Burglar Busted

 

The
Levy County Sheriff’s Office has arrested David Michael Smith, (DOB 7/5/88) for
Burglary, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property.  The crime, which occurred at a residence in
the Bronson area, was reported on October 3, 2014.  The Victim reported that an unknown suspect
had removed copper wire from the walls and appliances at his home. 

 
On
October 20, 2014, Deputies received additional information from the Victim and
a concerned citizen that led to the identity of the Suspect.  Investigators Scott Stancil, Mike Wilkinson
and Crime Scene Investigator Zeb Richburg worked the case to its
conclusion. 

 

Smith
ultimately confessed to the reported burglary and theft.  After the theft Smith admitted he sold the
stolen wire at the Williston Recycling business.   In
addition, Smith confessed to similar crimes at 8 additional residences in Levy County.  Additional charges will be filed in those
cases as soon as possible. 

 
LCSO
thanks the public for their assistance in solving these cases.  Citizens are reminded they can report
suspicious activity to LCSO 24 hours a day at 352-486-5111.  They can also make anonymous reports to Crime
Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. 

  

Levy County Sheriff’s
Office
(352) 486-5111

“Know Something We
Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477
remain anonymous.