Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sunday Morning Shooting Suspect in Custody

On Sunday September 1, 2013 Investigators with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Emergency Room at a Marion County Hospital. A Citra resident arrived by personal vehicle and checked himself in for treatment for a gunshot wound. Investigators met and spoke with Michael Sumpter (B/M 11-2-1981). Sumpter told investigators that he had been at a party on NE 212 Court in Williston where he got into an argument with James Wilkerson (B/M 10-27-1976), also from Citra. During the argument Wilkerson, was armed with a small handgun. Wilkerson fired one shot which struck Sumpter in the left foot.


Investigators were able to secure an arrest warrant for Wilkerson late Sunday afternoon. The FRFTF (Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force) which is comprised of agents from the United States Marshals Service and local Law Enforcement located Wilkerson early this morning in Alachua County and were able to take him into custody without incident. Wilkerson will be transferred to the Levy County Detention Facility and held on a $200,000 bond.

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