|Jimmie Gunn Jr.|
May 8, 2017
On April 17, 2017 multiple LCSO units, assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Air 1 helicopter, responded to 6351 SW 99 Court in Rosewood to a reported home invasion robbery. LCSO Deputies and Investigators searched for the suspects and later located an unoccupied burning vehicle in the unincorporated area of Rocky Hammock. This vehicle was positively identified as belonging to the robbery suspects.
Investigators positively identified Jimmie Lee Gunn Jr. (4-15-84) from Chiefland as the primary suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest within 12 hours of the offense. The second suspect was not immediately identified. The search for Gunn stalled when investigators learned he fled the Levy County area to another state.
Early reports that the suspects tied up one victim and exchanged gunfire with another occupant of the home have been confirmed. On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Dromandric Eli Gunn (3-27-76) turned himself in to authorities. D. Gunn was suffering from a gunshot wound that entered his buttocks and exited through the front of his hip. He gave a statement to Investigators once he was in custody. He said he participated in the home invasion and suffered the gunshot wound during the robbery. He has been on the run since, moving from state to state. He surrendered because of complications with the gunshot wound. He is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $2,525,000.00.
Jimmie Gunn was taken into custody Friday, May 5, 2017 in Chiefland. J. Gunn surrendered to law enforcement after arguing with family members who were attempting to convince him to turn himself in to law enforcement. This argument prompted a 911 call and when officers arrived, he peacefully surrendered. Jimmie Gunn is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at 5 million dollars.
Investigators have discovered this incident was not a random act but a poorly planned targeted robbery. The investigation is still ongoing. Other participants have been identified and charges will be filed in the near future.
Anyone who has information about this case is asked to contact Investigator Mike McNeil at 352-486-5111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.