Thursday, March 26, 2015

Missing and Endangered Person


March 26, 2015

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information the public may have concerning the whereabouts of Michael Wayne Floyd (11-28-1987).  Floyd left his home located on Highway 40 West in Inglis, Florida on March 23, 2015 at approximately 12:00 pm to run an errand for his family.  His destination was in Clearwater, Florida. He never arrived at his destination.

Credit card records indicate Floyd stopped at the BP gas station located at 662 US 19 NE in Crystal River shortly after Noon on Monday March 23.  Floyd purchased gasoline and video surveillance shows an unknown individual was with Floyd at this location.

On 3-25-15 a parking lot attendant located Floyd’s vehicle in an open parking lot in Chicago, IL.  The vehicle is a silver colored 2006 Honda Accord 4 door with Florida tag DIHW19.   Floyd was not with the vehicle.  The vehicle keys, his cell phone and other personal items were found inside the car.

The Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed if there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his disappearance. Any person who could assist in locating Michael Wayne Floyd is asked to contact the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 or you can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bronson Armed Robbery

March 13, 2015

On March 12, 2015 at approximately 9:30 PM, Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported armed robbery near the Post Office in the Town of Bronson.  The elderly white male victim reported that he stopped his vehicle near the outside mail box while making a phone call.  An unknown black male subject entered the Victim’s vehicle on the passenger side and immediately put a knife to the Victim’s throat. 

The robber demanded that the Victim turn over his money and threatened to kill the Victim if he did not cooperate.  The subject stole several hundred dollars in U.S. Currency from the Victim.  The robber then demanded that the Victim drive him away from the crime scene.  The Victim complied and after driving a short distance, the robber exited the vehicle with the Victim’s cash and vehicle keys. 

Deputies responded and attempted to locate the suspect. Corporal Kevin Kinik deployed his K-9 “Zombie” and was able to track the suspect approximately one mile before losing the trail near Main Street and State Road 24. 

LCSO reminds the Public to always be vigilant and aware of their surroundings.  LCSO urgently needs assistance in locating this dangerous offender before he can strike again. 

Information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Levy County at 1-800-349-8477 which may entitle the reporter to a cash reward.  Information regarding this crime can also be reported to LCSO at 352-486-5111.    

 

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 "Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gas Pump Skimmer Found


March 10, 2015

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Bronson area gas station at the request of the manager. The manager reported finding a device attached to one of the pumps which was not part of the normal operating components. The manager removed the device and turned it over to our office. He was not able to determine how long the device had been in use on this pump. Only one device has been found, but Investigators are looking at other locations to verify no other devices have been installed throughout the county.  

Research has determined the device is a “skimmer.” The device is used to collect the credit card account number, card name and other information the magnetic card strip contains. This information is then used to make a “clone” of the unsuspecting card owner’s card, and can be used in various locations throughout the world to make purchases. 

The LCSO is urging all Levy County Citizens to closely monitor their bank and credit card accounts on a daily, if not more frequent basis, to quickly identify fraud. Should you notice unauthorized charges on any of your accounts, quickly call your financial institution and freeze the account and then call LCSO to make an official report. 

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.
 
 


Monday, March 9, 2015

Sexual Predator



Sexual Predator
Public Address Notification

March 9, 2015

On March 9, 2015 Timothy R Thomas registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Thomas is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

Timothy R Thomas was convicted in 2005 in Alachua County, Fl for Sexual Battery by an Adult on a child under 12; F.S. 794.011. Thomas has registered his change in address as: 21161 NE 35 Street, Williston, Fl.

For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual offender data base.

Sexual Predator:
Timothy R Thomas
21161NE 35 Street
Williston, Fl
Black/Male
DOB: 2-17-1965
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Suspicious Death Ruled Suicide


 

February 25, 2015

 

Yesterday at 3:18 PM the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a motorist approximately 1 ½ miles north of the intersection of US 19 and SR 121. The motorist reported they discovered a male subject lying in the median next to a vehicle. Deputies arrived and confirmed the subject was deceased.

 

The individual has been identified as Cedric Jerrod Wilson DOB: 2-27-90.  Wilson resided in the NE section of Gainesville. Mr. Wilson’s family has been notified of his death. Investigators, with the assistance of the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office, determined Wilson suffered from long term depression and had taken his own life.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sexual Predator



Sexual Predator
Public Address Notification

February 24, 2015

On February 24, 2015 Ronnie L Floyd registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Floyd is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

Ronnie L Floyd was convicted in 2004 in Alachua County, Fl for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation by an Adult on a child under 12; F.S. 800.04. Floyd has registered his change in address as: 21161 NE 35 Street, Williston, Fl.

For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual offender data base.

Sexual Predator:
Ronnie L Floyd
21161NE 35 Street
Williston, Fl
Black/Male
DOB: 5-16-79
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Monday, February 23, 2015

LCSO Searches for Absconded Sexual Predator



February 23, 2015

LCSO is seeking the public’s assistance in locating absconded Sexual Predator Lamont Lewis Nelson 3-01-80. Nelson is described as a black male, 5-6 to 5-7, between 150 and 175 pounds. Nelson has worn earrings in both ears. He was last seen with short cropped hair and a goatee.

Nelson has an active warrant for his arrest for failure to report a change of address. This warrant has a nation wide extradition and has been assigned a $100,000.00 bond. He has been missing and on the run since April of 2014. LCSO has exhausted all leads which could result in his apprehension. Nelson was convicted of Sexual Battery on a person under 12 in 1999 in Highlands County, Florida.

Any person with information about Nelson is asked to contact the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.