Wanted Wednesday: man charged with burglary leaves drug rehabilitation center


For this week’s Wanted Wednesday, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding a man charged with burglary. They say he may be on drugs and should be considered dangerous as he may break in, steal items and also seek shelter.

In 2016, deputies responded to reports of a damaged door at the Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Association building.

When deputies arrived, they found David Summers staying in the building with items stashed, ready for the taking.

“Mr. Summers has a drug problem,” said Lieutenant Scott Tummond of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. “We know he has a propensity to break into places. Not only to seek shelter, but to steal items to support his drug habit.”

Tummond says the court allowed Summers an opportunity to go to the Phoenix House in Ocala for rehabilitation.

Summers has since walked away from the Phoenix House in the middle of his treatment, violating his probation, and now he cannot be found.

“We need Mr. Summers off the street,” Tummond said. “His treatment failed and he will move back to his own ways of breaking into places and stealing to support his drug habit.”

Summers may not limit his burglary skills to just unoccupied office buildings, Tummond said.

“He may break into your home,” Tummond said. “So I want to caution anyone out there, when you leave your home, make sure it’s locked up. Secure your items.”

Summers is 37 years old. He is 5’10 and 170 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. Deputies say his last known address was in Citra, but he has ties to Gilchrist and Levy counties.

“We’re asking our viewers, if you know Mr. Summers, please give us a lead, we need to get him off the streets,” Tummond said.

If you have any information on Summers, call the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111.

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