Month: August 2018

Concerned Citizen Tip Leads to Drug Arrest

August 14, 2018
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and
Criminal Investigations Division responded to the area of Williston Highlands
near the Williston Golf Course on August 10th to citizen complaints
of suspicious activity. Citizens saw what they believed were drug transactions occurring
in their neighborhood in the late evening hours and were able to provide
deputies with vehicle descriptions and tag numbers. 
Patrol Deputy Kellie Ward and CID Investigator Justin
VanDuren teamed up and stopped one of the described vehicles. The driver,
identified as Mandy Sears (8-2-78) of Williston was found to be driving a
vehicle with the wrong tag on it. Her driver’s license had also been suspended.
Sears cooperated during the traffic stop and deputies located crack cocaine and
Molly hidden in the vehicle. 
Sears was arrested and charged with possession of crack
cocaine, possession of a controlled substance (Molly), driving while license
suspended or revoked and attaching a tag not assigned to a vehicle. She was
booked in at the Levy County Detention Bureau where she is being held on a
$35,000.00 bond.

Burglary Suspect Arrested

August 14, 2018
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations
Division arrested two subjects in connection to three recently reported
residential burglaries on the outskirts of Chiefland. Investigators identified
Dustin R. Morgan (10-9-87) and Brittany Dickerson (2-10-86),
boyfriend/girlfriend, as the responsible parties. Morgan and Dickerson were
located living inside their vehicle in the Chiefland area on August 3rd and
arrested.
Investigators believe Morgan is responsible for additional
break-ins in the Chiefland area and are seeking assistance from our public to
help solve more cases. Investigators located multiple household items and
jewelry believed to be stolen inside the vehicle Morgan and Dickerson were living
in. The vehicle is described as a white 4 door Chevrolet passenger car. Pictured are some of the recovered items that have not yet identified. If you
recognize any of these items please contact Investigator C.J. Perryman at
352-486-5111 ext. 276.
Morgan is currently being held at the Levy County Detention
Facility. He has been charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of
grand theft and one count of felony criminal mischief. His bond has been set at
$250,000.00.
Dickerson posted a $10,000.00 bond after being charged with
two counts of providing false information to a pawn broker.