UPDATE: Levy County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest man accused of shooting at deputies

Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 10:11 PM EDT
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WILLISTON, Fla. (WCJB) - Levy County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Adam Scott, 39, after a nearly 24-hour manhunt south of Williston.

7/16/2021 7:10pm:

A manhunt is underway for Adam Scott, 39, in Levy County after deputies say he fired at them during a domestic disturbance.

LCSO Deputies responded around 7:15 p.m. to a domestic disturbance on East Levy Street, just south of Williston. There, Scott was threatening his wife and children. They say Scott took her phone and broke it then threatened to harm himself.

When deputies arrived, they say he came out on the porch and shot at four deputies. No deputies were hit and they returned fire. Scott then ran from the area.

Scott has had drug-related charges before, but law enforcement say he has generally been compliant during arrests.

K-9 units and a helicopter assisted in the manhunt. Residents were asked to lock their doors and stay inside.

As of Friday morning, SWAT teams from both Levy and Marion County Sheriff’s office were called in to search the property at 291 NE US HWY 41. Levy County Public Information Officer Lt. Scott Tummond says that due to the numerous cars and trailers in the property the search has been difficult.

“Our efforts have been hampered a little bit by the piece of property that Mr. Scott recipes on. There’s fifty plus abandoned vehicles, out places, RV’s, multiple places were he can hide,” said Lt. Tummond.

Roads are now open around the scene, but it is still an active crime scene so people are urged to be careful when around the area and if they have any information to call the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

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