo Arrested for Sex Crimes Against Child

June 22, 2017

On June 21, 2017, Levy County
Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Jason Allen Fisher (12-1-81) and Ronald
Arthur Adams (9-4-58) for multiple sex crimes committed against a child victim in
Levy County, Florida.  The arrests are
the result of cooperative efforts between the Florida Department of Children
and Families (DCF), the University of Florida Child Protection Team (CPT) and
the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. 

Both subjects were charged with
three felony counts that included Sexual Battery and Lewd and Lascivious
Molestation of a child victim.  Fisher
and Adams are being held at the Levy County Detention Center.  Their individual bonds were set at five
million dollars each by Levy County Judge Tim Browning. 

The terrible evidence uncovered
in the case indicates the child victim was molested over a long period of
time.  The offenses occurred in the
Morriston area of the county.  Fisher and
Adams were acquaintances of the victim’s family.  One of the victim’s relatives reported the
abuse and the involved agencies immediately began building the case. 

LCSO lead Investigator Mike
McNeil expressed confidence that theses offenders will ultimately be convicted
due to the high quality of the evidence developed in this case.  As always, LCSO encourages citizens to report
anonymously suspected criminal activity to CrimeStoppers at 1-877-349-TIPS
(8477).  Suspected child abuse or neglect
cases can also be reported to DCF by calling 1-800-962-2873.  

  

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