Trial Wins for Levy County
Paul Urquhart

Brian Stokes

Nathan Nixon

April 2, 2019
The week of March 25, 2019 was a busy week for the courts in
Levy County. The 8th Judicial State Attorney’s Office in Bronson
presented several cases for trial during this week. Monday March 25th
found our courthouse filled with potential jurors. The juries were selected and
the end result was three wins for the victims of Levy County.
On Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Assistant State Attorney Frank
Slavichak presented his case during the two day trail. Paul Urquhart (12-6-69)
from Williston was charged with burglary after a lengthy investigation
conducted by the LCSO Criminal Investigations Division. The jury returned a
guilty verdict. Sentencing on this conviction is pending. Urquhart is currently
serving a sentence of 16 years in the Florida Department of Corrections for a
previous burglary conviction. 
On Thursday, March 28, 2019 Assistant State Attorney Darla
Whistler presented her case during a one day trial. Brian Stokes (8-7-78) from
Chiefland was accused of selling cocaine to an undercover informant in a case
made by DTF Detective Matt Poppel. Mrs. Whistler prevailed and a guilty verdict
was delivered. Stokes, who has been sentenced to the Florida Department of
Corrections on four different occasions, could be sentenced to up to 30 years.
His sentencing was postponed because he still has another open and pending drug
sales case.
On Friday, March 29, 2019 Assistant State Attorney Glenn
Bryan presented his case during a one day trial. Nathan Nixon (10-27-61) from
Williston was accused of capital sexual battery on a juvenile victim in 2003 which
was originally investigated by Captain Chuck Bastak (Ret.). Nixon fled to
Mexico after learning of this investigation, but was captured and returned to
the United States. Follow up investigations were conducted by Sergeant Mike
Narayan when Nixon was returned to Levy County. The jury returned a guilty
verdict on three counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. Nixon could
be facing up to 90 years in the Florida Department of Corrections and will be
designated a sexual offender. His sentencing is scheduled for May.