Month: April 2019

Sexual Predator Public Address Notification

April 22, 2019
On April 22, 2019 Tyler David Medeiros registered as a
Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Medeiros is required to notify law enforcement
whenever he changes addresses.
Tyler David Medeiros was convicted in 2014 in Levy County, Florida
for Lewd and Lascivious Battery/Victim between 12-15 years old; FS: 800.04 (4).
Medeiros has registered his change
in address as: 19191 SE 3rd Street 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:
Tyler David Medeiros
19191 SE 3rd Street                
Williston, Levy County, Florida
White/Male
DOB: 4-3-1993

2019 Crab Fest Traffic Advisory

April 22, 2019
Citizens are
reminded this coming weekend; Friday, April 26, 2019 and Saturday, April 27,
2019 is East Williston’s annual Crab Fest. Citizens and motorist are reminded
traffic patterns will be altered on CR 318 during the event. Motorists should
expect heavy traffic in and around CR 318 and US Hwy Alt 27.
The event will
be beginning Friday evening and will continue into Saturday with the primary
event starting at approximately 2 pm. Motorists not planning on attending this
event should avoid the area if possible. There will be a heavy presence of law
enforcement in the area and motorists are urged to use caution and follow all
traffic laws. Travel safe.
   
                     
                     
                     
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Run away from the carnival? Sounds counter intuitive doesn’t it?

April 12, 2019
Career carnival worker Justin F. Benoit (12-17-78) who lists
an address in Spring Hill, used his powers of influence to coerce a 16 year old
to run away from the carnival life with him. Benoit created an elaborate plan
that he put it into action just prior to Christmas of 2018. He convinced the
under aged daughter of another carnival worker to flee from a Palm Beach County
carnival location and meet with him in central Florida. From there they
traveled to Levy County where they hid for approximately two weeks.
Benoit plied the young lady with alcohol and when she became
intoxicated, he took advantage of her. Benoit was ousted by the child’s
parent’s persistent efforts to locate their daughter they flooded social media
pages Benoit frequented with flyers picturing their missing daughter. Benoit
was confronted and fled, leaving the child behind. 
Osceola County Detectives contacted Levy County Detectives
when their case identified the location in Levy County where Benoit had been
hiding. Levy County Detectives met the child victim who had been reunited with
her parents and took her statement. She described being coerced into consuming
alcohol to the point of being ill, and engaging in sexual activity with the
suspect.
Levy County Detectives obtained a warrant for Benoit’s
arrest charging him with three counts of sexual battery on a minor,
interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency with a
minor. His bond was set at $250,000.00.
Levy County Detectives learned Benoit had fled to Pasco
County and contacted the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division. Their
Warrants Detectives located and arrested Benoit. Benoit has since been
transferred to Levy County where he will remain in custody until his trial
date.

Morriston Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

April 12, 2019
On 4/10/2019 at
approximately 0800 hours Levy County Detectives served a search warrant at the residence
located at 14850 SE 28th Street in Morriston, Florida. This warrant was based
on a tip sent to the Cyber Tipline and received by the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
Unit. Jeffrey E. Lutz (5/30/1964) was located inside by Detectives and said he
was the sole occupant of the home. The tip forwarded to the LCSO Criminal Investigations
Division was for child pornography which was either possessed, manufactured or
distributed and was associated with 16 cyber tips directly linked to the
Internet Protocol address designated to this residential address.
LCSO Detectives received
assistance from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Unit who were able to
confirm Lutz’s personal computer contained images of child pornography. During
a subsequent interview with Lutz, he confessed to seeking out, downloading and
distributing sexually explicit images of children.
Lutz has been arrested
and charged with nine counts of possession of obscene material. He is being
held in the Levy County Detention Bureau in lieu of a $450,000.00 bond.

Williston Woman Arrested for Stabbing

April 9, 2019
Levy County Deputies responded to the home located at 16031 NE 2nd Place in Williston to a 911 call. The caller stated Anna Gonzalez
(7-14-91) attacked her brother with a knife and in the caller’s attempt to
intervene, she was stabbed. This victim told 911 operators that Gonzalez was
going crazy and acting irrational as she was coming down after recently abusing
heroin. 
Deputies arrived to find blood in the kitchen area of the
home and the victim bleeding from a knife wound on her hand. Anna Gonzalez was
located in the home and threatened deputies when they told her she was being
arrested. Gonzalez fought with deputies, kicking and hitting them as she was
being taken into custody.
Gonzalez has been charged with aggravated battery,
aggravated assault, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and
resisting arrest with violence. She was transported to the Levy County
Detention Bureau and is in custody awaiting her first appearance.