Man suspected of stealing from state prison construction site arrested


Published: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 8:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 8:05 a.m.

A man suspected of stealing from a Marion County state prison construction site was arrested in Levy County on Monday.

William Edward Carter, 36, was arrested at his home at 15751 N.E. 60th Street in Williston by Levy County Sheriff's investigator Mike Wilkinson. Marion County deputies assisted in the arrest.

Carter was wanted on a Marion County warrant charging hims with grand theft for allegedly stealing property from the Lowell Correctional Institution construction site.

The deputies said that while they were at Carter's home, they noticed two rifles in plain site by his front door. Because the deputies knew Carter has a felony conviction record, they charged him with possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

In addition to the rifles, deputies said a search of Carter and his home turned up a shotgun, some ammunition, seven grams of crystal methamphetamine and more than $5,000 worth of items reported stolen from the construction site.

In addition to the warrant and weapons charges, Carter was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carter was booked into the Levy County jail.

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