Monday, April 23, 2012

K-9 Taz Apprehends Burglar

Media Release

Date:                April 23, 2012

Time:                1:15 PM


On Saturday, April 21, 2012 Deputy Willie Barnes arrested Kurt Leonard Phrampus for burglary, petit theft, criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence.   


The witness stated that they saw a light inside the residence around 10PM and called the Levy County Sheriff's Office.  Deputy Willie Barnes and K-9 deputy "Taz" responded to 6990 NW 135th Lane in reference to the burglary in progress call.  Upon arrival the back door had been pried open and it was unknown if the subject was still inside the house.


Deputy Barnes announced two times his presence and that the K-9 would enter the residence.  K-9 Taz cleared the residence and began tracking from the back door where he located Phrampus hiding behind a shed.  K-9 Taz apprehended Phrampus and he started fighting the Sheriff's K-9.  Phrampus was bit in the chest and hands when Phrampus attempted to choke K-9 Taz. 


Phrampus was arrested and he had in his possession stolen jewelry.  Phrampus was transported to Tri County Hospital where he was treated and released.  Phrampus is currently in the Levy County Jail with a $130,000 dollar bond.





Kurt Leonard Phrampus

6751 NW Highway 345

Chiefland, Fl.

W/M, 08/08/1968






Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218