Task Force Arrests Absconded Sex Offender wanted for Burglary
On May 31, 2012, the Levy County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) and the U.S. Marshal's Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) arrested Kenneth L. Starling, DOB 9-21-63. Starling had been charged with a Burglary and Absconding as a Registered Sex Offender and had warrants for his arrest. LCSO Deputies and the FRFTF began searching for Starling earlier in the week and were able to locate him at around 7:30 p.m. in Fanning Spring. Starling was charged earlier in the month stemming from an investigation conducted by LCSO Patrol Division. When Deputies began looking for Starling, they discovered that he had fled the area. As a registered sex offender, Florida law requires that he notify the local law enforcement agency, that being the Levy County Sheriff's Office, if he plans on being away from his home more than 5 consecutive days or more than 14 combined days within a calendar year.
Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office