Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Career Felon Arrested

February 15, 2017

An alert, diligent and crafty Levy County citizen breaks unsolved burglary cases for the LCSO. Our citizen and your neighbor saw something, photographed it and reported it which solved a string of burglaries in the Williston area.

Career criminal Paul Lesley Urquhart (12-6-69) of Williston was arrested yesterday by the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division Investigators based upon the information supplied by our citizen. Urquhart has amassed 21 felony arrests and is currently on Federal Probation for weapons charges. But Urquhart could not help himself and reverted back to his old habits of breaking into homes stealing jewelry and other valuables. He would trade your hard earned valuables for drugs. However, this time he was stopped cold in his tracks.

Investigators recovered approximately $2,500 of property Urquhart had stolen from multiple homes in the Williston area. Urquhart has been arrested and charged with one count of burglary and grand theft. His bond has been set at $145,000.

The investigation continues and additional charges are expected to filed in the near future. Investigators are combing through the recovered evidence and matching it to previously reported crimes.  Anyone who has information on Urquhart is asked to contact Sergeant Mike Narayan at 352-486-5111.