Date: November 12, 2011
On November 11, 2011 the Levy County Sheriff's Office received a complaint in reference to a sexual assault. The allegation involved Zachary Knight a Lieutenant with the Levy County Sheriff's Office. Upon being advised of the complaint the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was immediately contacted.
FDLE assumed command of the investigation and interviewed the victim and witnesses. Late this evening a search warrant was executed at a Levy County residence by FDLE & the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
FDLE obtained an arrest warrant for Knight and he was arrested at a Chiefland residence. Knight has been charged with armed sexual battery, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault and tampering with a victim. Knight has a $ 2,050,000 bond.
Knight has been suspended without pay.
Zachary Jameson Knight
W/M, 38 Years of Age
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session