On 12/24/2016, GCSO K-9 Sergeant Matthew Rexroat responded to The BBQ Shack Restaurant in Fanning Springs, after it was reported that the business had been burglarized and property had been stolen. During the ensuing investigation, Detective Keagon Weatherford worked with Detective C.J. Perryman of the LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE and ultimately developed to suspects. On the same date, interviews were conducted by both detectives, resulting in the arrest of ALURA JADE MYERS (WF, D.O.B. 11-16-95) of Chiefland, Florida and a 17 year old white male(also of Chiefland), on unrelated charges in Levy County, while Detective Weatherford submitted charges to the 8th Judicial State Attorney’s Office on both suspects for Burglary, Grand Theft related to the BBQ Shack investigation.
Recently appointed Chiefland Police Chief, Scott Anderson assisted during the course of the investigation.
Sheriff Bobby Schultz would like to thank Sheriff Bobby McCallum and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work on this case and their continued assistance whenever they are called upon. Sheriff Schultz further expresses his appreciation to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office by noting that the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office work extremely well together in our efforts to make our communities as safe as possible and to solve crimes that extend over county lines.