Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sexual Predator Public Address Notification

 
 
 
 
 
 
August 18, 2016
On August 17, 2016 Billy Joe Patterson registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Patterson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.
Billy Joe Patterson was convicted in 2003 in Levy County, Fl for Sexual Battery by an Adult on a child under 12; F.S. 794.011. Patterson has registered his temporary change in address as: 11090 NE 107 Terrace, Bronson, Florida 32621.
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:
Billy Joe Patterson
11090 NE 107 Terrace
Bronson, Florida 32621
White/Male
DOB: 8-11-1962
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff's Office
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Seized Horse Donated to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch




August 15, 2016

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), recently finalized the last remaining seized asset from an old case. Both the LCSO and the DEA joined efforts to shut down a large marijuana growing operation several months back. During the seizure, a 2 year old Paso Fino colt was discovered and his fate had not yet been decided. LCSO Corporal Brandin Sullivan, Agricultural Deputy, petitioned the Levy County Court (on behalf of LCSO) for ownership, and the colt was awarded to the LCSO. The court determined the colt’s owner abandoned it when he fled in his attempt to avoid prosecution.

Sheriff McCallum decided to donate the colt to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch (FSYR). The FSYR established programs to aid communities’ at risk youth by giving them a foundation for success upon completing the program. The FSYR challenges youth, both physically and mentally and often uses large animals to teach responsibilities to the youth. Haley Eatman, the Assistant Farm Manager for the FSYR Live Oak location came to one of the LCSO animal recovery sites to pick up the colt.  She has not decided on a name for their newest addition; however, Ms. Eatman said he will be trained and assigned to future youth ranchers.
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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Arrest Made for Possession of Child Pornography



August 15, 2016

Levi Jermaine Griffin (7-12-1977) was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division on August 12, 2016. Investigators were contacted by Griffin’s Federal Probation Officer who had received information that Griffin was in possession of images of children on his computer, which the complainant believed were pornographic.

Investigators met with the complainant and recovered a tablet style computer. During the interview with the complainant, a description of the images seen on the computer was given. LCSO investigators immediately began the process to obtain a search warrant for the device.

Based upon the complainant’s description of these images, investigators located and interviewed Griffin. Griffin initially refused to answer questions and was released. However, he was given an order to have no contact with the material witness in their investigation. Investigators learned that within the same hour Griffin contacted the complainant and attempted to convince them to destroy the evidence. Griffin was located and arrested for tampering with a witness.

LCSO Investigators obtained a warrant for the tablet and located 164 images of children which do classify as pornographic. Griffin was also charged with possession of child pornography.

Griffin is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility on a $350,000 bond and is charged with Tampering with a Witness and Possession of Child Pornography.
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Sexual Predator Public Address Notification



August 15, 2016

On August 12, 2016 David Emrick registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Emrick is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

David Emrick was convicted in 2009 in Levy County, Fl for Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a child 12-15 years old; F.S. 800.04 (4) (a). Emrick has registered his change in address as: 10453 NE 125 Avenue Archer, 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:
David Emrick
10453 NE 125 Ave    
Archer, Levy County, Florida
White/Male
DOB: 05-04-1958
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Monday, August 1, 2016

LCSO ARRESTS SEX OFFENDER FOR VIDEO VOYEURISM

Ronald A. Everett




August 1, 2016


On July 26, 2016, Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a suspicious item at the Fanning Springs State Park.  The item had been discovered in the ladies restroom and was ultimately determined to be a video camera.

Personnel from the Florida Park Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the LCSO began a search of the Fanning Springs Park to locate the subject who was responsible for concealing the camera.  Investigators Mike Wilkinson and Zeb Richburg located and questioned Ronald Alan Everett (4-27-66).  After being confronted with the evidence against him, Everett confessed to placing the camera in the restroom underneath a sink.  Everett made statements indicating that he may have placed additional cameras in other public restrooms.    

Investigator Wilkinson arrested Everett and charged him with Video Voyeurism. Everett was also charged with Possession of less than 20 grams of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Giving False Identification to Law Enforcement.  Everett is currently being housed at the Levy County Detention Center.  His total bond has been set at $154,500.00.  Everett was listed as a “Sexual Offender” on the FDLE website for a prior offense. 

The investigation into whether Everett set up additional cameras in other locations is continuing.  LCSO has published photographs of the recovered camera used in this incident to make our public aware of the design and location of where it was concealed.  We urge everyone to be aware of their surroundings when using public restrooms.  Please contact LCSO at 352-486-5111 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Levy County at 1-877-349-8477 if you find any suspicious devices. 
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.


Sexual Predator Public Address Notification



August 1, 2016

On July 28, 2016 Jonathan Holmes registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Holmes is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

Jonathan Holmes was convicted in 2005 in Broward County, Fl for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a child under 12; F.S. 800.04 (5) (c). Holmes has registered his change in address as: 5091 NE 106 Court Bronson, 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:
Jonathan Holmes
5091 NE 106 Court    
Bronson, Levy County, Florida
White/Male
DOB: 9-30-66
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.