November 8, 2017
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation in August of 2017 based upon a complaint of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation where Thomas Hollifield (5-3-90) of Williston, Florida was listed as the suspect. In September investigators applied for a warrant charging Hollifield with one count of molesting a juvenile female victim and two counts of Lewd Exhibition. These two charges of Lewd Exhibition formally identify two different juvenile female victims. Levy County Judge Tim Browning assigned the bond for this warrant at $1.5 million dollars. Investigators immediately attempted to locate Hollifield after securing the warrant and found he had fled Florida.
The LCSO is a part of the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF). The FRFTF assists local law enforcement when criminals flee the jurisdiction. The FRFTF began searching for Hollifield and located him today in North Carolina. Hollifield was taken into custody and will be transported back to Levy County to face his charges.