Thursday, January 28, 2010

COPs Program recognizes volunteers.

Monday Jan 25, 2010 the Levy County Sheriffs office volunteer program called COPS recognized some of there own for outstanding service in 2009. Lt Sean Mullins the programs coordinator states that everyone in this program an invaluable resource and this year as always it was hard to pick just one or two from such an awesome group of volunteers. This year the 2009 COPS volunteer of the year went to Russ McGee for his constant hard work and dedicated consistent service to the program. Additionally Bill and Terry Merkel were recognized for their many years of dedicated service to the program.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Citizens On Patrol


Date: January 21, 2010
Time: 11:15

Bronson, Florida- Are you interested in serving your community and fellow citizens of Levy County?
The Levy County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking applicants for the Citizens On Patrol Program. C.O.P. volunteers are an invaluable asset to the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Levy County and perform many varied duties. Some of these duties include: funeral escorts, clerical duties, crowd and traffic control for community events and parades, assisting Civil Deputies with duties at the Court House, traffic control at traffic crash and roadway obstruction scenes, as well as time spent patrolling the neighborhoods and roadways of Levy County. All C.O.P. duties are non confrontational in nature but can be challenging and very rewarding with the knowledge that you are serving your community. If you are interested in learning more about the C.O.P. program or would like to apply please contact Lt. Sean Mullins at 352-486-5111 ext. 278 or email

To the current members of the Levy County Sheriff's Office C.O.P. program.
Sheriff Johnny Smith and the entire staff of the Sheriff's Office would like to express our sincere gratitude for the service that you provide to our agency and the citizens of Levy County. Without your invaluable help our jobs would be much more difficult and we would be unable to provide the high level of service that the citizens of Levy County deserve. Again, we thank you for your service and please know that you are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waylan Campbell Arrested In Cedar Key Shooting


Date:                January 20, 2010

Time:                10:45 AM


Cedar Key, Florida-On January 19, 2010, Detective Roger Bell arrested Waylan John Campbell for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, culpable negligence and making a false report to law enforcement.


On January 17, 2010 around 11:00 a.m., Gary McIntyre, 16 years of age, was at Campbell's residence at 6551 SW 132 Ave., Cedar Key.  While at the residence, Campbell showed McIntyre his 30-30 rifle and Campbell shot a bucket behind the residence.   After target practicing, the two went inside the residence and ate lunch. 


Campbell walked in the bedroom and showed the victim a .22 revolver.  Campbell stated the day before he thought he checked the cylinders and believed the gun was unloaded.  Campbell spun the cylinders and cocked the hammer back and dry fired the weapon two times.  Unknown to Campbell, there were three live rounds in the pistol and he pointed the gun at the victim's face and pulled the trigger discharging one round that struck the victim in the face.  The victim was air lifted to an undisclosed hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.


After the victim was shot, Campbell stated that he knew he would go to prison for shooting him.  Campbell waited for approximately 5 minutes before calling 9-1-1 and fabricated a story to the 9-1-1 operator.  Campbell stated that the two were in Shiloh Cemetery and he was looking at his sound system and heard a shot and seen the victim bleeding from his mouth.  The concocted story led numerous Deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission Officers to the cemetery and began searching for an active shooter.  Through the investigation Campbell confessed that he falsified the story. 


Detective Bell arrested Campbell on January 19, 2010 for the listed charges.  Campbell is a convicted felon for grand theft and he is currently on felony probation. 




Waylan John Campbell

5851 SW 103 Court

Cedar Key, Fl

White Male





Tuesday, January 19, 2010

US Marshals North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Arrest Fugitive


Date:                January 19, 2010

Time:                12:30 PM


The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force has received numerous complaints on Kendrick Hill for dealing in narcotics from his residence at 18530 NE 76th Street in Raleigh. The Drug Task Force did a control buy and purchased marijuana from Hill and obtained a search warrant.


On December 21, 2009, agents executed a search warrant at Hill's residence and recovered approximately ½ a pound of marijuana.  Hill was not home during the raid but his wife, Yolanda Regina Hill was present.  Yolanda Hill was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana more than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug dwelling.


On December 30, 2009, drug agents obtained an arrest warrant for Kendrick Hill for sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana.  Hill is on felony probation and he is currently on the run.  Hill is a seven time convicted felon and has a past criminal history of resisting arrest and drug charges. 


On January 15, 2010 the US Marshals Service North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force located Hill at a Gainesville residence and he was arrested without incident.  Hill was arrested for the Levy County warrant. Upon Hill's arrest he was in possession of over 21 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Hill was transported to the Alachua County Jail.




Yolanda Regina Hill

18530 NE 76th Street

Williston, Fl

Black Female




Kendrick Jermaine Hill

18530 NE 76TH Street

Williston, Fl

Black Male



Three Men Arrested In Morriston On Indoor Grow House


Date:                January 19, 2010

Time:                11:00 AM


Morriston, Florida-On January 12, 2010 Deputy Joseph Sabbag arrested Eric Gabriel Flaquer, Nicholas Hernandez and Domingo Jimenez for manufacturing and cultivation of marijuana, possession of cannabis over 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.


The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a drug search warrant at 19850 SE 62 Place in Morriston.  The investigation revealed that the three suspects were operating an indoor grow house and manufacturing and cultivating marijuana.  The grow house was equipped with automatic watering, lights and fertilizing systems.  Inside the residence the suspects had over one (1) pound of processed marijuana and smoking pipes.


The Drug Agents confiscated a 2005 Ford King Ranch 4x4 dually valued over $ 20,000 and the drugs had a street valued over $ 65,000 dollars.




Eric Gabriel Flaquer

19850 SE 62 Place

Morriston, Fl

White Male, 10/17/83


Nicholas Hernandez-Jimenez

19850 SE 62 Place

Morriston, Fl

White Male, 01/21/86


Domingo Froilan Jimenez

19850 SE 62 Place

Morriston, Fl

White Male 02/04/61


Bronson Man Arrested On Drug Charges



Date:                January 19, 2010

Time:                11:30


Bronson, Florida-On January 16, 2010 Drug Agent Joe Barrera arrested Jeffrey Deshaun Patterson for sale of crack cocaine and possession of cocaine within a 1000 feet of public housing authority.


The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force conducted an undercover drug buy at 418 North Pine Ave in Bronson.  The confidential source purchased crack cocaine from Patterson and the purchase was less than 1000 feet from a Public Housing Authority.  Patterson is well known to the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force.  Patterson is an eight time convicted felon and has been convicted five times on misdemeanor charges.  Patterson bond was set by the courts at $ 60,000.




Jeffrey Deshaun Patterson

6419 NW 65th Street

Ocala, Fl.

Black Male, 11/03/83








Fund Raiser for DCSO Capt. Chad Reeds Family

Basic Pistol Class
Hosted By Levy County Sheriffs Office
will qualify for Florida Concealed weapons permit
Feb 6, 2010 8am Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom
9150 NE 80th Ave Bronson Fl 32621
Cost $65 dollars
Fundraiser For Dixie County Deputy Capt. Chad Reed's Family.
Chad was killed in the line of duty last week leaving behind his wife and two children.
Sign up by calling 3524865111 or email
Lunch will be provided and additional donations will be accepted

Friday, January 15, 2010

Captain Chad Reed Killed In The Line Of Duty

Law Enforcement Mourns the Loss of Captain Chad Reed

~Funeral scheduled for the weekend~


For Immediate Release

January 15, 2010

Dixie County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) Captain Chad Reed, 33, was killed in the line of duty yesterday following a shooting incident in Cross City, Fla.  Suspect John Kalisz, 55, allegedly fired the fatal wound.
FDLE is investigating the incident. 


Capt. Reed joined the DCSO June 1, 1998 as a Sheriff's Deputy and served as a captain since Jan. 1, 2007.  Capt. Reed supervised several areas including D.A.R.E. and crime prevention programs.  He also oversaw the agency's school resource officers and the dive team unit.   Capt. Reed is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Class 238 Session.


"Captain Reed dedicated his life to serving others and protecting our community. He was a dedicated deputy who we were proud to know and honored to serve with," said Sheriff Dewey Hatcher.  "In his final acts, Captain Reed was exhibiting the selflessness for which he was so well known.  He will always be part of the Dixie County Sheriff's Office family.   He will never be forgotten." 


Capt. Reed was elected president of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association and demonstrated his leadership skills while working for the Dixie County Department of Emergency Management.


"Today, Florida's emergency management community is mourning the loss of one of our own," said Florida Division of Emergency Management Interim Director David Halstead.  "Chad's dedication and unwavering commitment to those he protected and served in Dixie County and around the state will be sorely missed. A wonderful human being was taken from us much too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones."    


The viewing is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.


The funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m at First Baptist Church in Cross City.


For Further Information Contact:

Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison

FDLE Office of Public Information

(850) 410-7001



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Auction Generated Over $ 30,000



Date:                January 12, 2010

Time:                11:15


Bronson, Florida- On January 9, 2010 the Levy County Sheriff's Office auction eighteen old department vehicles, twelve confiscated vehicles from drug forfeitures and office equipment to the highest bidder.  The auction generated over $ 30,000.





Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bronson Man Arrested for Unlawful Sex Act and Lewd and Lacivious Molestion on a Minor


Date: January 9 2010

Time: 8:30 PM  Bronson, Florida-

On January 8, 2010, Detective Jay Crooms arrested Phillip Alexander for Unlawful Sex Act and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a minor. On January 8, 2010 the sheriffs office received a tip from an friend of the victim that the victim was being assault. The victim then confirmed the story with the sheriffs office and advised that Phillip Alexander did indeed commit those acts upon her. Later that afternoon Phillip Alexander post Miranda at the Levy County Sheriff's Office confessed to having sexual intercourse with the victim that was know to him. Phillip Alexander was arrested and booked into the Levy County Jail with a $ 200,000 bond.

Phillip Alexander

9260 NE Highway 24

Bronson, Florida

White Male 10/12/42###

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sexual Predator Frank E Raub


Date: January 7, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM

Sexual Predator Address Change:

In accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County.

Frank E Raub was convicted in Gilchrist County in 1998  for sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age and another charge for lewd and Lascivious on a victim under 16 years old.

Raub was serving time at  
MADISON C.I  until his release January 5 2010 and now residing at the below address in Levy County. For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit and go to the sexual data base.

Sexual Predator:

Frank E Raub
11531 Ne 103 rd Ter
Archer , Florida
White Male


Lt. Scott Finnen
Professional Standards Unit
Training Coordinator
Levy County Sheriffs Office
3524865116 fax
FBI National Academy "232" Session
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" George Orwell

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sheriffs Office Check point in WIlliston yields 2 Arrests

On Dec 31, 2009 New Years Eve 19 members of the Levy County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol , Chiefland Police Department and Williston Police department conducted a DUI sobriety check point on 121 in front of the Masonic Lodge in Williston. From 10PM-230AM Officers checked 103 cars and wrote 6 citations and made physical two arrests.

Officer Alton Horne with Chiefland Police Department arrested BM Broderick Batie For a misdemeanor of Possession of cannabis less than 20 grams.

Deputy Pete Barnes arrested wm Sean Adamo for knowingly driving on a suspended drivers license with multiple suspensions.