Arrest Made In Cold Case Murder


October 27, 2015
On September 15th,
2015 the Levy County Grand Jury handed down an indictment for Merle Mackey (4-8-43) for
first degree murder.  The indictment was
based on an incident reported to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in 1982.  At that time, Evelyn “Laverne” Mackey was
reported as a missing person.  Evelyn
Mackey was the wife of Merle Mackey.

Throughout the following
years, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office interviewed several witnesses and
developed information indicating that the murder actually took place in Levy County.  The victim’s body was not recovered. 

An arrest warrant was issued
based on the Grand Jury indictment.  Mackey
was arrested in New Mexico by the U.S.
Marshal’s Service and transported to Levy
County.  Mackey is being housed at the Levy County
Detention Center
without bond where he awaits trial.




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