Carjacking Suspect Arrested In Levy County

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: April 2, 2009
Time: 1:30 PM

Williston, Florida- On April 2, 2009 Deputy Joseph Sabbag arrested Jennifer Marino for carjacking and she was transported to the Levy County Jail.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a Bolo (Be on the lookout) for a stolen silver 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Florida tag 931-VNE. The suspect, Jennifer Marino escaped from “The Centers” in Ocala and forced the driver from a Mitsubishi and fled the scene.

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a female acting suspicious in the Williston area and located Marino at 4751 NE 185 Ave Williston. Marino was taken into custody on the Marion County charges without incident. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Air-1 helicopter located the stolen vehicle at 18911 NE 50 Street and the vehicle was towed to Marion County. Marino was transported to the Levy County Jail.

Defendant: Charges:

Jennifer Marino Carjacking
766 E Jessup Ave
Longwood, Fl
White Female
31 Years of Age

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Drug Arrest Inglis Check Point

On March 31, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Inglis Police Department conducted a DUI sobriety check point at 135 CR-40, in front of Inglis Town Hall.  From 9PM-11PM deputies checked 62 cars and wrote three citations and one written warning. 
 
Officer John Dowd with Inglis Police Department arrested Raymond Ramie Gonzales from Inglis for possession of a controlled substance (Valium) without a prescription.  The charge is a third degree felony.


Captain Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
Professional Standards Division
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5448
Cell:    352-577-4218
Current Press Releases:http://levycountysheriffsblog.blogspot.com/

DUI Check Point

On March 31, 2009 from 8PM-12:00 AM the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Inglis Police Department will be conducting a DUI, driver license and a vehicle safety check point on Highway 40 in front of the Inglis Town Hall.  Drivers are asked to have their drivers license, registration and insurance card ready at the check point.

Captain Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
Professional Standards Division
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5448
Cell:    352-577-4218
Current Press Releases:http://levycountysheriffsblog.blogspot.com/

School Bus Accident Levy County

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: March 31, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM

Morriston, Florida-Shortly after 7:00 AM Levy County School Bus # 9691 was stopped in the northbound lane at 7911 SE Highway 41 picking up two students. The School bus had both stop signs out and the amber lights on when a vehicle struck the rear of the bus.

Involved in the accident were a total of ten people. Five students were on the bus and two students were boarding the bus when the accident occurred. A student that was boarding the bus had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. Tracy Haley, the driver of the bus, did not sustain any injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle died as a result of the crash. The drivers name has not been released until notification of relatives and loved ones. An infant child was a passenger in the vehicle and was taken to University of Florida Shands Hospital with minor injuries.

Levy County School Board Superintendent Bob Hasting is on the scene. Mr. Hasting has prepared extra counselors at the Williston schools.
The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene investigating the traffic crash.

Woman Rams Boyfriends Car With 8 Month Old Child In Vehicle

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: March 30, 2009
Time: 4:45 PM

Bronson, Florida-On March 25, 2009 Deputy Maddox arrested Amanda Peacock for child abuse and criminal mischief.

Shortly after 9 PM Deputy Maddox responded to 13071 NE 75 Place Archer, in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival Deputy Maddox made contact with the victim who advised that he and Peacock were arguing because he left Peacock and went back to his wife.

During the argument the victim got in his vehicle to leave the property and Peacock rammed the victim’s car with her own vehicle. There was over $ 1,500 in damage. Peacock had her 8 month old child in the back seat and the child was not injured during this incident.

Peacock admitted to Deputy Maddox that she was mad and rammed the vehicle out of rage.

Defendant: Charges:

Amanda Peacock Child Abuse (Child Endangerment)
17223 Olive Ave. Criminal Mischief
Brooker, Florida
Race/Sex: White/Female
Age: 24

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