Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
Fredrick W. Pinckney White Male 5-8 200 lbs Hazel eyes and short brown hair.
Suspect fled from the Florida Department of Transportation facility on US 27 at 4:45 this afternoon. Pinckney was assigned to a work squad that had stopped at the DOT building to refuel their vehicle before returning to the Cross City Department of Corrections.
Pinckney was last seen wearing the DOC blue jump suit with at white stripe on the leg.
Suspect is still AT-LARGE. Please DO NOT attempt to apprehend him on you own. Call 911 if spotted. Chiefland citizens are asked to please lock your homes and vehicles until he is captured.
The Levy County Sheriff's Office arrested three Williston juveniles after conducting a separate investigation stemming from the Williston Crab Festival held on April 27, 2013. After interviewing multiple witnesses and collecting evidence from the scene, Investigators discovered there were actually two separate and distinct incidents that occurred that night.
Concerned citizens voluntarily gave law enforcement copies of videos and photographs recorded during the evening of April 27, 2013. After reviewing the media files, Investigators learned of a separate, second incident involving a fight between Williston and Gainesville teens. During this second incident, one of the Williston teens pulled a firearm from his partner's waistband and displayed it to their rivals. A second Williston teen took possession of the firearm and fired an estimated four rounds into the air. The Williston teens' reckless actions only exacerbated the crowd's fear and confusion stemming from a shooting that occurred moments earlier.
The charges include Violation of Probation (curfew violation), disorderly conduct and reckless display of a firearm.
On May 8, 2013 Timothy L. Cobb - 40, a Bronson native, accepted a court negotiated plea for 5 years in the Florida Department of Corrections for his charges. He had been arrested on in February of this year by Levy County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Mike Bell for a string of burglaries and thefts in Bronson. This is the 4th time Cobb has been sentenced to prison for his crimes, including one stint in Federal Prison in 1998.
Cpl. Bell began investigating Cobb in December of 2012 when reports of burglaries and thefts were received from Bronson businesses. Cobb, who has a long history with the Sheriff's Office, had recently been released from prison. Cobb is known to Law Enforcement to have a drug dependency problem. Cpl. Bell ultimately built his case and arrested Cobb for a myriad of crimes from 3 of these reported cases.
When Levy County Sheriff's Office identifies repeat offenders as new suspects, WE make these cases our priority. Repeat offenders pose a greater threat to the safety OUR citizens.