Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Funeral Arrangements and On-Going Fundraising for the Davis Family

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Family suffered our own loss this week. Deputy Kevin Davis and his wife, Correctional Assistant Renae Davis lost their 3 year old son Corbin. Corbin was taken home to be with our Lord unexpectedly in a drowning accident on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Corbin leaves behind two brothers and one sister; ages 10, 5 and 6 months.

The following Funeral arrangements have been made to honor Corbin;

Viewing is scheduled from 6 PM until 8 PM Thursday, April 26, 2018 at:

Rick Gooding Funeral Home
1301 North Young Blvd.
Chiefland, Florida 32626

Formal Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, April 27, 2018 at:

First Baptist Church of Chiefland
511 North Young Blvd.
Chiefland, Florida 32626


The following is the official donation site to benefit the Davis Family.

A fundraising benefit has been arranged by the IAFF Local 4069 Levy County Paramedics and EMT’s at Beef O’Brady’s in Chiefland on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Silver Alert

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gilchrist County Incident

Media staging area is in the field next to Duke Energy on SR 26 at the east city limits of Trenton.

Monday, March 26, 2018

House Fire Claims Life

On Saturday March 24 at approximately 11:15 pm the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Levy County Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with multiple fire units responded to 11830 NE 81 Terrace to multiple 911 calls about a structure fire. Fire and law enforcement officials arrived to find a single wide mobile home fully engulfed in flames. Witnesses on scene told responding units that there was still a person inside the home. This person, identified as 79 year old Bronson resident Felix Shackelford, was unable to escape and did succumb to the fire. 

Witness reported Shackelford had been working on a propane space heater earlier in the day and when he lit it, it exploded. Shackelford attempted to extinguish the flames and was trapped inside the home. His wife, Margaret, was able to escape. Their son, Author Carroza, had been working on a vehicle in the yard and had taken the vehicle on a test run when the fire started. He attempted to gain entry into the home after the fire started, but was not able to locate his father inside due to the extreme heat. 

The Florida State Fire Marshal responded to assist in the investigation with the LCSO. The fire has been deemed accidental. The Red Cross has been contacted and is assisting the family.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Drugs are Dangerous - In more ways than one.

Honestly folks, we don’t make these stories up for the fun of it. Truth can be, and usually is, stranger than fiction.

LCSO deputies responded to a robbery report last night at 11:50 pm in the University Oaks Subdivision east of Bronson. The victim, a 17 year old, reported he was jumped by unknown assailants and robbed of approximately one ounce of marijuana. Here is how his story unfolded.
The 17 year old was contacted by a mutual friend through Snap Chat. This mutual friend was bartering a deal to sell 7 grams of marijuana for a third party friend. The deal was supposed to happen on the side of the road near the 17 year old’s home. Our enterprising 17 year old told his buddy he had an ounce and “if” this guy wanted to pay for it, he could buy the whole amount. 

Our young, street level pharmaceutical representative snuck from his room while under the watchful eye of his father and was on his way to being rich. This is when he ran a-foul of two hoodie clad robbers. These unidentified thugs beat up our would-be-seller and took his whole ounce of ill-gotten herbal goodness, leaving him with a black eye and a bruised ego.

To answer your question, yes, this is a robbery. And, yes, we would have arrested the people responsible if found. We truly believe the fruit of the crime has gone up in smoke, but if it hasn’t the robbers would also be charged with possession of marijuana. As for our young victim, he too could be charged with dealing in drugs. This investigation is on-going and anyone with information that could help us restore his street cred, we would be forever in your debt. 

Tips can be given directly to our Drug Task Force Investigators by calling 352-486-5111 or those who to wish remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Located - Missing Rosewood Child Found

Missing Child Todd Watson has been located.

Todd Watson, the 2 year old toddler who wandered from his home earlier today in Rosewood has been located. Law enforcement from the Levy County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Corrections Cross City K-9, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit, Marion County Air 1, Taylor County CI and the approximately 200 volunteers searched the wooded area near the child's home located at 9730 SW 67 Street in Rosewood.

Todd was found safe and is currently being evaluated by EMS.

The LCSO and Sheriff McCallum want to offer our sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who offered their time and extraordinary efforts and neighboring agencies who helped to make this a successful community effort.

Search for Missing Rosewood Child Continues

Todd Watson, the missing toddler from Rosewood, Florida is still missing. Todd was followed by his beloved dog (pictured). Anyone having current information that would assist us in finding Todd is urged to contact the Levy County Sheriff's Office at 352-486-5111 or call 911.

There are currently several law enforcement agencies on scene and the are actively searching. Volunteers are asked to check in with law enforcement on scene. Please do not start searching on your own. Your efforts could impede current law enforcement search efforts.