Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fatality Investigated

March 13, 2014

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rivals Bar located at 439 Highway 40 West in Inglis, Fl., shortly before midnight on March 11, 2014. A patron called 911 reporting a fight between multiple people inside the bar. 911 communications officers continued updating Deputies as they responded. The 911 caller described a Jeep leaving the scene and told dispatchers the Jeep was occupied by the people involved in the fight.

A responding LCSO deputy located the vehicle east bound on SR 40 in the Town of Inglis. He turned around to conduct a traffic stop. As the deputy gained on the vehicle, he observed a person lying in the road. The deputy immediately stopped to render aid and observed the Jeep pull into an adjacent parking lot. Additional responding units contacted the driver and occupants. Statements taken on scene by Deputies determined the occupant jumped from the moving vehicle in an attempt to avoid apprehension.

The victim, a 39 year old Inglis resident succumbed to his injuries. His name is being withheld until proper family notification has been completed. The investigation is continuing.    

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