VOP suspect arrested on Friday

William Anthony Meeks - Suspected Of Four Counts Of VOP

Here are the pistols, ammunition and som of the drugs and paraphenalia seized when Meeks was arrested.

Photos (above) courtesy of the LCSO

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 22, 2017 at 8:07 a.m.
-- After two men allegedly committed armed robbery on Friday, a man who was wanted on four counts of violation of probation (VOP) was captured on the very same day as the crime, according to information from a Friday (July 21) press release from Levy County Undersheriff Brett Beauchamp and public records.
     The Levy County Sheriff's Office wants to arrest the suspected armed robbers.


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     The armed robbery investigation is ongoing, Undersheriff Beauchamp said.
     "Anyone with information which could assist investigators in solving this crime is asked to contact Investigator Justin Douglas at 352-486-5111," Beauchamp noted, "or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. You could be eligible for a cash reward."
     It was Thursday (July 20), when Levy County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a home on Northeast 217th Court in East Williston in regard to an armed robbery, Beauchamp said.
     Deputies with the LCSO met with a man who told them that he was visiting the home when he was confronted by two armed males, Beauchamp said. These subjects pointed handguns at him and demanded his money and phone, the undersheriff said. The victim reported these men took his personal belongings and ran into a wooded area next to a home, Beauchamp said.
     Investigators with the LCSO Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and assumed control of the investigation.
     Evidence developed by investigators led to the issuance of a search warrant for a home located at 3850 N.E. 217th Court, Lot C, Beauchamp said.
     Investigators identified William Anthony Meeks, 27, of Ocala as a potential suspect. Meeks was located during the search warrant. Meeks was arrested for four outstanding warrants on charges of violation of probation (VOP).
     The bond amount for those four VOP warrants is - no bond, according to records.
     Investigators found and seized two firearms hidden inside the home where Meeks was arrested, along with ammunition, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and drug paraphernalia, Beauchamp said.

GCSO makes history
with big heroin seizure

The guns

The drugs

The suspect - Jeramine Carl Curtis
Photos (above) provided by GCSO

Jeramine Carl Curtis
This is a 2015 mug shot from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 21, 2017 at 11:37 a.m.
(Moved from Home Page to Police Page July 22, 2017 at 8:07 a.m.)
Sometimes, history-making events can be seen as both good and bad.
     In this instance, it is good that the GCSO stopped this much heroin from reaching drug law violators, but it can be seen as bad that this much heroin was available to be seized.
     A few days ago, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office team made a score in the war against drugs when members of the GCSO completed the largest heroin seizure in Gilchrist County history, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Schultz III said in a late Friday morning (July 21) press release.
     On Tuesday (July 18), GCSO Det. Sgt. Clint Anderson (with the assistance of GCSO Lt. Scotty Douglas, Det. Sgt. Keagon Weatherford, Sgt. Edwin Jenkins, K-9 Deputy Matthew Rexroat and Deputy Mike Simpson) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the City of Fanning Springs, Sheriff Schultz said.
     The driver of the vehicle was known to not have a current driver’s license, Schultz said. He had previously been convicted of driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLRS).
     The driver was found to be in possession of heroin as well as a synthetic narcotic, Schultz said.
     An investigation subsequent to the traffic stop led to approximately one ounce of heroin being seized, Shultz said.
     Two handguns were seized as well.
     Arrested was (convicted felon) Jeramine Carl Curtis, 34, of Ocala.
     Detectives believe that Curtis was one of the biggest distributors of heroin in the Tri-County Area of Gilchrist, Dixie and Levy counties, Schultz said. Curtis was arrested for possession of heroin with intent to sell; possession of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell; and a third offense of DWLRS.
     Bond was recommended by Eighth Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney Robert Willis to be set at $550,000 and Gilchrist County Court Judge Sheree Lancaster followed the recommendation of the prosecutor, Sheriff Schultz said in the press release.

Sex Crime Suspect Arrested

On Wednesday at 9:26 p.m., a suspected sex criminal was booked into the Levy County Jail, according to records. On that very day, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) answered a complaint of sexual battery on a disabled person, LCSO spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond said. The victim, a 32-year-old mentally disabled person, disclosed to a family friend that she was having “sex.” The family friend immediately reported this to law enforcement. Allen R. White, 65, of Williston, met with CID investigators at the LCSO and consented to an interview, Tummond said. During his talk with investigators, White admitted to sexual acts with the victim and acknowledged he knew the victim was mentally disabled, Tummond said. Investigators told White he was being arrested and White became combative, Tummond said. White was escorted to the Levy County jail and was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a disabled person ($500,000 bond for each of the two counts t equal $1 million) and resisting arrest without violence. His bond has been set at $10,000 for the resisting arrest charge. The total in bonds is $1 million and $10,000.
Published July 21, 2017 at 9:07 p.m.

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DCFS helps people
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 20, 2017 at 9:57 p.m.
The men and women of Dixie County Fire Services, which includes volunteers and career firefighters, helped people as the firefighters responded to various calls during the past week of reporting.

     In the most recent set of records provided by Dixie County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Darian Brown on Wednesday (July 19) there was one structure fire, one brush fire and two motor vehicle crashes.
     The structure fire call was on July 10, and units were on the way at 1:31 p.m., arriving at 50 S.E. 74th Ave., Lot 32, at 1:35 p.m., and completing the mission at 1:42 p.m.
     Squad 1, Engine 41 and EMS 4 were dispatched and responded in reference to an electrical meter smoking.
     Upon the arrival of the firefighters, they found an electrical outlet and power cord damaged. Power had been disconnected and hazards secured prior to their arrival.
     Upon making contact, campground and camper owners advised the DCFS that they were making necessary repairs. Engine 41 was cancelled on scene. Squad 1 obtained owner information and returned to service. No obvious damage was noted to camper, and no reported injuries noted.
     On July 17, firefighters were on the way to a reported brush fire at the roll-off site on 351 Highway. This mission was completed at 5:38 a.m.
     District 61 Brush notified dispatch of a fire at the roll off site on 351 hwy.  Brush 61, volunteer Brian Cunningham, was on the scene at the time of notifying dispatch. Squad 1 was en route.
     Brush 61 advised fire was contained to a small area of the roll off site and that it would not require any further assistance other than Squad 1.
    Upon arrival, Squad 1 found light smoke with very little visible flames. Brush 61 had knocked down the fire and was in clean-up mode.
    Firefighter Chris Owens pulled Squad 1's booster line and assisted in extinguishing the rest of the fire. Brush 61 needed to refill water supply and was released to refill. Lt. Matt Ferguson instructed to roll-in squad 1's booster hose and to let Brush 61 upon re-arrival to finish mop-up with replenished water supply.  Both units then were back in service.
     The firefighters also responded to two motor vehicle accidents during this reporting period.

GCSO arrests
armed drug suspect

Jared Dwayne Holder

Mug Shot by GCSO

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 20, 2017 at 4:37 p.m.
On Tuesday, (July 18), action by members of the general public and by deputies with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of possessing cocaine, and firearms, Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz noted in a press release on Wednesday (July 19) at 5:18 p.m.

     It was Tuesday, when GCSO Deputy Brent Strickland responded to the Hart Springs boat ramp after receiving a call of a suspicious male, driving a dark-colored four-door car, Sheriff Schultz said.
     Upon arrival at the boat ramp, Deputy Strickland, along with K9 Sgt. Alex Gaston, made contact with a vehicle and subject matching the description.
     Deputies observed two shotguns lying in the back seat, Schultz said.
     Upon further investigation of the vehicle, a plastic baggie of cocaine was found to be in the possession of the driver.
     That driver was convicted felon Jared Dwayne Holder, 31, of Newberry.
     Holder was arrested for possession of cocaine; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Schultz said.
     Bond was set by Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster at a total of $150,000, the sheriff said.

CPD initiates improved
criminal records procedure

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 20, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.
The Chiefland Police Department self-initiated an improved reporting program Wednesday afternoon (July 20) that promises a potential for people to more quickly see its successes in protecting lives and property within the four corners of the city's limits.

     The CPD can now transmit daily arrest logs to HardisonInk.com and it has agreed to do so.
     The first batch included 18 pages of reports, which covered a few days. The first set being relatively large was only sampled.
     As an example of advantages for the public seeing more details about suspected criminals captured by the CPD, as well as other law enforcement matters from that municipality’s police agency, following is some information from one of the listings taken from Levy County Jail records, which occurs on a weekly basis.

(Arrest intake information on one suspect from the Levy County Jail records is below.)

Timothy Russell DeLong
Mug Shot By LCSO
     JULY 16
     Timothy Russell DeLong, 61, of Defuniak Springs was arrested for fail to register motor vehicle, DWLSR - knowingly, poss. weapon or ammo by convicted FL felon, controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $27,500.
     According to arrest records provided by CPD in the first 18-page transmission of records on Wednesday afternoon, a CPD officer on routine patrol at 10:19 p.m. on July 15 saw a 1998 Toyota van with a tag attached to it that was assigned to a vehicle other than that one. That tag was supposed to be on the back of a 1996 trailer, according to records.
     The officer conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of South Main Street (U.S. Highway 19), at which time DeLong gave him a Florida identification card rather than a driver's license, according to records.
     DeLong not only lacked a driver’s license, but there was no registration for the vehicle in it. The driver told the officer that he was operating the vehicle his wife had bought 18 months ago, and had not yet registered it, according to the arrest report.
     A check of the Vehicle Identification Number showed it was a 1998 Toyota van that had no active, valid registration filed.
     DeLong was invited to step out of the vehicle and was patted down for weapons, he put his cell phone on the top of the van, according to records.
     A computer check of records showed his driver’s license was revoked on April 25, 1999, with a most recent suspension indefinitely on Nov. 12, 2010.
     The driver was handcuffed and brought to the front of the CPD cruiser. Another officer was with the arresting CPD officer, and another officer arrived as backup relatively soon.
     After his arrest, the suspected illegal driver was searched and methamphetamine was found in a pocket. There were 20 rounds of .223 caliber rifle ammunition in the glove compartment, according to records. Computer records showed three felony convictions for DeLong.
     When an officer retrieved the suspect’s cell phone from on top of the vehicle, at the request of the suspect, there was a plastic bag stuck to it and it tested positive for methamphetamine.
     The suspect was taken to the Levy County Jail where he was booked for failure to register a motor vehicle; DWLSR – knowingly; possession of ammunition by a convicted felon; and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, according to records.

Suspected thieves arrested
Justin Q. Mills                                                Tyler Shelton

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 18, 2017 at 11:17 p.m.
A young man from Chiefland and a young man from Cross City were arrested as suspected thieves this past week, according to information from Dixie County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Scott Harden.

     On July 10, the DCSO responded to a reported theft from a residence on Northeast 201st Avenue, Harden said.
     Approximately $1,500 in cash and several items were taken from the house, Harden said.
     The deputy learned that the victims had been away and that their babysitter had stayed at the home while they were away, Harden said.
     During that time, the babysitter invited her boyfriend and another male subject over to the home, Harden said.
     On July 12, the deputy learned that both male subjects had disposed of some of the stolen items at a local consignment shop, Harden said.
     After the victim positively identified these items, the deputy attempted to locate the subjects, Harden said.
     On Thursday (July 13), the deputy contacted with both subjects, Justin Q. Mills, 20, of Cross City, and Tyler Shelton, 18, of Chiefland.
      Both Mills and Shelton were arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property for the items that were sold to the consignment shop, Harden said.
     At this time, the investigation into the other stolen property is continuing and additional charges could be forthcoming, Harden added.

VOP suspect arrested;
More suspected criminal activity found

Brian Edward Richardson

Mug Shot by DCSO

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 18, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.
A man suspected of violation of probation (VOP) showed a law enforcement officer other reasons to put in jail in the very wee hours Saturday morning (July 15), according to information in a press release from Dixie County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Scott Harden.

     Over the past several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has responded to reports of thefts and vehicle burglaries, Harden said
     This is usually the case for the summer months and has often been attributed to the fact that school is out for the summer, Harden said.
     With more teenagers out later at nightm the odds increase for them to be tempted to commit crimes.
     This year, however, thefts have been more frequent, Harden said. Therefore DCSO personnel have been out on extra duty, he added
     While performing these extra patrols, Maj. Harden continued, the deputies and investigators often  have used their personal vehicles. This procedure helps blend the vehicles used by law enforcement officers who are on duty with the other traffic, Harden said, and then those vehicles are not be as easily identified by criminals.
      Shortly after midnight Friday night, these efforts paid off when a deputy saw a vehicle driving with its lights blacked out.
     The deputy then turned on the street where he saw the vehicle and found it parked in a driveway, Harden said.
     The deputy personally knew the owners of this property and knew it was not one of their vehicles, Harden said.
     At this point the deputy drove the vehicle he was using into the driveway, Harden said, and he found the driver still seated in the driver’s seat.
     The driver then got out of the vehicle and asked the deputy if he could help him, Harden said.
     This is when the deputy identified himself, Harden said, and asked for his identification and his purpose for the being at the property.
     The driver then identified himself as Brian Edward Richardson if Ckearwater and said that he was there to see his friend “Sherry.”
     The deputy knew this to be a false statement, Harden said, because no one by that name lived at the property.
     Once Richardson’s identity was run for a warrants check, it was discovered that there was an active warrant for his arrest for VOP.
     Richardson, 32, was then arrested and secured while awaiting the arrival of a caged patrol car.
     While awaiting the arrival of the tow company to remove Richardson’s vehicle, Harden said, the vehicle was inventoried. It was during that time, Harden said, when a loaded .40 caliber pistol was found in the headliner above the driver’s seat.
     The inventory produced crystal methamphetamine in the console of the vehicle, Harden said.
     As a check of the vehicle continued, several items believed to have been stolen from different burglaries throughout the county were uncovered, Harden said.
     Over the next several days, investigators will try to identify the victims of the property that was found in the vehicle, Harden said. 
     Richardson is charged with VOP, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine, Harden said.  He is currently being held under no bond as a result of the VOP warrant, Harden said.

Vehicle thefts reported in Dixie County
Lock your vehicle, take your keys
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 18, 2017 at 7:27 p.m.
A flashing sign seen in Williston recently reminds vehicle owners there -- Lock Your Car, Take Your Keys; Don’t Be The Victim of A Burglar.

     The same is true to the northwest -- in Dixie County.
     Like every other summer, the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in vehicle burglaries that are reported, DCSO spokesman Maj. Scott Harden said.
     This usually occurs when school is out for these few months and then declines when school goes back in session, Harden said.
     This summer, however, the Sheriff’s Office has experienced an increase in the number of vhicle burglaries in comparison with past summers.
     Along with the changes this year, Harden added, "We have also seen an increase in the amount of vehicle thefts. It appears as though while perpetrating these burglaries, the suspects are finding some of the vehicles with the keys left in them, and are then taking the vehicles and driving them around for a while before eventually abandoning the vehicles."
     In the early morning today (Tuesday, July 18), Harden said, there were four reported vehicle thefts and two other car burglaries of unlocked cars.
     At this time, Harden said Tuesday evening, three of the four stolen vehicles have been recovered and the Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Scene Unit and the Cross City Correctional K-9, are attempting to identify the suspects involved.
     Sheriff Dewey Hatcher Sr. would like to remind everyone that these thefts have occurred to vehicles that were left unlocked and to vehicles that had the keys left inside, Maj. Harden said.
     "Please remember to remove your keys and valuables and secure your vehicle," Harden said.

GCSO Seeks Help

In the early morning hours of Friday (July 14), several vehicles were burglarized in the southwest section of Trenton. This is a photo of a vehicle seen in the area at the time of the burglaries. Anyone with information about this vehicle or these burglaries is asked to please call Lt. Scotty Douglas at 352-672-5475 or call CRIME STOPPERS at 352-463-7867.
Published July 18, 2017 at 12:57 p.m.

Information and Photo Provided By GCSO

GCSO rounds up suspects
Mug Shots by GCSO
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 18, 2017 at 10:07 a.m.
     TRENTON –
Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz provided insight about some suspected criminals listed in the Gilchrist County Jail intake listings from this week and last.

     The sheriff sent press releases on Monday afternoon (July 17).
     The Gilchrist County Jail heralds its 50th year in service to the residents and visitors of Gilchrist County, having been dedicated in 1967, according to a metal plaque on a wall just inside the front glass doors prior to the heavy steel secure doors.
     The jail built in 1967 has a plaque showing the County Commission at the time – Chairman Lank Akins, and county commissioners Cecil Corbin, Cecil Perkins, Harold Slaughter, and Eudell Watson. Joining those leaders’ names and titles are County Clerk Horace Thomas, County Court Judge Miller Lang and Sheriff Clyde Williams.
     Here is the information Sheriff Schultz shared on Monday concerning some of the most recent residents of the 50-year-old jail.

Suspected drug dealer arrested

Kenneth Myron Staley

On Friday (July 14), GCSO Det. Sgt. Keagon Weatherford arrested Kenneth Myron Staley, 56, of Bell for an outstanding Gilchrist County warrant for sale of opiates within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or convenience store, and use of a two way communication device during the commission of a felony.
     Staley was arrested at the Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs. This arrest is associated with the recent operation “TIME’S UP” which has resulted in the arrest and charges of several individuals for selling or possessing illegal drugs in Gilchrist County. Staley’s total bond was set at $125,000.00

Traffic interdiction results in drug arrest

Robert William Sullivan 

On Friday (July 14), GCSO Det. Sgt. Clint Anderson arrested Robert William Sullivan, 37, of Trenton for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (Methadone and crystal methamphetamine).
     Sgt. Det. Anderson also arrested Sullivan for misdemeanor possession of marijuana (fewer than 20 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver license. Total bonds for this suspect were set at $30,000.

Armed robbery suspects arrested

William Lonnie Jenkins

     FANNING SPRINGS – On July 7, the GCSO received a report of an armed robbery at the Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs. The victims said that William Lonnie Jenkins, 22, and James Waylon Cruce, 32, both of Old Town, entered the motel room and brandished a revolver.
     Taken from these victims during the armed robbery were prescription medicine, cash and cell phones.
     Cruce was located and arrested in Levy County in cooperation with The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Chiefland Police Department.
     A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jenkins on July 11, and this suspected armed robber was arrested by GCSO Det. Sgt. Anderson on the same date.

Mickel Sullivan

    On July 12, Mickel Sullivan, 70, of Fanning Springs was arrested in connection with the armed robbery charges. William Jenkins and James Cruce were arrested on the following charges armed robbery; grand theft; battery; tampering with a witness; and deprive a person from the use of 9-1-1. Cruce’s bonds were
$1.5 million and Jenkins’ bonds were $650,000.
      Mickel Sullivan was arrested for accessory after the fact for armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. total bond $100,000.

CPD officers capture
suspected vehicle burglar

Nebuchadnezzar Earl Watson

Mug Shot By Levy County Sheriff's Office Detention Personnel

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 17, 2017 at 8:07 a.m.
A suspected car burglar was caught in the act by a Chiefland Police Department officer after the suspected admitted smashing the window of a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot, 2201 N. Young Blvd. (U.S. Highway 19), according to information in a press release from CPD Public Information Officer Sgt. James Yanok.

     An off-duty Florida Department of Corrections officer made a 9-1-1 call Sunday night at about 9:30 p.m., Sgt. Yanok said, to report that a male subject had smashed out a window of an SUV in the Walmart parking lot. The 9-1-1 caller said that the subject was now inside the vehicle, Yanok added.
     CPD officers responded to the parking lot.
     CPD Officer T. Brown and Sgt. Yanok saw the front driver side door window had been shattered, Yanok said.
     They located the suspect -- Nebuchadnezzar Earl Watson, 62, of Fanning Springs -- in the rear passenger area of the vehicle.
     Watson claimed that he had just purchased the vehicle and had lost his keys, Yanok said, which is why he had broken the window.
     Watson was unable to provide any proof of ownership of the vehicle, Yanok said, and the CPD officers located an identification card and other property belonging to the registered owner of the vehicle on the front seat.
     The owner of the vehicle had been inside Walmart shopping and was located shortly after officers arrived on scene, Yanok said. Watson was arrested by CPD Officer Brown, according to records.
     Watson was booked at 1:36 a.m. today (Monday, July 17) for felonious unarmed burglary of a structure or conveyance and for the misedemeanor offense of criminal mischief/property damage less than $200, according to records.

OPD investigates fatal crash
and a man being shot

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 16, 2017 at 8:47 p.m.
     OCALA --
Officers with the Ocala Police Department investigated a fatal crash and a shooting incident today (Sunday, July 16), according to information in press releases from Lt. Angy Scroble of the OPD Community Policing Bureau.

     At approximately 10:27 a.m. on Sunday, OPD and Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a crash involving a truck pulling a horse trailer and a motorcycle at North Pine Avenue (North U.S. Highway 441) and Northwest 20th Street, Lt. Scroble said.
     Medical aid was rendered on scene, however the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased on scene at 10:33 a.m., Scroble said.
     An OPD traffic homicide investigator and a Medical Examiner's Office investigator responded, she said.
     The driver of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 was identified as Danny Junior Nieves Rodriguez. He had just turned 20 years old four days earlier, according to records.
     Rodriguez was traveling northbound on U.S. 441, Scroble said.
     Jamie Lynn Cartwright of Lake City was southbound on U.S. 441, Scroble said. She was making a left turn onto Northwest 20th Street and was crossing the northbound lanes of U.S. 441 to travel eastbound, Scroble said.
     Cartwright was driving a Dodge Ram 3500 pulling a 21-foot horse trailer. The crash is still under investigation at this time, Scroble said at 5:13 p.m. on Sunday.
     In another case that remains under investigation by the OPD from today (Sunday, July 16), Scroble said there was a man shot in Ocala this afternoon.
     At approximately 12:59 p.m., Scroble said, OPD responded to a shooting at Ocala Place Apartments, 2135 N.W. First Ave., with one black male victim.
     Upon arrival, Antwon Latrell Davis, 34, was found to have been shot, the OPD lieutenant said.
     Initial information indicated some sort of altercation had occurred in the home that resulted in this injury, Scroble said. 
     Davis was transported to a local hospital for treatment, Scroble said, adding that at last report he was stable, but that he was still being attended to by medical professionals.
     OPD detectives were called out and are currently investigating this incident, Scroble said.

Three-vehicle crash
includes one death

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 15, 2017 at 10:57 p.m.
(Held from 4:07 a.m. on July 15, 2017 due to next of kin notification pending)
A three-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon (July 14) claimed the life of a person, as well as resulting in one person being critically injured and four others suffering serious injuries, the FHP said.

     Robert Edwin Haines, 59, of Largo (Pinellas County) was driving a 2014 Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Connie McNeill, based on information from crash investigator FHP Trooper J. Lander and homicide investigator FHP Cpl. W. Dill.
     Jason McCole, 41, of Wilksbarre, Penn., was driving an unknown year and make of a motorhome, the FHP said.
     David Zablidowsky, 38, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was one of a five passengers in the motorhome.
     The other passengers in the motorhome were Russell Allen, 38, of New Jersey; Janet Revins, 48, of Pitts Pond, Penn.; Dale Campiglia, 51, of Levittown, N.Y.; and Robert Dressler, 45, of Planes, Penn., the FHP said.
     Jordan Cannata, 27, of West Babylon, N.Y., was driving a 2003 GMC Sierra, the FHP said.
     Mike Orlando, 46, of Staten Island, N.Y., was a passenger in the Sierra, the FHP said.
     The motorhome was traveling south on Interstate-75 near mile-marker 372 in Marion County, the FHP said.
     The GMC Sierra was traveling with the motorhome and both vehicles had stopped on the shoulder, the FHP said.
     The Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer collided with the motorhome and the GMC Sierra on the shoulder. As a result from the crash, the motorhome caught fire and Zablidowsky died at the scene, the FHP said.
     Also, Revins suffered critical injuries, the FHP said. Allen, Campiglia, Dressler, Cannata and Orlando suffered serious injuries, the FHP said. 
     The three most severely injured victims were taken to Shands in Gainesville and the three other victims were taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center, the FHP said.

Multi-vehicle crash claims a life
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 15, 2017 at 3:57 p.m.
A multiple-vehicle crash late Friday night on I-75 claimed one life at the scene, the FHP said.

     In addition to the one fatality, there were several injuries and many of the victims were taken to hospitals in Ocala, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Lena Ward.
     The accident was investigated primarily by crash investigator FHP Trooper C. Del Russ and homicide investigator FHP Cpl. R. Crawford.
     It was at 11:55 p.m. when Sung Il Lee, 64, of Lagrange, Ga., was driving a 2016 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer southbound on Interstate-75 at mile marker 338 in Marion County, the FHP said. Raymond Bostain of Lagrange was a passenger with Lee, the FHP said.
     Charles Drake, 67, of Land O’Lakes was driving a 2016 Dodge Caravan, the FHP said.
     Julio Onate, 66, of Zellwood was driving a 2018 Freightliner semi-tractor. Victor Hugo Torres Torres, 37, of Orlando was a passenger in that semi, the FHP said.
     Jarrett Joseph Tereskun, 25, of Fruitland Park was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, the FHP said.
     Timothy Bodrey, 51, of Butler, Ga., was driving a 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Lisa Bodrey, 50, and Bella Bacha, both also of Butler, Ga., were passengers in that truck, the FHP said.
     Renee Robert, 42, of Saint Cloud, was driving a 2012 Ford Explorer, the FHP said. Savannah Roberts, 15, Slade Roberts, 13, and Saylor Smith, 6, all of Saint Cloud, were passengers in the Explorer, the FHP said.
     Rafael Aranzueque, 35, of Birmingham, Ala., was driving a 2017 Dodge Caravan, the FHP said. Hordensia Demarcos, 37, Ariana Demarcos, 5, and Ivan Demarcos, 2, all of Birmingham were passengers in the that Dodge, the FHP said.
     Gustavo Mozo, 31, of Miramar ws driving a 2016 Volvo truck, the FHP said. Raydel Perez Martinez, 41, of Palmetto Bay was a passenger in the Volvo, the FHP said.
     The crash occurred on I-75 southbound near the 338 mile marker in Marion County, the FHP said, when the semi-tractor being driven by Sung Il Lee ran off the roadway striking the guardrail in the median.
     That Freightliner re-entered southbound traffic striking four non-commercial passenger vehicles and four commercial vehicles, the FHP said.
     This crash resulted in the death of Tereskun (who was driving the Corvette) at the scene, the FHP said.
     All travel lanes of I-75 southbound were shut down for an extended period of time due to the investigation and scene clean up. Traffic was detoured onto Marion County Road 484 and through the back gates at the southbound DOT scales.

 This investigation is ongoing with charges pending, the FHP said. The roadway has since been re-opened.
 Following is a list of the victims, their conditions, and what hospital they went to: Lee and Bostain, both serious, both to Ocala Regional Medical Center; the Bodrey couple and Bacha, all three minor, all three to Munroe Regional Medical Center; Aranzueque, minor, to ORMC; and the three Demarcos family members, all minor, all to ORMC.


Woman dies in Bronson accident
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 15, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.
     BRONSON --
A woman died in a traffic accident in Bronson on Friday night (July 14), the FHP said.

     Wilburn J. Rome, 36, of Chiefland was driving a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica SUV at 9:05 p.m. Friday, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. P.V. Riordan noted in a press release. The accident was investigated by crash investigator FHP Trooper K. Spence and homicide investigator FHP Cpl. G. Keys.
     Rome was driving the SUV eastbound in the right lane of U.S. Alt. 27 (Hathaway Avenue) in Bronson, the FHP said
     Leisa A. Thomas, 46, of Bronson was attempting to cross the road in the town limits, the FHP said.
     The pedestrian ran into the path of the SUV, the FHP said, and she was struck by the SUV.
     Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said. Rome was not injured, the FHP said. No charges were listed as pending in the press release.


One dead, one hurt
in Marion County crash

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 15, 2017 at 10:17 a.m.
One woman died and another woman suffered serious injuries in a crash late Friday night (July 14), the FHP said,
     Elin Peterson, 37, of Fort McCoy was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. P.V. Riordan said in a press release. This accident was investigated by crash investigator FHP Trooper M. Souza and homicide investigator Cpl. D. Yuncker.
     Adrienne Simpson, 27, of Jacksonville was driving a 2015 Hyundai Elantra, the FHP said.
     The Mitsubishi was northbound on U.S. Highway 441, the FHP said.
     The Hyundai was southbound in the inside lane of U.S. 441, the FHP said.
     Peterson failed to maintain control of the Mitsubishi, the FHP said, and that vehicle veered left into the center median, eventually crossing over onto oncoming traffic.
     The front of the Mitsubishi struck the front of the Hyundai, the FHP said.
     The Mitsubishi came to final rest facing northbound, blocking the inside lane of U.S. 441, the FHP said, and the Hyundai came to final rest facing southeast, also blocking the inside lane of U.S. 441.
     Peters was listed with serious injuries when she was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center, the FHP said.
     Simpson was declared dead at Ocala Regional Medical Center, the FHP said.
     Blood-alcohol content tests are pending from both drivers, the FHP said. Charges are pending completion of the investigation, the FHP said.


Deputies Help People

On July 14 and the early hours of the 15th, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office combined efforts with the Levy County Sheriff's Office to more effectively  enforce traffic laws in the Fanning Springs and Trenton area. Deputies from both counties used the traffic enforcement to protect lives and property.

This action helps deter or stop the flow of contraband into these areas, as well, by having a higher presence of law enforcement. Investigators use the opportunity to gain valuable intelligence on criminal activity in the areas. There were 48 traffic stops conducted, resulting in warnings, citations and two arrests. Deputies reported that they received a lot of positive feedback from residents and visitors who said they were appreciative of the law enforcers’ efforts.
Published July 15, 2017 at 6:07 a.m.

Information and Photos Provided by Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz



FHP seeks information on
fatal hit and run driver

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 14, 2017 at 12:07 p.m.
A 59-year-old Ocala woman died early Friday (July 14) and the Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information about the driver of a truck that ran over her.

     A dark colored pickup was traveling south on Spring Road at 5:40 a.m. on Friday as it approached the intersection of Spring Loop Circle, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan said.
     For unknown reasons Patricia Ann Terry, 59, of Ocala was lying in the roadway in the southbound lane of Spring Road within the intersection of Spring Loop Circle, Lt. Riordan noted.
     The intersection was lit and Terry was wearing bright red pants and a multi-colored top, the FHP said.
     The pickup failed to stop and its underside collided with Terry, the FHP said. The pickup continued to travel south on Spring Road, and it left the scene, the FHP said.
     Terry was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said.
     The Florida Highway Patrol is requesting anyone with information about the driver or vehicle involved in this crash to contact the FHP Communications Center at 1-800-387-1290 or Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867.

Motorcyclist dies
in Marion County crash

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 13, 2017 at 9:37 p.m.
24-year-old man from Deltona died Wednesday evening (July 12) in a motorcycle crash, the FHP said.

     William Curtis Blair, 24, of Deltona was driving a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle on Wednesday evening at 5:34, according to information from Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Connie McNeill.
     Alecia Smith, 40, of Umatilla was driving a 1995 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, the FHP said. She had two passengers, and they were Rusty Dugas, 55, and Daniel Owens, 45, both of Umatilla, the FHP said
     The motorcycle was westbound on Marion County Road 42 east of the intersection of Southeast 258th Avenue Road as it was negotiating a curve to the right, the FHP said.
     The pickup truck was eastbound on CR 42 negotiating the same curve to the left, the FHP said.
     According to multiple witnesses, Blair drove the motorcycle so that it exited his travel lane and entered the eastbound travel lane, the FHP said, where the front of the motorcycle collided with the front of the pickup truck.
     Blair was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the FHP said.
     Smith suffered minor injuries and was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center, the FHP said. Charges are pending completion of the investigation, the FHP said.
     PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Every aspect of this story was withheld until after the next of kin were notified.

Marshals find fugitive
sex offender in Mexico;

Arrest closes 14-year-old case

Nathan Ira Nixon

Mug Shot By LCSO

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 13, 2017 at 2:57 p.m.
Fourteen years and four days after a 9-year-old girl reported that she had been sexually abused, the suspected sex offender was delivered to Levy County after being deported from Mexico, and then sent to Bronson, according to information from Levy County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond.

     Nathan Ira Nixon, now 55, and formerly of Williston but now from Mendenhall, Mississippi, as well as recently from Mexico, according to records, is charged with three counts of capital sexual battery.
     Bond of those sex crime charges equals $3 million. Tacked onto that is a $350 non-support fee that is due for children or spouse from more than a decade ago, according to records.
     On July 8, 2003, Lt. Tummond said, the LCSO received a report of sexual abuse to a minor.
     The then 9-year-old victim told investigators that over a period of several weeks a person whom she had trusted the most did sexual things to her that were hard for her to talk about because they were “gross,” Tummond said.
     Based upon the statements this child give to LCSO investigators and to the Florida Department of Children and Family Services Child Protection Team at the University of Florida, the LCSO filed charges of capital sexual battery on Nixon back then, Tummond said.
     The courts of Levy County immediately issued a warrant for Nixon’s arrest.
     The case went cold shortly after the warrant was issued, however, because Nixon disappeared, Tummond said.
     "No leads were developed and there were absolutely no clues to help us find where Nixon had gone," Lt. Tummond said.
     From 2003 until 2014, LCSO investigators were unable to find any tangible information which would help locate Nixon.
     As a result, Tummond said, in 2014, LCSO investigators submitted this warrant to the United States Marshals Service through the LCSO's connection in the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.
     This is a cooperative team design with the United States Marshals Service utilizing local and federal officers to bring fugitives to justice, Tummond said. Because of this team, law enforcement ramped up the search for Nixon.
     With the assistance of the United States Marshals Service, Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, investigators spent the past two years searching for Nixon. Information was developed that led them to believe that he had fled the United States to the reside in Mexico, Tummond said.
     The government of Mexico located and deported Nixon back to the United States on Saturday, June 24, 2017, where Nixon was held awaiting extradition back to Florida.
     Nixon was transported back to Levy County on Wednesday (July 12), and is being held at the Levy County Jail.
     Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum expressed his appreciation to his staff and to the LCSO's federal partners -- the United States Marshals Service, for all of the work leading to the successful apprehension of this fugitive and the return of him to Levy County to stand trial.
     As the prosecution phase of this case begins, Sheriff McCallum hopes that the victim will feel some relief and healing and that some sense of justice will prevail for her, Tummond said.

Two Arrested After Traffic Stop
At approximately 10 on Monday night (July 10), a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office noticed a vehicle without tag lights being driven on U.S. Highway 19 and then on Southeast 349 Highway. Once the vehicle was stopped, the deputy found the driver to be Morris Overstreet. It was determined that he did not have a valid driver’s license. Overstreet was arrested for the DWLSR charge. During the stop, Overstreet was found to have a passenger in the car identified as Angie Denley. The deputy then conducted a search of the vehicle and the personal effects of Denley. During this search, the deputy found crack cocaine, Suboxone, syringes and a spoon. Denley was then arrested for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone and crack cocaine) and possession of drug equipment.
Published July 12, 2017 at 9:07 p.m.

Information and Photo Provided by DCSO Maj. Scott Harden

Suspect Arrested While Bicycling

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday (July 10), a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office encountered a man riding a bicycle on Northeast 351 Highway. During the encounter, the deputy asked DCSO dispatch to check whether the subject, who was identified as Rodney L. McDaniel, had any active warrants. Upon doing so, the deputy discovered that McDaniel had a warrant out of Gilchrist County for FTA on a charge of DWLRS. Once McDaniel was arrested, the deputy began to search him. McDaniel told the deputy that he had a syringe in his pocket. After recovering the syringe, the deputy notice that the syringe was loaded and ready for use. The deputy also found a small baggie that contained a substance, that field tested positive as methamphetamine.  As a result of the deputy’s findings, McDaniel was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment.
Published July 12, 2017 at 8:37 p.m.

Information and Photo Provided by DCSO Maj. Scott Harden


Chiefland man dies in crash
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 10, 2017 at 9:07 a.m.
Updated July 12, 2017 at 5:27 p.m.
A 60-year-old Chiefland man died Sunday night (July 9) in a single-vehicle crash, the FHP said.

     Bruce Wayne Roque, 60, of Chiefland was driving a 1997 GMC 1500 pickup truck at 8:35 p.m., according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Williams, based on information from crash and homicide investigator FHP Cpl. Richard S. Crawford.
     The pickup truck was going northeast on Levy County Road 347 near northwest 140th Court, not very far from the unrecorded subdivision known as Jemlands, when the vehicle drifted to the east, leaving the paved road and going onto the right side of the road, the FHP said.
     Roque attempted to correct the path of travel by turning to the left, the FHP said, when the truck was back on the road, the man oversteered to the right.
     This action caused the GMC to begin rotating clockwise, the FHP said. While it was rotating, the pickup truck was going to the northeast, where it then left the roadway and overturned, the FHP said. A test will determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash, the FHP said.
     Roque was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected, the FHP said.
     The vehicle came to rest on its roof facing southeast, the FHP said. Roque came to rest north of the vehicle facing west, the FHP said, and a member of the Levy County Department of Public Safety's EMS unit pronounced the man dead at the scene, the FHP said.
     Publisher’s Note: This was held until the next of kin were notified.

Suspected BBQ Burglar Arrested

On Monday July 3, 2017 the owner of Frogs BBQ Pad located east of Williston on U.S. Alt. 27 discovered someone had broken into his business. The owner reported the thief took a laptop computer and cash. The LCSO Criminal Investigations Division (CID) capitalized on information provided by the general public to identify Mitchell Franklin Cooper, 39, of Williston as the suspect. Investigators arrested Cooper yesterday (Tuesday, July 11). CID recovered the owner’s stolen laptop. Investigators verified the computer belonged to the victim by history located on the computer’s web browser. The computer has been returned to its rightful owner. Cooper was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and was charged with burglary and grand theft. His bond has been set at $15,000.
Published July 12, 2017 at 1:57 p.m.

Photo and Text - Courtesy of LCSO


Teen dies after diving
into lime rock quarry;

13 others arrested for trespassing

This is a photo from the area where the teenager from Largo died.
Photo provided by MCSO

Published July 11, 2017 at 4:57 p.m.

From the Office Of
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods
Published July 11, 2017 at 4:57 p.m.
Updated July 11, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating the death of 17-year-old Trey Austin Dagwan Cardozo of Largo (Pinellas County), after he cliff-dove into an inactive lime rock mining quarry located at the 6400th block of Northwest Gainesville Road in Ocala on Monday (July 10).

     He was found unresponsive in the quarry on Monday at approximately 3:45 p.m., by MCSO deputies.
      Cardozo died as a result of his injuries. He passed away at Ocala Regional Medical Center early today (Tuesday morning, July 11), and his cause of death is pending further investigation with the Medical Examiner’s Office.
     Several hours before Cardozo’s accident on Monday, 13 people (12 adults and one juvenile) were arrested in a separate incident for trespassing on private property, where they had gone to swim in the inactive lime rock quarry located at the 2500th block of N.W. 77th St., in Ocala.
     On June 25, three juveniles were arrested for trespassing on private property in this same area. They told deputies they were swimming in the quarry and taking pictures, knowing they were trespassing on private property. No one was injured during these incidents.
     Cardozo is the second person to have died as a result of trespassing on private property and diving/swimming in a Marion County lime rock quarry this summer.
     On May 27, an 18-year old male from Tampa drowned in a lime rock quarry at the Hard Rock Cycle Park located at the 6800th block of Northwest Gainesville Road.
     In all of these cases, these individuals saw videos of trespassers cliff diving into Ocala quarries on social media and wanted to try it themselves.
     The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be proactively patrolling these areas and strictly enforcing state statutes for anyone involved in trespassing at these locations. Cliff diving and swimming in these areas is extremely dangerous and has taken the lives of two young adults with promising, bright futures this summer already.
     The men and women of the MCSO will do everything in their power to prevent further loss of life as a result of these preventable accidents.

Ask The Lone Ranger

A preacher said he was more comfortable preaching than running a newspaper, and then he asked The Lone Ranger how he got the job. Before saying anything else, The Lone Ranger said 'Freedom of the press, Randy, is as important as freedom of religion.'
Published July 5, 2017 at 11:57 p.m. via FETV
Updated July 8, 2017 at 10:07 a.m.



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 July 16
Updated July 17, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.

     Benny Lee Stephens, 59, of Chiefland was arrested for battery - touch or strike, $200 and under, occupied dwelling - unarmed. Bond $150,000.
     Mitchell Franklin Cooper, 39, of Williston was arrested for unoccupied structure - unarmed, grand theft $300 to less than $5,000. Bond $15,000.
     Lazarus Xavier Hodge, 28, of Morriston was arrested for battery - touch or strike. ROR.
     Brian Keith McMillan, 32, of Steinhatchee was arrested for DWLSR - third or subsequent offense. Bond $10,000.
     Adam Phillip Stout, 35, of Bronson was arrested for intent threat to do violence. ROR.
     Stourm Casselman, 18, of Trenton was arrested for drug equipment - poss. and/or use. No bond amount was given.
     Roger Lavelle Howard, 42, of Gainesville was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. Bond $1,200.
     Nathan Ira Nixon, 55, of Mendenhall, Mississippi was arrested for sexual battery on victim under 12 years of age by someone 18 years of age or older, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $1,000,000.
     Jorge Silvestre Angeles-Marquez, 37, of Williston was arrested for DWLSR - knowingly. Bond $5,000.
     Joshua Huffman, 21, of Inglis was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond.
     Michael Ray Kerklin, 30, of Morriston was arrested for person uses a deadly weapon. Bond $10,000.
     Peter Paul Shimko, 47, of Defuniak Springs was arrested for failing to register motor vehicle, DWLSR - subsequent offense. Bond $2,000.
     Michael Jason Trams, 36, of St. Augustine was arrested for breach of the peace, with violence, obstruct without violence. Bond $50,000.
     Timothy Russell DeLong, 61, of Defuniak Springs was arrested for fail to register motor vehicle, DWLSR - knowingly, poss. weapon or ammo by convicted FL felon, poss. methamphetamine. Bond $27,500.
     Shawn Matthew Ruark, 39, of Statesville, NC was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond.

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 July 16
Updated July 17, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.

     Rodney L. McDaniel, 30, of Old Town was arrested for poss./ sell/ mfg. controlled substance, poss./ use/ mfg./ deliver/ advertise drug, out-of-county warrant - Gilchrist County.  Bond $15,000.
     Melvin Beals, 47, of Old Town was arrested for failure of sex offender to register address change. Bond $1,500.
     Morris D. Overstreet, 47, of Old Town was arrested for DWLSR. Bond $3,000.
     Angie Thomas-Denley, 34, of Old Town was arrested for controlled substance - poss./ sell/ mfg., three counts of poss./ use/ mfg./ advertise, controlled substance - poss./ sell/ mfg. Bond $15,000.
     Cindy Lou Ball, 61, of Old Town was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was given.
     William Keen, 24, of Steinhatchee was arrested for revoke pretrial release. No bond amount was given.
     Michael Brack Coleman, 36, of Cross City was arrested for DUI - second offense, refuse to a blood alcohol test - second offense. Bond $3,000.
     Nicole Lynn Darling, 29, of Cross City was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was given.
     Tyler Shelton, 18, of Chiefland was arrested for deal in stolen property. Bond $75,000.
     Rosanna Horsley, 33, of Old Town was arrested for an Alachua County warrant. No bond amount was given.
     Bealeia Salkay, 53, of Old Town was arrested for aggravated assault, battery - spouse. Bond $3,500.
     Justin Q. Mills, 20, of Cross City was arrested for dealing in stolen property - organized. No bond amount was given.
     Kenneth George Van Tine, 51, of Cross City was arrested for DWLSR - habitual. Bond $5,000.
     Richard Terrell Lamb, 38, of Old Town was arrested for criminal mischief - $201 to $999. Bond $1,000.
     Richard Loy Sears Jr., 29, of Old Town was arrested for assault. Bond $1,000.
     Jesus Jasso Eduardo, 48, of Pasadena, Texas was arrested for no driver’s license. Bond $1,000.
     Brian Edward Richardson, 32, of Clearwater was arrested for VOP, poss. firearm by convicted felon, poss. controlled substance – meth. No bond.
     Jasmine Nicole Hunter, 26, of Brandon was arrested for introduction/ removal/ possession of drug in a correctional facility. No bond amount was given.
     Terrance D. Joyner, 23, of Cross City was arrested for domestic battery. No bond amount was given.


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 July 16

Updated July 17, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.

July 10
     Cory Lee Wise, 32, of was arrested for larceny; and for exploitation of the elderly (older than 65 years). $250,000 bond.
     Daniel DeVries, 28, of Old Town was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     Jeffrey White, 57, of Newberry was arrested for a Citrus County warrant on a charge of common law cheat. Released on $2,000 bond.
     Heather Vaughn, 34, of Bell was arrested for child abuse with great bodily harm. Released on $2,500 bond.
     Mickel Sullivan, 70, of Fanning Springs was arrested for accessory to armed robbery after the fact; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond $250,000.
     Florencio Velasco, 21, of Mexico was arrested for driving with no valid driver license. Bond $2,500.
     Jamie Heaton, 34, no address listed was arrested for DWLSR. ROR.
     Kenneth Staley, 56, of Tampa was arrested for distribution of an opiate within 1,000 feet of a school, church, etc.; and use of a two-way communication device in the commission of a felony. Bond $125,000.
     Robert Sullivan, 37, of Trenton was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of methamphetamine; misdemeanor possession (fewer than 20 grams) of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; and DWLSR. Bond $30,000.
     Richard Jones, 44, no address was arrested on a warrant from Lafayette County for failure to pay DWLSR fine. Released after paying $404.25.

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