Month: January 2018

Wanted Subject Arrested/Levy County School Bus Diverted

January 9, 2018
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant
on a subject in the area of North South Estates which is located between
Bronson and Williston. The subject initially barricaded
himself inside the home and would not surrender.  LCSO Deputies secured the area and in the
process had to re-route a Levy County School bus. The children were never in
danger, but in the abundance of caution deputies would not allow the bus driver to
pass the scene. The situation has since been resolved and the subject is in
custody.
Levy County School District members were told the bus had
to be re-routed. Before they were able to contact parents to arrange an alternate
pick up location the subject surrendered. All children who would have been
dropped off earlier at their normal drop-off location are currently being taken to their respective, normal drop-off locations.
We will update the details of the subjects arrest shortly.



The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free Active Threat Response class to interested citizens. This class is being offered in light of the many tragic active shooter and active threat events that are occurring in our country and around the world. This class will help our citizen groups be more prepared by knowing how to respond if ever involved in this type of situation. The class is approximately an hour long and includes a question and answer period, and is designed for citizens over 18 years old.

The LCSO is hosting it first open to the public class at the Bronson Middle High School Cafetorium on January 22, 2018 and beginning at 6:30 PM. The class will be presented by LCSO Deputy Grant Sandlin. Questions can be directed to Deputy Sandlin at 352-486-5111 or email gsandlin@levyso.com directly.

Sheriff McCallum urges all interested persons to take advantage of this free class so that you can be more prepared.

 

Update on Missing / Found Child Lexie

On January 3, 2018 at approximately 5:45 PM, the LCSO Communications Center received a report of a missing 10 year old child in the Bronson area.  Deputies responded to the scene on NE 86th Court and began searching for the child and conducting interviews of potential witnesses. 


LCSO is happy to report that on January 3, 2018, Lexie
Bouthillier was located and returned to her home around 9 PM.  Lexie was located by Sgt. Lauree’ Allen and
her K-9 Partner, Phoenix.  The
investigation revealed that Lexie’s disappearance had not been caused by any criminal
activity.  Lexie was found safe and sound
and returned to her parents. 

LCSO was overwhelmed by calls to the Communications Center,
social media messages, calls and text messages to LCSO personnel from the
public seeking to assist in the investigation. 
The goodwill expressed by citizens of Levy County during this incident
was incredible.  The positive outcome
resulted from teamwork by the law enforcement personnel and members of the
community. 

Sheriff McCallum expressed his appreciation to everyone
involved and especially to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.  The MCSO helicopter was en route to the area
to assist in the search when Lexie was located. 

Sheriff McCallum also stated: “I want to thank the men and
women of LCSO, other involved agencies and our community for working together to
locate Lexie. I encourage all parents to be involved in your child’s daily life.  Knowing your child’s interests, friends and
whereabouts can help prevent a tragedy.”

As always, LCSO encourages citizens to report any and ALL
suspicious activity.  The best way to
report is by calling the Communication Center at 352-486-5111 for routine calls
and 911 for emergencies.  Please do not
rely on social media (that is not continuously monitored) to report suspicious
or criminal activity.  Thanks again!