April 3, 2017
On Friday, March 31, 2017 at approximately 1100 a Chiefland resident returned home to find a strange car parked in his driveway. The homeowner noticed a female standing next to the car and spoke to her. During his conversation he noticed a stool placed underneath a bedroom window and the window was opened. He also noticed a clothes hamper next to the widow with some of his belonging in it. Our resident immediately called 911 and went inside.
The female was unable to leave the yard with her vehicle because our resident had blocked her in with his vehicle. Deputies were responding and just prior to their arrival, the female ran through the back yard to escape. Our resident had in-fact interrupted the female in the act of breaking into his home.
Deputies canvassed the area for several hours attempting to locate and arrest this woman. The homeowner was able to identify the female as Amanda Spivey (11-23-88) from a photograph investigating deputies accessed on their in-car computers. It also helped that Ms. Spivey left her vehicle there, as the tag was registered in her name.
Several hours later deputies located Ms. Spivey in the area of the south Chevron in Chiefland. She was arrested and booked into the Levy County Detention Facility. Ms. Spivey has been charged with armed burglary (she armed herself with a knife from the victims’ home) and grand theft. Her bond was set at $21,000 the following morning at first appearance.