Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Burglar Busted


The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has arrested David Michael Smith, (DOB 7/5/88) for Burglary, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property.  The crime, which occurred at a residence in the Bronson area, was reported on October 3, 2014.  The Victim reported that an unknown suspect had removed copper wire from the walls and appliances at his home. 

On October 20, 2014, Deputies received additional information from the Victim and a concerned citizen that led to the identity of the Suspect.  Investigators Scott Stancil, Mike Wilkinson and Crime Scene Investigator Zeb Richburg worked the case to its conclusion. 

Smith ultimately confessed to the reported burglary and theft.  After the theft Smith admitted he sold the stolen wire at the Williston Recycling business.   In addition, Smith confessed to similar crimes at 8 additional residences in Levy County.  Additional charges will be filed in those cases as soon as possible. 

LCSO thanks the public for their assistance in solving these cases.  Citizens are reminded they can report suspicious activity to LCSO 24 hours a day at 352-486-5111.  They can also make anonymous reports to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. 


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