While most families were waiting for a call from St. Nick on Christmas Eve, one family in Chiefland was calling police and fearing for their lives. According to Chiefland Police officers, the family made at least three emergency calls on December 24th, and just after midnight, their worst fears were realized; the family believed 49-year-old Robert Lusby was outside their door.
Instead of Lusby however, officers discovered an associate of Lusby, Ronis Bell, 52, outside the family's front door.
"When police showed up, instead of him stopping and saying, "hey, i'm just here to see if lisa's here," he jumps in his car and assaults three of my officers," Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas explained.
Douglas said one officer was able to shoot the tires of Bell's vehicle and arrest him. Bell later told investigators he was sent to the Northeast Chiefland home by Lusby, and Douglas said he believes Lusby was in the area that night.
"It seem to be getting more and more and more agitated," Douglas said. "He seems to be getting more and more agitated."
Lusby was last heard from on December 26th by his ex-wife in Marion County. Police reports state he told her he is "carrying a gun" and "is not go down without a fight."
Aside from aggravated stalking, Lusby is currently wanted for possession cocaine in violation of his parole in Marion County and fraud in Levy County. Douglas added the 49-year-old was last seen in a green Chevy pick-up truck and is considered "capable of killing."
"My greatest fear is him coming to Chiefland and hurting one of his victims."
By Ted Latiak, WCJB TV20 News.
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