It Takes Time to Build the Case

October 24, 2018
      
Many of our followers often wonder why we cannot solve the
case in under an hour like they do on TV (minus the commercial
interruptions).  Well, we cannot, because
this is not Hollywood and we don’t have the super star actors who always get
the confession. We build cases the old fashioned way; we work for it, talk to
witnesses, interview suspects and find the stolen property by searching for it.
Recently the eastern side of Levy County experienced a rash
of car burglaries. These thieves targeted unlocked vehicles and took a whole
bunch of guns along with other valuables. These cases were being investigated
by the Gainesville Police Department and the LCSO Criminal Investigations
Division (CID) and they took time to develop.
LCSO investigators have made considerable progress in
solving these cases and have recovered many stolen guns. The investigation
gained traction on October 11, 2018 when LCSO investigators made an arrest in
Williston and recovered three guns. Investigators pulled on the “loose thread”
and from this arrest developed enough information to secure a search warrant.
On October 12, 2018 investigators executed the search
warrant and recovered two more guns and made another arrest. This case profited
our investigators with more information that led to another search warrant. On
October 16, 2018 investigators executed this search warrant at 21130 NE 40
Street in Williston, recovered 16 guns and made two more arrests. And, the
investigation continued.
On October 18, 2018 investigators arrested Kentavious Brown
(1-28-2001) of Williston for burglary and grand theft of a firearm and Davonta
Pollock (7-27-2000) of Williston for burglary, grand theft of a firearm and a
felon in possession of a firearm. No guns were recovered during these arrests. Brown
has been released to the Department of Juvenile Justice and Pollock is being
held in lieu of a $125,000.00 bond.
Again on October 23, 2018 investigators made another arrest.
Jonathan Davis (7-11-99) of Gainesville was arrested for burglary and grand
theft of a firearm. He was additionally charged for a violation of probation.  He is being held at the Levy County Detention
Facility on a $25,000.00 bond for the burglary and theft charges and NO bond
for his probation violation.
Investigators report more arrests are forthcoming as more
information is being developed on a daily basis. To date, 21 guns have been
recovered along with seven arrests and other stolen property seized. Of these
21 guns, nine (9) of them have been confirmed as previously being reported
stolen and will be returned to their owners.
Anyone with information related to these cases or have
information on any other crimes can contact the LCSO at 352-486-5111 or report
what you know anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. You may
be eligible for a cash reward.