Violent Career Felon Apprehended

December 5, 2018
On Friday afternoon, November 30, 2018 the Levy County
Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Patrol Division, Drug Task Force (DTF) and Tactical
Response Unit (TRU) executed arrest warrants on a violent career felon in the
Morriston area of Levy County. DTF Commander Lt. Duane Dykstra and DTF
Investigator Rob Bowers had been working for several weeks developing
intelligence as they worked toward the safe execution of pending arrest
warrants on Courtney Harvey (11-19-88) of Williston. 
Harvey, who has a lengthy criminal history and is designated
in Florida as a violent felony offender, was wanted for Burglary with Battery,
Fleeing from Law Enforcement and numerous other charges. Harvey’s history of
violence coupled with recent intelligence developed in this case identified he
often carried a firearm while selling drugs in Morriston.
Harvey, confronted by multiple law enforcement officers, attempted
to flee. Deputies were able to surround him and he surrendered without a fight.
The vehicle he attempted to flee in was seized and towed to the Sheriff’s
Office impound yard. 
On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, DTF Investigator Rob Bowers
executed a search warrant for the vehicle’s interior. Investigator Bowers and
Lt. Dykstra searched the vehicle and found a wide array of illegal narcotics to
include suspected fentanyl, the deadly tranquilizer that has flooded the
streets of America and claimed many lives.
He is currently being held at the Levy County Detention
Facility in lieu of a $555,580.00 bond from the pending warrants served on him
this past Friday.
Sheriff McCallum who was present at the scene on Friday
said, “I am extremely proud of the professionalism and expertise our members
exhibited during the execution of these arrest warrants. The planning and time
invested in gathering the intelligence allowed for a violent felon to be taken into
custody and removed from our streets, and no one was injured. This operation
was a huge success.”  
Additional charges based on the findings of the search
warrant were filed on Harvey on the afternoon of December 4, 2018.  The following is a list of these charges:
1) Opium or Derivative Trafficking 4 grams or more
2) Synthetic Narcotic Possess w/intent to sell
3) Marijuana Possess w/intent to sell
4) Methamphetamine Possess w/intent to sell
5) Opium or derivative Possess w/intent to sell
6) Keep shop or Vehicle for Drugs
7) Possess Drug equipment (Digital scale, and clean

Harvey was formally
of these charges on December 5, 2018 during first
appearance. The Honorable Judge Browning has assigned an additional bond in the
amount of $261,000.00 for these new charges. The total combined bond for
Courtney Harvey is $816,580.00.