Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Bronson Bald Eagle Rescued

 

On October 19, 2014, LCSO Victim Advocate, Amanda Sauder, and other motorists observed a wounded Bald Eagle beside County Road 337, just north of Bronson.  Sauder reported the eagle to the Communications Center and Corporal Joe Sabbag responded to the scene along with Deputies Chase Gregory and Franco Almeida. 

 
The deputies determined that the eagle had most likely been struck by a car.  It was unable to fly but appeared to be in good condition otherwise.  They contacted the Florida Wildlife Commission but learned that FWC had no one available to immediately respond to care for the eagle.  Corporal Sabbag advised that the eagle was standing in the mid-day sun light and he became concerned about it going into heat distress. 

 
Deputy Gregory was able to retrieve a cage from his home.  The deputies then gently placed the eagle into the cage and moved it to a cooler area at the Sheriff’s Office. 

 
FWC personnel eventually responded and delivered the eagle to a proper rescue facility in the Newberry area.  At last report, the eagle was recovering well. 

 
LCSO thanks the public for their concern for this symbol of our national freedom. 

 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Stolen Guns Recovered


The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Kyle Brian Bell (DOB 1/12/95) and another male juvenile for Burglary and Grand Theft.  The crime, which occurred at a residence south of Williston on U.S. 41, was reported on October 15, 2014.  The Victim reported that unknown suspects had pried open a door of the residence.  After making entry, the thieves stole 8 firearms, a computer, a cellular phone and other personal property. 


On October 18, 2014, Deputies received information from an informant indicating that the juvenile suspect was attempting to sell guns which matched the description of those reported stolen by the victim.  Sgt. Mike Narayan and other deputies located the suspect who ultimately confessed to the crime.  The suspect was arrested on October 18, 2014. 


Through additional witness interviews, the deputies identified Kyle Bell as a co-defendant in the case.  Bell also confessed to his involvement in the crimes.  LCSO Investigators were able to recover the 8 stolen firearms.  Bell was arrested on October 23, 1014.  Both suspects were booked into the Levy County Detention Center. 

 


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


 
Burglar Busted

 

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has arrested David Michael Smith, (DOB 7/5/88) for Burglary, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property.  The crime, which occurred at a residence in the Bronson area, was reported on October 3, 2014.  The Victim reported that an unknown suspect had removed copper wire from the walls and appliances at his home. 

 
On October 20, 2014, Deputies received additional information from the Victim and a concerned citizen that led to the identity of the Suspect.  Investigators Scott Stancil, Mike Wilkinson and Crime Scene Investigator Zeb Richburg worked the case to its conclusion. 
 

Smith ultimately confessed to the reported burglary and theft.  After the theft Smith admitted he sold the stolen wire at the Williston Recycling business.   In addition, Smith confessed to similar crimes at 8 additional residences in Levy County.  Additional charges will be filed in those cases as soon as possible. 

 
LCSO thanks the public for their assistance in solving these cases.  Citizens are reminded they can report suspicious activity to LCSO 24 hours a day at 352-486-5111.  They can also make anonymous reports to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. 

  

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Levy County Sheriffs Office Hosts Fundraiser


Basic Pistol Class
Hosted By Levy County Sheriffs Office
will qualify for Florida Concealed weapons permit
Nov 8, 8am Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom
9150 NE 80th Ave Bronson Fl 32621
Cost $60 dollars on line price
Cost $65 dollars day of event
Fundraiser for
Bronson FFA Alumni
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bronson-ffa-alumni-pistol-class-tickets-13691717295 Any questions contact Lt. Scott Finnen at sfinnen@levyso.com or 3525774211

Friday, October 3, 2014


UPDTATED
Missing Elderly Man LOCATED

 

October 3, 2014

 

Arnold Dean Fahr has been located by members of the search team.  We thank the public and other agencies for their assistance.  
 
  

 

Undersheriff Brett Beauchamp
Levy County
Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111


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Missing Elderly Man
 
October 3, 2014
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Arnold Dean Fahr. Mr. Fahr is described as a white male, 78 years old.  He is partially bald and has gray hair and wears glasses.  Mr. Fahr also wears a prosthetic leg. 
Mr. Fahr was last seen at his home this morning.  The home is located at 20251 SE 81st Terrace, Inglis, Florida.  Mr. Fahr does suffer from some health issues.  LCSO deputies and several other agencies are currently searching the area for Mr. Fahr. 
If anyone has any information about Mr. Fahr's whereabouts, please contact LCSO at
1-800-538-9767 or 352-486-5111.
 
Undersheriff Brett Beauchamp
Levy County
Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Alcohol Fuels Domestic Dispute/Ends in Arrest


September 23, 2014

Levy County Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at 7530 NW 168 Lane in Fanning Springs last night to desperate pleas for help from a woman. She reported to the 9-1-1 Telecommunicator her husband was drunk and had been fighting with her. While on the phone with 9-1-1, the Telecommunicator heard gunfire. The caller immediately exclaimed she had been shot. Additional shots could be heard in the background.

The first responding deputy was able to get the victim and her 84 year old mother away from the assailant to a safe location. The deputy then ordered the suspect, identified as George Halleran 10-21-55, to surrender. During the exchange between the deputy and Halleran, Halleran began to resist and had to be subdued before being placed into handcuffs.

Levy County Public Safety personnel were able to safely approach the scene and give aid to the woman. She had been shot in the forehead by the assailant who was armed with a 38 caliber handgun. She was transported to Shands at UF for treatment. Shands at UF treated the victim for a non life threatening injury and is holding her for observation.

George Halleran has been charged with Attempted Murder, Resisting Arrest without Violence and Domestic Battery. He is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility on a $3,075,000.00 bond.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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