CBP seizes prohibited yak meat,
dung pods, and seeds at JFK

Published April 24, 2017 at 11:07 p.m.
on the Police Page of HardisonInk.com
     WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Officials with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced this evening (Monday, April 24) the recent seizure and destruction of a shipment of over 132 kilograms (291 pounds) of prohibited yak meat, dung pods, and seeds for propagation imported from Nepal at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.

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     The prohibited items were manifested as sweaters, shawls, pants, and other items of clothing.
     Yak meat is prohibited from being importing into the United States under 9 CFR 94, which prohibits ruminant products from countries affected by rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease, such as Nepal. Certain propagative seeds are also prohibited from being import into the United States under 7 CFR 319.37, due to possible plant disease contamination. Foot and Mouth disease is a worldwide concern that can spread quickly and cause significant economic damage.
     The shipment was initially identified by the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) based on an e-Allegation from the public.
     The CTAC is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility designed to streamline and enhance federal efforts to address import safety issues. The CTAC combines the resources and manpower of CBP and other government agencies to protect the American public from harm caused by unsafe imported products by improving communication and information-sharing and reducing redundant inspection activities.
     This seizure demonstrates exceptional interagency collaboration between CBP and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in targeting and identifying high-risk shipments for possible import safety violations, including dangerous agricultural commodities such as those found at JFK.


LCSO issues traffic alert
for upcoming Crab Fest


Art provided by LCSO Lt. Scott Tummond

Published April 24, 2017 at 9:27 p.m.
on the Police Page of HardisonInk.com
     LEVY COUNTY --
Residents and visitors to eastern Levy County are reminded that this coming weekend Saturday into Sunday morning (April 29-30) is "Williston’s Annual Crab Fest."

     This event is in the unincorporated area to the east of Williston.
     Residents, visitors and motorists passing through this area are reminded that traffic patterns will be altered on Levy County Road 318 during the event.
     Motorists should expect heavy traffic in and around CR 318 and U.S. Alt. 27 beginning at approximately 2 p.m. until the event ends.
     Motorists who are not planning to attend this event should avoid the area if possible.
     There will be a heavy presence of law enforcement in the area and motorists are urged to use caution and follow all traffic laws.
     One man died and people were wounded one year during this event, which attracts visitors from far and near.


 

Man on Moped suffers
critical injuries

By Jeff M. Hardison © April 24, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.
     ALACHUA COUNTY --
A 32-year-old Newberry man suffered critical injuries Sunday night (April 23) when the Moped he was driving was hit by a compact-crossover SUV, the FHP said.

     Teejay Gram Morton, 32, of Newberry was driving an unknown model and year of Moped westbound on Southwest 15th Avenue in Alachua County at approximately 8:54 p.m., according to a press release by Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Lena Ward, based on information from crash investigator FHP Trooper P. Medina and homicide investigator FHP Cpl. J. Smith.
     Gena Gay Ingram, 16, of Newberry was driving a 2009 Saturn Vue westbound on Southwest 15th Avenue, the FHP said. Passengers in that vehicle were Emely Snyder, 16, Isaiah Gordon, 17, and Anthony Ramsey, 17, all of Newberry, the FHP said.
     The Moped had no lighting and was not visible on the darkened roadway -- Southwest 15th Avenue at 202nd Street, the FHP said.
     The Moped while heading in the same direction, westbound, was traveling in the opposite traffic lane in front of the Saturn, the FHP said. The Moped suddenly swerved to the right into the path of the Saturn, the FHP said, and the Moped was struck by the Saturn.
     Morton was ejected from the Moped, the FHP said. He was not wearing a helmet, the FHP said. Blood-alcohol content test results are pending to determine if alcohol was a factor, the FHP. said.
     Morton was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital with critical injuries, the FHP said.
     No occupants of the Saturn suffered any injuries, the FHP said. All of the occupants were wearing seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor from any of those teenagers, the FHP.
     Charges are pending completion of the investigation, the FHP said.


Man lying on road dies
after being hit by car

By Jeff M. Hardison © April 23, 2017 at 10:07 a.m.
     OCALA --
A 34-year-old man was lying on the roadway in Marion County late Saturday night (April 22) when he was run over by a car, the FHP said.

     Randall Henges, 22, of Ocala was driving a 2004 Saturn Ion at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Jonathan Young, based on information from crash investigator FHP Trooper M. Baker and homicide investigator FHP Cpl. W. Dill.
     Henges was traveling westbound on State Road 40, the FHP said.
     Jeffrey Mason, 34, of Ocala was lying near the north edge line of SR 40 in front of the path of the Ion, the FHP said.
     Henges failed to see Mason and the car struck Mason with its undercarriage, the FHP said.
     Mason was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the FHP said.
     It is not clear how Mason ended up lying on the roadway, the FHP said. Alcohol was not a factor related to Henges' driving, the FHP said. Henges was not injured in the accident, the FHP said.
     Blood-alcohol contest results from Mason are pending, the FHP said.
     The case is still under investigation, and charges are pending completion of the investigation, the FHP said.


Man dies in crash
By Jeff M. Hardison © April 23, 2017 at 8:27 a.m.
     MARION COUNTY --
A 55-year-old Ocala man died just after midnight on Sunday morning (April 23) in a single-car crash, the FHP said.

     Kerry Hopkins, 55, of Ocala was driving a 2004 BMW south on Marion County Road 225A at the intersection of Northwest 120th Street at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release by Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Lena Ward, based on information from homicide investigator FHP Cpl. Daphne Yuncker.
     The BMW traveled off of the roadway and onto the east shoulder of CR 225A, the FHP said.
     The car's undercarriage struck a concrete culvert, the FHP said, causing it to become airborne -- striking a tree, the FHP said.
     The car then impacted the ground and continued traveling south on the shoulder of the road, colliding with a wooden fence, the FHP said. The vehicle came to rest on the east shoulder facing east within the fence line, the FHP said.
     Hopkins was not wearing a seatbelt. A blood-alcohol content test will determine if alcohol was a factor in this crash, the FHP said. Hopkins was pronounced dead on the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue, the FHP said.


Deputy hits deer with cruiser
and suffers serious injuries

By Jeff M. Hardison © April 23, 2017 at 8:17 a.m.
     HAMILTON COUNTY --
Rural law enforcement officers face an added element as they rush to respond to calls for help -- wildlife.
     A Hamilton County deputy suffered serious injuries after his cruiser hit a deer Saturday night (April 22), the FHP said.
     A 2014 Chevrolet Caprice Hamilton County patrol car driven by Deputy Benjamin Burnam was on the way to a physical disturbance call at 9:21 p.m., according to a press release by crash investigator Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Lena Ward.
     The deputy was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 41 when a deer ran out in front of the vehicle, the FHP said.
     The left front and left side of the patrol car sustained damage from striking the deer, the FHP said.
     Deputy Burnam was taken by ShandsCair to UF Health Shands Hospital listed in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries, the FHP said.


Motorcyclist dies in crash
By Jeff M. Hardison © April 22,2017 at 8:27 a.m.
     CITRUS COUNTY --
A 31-year-old Homosassa man died late Friday night (April 21) as the result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, the FHP said.

     Kerry Ann Jurgens, 71, of Homosassa was driving a 2013 Dodge Durango in Citrus County at 10:55 p.m. Friday night, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins, based on information from crash investigator FHP Trooper P. Elmore and homicide investigator FHP Cpl. R. Friesen. She was wearing a seatbelt, the FHP said.
     Christopher N. Richard, 31, of Homosassa was driving a 2011 Ducati motorcycle, the FHP said. He was not wearing a helmet, the FHP said.
     Jurgens was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 19 in the left turn lane approaching Grover Cleveland
Boulevard in the Durango, the FHP said.
     Richard was traveling southbound on U.S. 19 in the inside lane on the Ducati, the FHP said.
     Jurgens made a left turn with the Durango, which put that vehicle into the path of the Ducati motorcycle, the FHP said.
     As a result, the Ducati collided with the Durango, the FHP said. Both vehicles came to final rest within
the intersection of U.S. 19 and Grover Cleveland Boulevard.
     Richard died at the scene of the crash, the FHP said. Jurgens suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization, the FHP said.
     Charges are pending, the FHP said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the FHP said.


Man dies in single-vehicle crash
Published April 21, 2017 at 7:47 a.m.
on the Police Page of HardisonInk.com
     ALACHUA COUNTY --
An early evening crash on Millhopper Road claimed the life of a Gainesville man yesterday (Thursday, April 21), according to an April 21 press release from Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Pace, based on information from crash investigator FHP Cpl. W.G. Smith.

     The 2001 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by 21-year-old Christian Mena Becerra went off of Alachua County Road 232 (Millhopper Road) west of Northwest 53rd Street and collided with a tree, the FHP said.
     Alachua County Fire Rescue transported Becerra to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries, the FHP said. The cause of this crash is still under investigation, the FHP said.


Miami men forfeit
$43,805 to the FHP

By Jeff M. Hardison © April 20, 2017 at 7:07 p.m.
     MARION COUNTY --
Two men forfeited more than $40,000 to the Florida Highway Patrol Thursday morning (April 20) as the result of a traffic stop, the FHP said.

     Ryan R. Miller, 39, of Miami was driving a 2017 Ford F-250 pickup truck southbound on Interstate-75 near the 371 Mile Marker at 11:17 a.m. Thursday, according to information in a press release by FHP Lt. Jonathan H. Young.
     Jerdy D. Miller, 41, also of Miami was a passenger, the FHP said.
     An FHP Troop B Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on the Ford F-150 for traffic violations on Interstate-75 at the 371 mile marker southbound, the FHP said.
     During the course of the stop, an FHP canine was deployed, conducting a free air sniff of the vehicle, the FHP said. The K-9 alerted the handler that there was reason to search the vehicle.
     A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, the FHP said, and $43,805 in cash was located in a natural void in the center console. Both occupants denied ownership of the money, the FHP said.
     The money was subsequently forfeited by the occupants of the vehicle to the FHP, the FHP said.


Three suspected drug dealers
busted in Gilchrist County;
More arrests expected

By Jeff M. Hardison © April 20, 2017 at 7:37 a.m.
(Mugshots by GCSO)
     TRENTON --
Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert D. "Bobby" Schultz announced that deputies with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office arrested three people suspected of being involved in the illegal drug trade in Trenton (Gilchrist County).

     A Thursday (April 20) email sent just before 6 a.m. showed the sheriff informing people who violate the laws of Florida or the United States of America in Gilchrist County can expect to be arrested.
     “There is no place within the confines of Gilchrist County where (the) GCSO will not go to find and arrest those who pollute our county and residents with illicit drugs," Sheriff Schultz said. "The safety of our children, our families, and our community remains the top priority of (the) GCSO, and we will work tirelessly to accomplish that mission every day.”
     On Wednesday (April 19), the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple felony arrest warrants and a search warrant within the city limits of Trenton as part of the conclusion of an undercover drug investigation that is named “Operation Ice Cream,” Sheriff Schultz said.
     While the GCSO does not officially take over full time law enforcement responsibility in the City of Trenton until June 1, Schultz said, this investigation was part of his ZERO TOLERANCE policy on drugs and drug dealers within Gilchrist County.
     Trenton, like Inglis, is relinquishing law enforcement to the sheriff’s office. In Levy County, Inglis disbanded its police department a few years ago, and that city relinquished daily law enforcement to the deputies under Levy County Sheriff Robert “Bobby” McCallum Jr.
     GCSO detectives believe that the location where the search warrant was executed, (which is in very close proximity to a church, city park and Trenton Middle High School), represents one of the city's larger distributors of illegal narcotics, Schultz said.
     The search warrant, for a residence located in the northwest area of the city, was executed by law enforcement officers with the GCSO, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Chiefland Police Department and the United States Marshals North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.
     The search revealed crack cocaine, large amount of cannabis, pills, currency and stolen property at the location, Sheriff Schultz said.
     The following individuals – all of Trenton – who had warrants issued for their arrests so far during "Operation Ice Cream" are in the Gilchrist County Jail:


Durell Tywan Henry, 28
Possession of cocaine
Possession with intent to sell cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.
Bond $225,000


Raleigh Darvis Xavier Fisher, 30
Possession of cocaine
Possession with intent to sell cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.
Bond $300,000


Roman Aundrell Frazier II, 23
Possession of cocaine
Possession with intent to sell cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.
Bond $225,000
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     Arrest and search warrants were issued by Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster. Judge Lancaster also set the initial bond amounts for these defendants, Sheriff Schultz said.
     More arrests in this ongoing investigation are expected, the sheriff said.


DHS OIG Hotline number
has been used in scam
to obtain personally
identifiable information

Published April 19, 2017 at 1:47 p.m.
on the Police Page of HardisonInk.com
     WASHINGTON, D.C. --
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is issuing this fraud alert to warn individuals of reports that the DHS OIG Hotline telephone number has been used recently as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country.

     The perpetrators of the scam represent themselves as employees with “U.S. Immigration” and can alter caller ID systems to make it appear that the call is coming from the DHS OIG Hotline telephone number (1-800-323-8603).
     The scammers demand to obtain or verify personally identifiable information from their victims through various tactics, including by telling individuals that they are the victims of identity theft. Many of the scammers reportedly have pronounced accents.
     DHS OIG takes this matter very seriously. While we investigate the situation, we would like to remind the public that DHS OIG never uses its Hotline number to make outgoing calls — the phone line is only used to receive information from the public. Individuals should not answer calls purporting to be from 1-800-323-8603, and should never provide personal information during calls purporting to be from the DHS OIG Hotline.
     It continues to be perfectly safe to use the DHS OIG Hotline to report fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement within DHS components or programs.
     Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of this telephone spoofing scam is urged to call our Hotline or file a complaint online via the DHS OIG website www.oig.dhs.gov.
     You may also contact the Federal Trade Commission to file a complaint and/or report identity theft by clicking HERE.


Dogs Find Drugs - DCSO Makes Arrest

Early Friday morning (April 14), a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office stopped a Nissan due to it displaying an expired tag. The car was stopped near the intersection of Northeast 272nd Avenue and 349 Highway. During the course of the stop, the deputy was assisted by another deputy with a K-9. After receiving a positive alert from the dog to its handler to let that deputy know about the probable presence of drugs in the Nissan, the deputies searched the vehicle. They found marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. As a result, Amanda Nichols, 23, of Chiefland, was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana (fewer than 20 grams), possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment. Nichols was booked into the Dixie County Jail and is being held under a $36,000 bond.
Published April 18, 2017 at 11:07 p.m. on the Police Page of
HardisonInk.com
Information and Photo Provided by DCSO Maj. Scott Harden


Suspect Caught In The Act

Saturday morning (April 15) the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Cross City Correctional Institution in reference to a visitor attempting to introduce contraband into the grounds of Cross City Correctional Institution. When the deputy arrived, he met with officials from CRCCI during which time he learned that prison staff learned of the introduction attempt and conducted a strip search of the visitor Amber Gordon, 24, of Orange City. During the course of the search, officers found 66 grams (2-plus ounces) of Synthetic Cannabinoids wrapped in electrical tape that Gordon had concealed vaginally. As a result of this and the interview with the deputy, a search of Gordon’s car revealed another package of Synthetic Cannabinoids concealed in electrical tape in her car. Gordon was arrested and charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility and Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids. She was booked into the Dixie County Jail and is being held under a $65,000.
Published April 18, 2017 at 10:37 p.m. on the Police Page of
HardisonInk.com
Information and Photo Provided by DCSO Maj. Scott Harden


Suspected Illegal Drug Seller

On Friday (April 14), deputies with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office arrested Raymond Sharpe, 58, of Old Town, DCSO spokesman Maj. Scott Harden said in a recent press release. Sharpe was arrested in connection with an undercover drug investigation in which the DCSO's investigators used a confidential informant to make undercover drug purchases earlier in 2017. During the course of the investigation, Sharpe on two different occasions sold prescription pills to the informant. Sharpe is charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and is currently in the Dixie County Jail under a $130,000 bond, Harden said.
Published April 18, 2017 at 9:37 p.m. on the Police Page of HardisonInk.com
Mugshot by DCSO

 


Sturgeon returning to
the Suwannee River


A sturgeon jumps from the river. Boaters are reminded to take precautions to reduce the odds of being injured. These prehistoric fish are a protected species.

Photo by FWC

By Karen Parker of the FWC
Published April 4, 2017 at 8:17 a.m.
on the Police Page of HardisonInk.com
     SUWANNEE RIVER --
Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

     Researchers from the United States Geological Survey have reported that the fish began returning to the north Florida river in January because of the warm winter. With low water levels this spring, sturgeon may jump more frequently than in previous years. As river levels drop, the jumping frequency increases.
     “The best course of action is to go slow, wear your life jacket and keep people off the bow of the boat,” said Maj. Andy Krause, FWC regional commander. “The Suwannee is a beautiful river, and we certainly don’t want to scare anyone away from enjoying it. We just want those recreating there to be aware these fish are present and can jump at any time. There have been injuries and, tragically, even a death in past years due to sturgeon strikes.”
     Going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and to have more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered. Boaters are always encouraged to wear their life jackets at all times while on the water.
     “Even one person getting hurt is one too many,” said Krause. “We want people to be aware the sturgeon are back in the Suwannee and that a risk of injury to boaters does exist.”
     FWC officers will be on water patrol during the summer months in a continued effort to educate boaters about these jumping fish.
     These collisions are not attacks. Sturgeon do not target boaters. They are doing what they have been doing for millions of years: jumping. Researchers have determined that sturgeon jump to communicate with other fish and to gulp air to fill their swim bladders. This allows sturgeon to maintain neutral buoyancy.
     Biologists estimate the annual population of adult sturgeon in the Suwannee River to be about 10,000 fish, averaging about 5 feet in length and weighing 40 pounds. However, a few may exceed 170 pounds. Sturgeon can leap more than 7 feet out of the water. To add to the seriousness of being hit by one, the fish have five rows of armor-like scutes.
     While it is possible for sturgeon to jump anywhere in the river, those in the Suwannee are more commonly observed jumping where they gather in “holding” areas. Major holding areas in the Suwannee occur above Jack's Sandbar; below Manatee Springs; between Fanning Springs and Usher Landing; below Old Town Trestle; below the confluence of the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers; near Rock Bluff; and below Anderson Springs.
     Adult fish may spend up to nine months each year in the river, spawning in May, and then return to the Gulf during the coolest months to feed.
     State and federal laws protect sturgeon, just like bald eagles, panthers and sea turtles. Gulf sturgeon cannot be harvested.
     To report sturgeon collisions, call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
     For more information about the Gulf sturgeon, go to MyFWC.com/Research and click on “Saltwater” then “Sturgeon.”
    


 

The people listed below are charged with the crimes listed next to their names. In the United States of America, every person maintains that presumption of innocense unless and until they are determined to be guilty through the judicial process. Following are some common abbreviations:

DUI - Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Some Other Drug
BUI - Boating While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Some Other Drug
DWLSR - Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
RWOV - Resisting Arrest Without Violence
Poss. - Possession
VOP - Violation of Probation
FTA - Failure to Appear


Suspects Arrested Through April 23
Updated April 24, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.


APRIL 17
     Austin Ryan Bouten, 25, of Williston was arrested for fail to report name or residence change, fail to comply with registration law. Bond $80,000.
     Casey Michael Buesing, 32, of Cedar Key was arrested for disorderly intoxication in a public place causing a disturbance. Bond $1,000.
     Pablo Jeromino Castillo, 26, of Morriston was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license. Bond $1,000.
     Ronald Clifford Tarpy, 54, of Morriston was arrested for battery - touch or strike. Bond $30,000.
     Henry Neil White, 37, of Homosassa was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. Cash only $1,270.
APRIL 18
     Joseph Michael Baker, 18, of Inglis was arrested for two counts of battery - touch or strike. Bond $40,000.
     Joseph Antonio Collins, 37, Chiefland was arrested for methamphetamine - within 1,000 foot - specified area, marijuana - not more than 20 grams, drug equipment - poss. and/or use. Bond $27,000.
     Hants Quincey Harrelson, 30, of Trenton was arrested for DWLSR - first offense. Bond $1,000.
     John Michael O’Callaghan, 41, of Tallahassee was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. Cash purge $250.
     Thomas William Ruble, 30, of Bronson was arrested for with deadly weapon without intent to kill, battery - touch or strike, battery on officer/ firefighter, EMT, etc., with violence, deprive of means protection or communication, introduce into detention facility (ROR). Bond $575,000.
APRIL 19
     Christopher Alexander Brown, 35, of Chiefland was arrested for intent threat to do violence, with deadly weapon without intent to kill, battery - touch or strike, disorderly intoxication in a public place causing a disturbance. Bond $45,000.
APRIL 20
     Jason Lee Chism, 43, of Gainesville was arrested for dwelling, structure or conveyance - armed, petit theft - second degree - first offense. Bond $16,000.
     Samantha Edmundson, 30, of Williston was arrested for poss. cocaine, drug equipment - poss. and/or use. Bond $21,000.
     Thomas Laney, 59, of Williston was arrested for DWLSR - habitual offender. Bond $1,000.
APRIL 21
     Christopher Scott Allen, 41, of Inglis was arrested for poss. marijuana - not more than 20 grams, drug equipment - poss. and/or use. ROR.
     Darlene Marie Clevinger, 55, of Inglis was arrested for interfere with custody of minor incompetent person. Bond $10,000.
     Raymond Stanford Crouch, 44, of Chiefland was arrested for with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $50,000.
     Matthew Taylor Horvath, 27, of Chiefland was arrested for DWLSR - third or subsequent offense, property not structure or conveyance, with intent Methaqualone or Mecloqualone derivative - schedule I, drug equipment - poss. and/or use. Bond $28,000.
     Nicole Vickers Miller, 35, of Trenton was arrested for DUI - alcohol or drugs, poss. controlled substance without prescription. Bond $22,000.
     Anthony Lee Ralph, 37, of Dunnellon was arrested for second or subsequent offense, grand theft of motor vehicle, petit theft - first degree - $100 to less than $300. Bond $115,000.
APRIL 22
     Jeremiah Barnes, 20, of Cedar Key was arrested for two out-of-county warrants, occupied structure unarmed, grand theft - $300 to less than $5,000. Bond $15,000. No bond on warrants.
     Karen Latron Edwards, 45, of Chiefland was arrested for property not structure or conveyance, municipal ordinance violation. Bond $7,000.
     Dominic Harris, 30, of Raiford was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. Cash purge $1,800.
     Travis Isaiah Henry, 25, of Archer was arrested for knowingly drive while license suspended or revoked. Bond $2,000.
     Shawn Matthew Sandstrom, 31, of Gainesville was arrested for DUI - alcohol or drugs. Bond $2,000.
APRIL 23
     Dylan Ravil Frantz, 28, of Crystal River was arrested for DUI - alcohol or drugs. Bond $2,500.
     Heath Miles Greene, 26, of Bell was arrested for take game fish with suspended/ revoked license. No bond amount was given.
     David William Wilkins, 27, of Chiefland was arrested for operate motor vehicle without valid driver license. No bond amount was given.
     Hank Williams, 26, of Fanning Springs was arrested for taking game fish with suspended/ revoked license, two out-of-county warrants. Bond $105,013.



The people listed below are charged with the crimes listed next to their names. In the United States of America, every person maintains that presumption of innocense unless and until they are determined to be guilty through the judicial process. Following are some common abbreviations:

DUI - Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Some Other Drug
DWLSR - Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
RWOV - Resisting Arrest Without Violence
Poss. - Possession
VOP - Violation of Probation
FTA - Failure to Appear


Suspects Arrested Through April 23

Updated April 24, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.

APRIL 17
     Randy Edward Boyce, 41, of Bell was arrested for poss./ control/ view - depiction child sex. No bond amount was given.
APRIL 18
     Gordon William Hebler, 58, of Branford was arrested for DUI - alcohol or drugs. Bond $2,500.
     Cory D. Smith, 29, of Lake City was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. Cash Purge $510.
APRIL 19
     Henry Tywan Durell, 28, of Trenton was arrested for poss. cocaine, sell cocaine within 1,000 ft. worship or business - schedule II. Bond $100,000.
     Raleigh D. Fisher, 30, of Trenton was arrested for poss. cocaine, sell cocaine within 1,000 ft. worship or business - schedule II. Bond $100,000.
APRIL 23
    Alejandro Rodrigues-Funez, 29, of Trenton was arrested for operate motor vehicle without valid driver license. No bond amount was given.
     George Samuel Charlton, 36, of Jacksonville was arrested for battery - touch or strike. Bond $2,500.
     Robin D. Sweet, 57, of Trenton was arrested for petit theft - second degree - first offense. No bond amount was given.

 


The people listed below are charged with the crimes listed next to their names. In the United States of America, every person maintains that presumption of innocense unless and until they are determined to be guilty through the judicial process. Following are some common abbreviations:

DUI - Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Some Other Drug
DWLSR - Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
RWOV - Resisting Arrest Without Violence
Poss. - Possession
VOP - Violation of Probation
FTA - Failure to Appear


Suspects Arrested Through April 23
Updated April 24, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.

APRIL 17
     Lee Earl Anderson, 27, of Old Town was arrested for DWLSR. Bond $2,000.
     Truman Brown, 49, of Cross City was arrested for aggravated assault, child abuse. Bond $50,000.
APRIL 18
     Brian Edward Richardson, 32, no address was arrested for poss. firearm by felon, poss. controlled substance, poss. of cannabis less than 20 grams, poss. drug equipment. Bond $20,000.
     Hazel Renee Pinson, 30, no address was arrested for poss. of firearm/ammo, poss. of controlled substance, two counts poss. of drug equipment. No bond amount was given.
     Ernest S. Burns, 21, of Cross City was arrested for no driver license. Bond $3,000.
     James C. Tuten, 58, of Old Town was arrested for drug equipment, two drug charges. Bond $1,000.
APRIL 19
     Terry M. Volner, 33, of Old Town was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was given.
     John J. Dempsey, 28, of Old Town was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was given.
     Tanya Marie Lewis, 36, of Trenton was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. Bond $100,000.
     Christopher Wade Jones, 20, of Chiefland was arrested for attached tag not assigned, RWOV, poss. of cannabis less than 20 grams, poss. of drug equipment. Bond $1,500.
APRIL 20
     Herbert J. Adams, 58, of Old Town was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. No bond amount was given.
     William W. Turner, 48, of Jena was arrested for retail theft. Bond $3,000.
APRIL 21
     Allan Wayne Mitchell, 52, of Suwannee was arrested for a weapon. Bond $1,500.
     Jose G. Vasquez, 48, of Old Town was arrested for domestic battery. Bond $3,000.
APRIL 22
     Thomas W. Kavey, 62, of Old Town was arrested for aggravated assault. Bond $5,000.
     A 17-year old juvenile from Old Town was arrested for aggravated battery. No bond amount was given.
     Ishmail Jonathan Glanton, 26, of Cross City was arrested for aggravated battery, 2 counts of battery. Bond $5,000.
     Ryan Clby Glanton, 26, of Cross City was arrested for three counts of battery. Bond $9,000.
     Michael West, 25, of Cross City was arrested for three counts of battery. Bond $9,000.
     Harold F. Baxter, 38, of Trenton was arrested for aggravated battery. Bond $5,000.
     Frank Alane Infinger, 41, of Old Town was arrested for aggravated battery. Bond $15,000.
APRIL 23
     James Dale Bryant, 45, of Old Town was arrested for DWLSR. Bond $3,500.

--UPDATED--
TUESDAY  APRIL 25  7:47 a.m.
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