Stephen Walther Arrested

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                June 29, 2010 Time:                5:30 PM   Fanning Springs, Florida-On June 28, 2010 Deputy Kevin Kinik stopped a blue Oldsmobile for the occupants not wearing the safety belts.  During the traffic stop in Fanning Springs the driver; Stephen Walther advised that he does not have a driver’s license because they are suspended.  Walther was arrested for driving while license suspended and search incident to arrest Deputy Kinik seized drug paraphernalia, needles, scales and spoons.   The passenger, Jennifer Sims was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (pills).  Deputy Kinik seized a clear plastic bag containing blue pills in the glove box.  Sims stated that the pills were ibuprofen and Kinik contacted poison control and discovered the narcotics were sulfamethoxavole trimethoprim which is a prescription for antibiotics.  During the arrest Sims had in her purse green pills and the pills were identified as cephalexin.  The narcotics require a prescription and Sims was unable to provide doctors prescription.  Sims and Walther was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail.   The Walther family is very familiar with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.  On June 16, 2010 Investigator Tom Martin arrested Stephen Walther’s father Scott Walther, his brother Lukas Walther and Marc Walther for numerous burglaries, theft and drug charges.   Defendant:   Stephen M. Walther 16590 NW 80 Ave. Trenton, Fl W/m, 29   Jennifer Sims 6800 W Burke Way Homosassa, Fl W/F, 36   ###

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