Month: November 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

Devonte Foster

Vincent Williams

November 20, 2018
Levy County Deputy Ryan Sullivan stopped a vehicle in
Bronson at approximately 4 AM on November 19, 2018 for an equipment violation.
Deputy Sullivan discovered the driver, Vincent I. Williams (10-1-91) of
Gainesville, was driving with a suspended driver’s license and had a warrant
for his arrest issued from Alachua County. 
Williams was taken into custody.
Deputy Sullivan then spoke to the passenger Devonte T.
Foster (6-22-96) of Gainesville. Foster did not have a valid license either.
The vehicle was not registered to either Williams or Foster and was towed until
the owner could claim the vehicle. 
Deputy Sullivan conducted an inventory of the vehicle prior
to it being towed. During the inventory he located cocaine and oxycodone in the
center console and a bag in the back seat that contained credit cards, other
valuables and personal identification belonging to a person from Gainesville.
Deputy Sullivan then took Foster into custody and searched him. Foster had
drugs, heroin and marijuana and $530.00 dollars in counterfeit bills hidden in
his jacket pocket.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) was contacted and
told of the personal identification located during the traffic stop. ACSO told
Deputy Sullivan the person whose identification he found had recently reported
his vehicle was been broken into and the items he described were in-fact
reported stolen. 
Both Williams and Foster were arrested and booked in to the
Levy County Detention Facility. Williams was charged with possession of
cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and DWLSR.
His bond was set at $60,000.00. Foster was charged with possession of cocaine,
possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription and possession of counterfeit bills. His bond
was set at $110,000.00.
This investigation is still on-going and additional charges
are expected to be filed by ACSO.

FOLLOW UP – East Williston Block Party


November 2, 2018


After the October 23, 2018 press
release regarding an East Williston Block Party planned for October 27, 2018, we
are happy to report that the events of September 29th were not repeated.  Sheriff McCallum and the LCSO staff appreciate
the assistance and cooperation given by the members of the community that made
it a peaceful night. 

We hope that everyone was able to
enjoy a safe and fun weekend.  As always,
LCSO encourages everyone to enjoy their fellowship and celebrations, but we also
ask that everyone does so SAFELY and LEGALLY. 





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Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477
remain anonymous.



Man Arrested for Sexual Activity with Minor

November 2, 2018
In the first week of October a mother in Alachua County
discovered her 14 year old daughter was involved in a sexual relationship with a
32 year old man only known as “James” who lived in Bronson. The mother reported
her discovery to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators from ACSO
developed information during their investigation that led to the identity of this
person as James Keeton (12-5-85) and that James had numerous meetings with the
child in Alachua County. ACSO investigators contacted the Criminal Investigations
Division at the LCSO and requested assistance in their case. 
LCSO investigators met with and interviewed the child victim.
Investigators discovered James had also been sexually involved with the child victim
in Levy County as recently as the second week of October. Based on the
information the victim gave during this interview, LCSO investigators requested
a search warrant for James’ home located at 265 Picnic Street in Bronson.
On October 31, 2018 LCSO assisted by the ACSO investigators
executed this search warrant and seized evidence of the reported crimes.
Investigators also arrested James Keeton during this time.
Keeton was transported to the Levy County Detention Facility
and has been charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior with a Child between 12
to 16 years old. He is being held on a $250,000.00 bond. Additional charges are
pending in Alachua County.  

Man Attacked with Machete

November 1, 2018
On October 26, 2018 Levy County Deputies responded to the
Marathon gas station in East Williston to a report of an injured man. Deputies
arrived to find a 32 year old male lying in the parking lot. The victim was
holding his left forearm covering a four inch laceration. Deputies also observed
another large bleeding laceration on top of his head. The victim was drifting
in and out of consciousness, but was able to identify his attacker to deputies.
The on scene investigation revealed Ralph A. Miller
(4-25-50) of Citra Florida and the victim got into an argument in the 20500
block of NE 40 Street. Miller and the victim have known each other for some
time and the reason of the argument was not given by the victim. However,
during their argument, Miller retrieved a machete from the vehicle and struck
the victim twice.
Deputies were not able to locate Miller at the time the
report was filed and obtained an arrest warrant. The following day, shortly
after 7 AM, deputies located Miller near where the argument occurred and
arrested him. Miller was still wearing the tee shirt that was spattered with
blood. Deputies also seized the truck Miller was driving the previous day, which
had blood smears down the side and the machete was located in the tool box with
blood still on the blade. 
Miller was transported to the Levy County Detention Facility
and booked-in. He is being held on a $250,000.00 bond.