June 15, 2018
Clarence White (10/11/67) from Chiefland was arrested on September 3, 2017 by the Chiefland Police Department for aggravated battery and simple battery. This arrest stemmed from an investigation that was conducted after the victim called the police department to report having an argument with White over money. The arrest report states White initially slapped the victim in the face then pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the upper thigh. White was out on bond and confronted the victim at the Levy County Court House when he arrived for his scheduled court appearance on June 13, 2018.
The June 13th arrest report from the LCSO documents White approached the victim in the hall outside of the court room. White and the victim had a brief discussion and White handed the victim a note. The victim delivered the note to the Assistant State Attorney after reading it. The note contained instructions and a written statement the victim was to read before the court which essentially changed the testimony, absolving White of criminal wrongdoing.
White gave a statement to the LCSO investigating deputy and admitted to delivering this note to the victim and asking for the testimony to be changed. White was arrested and booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and is charged with tampering with a witness. His bond had been set at $100,000.00.