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Within two and a half hours after Levy County Undersheriff Brett Beauchamp issued an email at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 17) that Levy County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Nero” was missing from his kennel in Trenton, the dog was located and returned to his partner Deputy Clint Anderson. LCSO Lt. Scott Tummond at 6:53 p.m. sent an email to note the LCSO is grateful to the people of Gilchrist County for their help in finding the deputized dog. Photo Provided
There had been an altercation at the residence next door and an individual had been shot with a shotgun, the caller told the dispatcher. DCSO deputies and Dixie County EMS responded to the scene, Harden said, and while those emergency personnel were responding, dispatchers learned that the alleged shooter had returned to his home less than one-half mile away from the scene. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found the victim McCabe lying in the driveway being held by his brother Gary Lee McCabe Jr., Harden said. Gary McCabe was removed from the immediate area and EMS personnel evaluated Gabe McCabe’s condition, Harden said. They pronounced him dead on scene. Additional DCSO personnel and investigators responded to the scene where they began interviewing witnesses and processing the scene, Harden said. During this time, investigators learned that the suspected shooter, Michael Barnette and his two sons, Kevin and Kyle Barnette, had returned to the residence after one of his sons had been in an earlier altercation with Gabe. As the Barnettes exited the truck, Harden said witnesses reported, there was a brief exchange of words between Michael Barnette and Gabe McCabe and that was when Barnette retrieved the shotgun and shot Gabe McCabe. That shooting incident happened before Michael Barnette and his sons left the residence and returned to their home, Harden said. At the conclusion of the investigation on scene, and after conducting the interviews with the witnesses and parties involved, Michael Jacob Barnette, 59, of Old Town, was arrested on the charges of murder and possession of a short-barrel shotgun, Harden said. Kevin Barnette, 26, was arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant in regard to an alcohol violation, Harden added.
At 7:52 a.m. on Friday morning (Sept. 12), DCSO dispatch received a call from Gary McCabe who reported that he had been shot. When deputies and EMS personnel arrived at the location on 349 Northeast Highway, they found McCabe who was suffering from a single non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg, Harden said. This shooting victim reported that he went to an acquaintance's home in the early morning hours and during that time was shot by a male occupant of the home, Harden said. Gary McCabe was treated at the scene and waived any additional treatment, Harden said. At this time, DCSO investigators have not found any connection to the first shooting incident and the second shooting, Harden said. The second shooting does not appear to be connected to the Barnette family, Harden said.
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The newest performer of the HardisonInk.com jingle is Tabatha Hendricks of the Family Pet Vet in Chiefland, in Chiefland. Everyone is invited to sing the HardisonInk.com jingle. If you see Jeff Hardison and you want to sing the jingle, just let him know or send an email to editor@HardisonInk.com. He asks people to sing it, too, and some of them agree. (Thanks people!) This video was posted Sept. 17, 2014. The next jingle singer will be Steve Bloom at Ace Hardware of Bronson, who also is among the singers in the choir at First United Methodist Church of Williston. -- Video by Jeff M. Hardison