Armed Man Arrested
January 3, 2019
On January 2, 2019 at 4:45 AM Levy County Deputies responded
to 11151 NE 83 Place in Bronson after receiving a 911 call. The 911 caller told
dispatchers a man was beating on the front door and demanding to see his
girlfriend. The 911 caller gave the dispatcher a description of this person and
said he could see this man was holding a gun. The man entered the vehicle
described by the 911 caller and attempted to leave just prior to deputies’
arrival. He was stopped by deputies as he left the property.
Deputies took this person, identified as Jason Kit-Patrick
Patterson (2-2-81) of Gainesville, into custody and began their investigation. Deputies
learned Patterson went to this home to find his girlfriend whom he suspected
was cheating on him with another man. The investigation determined the girlfriend
was at the home but the 911 caller did not know who Patterson was. The gun
described by the 911 caller was found on the ground near where the caller told
dispatchers he was standing just prior to their arrival. The suspect was also searched.
Deputies found 18 Xanax, 9 grams of methamphetamines, 8 grams of powder cocaine
and two pieces of crack cocaine in his pockets. Deputies then discovered
Patterson is an 18 time convicted felon in Florida and is prohibited from
possessing a firearm.  
Patterson was arrested and booked into the Levy County
Detention Facility. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance (Xanax)
without a prescription and possession of methamphetamines. He is being held in
lieu of a $226,000.00 bond.