Press Release: Madison County Sheriff's Office
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that the Sheriff’s Office has assigned extra patrol duties to Deputies at locations along the Withlacoochee River. Sheriff’s Deputies and Officers with the Florida Wild life Conservation Commission (FWC) are on constant water and highway patrol to deter trespassing, Loitering/prowling, burglary and theft.
On Sunday the 3rd day of March 2013 at 10:20 PM, Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Blazer occupied by David Cliff Richardson and Heather Elaine Webb. The vehicle had driven through a physical barricade on River Park Road. An investigation proved the occupants were loitering/prowling and a search of their vehicle incident to arrest discovered numerous burglary tools.
David Cliff Richardson, DOB: 11/10/1979 of Lee Florida and Heather Elaine Webb, DOB: 05/09/1984 of Lee Florida were arrested and charged with the following:
Loitering/Prowling and Possession of burglary tools.
Sheriff Stewart encourages persons with property concerns to contact the Sheriff’s office prior to attempting to return to their property while the river remains at flood level. Sheriff’s Stewart further states that Sheriff’s Deputies will continue patrolling the areas in full force and conduct traffic stops and inquiries on those found in the areas. The cooperation of all citizens during this crisis will be greatly appreciated.
The Sheriff’s Office may be contacted at 850-973-4001.