Friday, September 25, 2015

Burglary Investigation Leads to Five Arrests and Meth Lab

Mack Anthony Miller
Danny Lee Kincaid

Lester Hamilton Piersall

September 25, 2015

On September 11, 2015 a Chiefland resident reported his shed located on his property had been broken into within the last 18 hours. LCSO deputies and investigators responded to the complainant’s home and discovered guns, ammunition and tools had been taken. The burglars cut locks and forced the door off the tracks to gain entry. The initial investigation did not produce any leads or potential suspects.

A second burglary was reported from the same location on September 18th. Tools, ammunition and other miscellaneous items were stolen. Investigators developed leads with the assistance of observant community members which aided in the identification of the suspects.

Investigators were able to catch up to the primary suspect; Mack Anthony Miller W/M (8-20-74) on September 21st at a home located 8291 NW 130th Street in Chiefland. Investigators subsequently identified and arrested the second suspect of these burglaries, Danny Lee Kincaid W/M (8-24-86).  Both men were charged with armed burglary and grand theft. As this investigation continued at this address, property was found and identified as belonging to the victim of both the burglaries.

But, investigators didn’t stop there. Evidence was found near this home indicating methamphetamines were being manufactured at the location.  LCSO Drug Task Force investigators identified Lester Hamilton Piersall W/M (5-19-61), a registered sex offender and also resident of this home as the methamphetamine “cook.”  He was taken into custody for manufacture of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and transported to the LCSO Detention Facility.

And, investigators still weren’t done. Keith Martin Davis W/M (8-21-80) then drove to the home and became verbally combative with investigators who were still actively working this crime scene.  Davis’ actions drew more attention to him than he probably wanted.  Investigators discovered Davis drove there after his driver’s license had been permanently revoked for failure to pay traffic fines.  He too was arrested and taken to the Levy County Detention Facility.  Kerry Bush W/F (9-16-80), a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have a warrant for her arrest.  She was taken into custody and booked into the Levy County Detention Facility.

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office encourages all citizens who may have information about burglaries, drug activities or other crimes to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111.  The information can also be given anonymously to CrimeStoppers of Levy County at 1-800-349-8477 and you may be entitled to a cash reward.


Keith Martin Davis
  Kerry Bush