Cross City Man Arrested at Fanning Springs Bar


Date: June 10, 2011
Time: 11:45 AM

On June 9, 2011, Deputies responded to the Dawg House Bar in Fanning Springs. Upon arrival they were advised that a white male groped female patrons inside the bar. The subject was told to leave the bar and he went outside and caused a disturbance in the parking lot.

The subject was later identified as, James Leslie Cassidy a 24 year Correction Officer with the Cross City Department of Corrections. The subject was asked to calm down several times but he refused the order. Cassidy was placed under arrest for disorderly intoxication and he was placed in the patrol car. The investigation revealed that Cassidy had been drinking moonshine and was extremely intoxicated. Cassidy after being kicked out of the bar slashed six (6) vehicle tires causing over $2,750 dollars in damage.

Cassidy was arrested for disorderly intoxication, two counts of battery, seven counts of criminal mischief and threat to a public servant. While the Deputies were investigating the criminal mischief the battery victims advised that Cassidy had groped them inside the bar by putting his hands down their pants.

While enroute to the jail Cassidy threatened to stab the deputy when he gets out of jail and also threatened to kill the deputy’s family. Cassidy became very irate and started kicking the cage in the patrol car causing over
$100.00 in damage. Upon arrival at the jail Cassidy had to be physically restrained in a special restraint chair due to his violent behavior.


James Leslie Cassidy
160 NE 201 Ave
Cross City, Fl
W/M, 12/02/1967


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell: 352-577-4218