Thursday, May 9, 2013

Williston Crab Festival Investigation Nets More Arrests

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.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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