Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Concerned Citizen Tip Leads to Drug Arrest

August 14, 2018

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division responded to the area of Williston Highlands near the Williston Golf Course on August 10th to citizen complaints of suspicious activity. Citizens saw what they believed were drug transactions occurring in their neighborhood in the late evening hours and were able to provide deputies with vehicle descriptions and tag numbers. 

Patrol Deputy Kellie Ward and CID Investigator Justin VanDuren teamed up and stopped one of the described vehicles. The driver, identified as Mandy Sears (8-2-78) of Williston was found to be driving a vehicle with the wrong tag on it. Her driver’s license had also been suspended. Sears cooperated during the traffic stop and deputies located crack cocaine and Molly hidden in the vehicle. 

Sears was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of a controlled substance (Molly), driving while license suspended or revoked and attaching a tag not assigned to a vehicle. She was booked in at the Levy County Detention Bureau where she is being held on a $35,000.00 bond.

Burglary Suspect Arrested

August 14, 2018

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested two subjects in connection to three recently reported residential burglaries on the outskirts of Chiefland. Investigators identified Dustin R. Morgan (10-9-87) and Brittany Dickerson (2-10-86), boyfriend/girlfriend, as the responsible parties. Morgan and Dickerson were located living inside their vehicle in the Chiefland area on August 3rd and arrested.

Investigators believe Morgan is responsible for additional break-ins in the Chiefland area and are seeking assistance from our public to help solve more cases. Investigators located multiple household items and jewelry believed to be stolen inside the vehicle Morgan and Dickerson were living in. The vehicle is described as a white 4 door Chevrolet passenger car. Pictured are some of the recovered items that have not yet identified. If you recognize any of these items please contact Investigator C.J. Perryman at 352-486-5111 ext. 276.

Morgan is currently being held at the Levy County Detention Facility. He has been charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and one count of felony criminal mischief. His bond has been set at $250,000.00.

Dickerson posted a $10,000.00 bond after being charged with two counts of providing false information to a pawn broker.