Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

Devonte Foster

Vincent Williams

November 20, 2018

Levy County Deputy Ryan Sullivan stopped a vehicle in Bronson at approximately 4 AM on November 19, 2018 for an equipment violation. Deputy Sullivan discovered the driver, Vincent I. Williams (10-1-91) of Gainesville, was driving with a suspended driver’s license and had a warrant for his arrest issued from Alachua County.  Williams was taken into custody.

Deputy Sullivan then spoke to the passenger Devonte T. Foster (6-22-96) of Gainesville. Foster did not have a valid license either. The vehicle was not registered to either Williams or Foster and was towed until the owner could claim the vehicle. 

Deputy Sullivan conducted an inventory of the vehicle prior to it being towed. During the inventory he located cocaine and oxycodone in the center console and a bag in the back seat that contained credit cards, other valuables and personal identification belonging to a person from Gainesville. Deputy Sullivan then took Foster into custody and searched him. Foster had drugs, heroin and marijuana and $530.00 dollars in counterfeit bills hidden in his jacket pocket.

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) was contacted and told of the personal identification located during the traffic stop. ACSO told Deputy Sullivan the person whose identification he found had recently reported his vehicle was been broken into and the items he described were in-fact reported stolen. 

Both Williams and Foster were arrested and booked in to the Levy County Detention Facility. Williams was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and DWLSR. His bond was set at $60,000.00. Foster was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of counterfeit bills. His bond was set at $110,000.00.

This investigation is still on-going and additional charges are expected to be filed by ACSO.