The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission combined forces to stop a serial thief operating in the southern part of Levy County and the Dunnellon area of Marion County.
On September 1st, LCSO Detective Scott Stancil arrested Travis Joseph Slone, 31, for the theft of four separate vehicles in Levy County. Slone is being held on a combined bond of $210,000.00 at the Levy County Detention Center.
Slone was initially taken into custody by the FWC after using a stolen ATV to flee from their officer. Once in custody, Levy and Marion SO Detectives were able to link Slone to nine vehicle thefts in both counties using physical evidence, video evidence, eyewitness testimony and Slone’s own statements.
The evidence shows that Slone would repeatedly drive one stolen vehicle to another victim’s house to steal his next vehicle.
Members of the public are encouraged to take steps to secure their vehicles, including ATVs and UTVs. Anyone can report suspicious activity to LCSO 24 hours a day at 352-486-5111. They can also make anonymous reports to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.