Inglis Police Beat

 

Tommy Ray Peterson, 29, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, July 18, charged with battery (touch or strike). His bond was set at $15,000. The report stated that the victim met a deputy at the Kangaroo gas station in Inglis, and told him she’d gotten into an argument with Mr. Peterson during which he’d snatched an extension cord from her hand and hit her with it. She said he turned, so that she thought he was about to run after her, and she picked up a can of bug spray and sprayed it in his direction. She said he then he threw an oil can in her direction, so she sat down the bug spray and ran. She said that Peterson chased her, then threw the bug spray can at her, hitting the back side of her right forearm. The deputy reported a small laceration and bruising to the area where the victim said Peterson had hit her with the can. A second person, a witness, told the deputy that she saw Peterson throw both the oil can and the bug spray can at the victim. Peterson told the deputy that he’d gotten into an argument with the victim, but he had not hit her.

 

Brianna Lee Pirzer, 18, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, July 18, charged with possession of marijuana (not more than 20 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $1,500. According to the arrest report, shortly after 10:00 pm, July 17, a LCSO deputy on patrol in the Inglis area noticed that a vehicle had a damaged tail light on the rear passenger side so that the light emitted fromn it was white, not red. The deputy followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near the Inglis Fire Department, located at 141 Hwy. 40 West. The deputy immediately noticed the smell of cannabis coming from the car and questioned Ms. Pirzer about it. She admitted she had marijuana and produced a plastic bag that contained approximately 6 grams of marijuana, along with a smoking bong (water pipe) and a grinder. Ms. Pirzer was also issued a warning for the defective tail light. The registered owner of the car came to the area and removed the car, according to the report.

 

Bernard John Rutkowski, 43, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, July 19, charged with violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence. His bond was set at $50,000. The report stated that a person who has an injunction for protection against domestic violence, for himself and his property against Rutkiwski, called Levy County dispatch and informed a dispatcher that he had information that Rutkowski was on his property. A deputy arrived as Rutkowski was exiting the victim’s home. The report stated that the victim was not home at the time of the incident.

David Christopher Mekelburg, 35, Inglis. was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, July 23, charged with domestic battery (touch or strike). His bond was set at none. According to the arrest report, a witness contacted LCSO dispatch with information that he’d seen Mr. Melkenburg grab a woman by her hair and punch her on the face, while the two were on the side of the road near Linda St. Dispatch informed the deputy that several people had then chased Mekelburg to the Subway restaurant in Inglis, and were keeping him inside the business. The deputy spoke with two other witnesses who confirmed the first witness’ account of the battery. The deputy spoke with Merkelburg and the victim inside the restaurant. The victim told the deputy that Mekelburg had not hit her, and the witnesses were lying. The deputy reported that the victim sported a slight bruise on the right side of her face under her eye. Mekelburg denied that he’d hit the woman, and the victim refused to sign the Victim’s Rights form, the report stated.

 

Michael Neil Samples, 29, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s OFfice, July 23, on an out of county warrant. His bond was set at $12,000.

LABRETONE AND LINDSEY – LCSO MOST WANTED

On July 24, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office placed two Inglis residents on its Most Wanted List for Failure to Appear in Levy County Court: Edqward Labretone, 48 ($4,000 bond) and Talia Lindsey, 31 ($5,000 bond).

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