Third suspected robber arrested
By Jeff M. Hardison © Sept. 29, 2014
     WILLISTON -- A third and final suspect in a Sept. 20 robbery in Williston was arrested on Saturday (Sept. 27), according to a Sept. 29 media release by Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow.
     This suspect was located by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and arrested on a Levy County warrant charging him with the robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Strow said.
Mugshot092914     Jayr Joseph Dinsen, 26, of Belleview joins suspects Guillermo Centeno-Marroquin, 22, of Ocala and Jordan Cruz, 22, of Belleview, who are suspected of being two of the three thieves who committed armed robbery of the La Esperanza Store at 114 N.E. Sixth Ave. in Williston, Strow said.

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     Those two were arrested Sept. 24.
Two men suspected of committing an armed robbery at a Williston business on Saturday (Sept. 20) were captured Wednesday (Sept. 24), according to a press release from Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow.
 WPDMarro092414    Guillermo Centeno-Marroquin, 22, of Ocala and Jordan Cruz, 22, of Belleview are suspected of being two of the three thieves who committed armed robbery of the La Esperanza Store at 114 N.E. Sixth Ave. in Williston, Strow said.

Guillermo Centeno-Marroquin,

     As the proprietor was preparing to close for the day, three armed men wearing masks entered the store and demanded cash. The three fled after taking an undetermined amount of cash, Strow said.
     On Sept. 23, WPD Senior Sgt. James Bond received a tip that the culprits who had perpetrated this crime were in the Marion County area, Strow said.
     With the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office one of the suspects, Centeno-Marroquin was located. Upon being questioned, he confessed to the crime which allowed officers to collect evidence -- including DNA of suspects and the vehicle used in the robbery, including the identity of the others involved in the robbery.
WPDcruz092414     On Sept. 24, Bond, again with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested the second suspect -- Cruz -- at the Florida Department of Corrections Probation Office in Ocala.

Jordan Cruz

     Cruz had been released from prison June 1, after serving time for crimes committed in Marion County and was still on probation.
    All three defendants were charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Strow said. Centeno-Marroquin is currently in the Levy County Jail and Cruz is in the Marion County Jail.
This case is an excellent example of interagency cooperation.
     The assistance received from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was instrumental in locating the suspects and bringing this crime to a successful close with the arrest of three suspects, Strow said.


Bicyclist dies in crash
By Jeff M. Hardison © Sept. 28, 2014
     WILLISTON -- A 23-year-old Williston man died late Saturday night (Sept. 27) after he was hit while riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 41 about six-tenths of one mile south of State Road 121 in Levy County, according to a Sunday afternoon media release by Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Daphne Yuncker, from an investigation by FHP Trooper Alan Harrison, reviewed by FHP Sgt. Mark Weber.



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     Oscar Alfredo Jeronimo Sic, 23, of Williston was riding a Genesis V2100 bicycle, the FHP reported.
     That bicycle, and a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Robert Carl Kinsey, 53, of Morriston, with Charles Brooks Kinsey, 65 as a passenger; and a 2001 Hyundai Leantra driven by John Paul Linnell, 35, of Ocala; and a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Samuel Antonio White, 48, of Tampa were all traveling south on U.S. 41 just south of SR -121, the FHP said.
     The Hyundai and the Volkswagen were moving with the flow of traffic approximately 200 feet behind the Jeep, the FHP said, when the accident happened at about 11:40 p.m.
     The bicycle was traveling south in the center of the southbound lane of U.S. 41, the FHP said.
     The Jeep was moving at approximately 50 to 55 m.p.h., when the driver failed to observe the bicycle in the center of the lane and it with the front of the Jeep, the FHP said.
     Sic was propelled onto the hood and windshield of the Jeep, and then to the ground, coming to rest within the southbound lane of U.S. 41 facing east, the FHP said.
     The Jeep came to an immediate stop on the west shoulder facing south, the FHP said.
      Linnell, observing the Jeep's brake lights, slowed down upon approaching the area of the collision, the FHP said. Linnell steered to the left after observing Sic within the lane. Linnell then saw the bicycle and steered even more to the left into the northbound lane to avoid the bicycle.
     The front right bumper of the Hyundai, which Linnell was driving, struck the bicycle and Linnell brought the vehicle to a controlled stop on the west shoulder, the FHP said.
      White, who also observing brake lights ahead, slowed down, the FHP said. White steered the VW Beetle to the left to avoid Sic in the roadway, the FHP said. The VW's left front bumper struck the bicycle, the FHP said. The VW came to a controlled stop on the west shoulder, the FHP said.
     Both the Hyundai and the VW were relocated to the east shoulder facing north, the FHP said.
     Sic was pronounced dead on the scene by Levy County EMS.
     None of the people in vehicles were injured. They were all wearing seatbelts. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, the FHP said. A blood-alcohol content test was conducted on Sic and on Robert Kinsey, the FHP said. The bicycle and the Jeep were removed by Bronson Lube Towing, the FHP said.
     No charges were listed at the time of the media release.


FHP makes DUI arrest
on private property

By Jeff M. Hardison © Sept. 26, 2014
     OCALA -- A 37-year-old Ocala woman was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (DUI), DUI with property damage, DUI with serious bodily injury, and second refusal to submit to a DUI test after having a driver license suspended, according to a press release by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper James D. Whitmore, reviewed by FHP Sgt. Tammy L. Wildy.



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      Wendy Lynn Cauchi was driving a 2006 Toyota 4-Runner on Thursday evening (Sept. 25) at 4:46 p.m. when the arrest was made at 7060 S.W. 80th St., in Ocala, the FHP said. An 8-year-old boy was the passenger who suffered serious injuries and was taken to Munroe Regional Hospital, the FHP said.
     Cauchi was driving the Toyota east on private property located at 7060 S.W. 80th St., in Ocala, when the 4-Runner's front collided with a fence, the FHP said.
     Cauchi sustained minor injuries to her lip from the striking steering wheel during the wreck, the FHP said. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, the FHP said.
     Cauchi's 8-year-old child was sitting in the bed of the pickup truck (passenger), the FHP said.
     Due to the impact, the passenger was forced forward, his forehead stuck the bottom of the floor of the truck bed, the FHP said. The boy was transported by Marion County Fire/Rescue to Monroe Regional Hospital, the FHP said.
     Cauchi was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail. The Florida Department of Children and Families was contacted in regard to the 8-year-old boy and DCF responded to the hospital, the FHP said.


Motorcyclist suffers
critical injuries

By Jeff M. Hardison © Sept. 25, 2014
     MARION COUNTY -- A 30-year-old Ocala man suffered critical injuries Wednesday night (Sept. 24) after the motorcycle he was driving hit an SUV at Marion County Road 25 and CR 464, according to a media release by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper James D. Whitmore, reviewed by FHP Sgt. Tammy L. Wildy.
     Taquila Tashay Smith, 23, of Ocklawaha was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban (Sport Utility Vehicle), which was exiting south out of the Qwick King gas station on CR 25, east of CR 464, as she was preparing to make a left turn onto CR 25, to travel east, the FHP said.
     Brian Charles Rector, 30, of Ocala was driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on CR 25, east of CR 464, the FHP said.
     The front of Harley-Davidson collided with the left front of the Chevy, the FHP said.
     The SUV continued traveling south onto the southern shoulder of CR 25, the FHP said, and then its front collided with a fence. The SUV continued traveling south and then its front left collided with a tree, the FHP said, noting that in this area of Marion County CR 25 runs east and west.
     Rector was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center in critical condition, the FHP said.
     No charges were made at the time of the report. Blood-alcohol content tests were conducted on Smith and Rector, the FHP said. It is unknown if Smith was wearing a seatbelt, however she suffered no injuries, the FHP said. Rector was not wearing a helmet, the FHP said.


Man allegedly shoots woman
By Jeff M. Hardison ©Sept. 23, 2014
     FANNING SPRINGS -- A 58-year-old man is in the Levy County Jail in lieu of a bond that is in excess of $3 million, after he was arreted for attempted murder, resisting arrest without violence and domestic battery, according to information in a press release from Levy County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond.      George Halleran is the man who alledgedly shot his wife in the forehead, according to Tummond.
LCSO092314     LCSO deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call that came from 7530 N.W. 168th Lane in Fanning Springs on Monday night, Tumond said. Deputies responded to desperate pleas for help from a woman, he said.
     The woman told the 9-1-1 Telecommunicator that her husband was drunk and had been fighting with her, Tummond said. While on the phone with the Telecommunicator, the sound of gunfire was heard.
     The caller immediately exclaimed that she had been shot, Tummond said. Additional shots were then heard in the background, he added.
     The first responding deputy was able to get the victim and her 84-year-old mother away from the assailant to a safe location. The deputy then ordered Halleran to surrender, Tummond said. During the exchange between the deputy and Halleran, Halleran began to resist and had to be subdued before being placed into handcuffs, Tummond said.
     Levy County Department of Public Safety personnel were able to safely approach the scene and give aid to the woman, Tummond said. She had been shot in the forehead by the assailant who was armed with a .38 caliber handgun. She was transported to UF Health in Gainesville for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury. She was held at the hospital for observation, Tummond said.
     Initial bond for Halleran was set at $3,075,000, Tummond said.


Suspected burglar nabbed
Published Sept. 23, 2014
     DIXIE COUNTY -- Deputies with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office caught a suspected burglar on Sept. 13, according to a Sept. 23 press relesae from DCSO spokesman Maj. Scott Harden.
DCSOmccabe092314     On the morning of Sept. 13, deputies responded to a residence off of Northeast 349 Highway in Old Town, Harden said.

Gary L. McCabe Jr.

     This call was in response to a burglary in progress, he said. At least one of the homes residents is listed as a witness in the shooting that occurred on the night of Sept. 11.
     Michael Jacob Barnette is the man suspected of shooting Gabriel “Gabe” Edward McCabe on Sept. 11, Harden said. Gary L. McCabe Jr. is the brother of victim of the shooting on Sept. 11.
      Based on the deputies’ investigation, it was learned that Gary L. McCabe Jr. allegedly entered the home and caused extensive damage in the home.
     There was damage to a vehicle that was parked at the residence. Deputies found that during the burglary and criminal mischief, that McCabe possessed at least one firearm.
     When deputies arrived on the scene, McCabe was not there, Harden said. Deputies found McCabe at a family members’ home later and he was taken into custody, Harden said.
     McCabe has been arrested on the charges of burglary of a dwelling, felony criminal mischief and retaliating against a witness, Harden said. Sheriff’s officials have since filed additional charging documents that charge McCabe with possession of firearm by a convicted felon, Harden said.


RAD classes forming
Published Aug. 24, 2014
     LEVY COUNTY -- Classes are forming for free classes to help women defend themselves from rape.
     The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Women’s Physical Defense program was designed with the needs and strengths of women in mind. In the class, participants learn practical safety tips and risk reduction strategies, have the chance to practice specialized defensive techniques, and utilize those techniques in dynamic simulations.  
     Most importantly, R.A.D. classes are fun and provide you with the knowledge and techniques to avoid potentially dangerous situations and to effectively defend against a violent encounter.  
     Women of all ages and fitness levels have successfully participated in this program.  
     Classes are scheduled for:
* Oct. 20 (Mon.), 22 (Wed.) 28 (Tues.) and 30 (Thurs.) from 6-9 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Levy Campus (By Save A Lot in Chiefland)
     Register by emailing the program coordinator, Ray Tremblay, at suwanneevalleyrad@gmail.com or by calling the Chiefland Police Department at 352-493-6777. Please provide your name, email address, phone number, and which class you would like to attend.
     A $25 registration fee is required at registration, but will be refunded at the first class. Please make checks out to “Friends of the Chiefland Police” and put “RAD” in the memo section.

 DCSODCSO arrests
to Sept. 28

Publisher’s note: The following information was provided by the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office in regard to people arrested. These defendants were arrested by the DCSO and other agencies. People suspected of Failure To Appear (FTA) or of Violation of Probation (VOP) are not listed here. Every person suspected of a crime is presumed innocent until he or she is proved to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
DWLSR– Driving While License Suspended or Revoked Poss. – Possession
DUI – Driving while Under the Influence of alcohol or other drugs
LEO – Law Enforcement Officer
RWOV– Resisting Arrest Without Violence

SEPTEMBER 23
     Gildardo Velazquez Escobar, 30, of Mayo was arrested for reckless driving with alcohol involved, no valid driver license. Bond $3,000.
     Kirsten M. Moore, 18, of Old Town was arrested for burglary – residence, theft – others. Bond $40,000.
SEPTEMBER 24
     Eddie Jarrabet, 23, of Cross City was arrested for burglary – armed, grand theft, dealing in stolen property. Bond $75,000.
     Angela Marie Harry, 41, of Cross City was arrested for two warrants. Bond $2,000.
SEPTEMBER 26
     Anthony T. Corbin, 28, of Steinhatchee was arrested for trespass. Bond $1,500.
     Eddie Jarrabet, 23, of Cross City was arrested for grand theft III. Bond $25,000.
     James Kenneth Thompson, 51, of Old Town was arrested for marijuana – poss. less than 20 grams, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $3,000.
     Donald Wade Eady, 41, of Old Town was arrested for DWLSR, drug equipment. Bond $1,500.
     Justin W. Allen, 21, of Old Town was arrested for aggravated battery – RWOV. No bond amount was given.
SEPTEMBER 28
     Timothy T. Barber, 58, of Old Town was arrested for aggravated assault, battery. No bond amount was given.
     Hillary Diane Horne, 21, of Cross City was arrested for an out-of-county warrant and VOPs. Bond $612.50.


 GCSOGCSO arrests
to Sept. 28

 
Publisher’s note: The following information was provided by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office in regard to people arrested. These defendants were arrested by the GCSO and other agencies. People suspected of Failure To Appear (FTA) or of Violation of Probation (VOP) are not listed here. Every person suspected of a crime is presumed innocent until he or she is proved to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
DWLSR– Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Poss. – Possession
DUI – Driving while Under the Influence of alcohol or other drugs
LEO – Law Enforcement Officer
RWOV– Resisting Arrest Without Violence

SEPTEMBER 23
     Richard Barnes Moore, 51, of Bell was arrested for out-of-state fugitive. No bond amount was given.
SEPTEMBER 24
     Monica Nicole Beasley, 41, of Bell was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was given.
     Bonnie Jo Blessing, 47, no address, was arrested for three out-of-county warrants. Bond $658.
     Jason NMN Brogdon, of Bell was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. Bond $600.
SEPTEMBER 25
     Gary Eugene Clark, 52, of Cross City was arrested for marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $500.
     Travis Lamons Thompson, 30, of Trenton was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. No bond amount was given.
SEPTEMBER 26
     Joann Kaisa Lynn Gillyard, 25, of Trenton was arrested for battery – touch or strike. No bond amount was given.
     Joshua Ray Sipe, 31, of Newberry was arrested for arson – second degree, burglary – unoccupied dwelling – unarmed, larceny – grand theft - $10,000 to less than $20,000, RWOV, Escape. Bond $210,000.
SEPTEMBER 28
     Michael Lacy Bennett, 58, of Trenton was arrested for RWOV. No bond amount was given.
     Jamie Lee Cannon, 23, of Bell was arrested for RWOV. No bond amount was given.
     Donna Lynn Young Everett, 57, of Bell was arrested for aggravated assault w/deadly weapon without intent to kill. No bond amount was given.


LCSOStar1LCSO arrests
to Sept. 21

Publisher’s note: The following information was provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in regard to people arrested. These defendants were arrested by the LCSO and other agencies. People suspected of Failure To Appear (FTA) or of Violation of Probation (VOP) are not listed here. Every person suspected of a crime is presumed innocent until he or she is proved to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
DWLSR– Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Poss. – Possession
DUI – Driving while Under the Influence of alcohol or other drugs
LEO – Law Enforcement Officer
RWOV– Resisting Arrest Without Violence
 
SEPTEMBER 15
     Jamie Crystal Patton, 35, of Williston was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. No bond amount was given.
     Teresa Marie Pinkston, 40, of Williston was arrested for non-support of children or spouse. No bond amount was given.
     Leah Wilkerson, 44, of Bronson was arrested for larceny/theft, petit theft – second degree, first offense, probation violation. No bond amount was given.
SEPTEMBER 16
     Thomas Alvarez, 44, of Williston was arrested for obtain goods/ services - $150 or more. Bond $1,000.
     Terry Lee Arnold, 41, of Inglis was arrested for DWLSR – habitual offender. Bond $2,500.
     Herminio Gonzalez, 66, of Hammond, Indiana was arrested for DUI. No bond amount was given.
     Timothy Joseph Gooch, 38, of Trenton was arrested for marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams, operate a motor vehicle without valid license, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $2,000.
     Torrance Tyrone Pitts, 44, of Williston was arrested for driving on a permanently revoked driver license. Bond $2,500.
     Timothy Leon White, 41, of Morriston was arrested on a warrant and two VOP counts. Bond $5,000.
     Brian Eldon Wright, 35, of Trenton was arrested for battery – touch or strike. Bond $40,000.
SEPTEMBER 17
     Kevin Geovany Campos, 19, of Trenton was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license. Bond $500.
     Daisha Danae Hook, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested for commit theft – resist recovery of property, give false ID to LEO. Bond $1,000.
SEPTEMBER 18
     Brianne Brown, 29, of Williston was arrested for stop pay without defraud – less than $150. Bond $1,000.
     Terrence Lamar Walker, 29, of Williston was arrested for DWLSR – habitual offender. Bond $2,500.
SEPTEMBER 19
     Jessie James Eichelberger, 44, of Williston was arrested for DUI – alcohol or drugs. Bond $2,000.
     Jeffrey Lowell French, 54, of Belleview was arrested for felony battery. No bond amount was given.
     Austin James Koltz, 24, of Chiefland was arrested for DWLSR – first offense. No bond amount was given.
     Andrea Mobley, 37, of Ocala was arrested for DWLSR – subsequent offense. No bond amount was given.
     Burman Delmar Pasco, 36, of Cedar Key was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. Bond $2,000.
SEPTEMBER 20
     Alexis Teiara Jackson, 19, of Bronson was arrested for resist without violence, violate no contact order. No bond amount was given.
     Shawn Michael King, 29, of Archer was arrested for cocaine – poss. with intent to sell/ mfg./ deliver/ etc. – schedule II, DWLSR. Bond $12,000.
     Xavier Lee Macon, Jr., 20, of Chiefland was arrested for battery – domestic violence. No bond amount was given.
SEPTEMBER 21
     Reginald Ventrell Adams, Sr. 52, of Chiefland was arrested for disorderly intoxication in a public place causing a disturbance, with violence, battery on officer/ firefighter/ EMT, etc. No bond amount was given.
     Kevin Joe Kerr, 50, of Williston was arrested for abuse without great harm toward child. No bond amount was given.



-- UPDATED --
MON.  SEPT. 29  4:07 p
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