Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Search Warrant Locates Stolen Guns and Drugs



Daryl Dallas

Devontre Dallas

October 17, 2018

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and Criminal Investigations Division (CID) executed a search warrant at the home located at 21130 NE 40 Street in East Williston at 7 AM yesterday morning. CID investigators developed information over a two week period that led to this search warrant being issued. The object of this investigation was to recover reported stolen firearms.

Investigators entered the home and immediately took Devontre Dallas (6-4-2000) of Williston into custody. Devontre Dallas was a suspect in a recently reported residential burglary where two guns were reported stolen. This firearm along with cocaine and prescription narcotics was found inside the room where Devontre was located by investigators.

Investigators began the search of the home and were interrupted by Daryl Dallas (4-30-71) of Williston. Daryl Dallas drove through the scene which had been cordoned off with yellow crime tape and confronted investigators. Daryl Dallas refused to comply with all commands, resisted investigators and was arrested. 

Resuming their search investigators located more than they expected. A total of sixteen (16) firearms were found inside the home, some were hidden and some were in laying in plain view. Four of these guns were immediately identified as previously being reported stolen. Concerning to law enforcement was the large number of high powered rifles capable of firing through vehicles. And numerous handguns, one of which will fire through law enforcement’s bullet proof vests, were also seized. Neither Daryl Dallas nor Devontre Dallas is a registered hunter nor do they possess valid hunting licenses. 

Suspected stolen property, for example flat screen TVs, along with a previously reported stolen compound hunting bow and a trail camera were recovered. And, investigators located illegal narcotics. Cocaine, prescription pain pills and heroin was found. Among this were all of the supplies and paraphernalia needed to manufacture, package and sell drugs.

This investigation will not end with these two arrests and the recovery of these stolen items. Investigators anticipate information gained during this phase of the investigation will result in more criminal charges being filed and additional arrests being made. Investigators ask that anyone who has information related to this case contact Investigator Scott Stancil or Investigator Mike Wilkinson at 352-486-5111.

Daryl Dallas was charged with obstructing the execution of a search warrant and resisting arrest. He is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $50,000.00.

Devontre Dallas was charged with burglary while armed; the guns previously reported stolen during a residential burglary were found in his room. He was also charged with two counts of grand theft of a firearm, resisting arrest and obstructing the execution of a search warrant. He is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $250,000.00. Additional charges are being filed today.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sexual Predator Public Address Notification

October 12, 2018

On October 12, 2018 Steven F. Holland registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Holland is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

Steven F. Holland was convicted in 20014 in Alachua County, Florida for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation/Victim under 12; FS: 800.04 (5) (b). Holland has registered his change in address as: 2511 NW 74 Avenue, Chiefland, Levy County, Florida.


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:
Steven F. Holland
2511 NW 74 Avenue 
Chiefland, Levy County, Florida
White/Male
DOB: 12/30/1980
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sexual Predator Public Address Notification


October 11, 2018

On October 11, 2018 Steven Scott Butler registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Butler is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

Steven Scott Butler was convicted in 2004 in Broward County, Florida for Sexual Battery- Coerce Child, in violation of FS 794.011(8)(b). Butler was released from the Florida Department of Corrections and has registered his address as: 19350 E. Levy Street, Williston, Florida.

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:
Steven Scott Butler
19350 E. Levy Street
Williston, Fl 32696
White/Male
DOB: 10/28/75




Monday, October 8, 2018

Hurricane Michael – October 8, 2018 - 6 PM Update

Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum announced that in preparation for the significant tidal surge anticipated for our coastal areas in Levy County, SR 24 at the Number 4 Bridge will be closed to traffic going onto the island of Cedar Key at 5 PM Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Only residents and business owners with proper re-entry credentials after the closure is posted will be allowed onto the island to make any final preparations.

SR 40 west at the Yankeetown General Store will be closed to all traffic at 5 PM tomorrow. 

The following public boat ramps will be closed at 12 PM tomorrow October 9, 2018. Boat ramp closures will be in effect until the storm passes and can be safely reopened for boating traffic.

·       SR 40 - Yankeetown
·       Shell Mound
·       Number 4 Bridge - Cedar Key
·       Both ramps in the City of Cedar Key.

The inside and outside ramp in the City of Cedar Key will remain open only for commercial fishermen use after 12 PM tomorrow.

Convenience Store Burglary


October 8, 2018

On October 5, 2018 surveillance video captured images shortly after 4 a.m. of an unidentified individual and a blue Dodge pick-up truck at the Marathon convenience store located at 20551 NE Hwy 27 Alternate in East Williston. This unknown person smashed the front window and entered the store. It appears the suspect only was interested in cigarettes, as the store reports over $10,000 dollars of Newport brand cigarette cartons were stolen.  

Investigators are asking for our public’s help in identifying the person responsible, or the vehicle used in this burglary. The truck has a very unique rack built into the bed of the truck which could aid in identifying the owner. Anyone who has information is asked to contact Investigator C.J. Perryman at 352-486-5111 ext. 276. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. You could be eligible for a cash reward.