GCSO captures
armed burglary suspect

Gilchrist County

 

 


Alex Bonilla
Mug Shot By GCSO


By Jeff M. Hardison
© July 18, 2019 at 12:49 p.m.
     GILCHRIST COUNTY –
The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office captured and arrested an armed burglary suspect, according to information from a July 16 press release by GCSO 9-1-1 Coordinator Kieran Bryan.
     On Sunday (July 14), at 11:02 a.m., Gilchrist County Communications Division received a call for help in reference to an armed burglary, Bryan said.

 

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     Units were dispatched at 11:04 a.m., while the dispatcher gathered more information, Bryan said.
     It was determined that the suspect had broken into the residence and the victim had been held at gunpoint, tied up, taken to a different room and significantly injured by the intruder, Bryan said.
     The suspect was identified by witnesses on the scene as Alex Bonilla, 49. Bonilla had fled from the scene prior to the arrival of a GCSO deputy.
    Deputies located and arrested the suspect at 2:51 p.m. on Sunday.
     Evidence and statements were collected at the scene, and a countywide search for additional evidence was conducted with no results, Bryan said.
     The motive for this crime is still under investigation, Bryan said.
     Gilchrist County Court Judge Sheree H. Lancaster has set the defendant’s bond amount at $1.25 million. The victim was transported to a hospital and is listed in stable condition, Bryan said.


Sex offender arrested
Levy County
Eusebio De Jesus Lopez

Story and Photo Provided
By LCSO Undersheriff Brett Beauchamp
Published July 18, 2019 at 10:09 a.m.
     BRONSON --
On June 20, Levy County Sheriff’s Office Det. Christopher Perryman obtained an arrest warrant for Eusebio De Jesus Lopez on the charge of a sexual offender-failure to report to the LCSO his intent to leave the country.
     His bond was set at $100,000.
     On July 22, 1993, Lopez pled no contest on four counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a child younger than 16 years of.
     As a result of the plea, Lopez was required to register as a lifetime registered sexual offender in the State of Florida.
     The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and United States Marshal Service notified Det. Perryman of Lopez’s planned international flight.
     During his investigation, Det. Perryman learned that Lopez had flown out of Orlando International Airport on June 18, and arrived in Honduras on the same date.
     Det. Perryman confirmed Lopez did not notify authorities of his travel itinerary, and as noted obtained an arrest warrant on June 20.
     On Tuesday (July 16), Lopez arrived at the Orlando International Airport and was immediately taken into custody by the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
     Lopez was interviewed by Det. Perryman. Lopez admitted to the detective that he was aware of the requirement as a sex offender to notify law enforcement of his international travels. Lopez admitted that he chose not to obey the law.
     Lopez said he had traveled out of the country previously, without notifying law enforcement.
     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates the assistance provided by the agents with the U.S. Marshals Service, the FDLE, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in this case.  Their cooperation was an essential component in this investigation.



Dixie County Fire Services
responds to help people

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 17, 2019 at 9:09 p.m.
     CROSS CITY –
Dixie County Emergency Services Division Chief of Operations Roy Bass provided information about how the DCES helped people from July 8 through July 14 om regard to fire services when he sent public records on July 15.
     Division Chief Bass regularly provides information about the weekly fire services of the DCES. Dixie County Emergency Services is the county government agency that provides fire services, as well as Emergency Medical Services and it is the Dixie County Emergency Management agency to help people prepare, respond and recover from disasters, such as floods and hurricanes too.
     In addition to fire services during this period of time, Chief Bass note DCES also responded to 87 EMS calls for service.
     Fire services responded to four motor vehicle accidents, three electrical hazards and was it responsible for one landing-zone standby duty, according to the records Chief Bass sent.


Motor Vehicle Accidents
     On July 8 at 12:46 a.m., Dixie County Fire Services (DCFS) was paged for help at 19232 S.E. U.S Highway 19 in Cross City. The first unit was on the way within two minutes and arrives at the scene four minutes after being paged.
     The two vehicles involved with the crash were a 2005 Volvo semi tractor-trailer pulling a flatbed trailer, and a Freightliner semi tractor-trailer. Extrication was required for the driver of the Freightliner, which as shown in a previously published FHP press release, had been hauling logs when it tipped over onto the driver’s side.
     Rescue 1 had been on the way to a medical call in Old Town when the EMS team drove up on the crash scene.
     One patient had self-extricated through the passenger window and the driver was still inside the cab. He was ambulatory but was unable to crawl out through the door. EMS 3 used an axe to break the windshield and that patient was assisted through the front windshield onto a backboard and stretcher.
     Both vehicles had moderate oil and transmission leaks which were controlled by absorbent. No other immediate hazards were noted to both vehicles. Rescue 1 transported two occupants from the green log truck to Shands.
     FHP cleared the scene and all units were back in service.
     Personnel at this scene were Darian Brown, Scott Garner, Mandy Lemmermen, Andy English, Will Garner, Danny Liles, Scotty Pendarvis, John Mash and Ed Downing.
     The next crash DCFS responded to was when it was paged on July 11 at 11:45 a.m. The first unit was on the way immediately and arrived at 15568 N.W. U.S. Highway 19 within two minutes.
     This crash involved a 1992 Lincoln Mark 7 and a Ford F-150. The first DCFS unit – Squad-1 arrived on scene to find two vehicles off the road in a parking lot with minor to moderate damage noted to front and rear areas. All occupants were out of the vehicles. Squad 1 cancelled all other responding
units, took driver and vehicle information down for reporting, found no hazards, and obtained two patient refusals for medical assistance.
    Squad-1 went back in service.
     The next crash was on July 11 and DCFS was paged at 12:39 p.m., arriving on scene – Second Avenue East and Main Street of Horseshoe Beach at 12:57 p.m. 
    The vehicle involved were a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a 2017 Nissan Sport. District 61 was paged to this crash.
     Engine-21 was in Cross City at the time and responded. While on the way to the scene, more information came in to show the crash was very minor with no injuries.
     EMS-1 cancelled all units besides EMS-6 and Engine-21. Those team members obtained patient information upon arrival. Upon arrival of law enforcement, all fire crews went back in service.
     The fourth motor vehicle accident of the week was on July 14. DCFS sent a page at 3:33 p.m. and first responders were on the way within one minute. They arrived at U.S. Highway 19 and Southeast 136th Avenue within four minutes after leaving their station.
     This accident involved a 2018 Jeep Compass and a 2017 Buick LaCrosse.
     There was minor damage, no fire hazards and no injuries. Responders returned to service after establishing the people involved in the crash were OK.


Electrical Hazards
     On July 9 2:06 p.m. Dixie County Fire Services received a call regarding electrical hazards on Southwest 351 Highway in Cross City.
     Crews responded to an electrical line that that caught the grass on fire. Crews arrived, and the hazards were mitigated. A pole number was given to the power services and crews cleared the scene.
     In the second call for electrical hazard response, DCFS personnel Michael Walker, Brad Englert and Jon Mash arrived at U.S. Highway 19 and Southeast 592nd Street in Old Town at 7:04 p.m. on July 13.
     The engine was dispatched to a light pole or transformer possibly on fire. Dispatch advised that a drive-by caller noticed smoke coming from a transformer on the side of road close to Southeast 592nd Street.
     Upon arrival E-21, the men found a Central Florida Electric Cooperative truck already on scene. CFEC advised this was a Duke Energy pole, but he was driving by and noticed smoke.
     The CFEC worker advised that the line coming from the transformer was touching the pole, causing the pole to smolder. He pushed the line off, however the CFEC employee said he was not allowed to do any more work to another company's property; adding that he already had called Duke Energy. E-21 called dispatch with the pole number and advised no hazards and asked to have the Dixie County Sheriff’s Offices Citizens On Patrol to monitor scene until Duke could arrive.
     The third electrical hazard was a call-back later that evening.
     E-21 was dispatched back to same power pole for a pole on fire.
     Engine-21 and Brush-22 arrived on scene to find Duke Energy already on scene. No fires noted. The Duke worker said he just needed to use our water cannon.
     E-21 canceled any other responding units. E-21 allowed Duke to use x2 water cannons and returned to station, no hazards


Landing-Zone Standby
     On July 9 at 9:06 p.m., Engine-21 set up the Old Town Landing Zone as Rescue-2 was on the way to the landing zone with a patient.
     ShandsCair safely landed. Rescue-2 arrived and patient care was transferred to the ShandsCair helicopter-ambulance crew without incident. ShandsCair safely took the patient to UF Health Shands.
     E-21 and R-2 clear and available.


One man suffers
serious injuries in crash;

One man suffers minor injuries
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 15, 2019 at 4:29 p.m.
     GILCHRIST COUNTY --
An 18-year-old Ocala man was seriously injured early Friday evening (July 12), the FHP said.

     David N. Larson, 18, of Ocala was driving a 1999 Ford mustang at 4 p.m. on July 12 in Gilchrist County, according to a July 15 press release from Florida Highway Patrol Lt. P.V. Riordan, which was based on information from crash investigator FHP Trooper John Dryden. Jason E. Trimble Jr., 21, of Jacksonville was a passenger in the Mustang, the FHP said.
     The Mustang was eastbound on Gilchrist County Road 340 at a high rate of speed, the FHP said.
     For unknown reasons, the FHP said, Larson allowed the Ford to travel north onto the grass shoulder, about 600 feet east of Northeast 70th Avenue, where it began a clockwise rotation, until it struck a power pole with its left side.
     Once the vehicle came to final rest against the power pole, the FHP said, Larson became entrapped.
     Upon arrival of Gilchrist County Fire Rescue, the FHP said, Larson was extricated from the vehicle.
     Larson suffered serious injuries, the FHP said. Trimble suffered minor injuries, the FHP said.
     Both men were taken to Shands in Gainesville, the FHP said.
     Blood-alcohol content test results are pending, the FHP said. Charges are pending completion of the traffic crash investigation, the FHP said.


Five arrested for
illegal cock fighting

By MCSO Sgt. Paul Bloom
Public Information Director
Published July 15, 2019 at 4:09 p.m.
     MARION COUNTY --
On Sunday (July 14), Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies received information that an illegal cockfighting operation was taking place at a farm at 12585 S.W. 16th Ave. in Summerfield.
     When deputies arrived, they located numerous individuals fleeing from a barn that contained an active cockfighting ring.
     Five individuals were arrested after they were captured while trying to flee the area.
     Deputies located approximately 60 roosters at the location, some of which showed injuries from having been used for fighting. Dead roosters were located in trash cans along with some that were severely injured.
     The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) responded and conducted a search warrant at the location. They located a large quantity of marijuana (451 grams (almost one pound)), cocaine (4 grams), $5,863 in cash, a firearm and high-capacity clips with live ammunition.
     Also located were numerous items of drug paraphernalia along with paraphernalia associated with cockfighting.
     The MCSO Agricultural Deputy responded along with Marion County Animal Control who took possession of the roosters. The listed individuals were arrested and each charged with fighting or
baiting animals, a third degree felony, and placed into the Marion County Jail each with a $2,000 bond: Jose Emilio Farinas, 28; Donny Ichel Puerto, 28 ; Elio Delgado, 71; Raul E. Martinez-Torres, 48; and Emiliano Avilez, 74.

 


Allegedly careless driving ends
with three busted for drugs


 

Bradley Crane
 


By Jeff M. Hardison
© July 13, 2019 at 8:39 a.m.

Mug Shots By DCSO
     DIXIE COUNTY – By drawing the attention of a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office through what appeared to be careless driving to that deputy, a driver and his two passengers were arrested and charged with violating various drug laws, according to information in a July 12 press release from DCSO Maj. Scott Harden.

 

Dixie County
Fallon Hart and Dustin Reeves


     Monday night (July 8) shortly before midnight, a DCSO deputy was patrolling in the area of Southeast 22nd Avenue, Maj. Harden said, when he stopped a vehicle for a careless driving infraction.
      Upon approaching the small truck, Harden said, he saw two men inside and a female passenger was sitting on the male passenger’s lap.
     The deputy asked the driver, Bradley Crane, 26, of Bell, to exit the vehicle, Harden said.
     While speaking with the deputy, Harden said, Crane acknowledged that there were drugs in the vehicle. The driver told the deputy where to find the drugs, Harden said.
     The deputy then asked the passengers, Fallon Hart, 34, and Dustin Reeves, 29, both of Old Town, to exit the vehicle, Harden said.
     While Hart and Reeves were getting out of the truck, a small baggie fell from between the two of them where it had been concealed, Harden said.
     The baggie contained Oxycodone, a prescription opiate, Harden said. The deputy then found methamphetamine, Harden said, which is an illegal homemade form of amphetamine.
     The deputy located the cut straws and a pipe where Crane told him those items would be in the truck, Harden said.
     Crane was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment, Harden said.
     Hart and Reeves both of Old Town were each charged with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence, Harden said.


Bicyclist gets busted
Dixie County

 

 

Quincy L. Carter
Mug Shot By DCSO

 


By Jeff M. Hardison
© July 13, 2019 at 8:19 a.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY –
By riding a bicycle at night without an illuminating headlight, a bicyclist caught the attention of a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, and then the deputy found reasonable cause to arrest him for criminal offenses, rather than giving him a verbal warning, a written warning or a citation in regard to the unsafe and unlawful practice regarding bicycling at night in Florida, according to information in a July 12 press release from DCSO Maj. Scott Harden.
     At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Monday (July 8), a DCSO deputy was in the area of Highway 349 and Northeast 424th Avenue, Maj. Harden said, when he saw a person riding a bicycle without an illuminating headlight.
     The deputy stopped the man who identified himself as Travis Ale, Harden said.
     The deputy later identified the man as Quincy L. Carter, 31, of Cross City, Harden said.
     At this point the deputy arrested Carter for providing false identification to a law enforcement officer, Harden said.
     While Carter was being arrested for that criminal offense, Harden said, he failed to cooperate with the deputy.
     Carter kept turning away when the deputy was attempting to handcuff him, Harden said.
     The deputy restrained Carter and subsequently searched him, Harden said. During the search, Harden said, the deputy found four baggies of methamphetamine, a smoking pipe and several rounds of ammunition.
     Carter was arrested for resisting an officer without violence, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

 


DEP Environmental Crimes
Unit makes first arrest

Tampa

 

 


Christopher Hughes
Mug Shot By HCSO

 

 


By The DEP Press Office
Published July 11, 2019 at 8:09 p.m.
     TAMPA –
Yesterday (Wednesday, July 10), Investigator Steve Hough with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Southwest District Environmental Crimes Unit arrested Tampa resident Christopher Hughes, 36, who was charged with felony dumping for commercial purposes.
     On Tuesday, July 2, DEP received a notification through the State Watch Office that a potential environmental crime occurred in Seminole Heights on July 1. Investigator Hough, with assistance from DEP Southwest District Office Investigator Chad Paul, conducted an investigation and found video evidence of the suspect dumping two drums of acrylic cure seal, a corrosive material, into a Tampa alley. The cleanup is estimated at over $10,000, making it a felony offense.
     On July 10, Investigator Hough conducted a traffic stop after observing the vehicle approximately four blocks away from the scene of the crime. After a brief interview, the suspect confessed to the dumping and the arrest was made.
     “Governor DeSantis has made it clear that enforcement of the state’s environmental laws is expected. The Department is committed to implementing this direction. With the official transfer of the Environment Crimes Unit to DEP becoming effective less than two weeks ago, we are not wasting any time using this new key enforcement tool,” DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein said.
     DEP will hire a contractor to perform the cleanup, and will pursue recovery of these cleanup costs through the legal process. These funds come from and are reallocated to the Inland Protection Trust fund, which provides financial resources for prevention of, and cleanup and rehabilitation after, a pollutant discharge, to prevent further damage by the pollutant, and to pay for damages.
      Hughes also was charged with driving without a valid license and driving a car with a registration not assigned to him, both misdemeanor offenses.
     “This arrest is an example of how DEP’s new crime unit will coordinate with our compliance staff and Office of Emergency Response, resulting in more environmental crimes being identified and addressed through appropriate enforcement, as well as ensuring any necessary cleanup will occur,” said DEP Southwest District Director Mary Yeargan.
     On Jan. 10, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-12, Achieving More Now for Florida’s Environment which directed the transfer of the Environmental Crimes Enforcement Unit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission back to DEP to better align resources focused on environmental protection and ensure strong enforcement of Florida's environmental laws.
     This transfer, effective July 1, provides DEP with 19 new law enforcement positions, 16 of which are dedicated law enforcement investigators that will be housed in regulatory offices statewide.


Two suspects dead,
two arrested
after home invasion

Marion County
Robert John Hamilton (left) and Seth Adam Rodriguez

Mug Shots By MCSO
 

By Valerie Strong
MCSO Public Information Officer
Published July 11, 2019 at 2:29 p.m.
     MARION COUNTY --
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives arrested Robert John Hamilton, 19, and Seth Adam Rodriguez, 22, for their part in a home invasion that left two suspects dead and the homeowner in the hospital.
     Yesterday (Wednesday, July 10), approximately 8:20 p.m., the MCSO received a call, in reference to a home invasion where shots were fired in the 14900 block of Southeast 32nd Court Road in Summerfield.
     When deputies arrived on the scene, they located one suspect, identified as Keith Jackson Jr., 21, dead; and one suspect, identified as Nigel Doyle, 22, and the homeowner suffering from gunshot wounds.
     Deputies also located Hamilton and Rodriguez and detained them for questioning. Jackson and the homeowner were transported to the hospital where Jackson died from injuries. The homeowner is in stable condition.
     During the investigation, Major Crimes detectives learned that the homeowner vaguely remembers one of the suspects from a past Craigslist transaction.
     Hamilton and Rodriguez informed detectives that the four of them went to the victim’s home with the intention of robbing the homeowner of marijuana and guns.
     Both suspects were arrested.
     Rodriguez was charged with homicide and home invasion robbery with a firearm.
     Hamilton was arrested for home invasion robbery with a firearm. Rodriguez and Hamilton both are being held at the Marion County Jail on no bond.


Inverness man found guilty
in child pornography case;

Sentencing set for Aug. 14
Citrus County
Herman Metcalf

Mug Shot By CCSO

By Brittney Carman, Community Relations Specialist
Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Published July 10, 2019 at 10:39 p.m.
     CITRUS COUNTY --
On April 11, 2018, a search warrant was executed at 1132 Stately Oaks Drive in Inverness after Detective Chris Cornell of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office's High Tech Crimes Unit was able to identify and download child pornography from a computer at that address.
     Defendant Herman Metcalf and two other family members were home and subsequently interviewed when detectives arrived to serve the search warrant.
     During the search, numerous digital items were located and seized as evidence. Over the course of many months of tedious investigation and forensic examination of the evidence, Metcalf was identified as the person who downloaded and kept several specific files of child pornography. The case was presented to the State Attorney's Office and an arrest warrant was granted for Metcalf, who was arrested at his home on July 11, 2018.
     "These cases are very meticulous and disturbing to the detectives who have to investigate these horrible crimes. Detective Cornell did an amazing job throughout the entire process. The High Tech Crimes Unit is a member of the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce," Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast said. "Through their efforts, we are able to bring online predators like Herman Metcalf to justice and protect our most valuable asset, the youth of Citrus County."
     This week, Metcalf was tried in criminal circuit court. After two days of testimony and presentation of physical evidence, a jury found him guilty of eight counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promoting sexual performance by a child. After the verdict, the Honorable Fifth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Richard "Ric" Howard remanded Metcalf into custody while he awaits sentencing, scheduled for Aug. 14, back in front of Judge Howard.


Deputies find four suspects in Manatee Farms subdivision
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 9, 2019 at 409 p.m.
     LEVY COUNTY –
Among the many people arrested as suspected criminals in Levy County this week, at least four were found in the Manatee Farms subdivision.
     Those four people suspected of various crimes became short-term residents of the Levy County Jail, according to information in July 9 press releases from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

Levy County

 

 

Andrew Edward Merz
Mug Shot By LCSO

     On Friday (July 5), detectives from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division conducted a traffic stop on a GMC truck driven by Andrew Edward Merz, 38, of Gainesville.
     The subsequent investigation after that traffic stop in the Manatee Farms subdivision revealed Merz, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a loaded semiautomatic handgun and ammunition.
     Merz was booked into the Levy County Jail and is being held on $100,000 bond for possession of firearm by a convicted felon, $100,000 bond for carrying a concealed firearm and $50,000 bond for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Levy County

 

 

Cynthia Louise Burnett
Mug Shot By LCSO

 


     On Friday (July 5), detectives arrested Cynthia Louise Burnett, 53, of Old Town for breaking and entering into an unoccupied structure in the Manatee Farms subdivision.
     Burnett was booked into the Levy County Jail and is being held on $35,000 bond for burglary of an unoccupied structure and $25,000 for grand theft.

Levy County

 

 

Robert Eugene Vantassell III
Mug Shot By LCSO

     On Monday (July 8), while searching for stolen property in the Manatee Farms subdivision, LCSO detectives located a man who attempted to conceal himself upon his seeing the law enforcement officers.
      He was identified as Robert Eugene Vantassell III, 57, of Gainesville. Vantassell had three active warrants for his arrest out of Levy, Dixie and Alachua counties.

Levy County

 

 

Christopher Wade Jones
Mug Shot By LCSO

     On Monday (July 8), LCSO detectives conducted a traffic stop on an ATV in the area of Manatee Farms subdivision.
     The driver of the ATV was identified as Christopher Wade Jones, 35, of Chiefland.
     Jones was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Further investigation revealed that the ATV was confirmed stolen out of Levy County.
     Jones was arrested for the following charges grand theft motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. His total bond equal $30,000.


Wrong address, right suspect

 

 

Jay Working
Mug Shot By DCSO

 


By Jeff M. Hardison
© July 9, 2019 at 3:19 p.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY --
What might be considered an incorrect GPS guided investigation turned out to be spot-on, and a man lying in a doorway was a clue, according to information in a July 8 press release from Dixie County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Harden.
     A bit before noon last Wednesday (July 3), Maj. Harden said, a deputy with the Dixie county Sheriff's Office was responding to a reported burglary and theft at a residence on Northeast 748th Avenue.
     GPS guided the deputy to a residence on that roadway, Harden said.
     As he approached the residence, Harden said, the deputy saw observed the front door standing open and a man was lying in the doorway.
     When he approached the man, the deputy noticed items of drug paraphernalia lying by the subject's head, Harden said, as well as seeing a firearm lying next to the unconscious man.
     The deputy then awoke the male subject, identified as Jay Working, 27, of Old Town, Harden said, and secured him while he searched the remainder of the residence for other subjects.
     After an investigator and another deputy arrived on scene, it was discovered that the GPS location was not the address of the original burglary call, Harden said, which also was located on the same roadway.
     A deputy then went to the original burglary call and obtained the information from that burglary, Harden said. It was then realized that the items taken in this burglary were seen at the Working residence, Harden said, where Working was found asleep in the doorway.
     After interviews with Working, Harden said, the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant as well as the additional charges stemming from the deputies' findings.
     Those charges include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a short-barreled weapon, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment.

 


Crash results in two injured;
Logs are dumped
By Jeff M. Hardison © July 8, 2019 at 7:19 p.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY --
Two semi tractor-trailers crashed Monday afternoon (July 8) in Dixie County, the FHP said, resulting in two people being injured and logs being dumped.
     James Tyson, 58, of Cross City was driving a 2005 Volvo semi at 12:27 p.m. on July 8 in Dixie County, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol Lt. P.V. Riordan, based on information from FHP Trooper Earl Mash.
     Travis Dallas, 57, of Williston was driving a 2000 Freightliner semi, the FHP said. Heather Cruz, 32, of Williston was a passenger in that semi, the FHP said.
     The northbound Freightliner was on U.S. Highway 19 near Southeast 74th Avenue, the FHP said. It was in the outside lane., the FHP said.
     The Volvo was accelerating in the paved portion of the median of U.S. 19, to travel north.
     Tyson failed to notice the V0lvo, the FHP said, causing the right front of Freightliner to strike the left rear side of the Volvo's trailer
     Upon being struck by the Freightliner, the Volvo and its trailer overturned on U.S. 19 and lost the load of logs it was transporting, the FHP said.
     Dallas suffered serious injuries and was taken to UF Health in Gainesville, the FHP said. Cruz suffered minor injuries and was taken to UF Health in Gainesville, the FHP said.
     Tyson was not injured, the FHP said. Tyson was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way, the FHP said.
     All three people involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts, the FHP said. This crash was not alcohol-related, the FHP said.


Pedestrian suffers
critical injuries

By Jeff M. Hardison © July 7, 2019 at 9:39 a.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY --
A 21-year-old man from Old Town suffered critical injuries after he was hit by a vehicle Saturday night (July 6), the FHP said.
     Katrina Elizabeth Moore, 32, of Lake City was driving a 2008 Chevrolet HHR ("Heritage High Roof," Chevrolet's answer to Chrysler's PT Cruiser) at approximately 9:39 p.m. on July 6 in Dixie County, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. M. Hathcock, based on information from crash investigator FHP Trooper K. Skelly.
     Gary Paul Peach, 59, Lake City was a passenger in the HHR, the FHP said.
on CR-351 North of the city of Horseshoe Beach.
     The blue-colored Chevrolet HHR was northbound on Dixie County Road 351, the FHP said.
     Justin Dakota Avery Allmon, 21, of Old Town, was a pedestrian in the roadway, the FHP said, and the Chevrolet HHR struck the pedestrian with its left front.
     Allmon sustained critical injuries and was transported to UF Shands Health in Gainesville, the FHP said.
     Moore and Peach suffered no injuries, the FHP said.
     This crash was not alcohol-related as far as the occupants of the vehicle, the FHP said, and it was listed as "unknown" as far as being alcohol-related in regard to the pedestrian.
     No charges were listed on the press release.

 


Genetic testing fraud
sweeps state, nation

Written By Staff Members of
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol)
Published July 5, 2019 at 10:49 a.m.
     TALLAHASSEE --
In Florida and across the nation, genetic testing company representatives are offering “free” genetic tests to Medicare beneficiaries.
     These tests can also be referred to as DNA screenings, cancer screenings, and hereditary testing, to name a few. The representatives go to senior centers, senior housing facilities, health fairs, and even parking lots to convince people to let them take a cheek swab for testing. They advertise on TV and online.
     They promise that the results will help recipients avoid diseases or find the right medications. All they ask for in return is the person’s Medicare number.
     While this may sound harmless, it is dangerous.
      “These companies can steal people’s medical identity and falsely bill Medicare, draining the system of needed funds. Tests ordered under these circumstances are unnecessary and could lead to confusion about the individual’s health condition,” said Anne Chansler, SHINE & SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol Program) Statewide Director. 
     Because confusion exists regarding Medicare’s coverage for genetic tests for cancer and other conditions, the Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), released a fraud alert on the topic.
     It advises the public to be suspicious of anyone who offers free genetic testing to someone and then requests their Medicare number. 
     The OIG’s fraud alert also states that a physician that a person knows, and trusts should approve any requests for genetic testing. In fact, federal regulations demand that diagnostic tests must be ordered by the physician who is treating the beneficiary – in other words, the person’s own doctor.
      “A doctor who has never met or examined a patient, often hired by a genetic testing company, should not be signing off on any tests. That’s a red flag,” said Chansler.
     The SMP recommends that beneficiaries should do the following:
     ● Refuse to give out their personal information or accept screening services, including a cheek swab, from someone at a community event, a local fair, a farmer’s market, a parking lot, and/or any other large event;
     ● Go to their own doctor to assess their condition, not a doctor on the phone they have never met from a company they don’t know;
     ● Always read their Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or Explanation of Benefits (EOB). The words “gene analysis” or “molecular pathology” as service codes may indicate questionable genetic testing;
     ● Refuse the delivery of any genetic testing kit that was not ordered by their physician;
     ● Be suspicious of anyone who offers free genetic testing and then requests their Medicare number. If their personal information is compromised, it may be used in other fraud schemes; and
     ● Contact their local SMP for help. SMPs empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse. 
     The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is ready to provide you with the information you need to PROTECT yourself from Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse; DETECT potential fraud, errors, and abuse; and REPORT your concerns. SMPs help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries in the fight against health care fraud.
     Your SMP can help you with your questions, concerns, or complaints about potential fraud and abuse issues. It also provides information and educational presentations.
     To locate the local Senior Medicare Patrol, visit http://www.floridashine.org/ and click on the Contact Us tab at the top of the page.
     SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is operated locally through Elder Options.
     Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report heath care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.
     To receive help from SHINE, individuals may schedule appointments at designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in their local communities, or arrange to speak with a trained SHINE counselor at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, please visit http://www.floridashine.org/.

    


Woman runs,
gets caught and arrested

Old Town Dixie County Florida

 

Kirsten Moore
Mug Shot By DCSO

 


By DCSO Maj. Scott Harden
Published July 2, 2019 at 3:29 p.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY --
On the afternoon of June 26, a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Northeast 484th Avenue off of Northeast Dixie County Road 349 in Old Town.
     During the course of the stop, the deputy noticed a female passenger, whom he had previously encountered.
     The deputy called her by name. At that point, she told him that her name was something different. In an attempt to identify the female, the deputy had her exit the vehicle.
     This is where he compared her to other known photographs. During this time, the female fled on foot. The deputy called for additional units to respond including the Cross City Correctional Institution's K-9 Team.
     Just as the K-9 Team arrived, an officer found the female subject, Kirsten Moore, 22, of Old Town, hiding in a shed behind a residence in the area.
     In the shed where Moore was found hiding, deputies found a small baggie containing Oxycodone.
     While she was being escorted to the patrol car, Moore dropped a small baggie containing methamphetamine that she was attempting to conceal by pinching it between her toes.
     Once the K-9 Team arrived, they tracked Moore’s path to see if she had discarded any other items.  Moore was subsequently charged with; warrant for Violation of Probation (possession of a controlled substance), warrant for Violation of Probation (burglary of a dwelling), resisting an officer without violence, providing false information to law enforcement, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and tampering with evidence.

 


Tag light issue leads to man
being accused of drug crimes

Dixie County

 

 

Jeffrey E. Cannon,
Mug Shot By DCSO

 


By DCSO Maj. Scott Harden
Published July 2, 2019 at 3:19 p.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY --
On the night of June 29, a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office was working in the area of Southeast U.S. Highway 19 and Northeast 147th Street, when he saw a car being operated without any tag light illuminating the license plate.
     The deputy stopped the vehicle on Northeast 147th Street.
     As the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver opened the door to get out due to the driver’s window not being operational.
     As he did this, the deputy could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When asked, the driver, Jeffrey E. Cannon, admitted to having earlier smoked marijuana inside the car.
     At that time, the deputy informed Cannon that he would be conducting a search of the vehicle for additional drugs or illegal substances.
     During the course of the search the deputy found a baggie with crystal methamphetamine under the passenger’s seat, along with a smoking pipe that had burned marijuana residue inside.
     Cannon, 56, of Cross City, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and possession of drug equipment.

 


TV vanishes - Meth appears
Dixie County
Jonathan Boswell and Abby Pollard
Mug Shots By DCSO

By DCSO Maj. Scott Harden
Published July 2, 2019 at 2:09 p.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY –
At approximately 2 a.m. on June 29, deputies with the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on 692nd Street in Old Town, in reference to a theft of a television.
     The caller said she caught the suspects leaving her home with the TV and called the driver of the vehicle on the phone. The woman told him to return the TV.
     She was told that he was taking the TV to go and make payment on a $30 drug debt.
     As deputies were speaking with the complainant, the vehicle pulled back into the property.
     As deputies approached the vehicle, they could see that the TV was gone. They placed the subjects, Jonathan Boswell, 30, and Abby Pollard, 24, under arrest for the theft of the TV.
      A subsequent search revealed the presence of methamphetamine in the car. Mixed among children’s bedding and stuffed animals, deputies located syringes as well.
     Boswell and Pollard were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Trenton man tagged
for alleged meth possession


 

 

Shawn Myers
Mug Shot By DCSO

 


By DCSO Maj. Scott Harden
Published July 2, 2019 at 2:09 p.m.
     DIXIE COUNTY --
On Sunday (June 30) shortly after noon, a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Dixie County Road 346 for having a tag attached to the vehicle that was actually assigned to another vehicle.
     When the deputy approached the driver and inquired about the tag, the driver acknowledged that he knew the tag belonged to another vehicle.
     When the deputy had the driver, Shawn Myers, 44, of Trenton, exit the vehicle, he searched Myers' person and found a straw in his pants pocket that tested positive for methamphetamine.
     A further search of the vehicle revealed a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine. Myers was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of drug equipment, and attaching tag not assigned.

 


Woman arrested for
firearms charges,
child abuse and more


Cross City


Pearl E. Millard

Mug Shot By DCSO

 


By DCSO Maj. Scott Harden
Published July 2, 2019 at 2:09 p.m.
     DIXIE CUJNTY --
At approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday morning (June 30), a deputy with the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Southeast 243rd Street in Cross City.
     According to the caller, there was someone at the residence who was under the influence of alcohol and was discharging a firearm in the backyard of the residence.
     When the deputy arrived, he met with the caller in front of the home. After obtaining information from her, the deputy located the suspect Pearl E. Millard inside the home.
     Millard exited the residence as instructed, but she later failed to comply with the deputy’s commands until he was able to locate the firearm. Millard was arrested for resisting an officer without violence and placed into a patrol car.
     Further investigation revealed that Millard was reported to have been drinking heavily that day and a half-empty 1.75 liter (1.85 quarts) bottle of “Fireball” was located on a table near Millard’s vehicle.
     It was reported that during the night, Millard had become angry and slapped a 6-year-old child. She later allegedly retrieved the firearm and after threatening actions, went to the backyard and discharged the firearm.
     Millard was charged with the additional charges of discharging a firearm in public, discharging a firearm in a residential area, use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, child abuse and improper use of a dangerous weapon.
     Millard was booked into the Dixie County Jail, where she later bonded out on $28,000 in bail bonds.

 


LCSO seeks help solving
5-year-old murder case;

$1,000 reward is available

Williston


 

Leo Rives, Murder Victim
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By Levy County Undersheriff Brett Beauchamp
Published July 2, 2019 at 2:09 p.m.
     LEVY COUNTY --
On July 5, 2014, Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 3571 NE 218th Ave. in Williston, to the report of a deceased person.
     The investigation revealed that Leo Rives, 31, had been found deceased beside his vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 
     While the case has remained unsolved, recent progress has been made in the investigation. As the fifth anniversary of Rives’ murder approaches, LCSO investigators are asking the public for assistance to close this case for the friends and family of the victim.
     Anyone wishing to provide information should contact the lead investigator, Sgt. Mike Narayan at 352-486-5111, Extension 267. 
     Investigators believe that there are numerous individuals that know who is involved in the murder. These witnesses may fear retaliation and chose not to become involved as a result.
     The members of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office are appealing to these witnesses to do what is right. Please help bring closure and justice for the family. The LCSO strongly encourages these individuals to utilize Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.
     Crime Stoppers of Levy County has authorized a cash award of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons involved in the murder of Rives.  That information can be provided anonymously at 1-877-349-8477.

 


 


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
ROR - Released on their Own Recognizance


Suspects Arrested
July 8 Through July 14

Updated July 9, 2019 at 8:39 a.m.

JULY 8
     Makion J. Kirkland, 54, of Cross City was arrested for VOP. No bond amount was listed.
     Dustin Reeves, 29, of Old Town was arrested for poss. of controlled substance – Meth, tampering with evidence. Bond $5,000.
     Bradley Taylor Crane, 26, of Bell was arrested for controlled substance – poss./ sell/ mfg., poss. drug equipment. Bond $5,000.
     Fallon S. Hart, 34, of Cross City was arrested for controlled substance – poss./ sell/ mfg., tamper with evidence. Bond $5,000.
JULY 9
     Kendall C. Arrington, 21, of Trenton was arrested for VOP. No bond amount was listed.
     Robert Larry Wesley, 44, of Trenton was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was listed.
JULY 10
     Michael Allen Lakosky, 26, of Old Town was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was listed.
JULY 11
     April F. Farmer-Broadwater, 49, of Old Town was arrested for FTA. No bond amount was listed.
     Shawn Myers, 44, of Trenton was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. Bond $250.
     Jesus A. Longo, 31, of Lake Worth was arrested for VOP. No bond amount was listed.
     Quincy L. Carter, 31, homeless, was arrested for providing false ID to LEO, RWOV, poss. of controlled substance, poss. of drug equipment, poss. of ammunition by a felon. Bond $3,000.
JULY 12
     David Kyle Wagner, 29, of Old Town was arrested for VOP. No bond amount was listed.
     Devin M. Wilkins, 29, of Old Town was arrested for DWLSR – third offense. Bond $5,000.
     Latike Deshay Davis, 19, of Cross City was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was listed.
JULY 13
     Carol J. Reppert, 55, of Suwannee was arrested for grand theft of motor vehicle, theft, DWLSR – third or subsequent offense. Bond $10,000.
     Shaquavia D. McLemore, 22, of Pensacola was arrested for poss. less than 20 grams of cannabis, poss. controlled substance – Suboxone, poss. controlled substance – Molly, poss. controlled substance – Meth, conspiracy to commit/ introduce contraband, reckless driving. Bond $5,000.
     Ann Marie Mitchell, 46, of Cross City was arrested for DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
     Faith Marie Davis, 31, of Old Town was arrested for two counts of poss. of controlled substance – Meth, two counts of poss. of drug equipment. Bond $15,000.
JULY 14
     Christopher David Dinkins, 31, of Old Town was arrested for trespass on property. Bond $3,000.

 

 





 

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
ROR -  Release on their Own Recognizance


Suspects Arrested
July 8 Through July 14

Updated July 9, 2019 at 8:39 a.m.

JULY 8

     Anna Marie Nickerson, 36, of Bell was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. Bond $1,000.
JULY 9
     Jonathan Scott Burnley, 33, of Jacksonville was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     Josh Melvin Coots, 34, of Trenton was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     Kevin Lee Rottman, 43, of Old Town was arrested for three out-of-county warrants. No bond.
JULY 10
     George William Santana, 29, of Miami was arrested for damage to property – criminal mischief, fraud – use/ scan device pay card to defraud – first offense, access computer without authority. Bond $175,000.
JULY 11
     Gregory Stephens Kuplerski, 27, of Bell was arrested for poss. marijuana – over 20 grams. Suspect was sentenced.
     Robert Larry Wesley, 44, of Trenton was arrested for battery – touch or strike. Bond $10,000.
JULY 12
     Kenneth Dwayne Brown, 41, of Gainesville was arrested for seven out-of-county warrants. Bond $950,000.
     Fulbert Fabian Joseph, 27, of Trenton was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     William Alexander Willis, 63, of Gainesville was arrested for DUI – alcohol or drugs. ROR.
JULY 13
     Casey Eugene Fox, 46, of Trenton was arrested for battery – touch or strike. Bond $2,500.
     Kalvin Cody Fox, 20, of Trenton was arrested for battery – touch or strike. Bond $2,500.
     Boris Leonard Hadley, 27, of Trenton was arrested for VOP. Bond $15,000.
     James Lawson Stewart, 28, of Bell was arrested for burglary of structure/ conveyance – unarmed without person inside, larceny – petit first degree - $100 to under $300. Bond $30,000.
JULY 14
     Alex Cesar Bonilla, 49, of Bell was arrested for aggravated battery – person uses a deadly weapon, use display/ etc., firearm during felony, kidnap/ false imprisonment – adult, burglary – dwelling, structure or conveyance – armed, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, two counts cruelty toward child – abuse without great bodily harm. No bond amounts listed.
     Michael Shawn Brockway, 38, of Lake City was arrested for neglect child without great bodily harm. ROR.
     Cheryl Anne Corbesero, 61, of Gainesville was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. Bond $276.
     Ross H. Higginbotham, 41, of Trenton was arrested for two counts of larceny – theft $300 to less than $5,000, vehicle theft – grand third degree, RWOV. Bond $22,500.
     Jonathan M. Hurley, 47, of Trenton was arrested for DWLSR – habitual. Bond $25,000
.

 




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
ROR - Released On their Own Recognizance


Suspects Arrested
July 8 Through July 14

Updated July 9, 2019 at 8:39 a.m.

JULY 8
     Christopher James Anderson, 46, of Chiefland was arrested for two FTAs. Bond $200.
     Casey Cheramie, 38, of Otter Creek, was arrested for fail to register motor vehicle, DWLSR – second offense. No bond amounts were listed.
     Christopher Wade Jones, 35, of Chiefland was arrested for grand theft of motor vehicle, poss. meth with intent to sell/ mfg./ deliver, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $30,000.
     Michael Patrick McClure, 51, of Williston was arrested for aggravated battery – offender knew/ should have known victim pregnant. Bond $100,000.
     Andrew Joseph Rodriguez, 27, of Yankeetown was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond.
     Jeremy Savacool, 48, of Williston fraud – poss. fake drive license, DWLSR – second offense, fail to register as convicted felon, shoplifting – petit theft from merchant – second offense, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams. Bond $13,000.
     Samuel Frank Silvester, 18, of Williston was arrested for dangerous drugs – 3 grams or less synthetic cannabinoid or bath salts, destroying/ tamper with or fabricate physical evidence. ROR.
     Bobbie Jo Stradling, 46, of Morriston was arrested for poss. controlled substance without prescription, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams. ROR.
     Robert Eugene Vantassell III, 57, of Gainesville was arrested for drive with expired licensed for more than six months, FTA, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams, an out-of-county warrant. Bond $11,000.
     Alan Eugene Watts, 56, of Plymouth Indiana was arrested for attach registration/ license plate not assigned, DWLSR – first offense. Bond $4,500.
JULY 9
     Troy Lee Buckett, 56, of Bronson was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond.
     Alexander Reed Clary, 61, of Williston was arrested for poss. meth with intent to sell/ mfg./ delivery, poss. cocaine, poss. controlled substance without prescription, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $45,000.
     Daniel Harold Louiselle, 36, of Inglis was arrested for being an out-of-state fugitive. No bond.
     Allen Mack, 46, of Morriston was arrested for cocaine – poss. with intent to sell/ mfg./ delivery – schedule II, cocaine – sell – schedule II, use 2-way communication device to facilitate felony. Bond $115,000.
     Nicole Elaine McPherson, 38, of Bronson was arrested for RWOV, two VOPs. Bond $2,000. No bond on VOPs.
     John Wayne Nelson, 24, of Bronson was arrested for felony battery. Bond $10,000.
     Glenda Fay Randall, 45, of Chiefland was arrested for DWLSR – first offense, poss. controlled substance without prescription, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $15,000.
JULY 10
     Phillip Allen Griffith, 47, of Inglis was arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. ROR.
     Chastity Nicole Meeks, 38, of Cedar Key was arrested for fail to register motor vehicle, DWLSR – first offense, aggravated battery – person uses deadly weapon, battery on officer, firefighter, EMT, three counts of resist officer – obstruct w/o violence, poss. controlled substance without prescription, marijuana poss. over 20 grams, marijuana – poss. under 20 grams, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $270,000. No bond on numerous charges listed above.
     Joseph Raymond Tape, 41, of Williston was arrested for FTA. Cash only $76.
JULY 11
     Rexford Lee Batten, 34, of Williston was arrested for battery – second or subsequent offense. Bond $15,000.
     Waylan John Campbell, 27, of Starke was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     Michael J. Koehler, 21, of Williston was arrested for damage property – criminal mischief over $200 and under $1,000 – subsequent offense. Bond $15,000.
     Tawnie Lee Mercer Henderson, 35, of Williston was arrested for poss. cocaine, poss. marijuana – not more than 20 grams, drug equipment – poss. and/or use, VOP. Bond $27,000. No bond on VOP.
     Rodney Morris, 36, of Morriston was arrested for poss. controlled substance without prescription, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams. Bond $11,000.
     Rodney Morris, 36, of Morriston was arrested for four counts of larceny – grand theft $300 to less than $5,000, three counts of dealing in stolen property, marijuana – producing – schedule I, damage property – criminal mischief $200 and under, poss. controlled substance without prescription, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams. Bond $106,000.
     Dennis Marshall Rice, 52, of Chiefland was arrested for violate injunction – protection domestic violence, battery – touch or strike. Bond $165,000.
     Deonte White, 29, of Williston was arrested for VOP. No bond.
JULY 12
     Coby Ira Beck, 18, of Chiefland was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     Samuel Terrell Byrd, 41, of Chiefland was arrested for commit domestic battery by strangulation, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams. Bond $101,000.
     Terry Carl Dukes, 31, of Bronson was arrested for aggravated battery – offender knew/ should have known victim pregnant. Bond $50,000.
     Christopher Estevez, 19, of Archer was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     Johnny Steven Hemby, 26, of Williston was arrested for VOP. No bond.
     Jason Keith May, 44, of Williston was arrested for poss. with intent Methaqualone or Mecloqualone derivative – schedule I, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. No bond amounts were listed.
     Daniel Dennis Palhete, 23, of Bronson was arrested for VOP. No bond amount was listed.
     Christopher Lee Sanders, 36, of Williston was arrested for DWLSR – second offense, two counts poss. controlled substance without prescription, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams. No bond.
     Dustin Hank Williams, 21, of Chiefland was arrested for battery – touch or strike. No bond amount was listed.
     Michael James Williams, 33, of Chiefland was arrested for two FTAs. Bond $27,000.
JULY 13
     Justin Allen Ausburn, 27, of Bronson was arrested for poss. controlled substance without prescription, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $27,500.
     Ashley Avis Batten, 31, of Williston was arrested for contempt of court – offender violated no contact order. Bond $50,000.
     Steven Robert Cook, 39, of Bronson was arrested for DWLSR – first offense. ROR.
     Warren Rashaad Frazier, 29, of Williston was arrested for cocaine – poss. with intent to sell/ mfg./ deliver/ etc. – schedule II, cocaine – sell – schedule II, use 2-way communication device to facilitate a felony. Bond $115,000.
     Brian Keith Gruhler, 52, of Williston was arrested for poss. controlled substance without prescription, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $27,500.
     Steven Lawrence Higgs, 47, of Bronson was arrested for poss. controlled substance without prescription, poss. drug paraphernalia/ advertise. Bond $27,500.
JULY 14
     Rexford Lee Batten, 34, of Williston was arrested for violate pre-trial release for domestic violence. Bond $50,000.
     Daniel James Gilmartin, 28, of Stevens Point Wisconsin was arrested for DWLSR. No bond amount was listed.
     Angel Denise Godwin, 46, of Land O Lakes was arrested for larceny – grand theft $300 to less than $5,000, RWOV, poss. controlled substance without prescription, marijuana – poss. not more than 20 grams, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. Bond $60,000.
     Steven Christopher Masters, 47, of Trenton was arrested for battery – touch or strike. No bond amount was listed.
     Gangelo G. McClendon, 23, of Chiefland was arrested for DWLSR. ROR.
     Richard Joseph Rosario, 37, of Bronson was arrested for poss. controlled substance without prescription, drug equipment – poss. and/or use. No bond amounts were listed.
     Deanna Lea Sawyer-Masters, 41, of Archer was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. No bond amount was listed.

--UPDATED--
THURSDAY  JULY 18   12:49 p.m.
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