Who is Lebanon Levi from Amish Mafia? Levi Stoltzfus mug shot photo and criminal record

Lebanon Levi from Amish Mafia on Discovery channel

Discovery’s “reality” series Amish Mafia premiered Wednesday night to a whopping 3.643 million viewers, following in the footsteps of their sister network TLC’s very successful Breaking Amish series this fall. The numbers are especially jaw-dropping considering the network aired a “sneak peek” of the premiere episode on Tuesday night and had 3.411 million viewers for that!

Amish Mafia's Lebanon Levi Stoltzfus mug shot photo

The show centers around the Tony Sopranoesque “Lebanon” Levi (mug shot above), who heads up a gang of enforcers that supposedly takes care of the dirty tasks the Amish community leaders are unwilling to do themselves. From the Discovery press release:

Lebanon Levi is the Amish insider who holds the power and serves as protector of the community for a price. He exists above the law and occupies the role of police, judge and jury. Levi’s team engages in a life outside of Amish and non-Amish community codes as he quietly exerts his influence and control. Levi’s brand of order is precise as he seeks to keep outside forces from infiltrating the Amish community, while keeping the principles and morality within the community in check.

Amish Mafia Lebanon Levi Stoltzfus rap sheet and arrest record from Discovery channel

So who is Lebanon Levi? During the premiere Discovery flashed a rap sheet for him (above – click to enlarge) that included a mug shot as well as some arrest records with all the pertinent information (his real name, what he was charged with, his social security number) blacked out. But it took very little skill in Photoshop to find out the name on the rap sheet is Levi King Stoltzfus. An online search of court records turns up quite a criminal history for ol’ Lebanon Levi Stoltzfus, but it’s not exactly what you would expect:

Amish Mafia's Lebanon Levi King Stoltzfus criminal history court records

Instead of charges for weapons possession, assault, or racketeering, what we find is that Levi apparently likes two things: Booze and driving. And sadly, he likes to do them at the same time. He has multiple DUI arrests from 2000, and 2007, the earlier of which included charges associated with underage drinking because Levi was only 20 years old at the time.

Oddly (or perhaps not so oddly), the online records and those edited and shown by Discovery don’t seem to match up. I’m not sure if that means they altered them slightly to throw people off, or if Levi just has that many more arrests. Curiously, the rap sheet shown on Amish Mafia includes an arrest (and guilty verdict) for an offense in Shelby, Ohio as well. Also, I haven’t had much luck turning up a mug shot either. (There’s no guarantee the one shared by Discovery is “real”) Are there any legal eagle sleuths out there who want to help us uncover Lebanon Levi’s criminal past? Comment below or drop us a line at starcasmtips(at)yahoo.com!

UPDATE – We received some tips that helped uncover some more information about Levi! There was a separate arrest listed in online court records that I missed the first time around. It is an arrest for “Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting” that occurred on November 8, 2009. The case was filed on 11/11/2009, which matches up with the rap sheet provided by Discovery. (Finally, a “mafia-esque” charge!)

So here is the timeline of Lebanon Levi’s arrests cobbled together from the Discovery rap sheet and online records:

February 6, 2000 – Levi Stoltzfus arrested in East Lampeter, Pennsylvania and charged with:

Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol
• Purch Etc Alcoh Bev By A Minor (Levi was born 6/30/1979 and would have turned 21 less than four months later)
• Dr W/Bl Alc Lev .10% Or Greater

For these offenses it appears as though Levi entered the Pennsylvania Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program (which allows first-time offenders to avoid jail time or losing their licenses) and served community service.

July 11, 2003 – Levi Stoltzfus arrested in Shelby, Ohio (or maybe Shelby County, Ohio?) for an unknown offense. He pleaded guilty according to the Discovery rap sheet.

September 9, 2007 – Levi Stoltzfus arrested in Lancaster County for DUI and other traffic offenses, including not wearing a seatbelt and going 73mph in a 55mph zone. He was charged with:

DUI: Highest Rte of Alc (BAC .16+) 1st Off
DUI: Gen Imp/Inc of Driving Safely – 1st Off
Fail To Use Safety Belt System
Exceed 55 MPH In Other Loc By 18 MPH
Disregard Traffic Lane (Single)
Careless Driving

The last two charges of disregarding traffic lanes and careless driving were withdrawn and Levi entered a guilty plea on the other charges. Here is what it says his sentence was for the other offenses:

Order – Sentence/Penalty Imposed

November 8, 2009 – Levi Stoltzfus arrested in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for:

Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting

November 8, 2009 – This is the same date as above so I assume it is a different charge from the same incident:

Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct

Levi entered a guilty plea for both charges and the only thing in way of punishment that I could fine is that he was ordered to pay $310 total in fines and court fees.

On a completely unrelated note, Levi is apparently a volunteer fireman for the Neptune Fire Company in Richland, Pennsylvania. On their website he is listed as both a Trustee (under “Administration”) and a firefighter. Under his “About me” Levi says his nickname is “Boova” and his favorite quote is “Onnnn PURPOSE.”

I couldn’t find any photos clearly of Lebanon Levi, but his pals commented on his absence on a group photo posted to Facebook. “Where’s Levi? ‘got any amish in ya, no, want some?” hahah,” one guy quipped. “His horse was in the shop,” another responded.

I did dig up this picture, though, with a Neptune Fire Company fireman that does look a lot Levi. (That’s good enough for blogging right?) It’s from a few years ago:

Amish Mafia Lebanon Levi Stoltzfus is a fireman for the Neptune Fire Company

Here’s a little blurb from a local news station mentioning Levi asking for permission to set fire to a mobile home so Discovery could film it:

In unrelated business, council gave approval for Neptune Fire Co. member Levi Stoltzfus to set a mobile home on fire at the Richland carnival grounds under the condition that prior proof of liability insurance is provided to the borough office.

Stoltzfus said a crew will film him combating a fire in the trailer for the purpose of a creating a segment for a Discovery Channel program. He told council the trailer will then be set ablaze again for fire department training.

Landes told Stoltzfus to notify residents living near the carnival grounds in advance of the scheduled burn.

So perhaps we will see Levi “reenact” a scene this season in which he sets a person’s mobile home on fire! LOL!

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  • Lulu

    This is the same last name as Psycho Kate from Breaking Amish

    • ohhhhno

      And they are both from Lancaster

    • jaycubed

      Stoltzfus is one of the most common name among the Old Order Amish and would have little bearing on whether two people are related. One of my all time favorite lines from a news report concerned the drug dealing arrests of Abner Stoltzfus and Abner Stoltzfus, “not related”.

      • Giuseppi


  • He shouldn’t be getting any attention. He’s nothing more than a thug.

    • manny

      a make believe thug – put him in the streets of the Bronx

  • anon

    stoltzfus is a common last name in Lancaster county, dozens of families with stoltzfus as last name.

    • stormyt

      levi living in newmanstown can be true. I lived there. But running with the neptune fire company makes him living closer to richland as newmanstown has their own fire company.

  • i dont think it is possible to access mug shots via internet for PA offenders

    • starcasmnet

      This isn’t from the internet, it’s from a screenshot from the TV show. : )

      • Joe

        umm you can get all that online….. some charge unless you have a nation wide deal like me…

        and psst that was shown by his lawyer and faking legal doc is a no no… no lawyer would be stupid enough to do it…

    • IMHO

      Oh, but it absolutely is! I find great pleasure in looking up my x-son-in-laws mugshot from Luzerne Co PA Wanna see it?

  • alexstorm

    Who cares about his past, this show, omg its a great reality TV show. Levi and his crew provide a great service for his community and good for him. His crew, the guy who wears the white shirt w/the sleeves rolled up his name, maybe is Jolin? He is interesting to watch, respectful, calm, no nonsense, whips put his assault rifle or whatever it is. Its Sopranos 2.1 because they have no fear, they are the authorities This show is my new addiction!!!

    • stormalex

      you’re an idiot.

      • stormyt

        why so many storms in here? ales you are a idiot as post prior.reality tv is not real tv. it all started with john and kate. now discovery has found more ways to exploit people of lancaster and near by counties.

      • Andrew

        What a poetically worded retort.

    • Arty

      With no more new episodes of WALKING DEAD & SONS OF ANARCHY for a while, AMISH MAFIA makes for interesting TV.

    • No, they don’t, they are thugs who extort, threaten, coerce, and commit all sorts of criminal acts while barely being able to pretend that it’s somehow religiously correct.

  • Feisty

    Kate Stoltzfus from Breaking Amish was also busted for a DUI, they might be related!!!

  • covvb0y

    Mafia? More like spanky and the little rascals.

  • Levi’s dad, was killed in a silo accident when Levi was very young. Levi is the youngest of his dad’s kids. Levi was born in Quarryville, Lancaster Co. His mom remarried to an Amish Deacon, and moved to Lebanon Co. He is Katie Ann “Breaking Amish Kate” Stoltzfus’s 3rd cousin. I have more but it will cost you 🙂

    • stormyt

      ahh a new series. “amish blackmail”. LOL

      • tentantoes

        Amish Swartze mail

    • At what price? lol 🙂

    • lol it will cost you ?????


      Levi’s a punk bitch…plain and simple…Id roll solo & run through him, his crew, and their green corn…nevermind if i brought MY crew..And we ain’t even gangstas like Levi hahahahahahaha Please…fcking JOKES…Even Tony Soprano doesn’t have 4 chins like Fatty Boy Levi the Lemming

      • this white girl’s opinion ;)

        Couldn’t have said it better myself!! I suppose he had to settle since he couldn’t make it on the real streets. Haha… Face the facts fat boy…your a loser and you make the Amish look bad. And here’s a tip, how about abiding by the rules you enforce.

        • Joe

          yeah what the streets of ass crack town in no whereville in the mid west?

          Come to Cali and talk big…

          There is no Amish Mob but there is Amish Aide and there is people who control it and shit happens. No where close as the show makes it but even some Mormon wards can be bad. Jolin is a badass and his name was around underground mma well before the show even started. Shit your so stupid think why gangs started in the first place.. and you dont think don’t fight etc… get teased by normal kids etc.. ok…

      • Joe

        wow and this makes you the tough guy…

        there is a old saying …. don’t stoke the fire with your finger… meaning stfu you cry baby. Go try to fight him… I put my money on him and I don’t care if the show is fake or not. Just the fact he has done more work in a day than you have in a summer.

        Oh I am listed as a gang member in Cali. I have worked with a lot of Mennonites and they would run circles around you no nuts havin mommy’s boys.

    • Wayne Tremble

      what an idiot levi is fake and your an idiot

  • City boy

    These yokels would get their ass kicked in the real world. Lebanon Levi? What a joke. Who is the next threatening mob member they are going to roll out? Funnelcake Frankie?

    • LOL!

    • mtnbike2

      they would not last a minute in BK or Harlem,never mind New Rochelle or Mt Vernon.fat forrest gump hump levi!

  • Snøbjørn Galte

    Fake show? There is something rotten everywhere you turn your head in this world. People like to think most things are good as long as their life runs perfect. There is often men with power and money behind so many curtains all over the world, making the world better for some – and worse for others …

    There is something rotten, and its not just in Denmark.

    I love the show for so many reasons:
    The only buhu black man? Got thrown in jail!
    Christians thinking about money? All the time!
    Big rich man closer to God than most? Having sex with a prostitute!

    Mafia that sure helps out the small communities – but, still – wrong word. “Mafia” would be better, since even a Norwegian one man army could make those “Mafioso” men cry.

    The Amish people are just like the rest of us. Some are calm, some are wild. Some are believers, some are not bounded to the written words … some are scum, some do scams – some think they own the world, some need to get a reality check – even if its just a reality show.

    This is not Twin Peaks, but a great peak into another side to the same world who covers so many other hidden windows. You just have to look wherever you are – but you probably do not dare …

    Dont mention the war, Auf Wiedersehen!

    • blazeaglory

      Uhm I dont think the person was saying its fake because of the content but because of HOW FAKE THE CONTENT LOOKS and how obviously scripted the show is…Sure things like that happen everywhere. Im from southern California and lived in Tijuana for a while…You want to see REAL CRIMINALS…Move to Mexico…This show is STAGED.

    • stormyt

      you dont get it. 4 assh0les or so decided to make a claim of helping those who can not help them selves. its all fake. they never burned furniture, they never ran a amish cart over. if they did with their rap sheets they would be jailed again. where is proof they did these things?

  • kriss

    im so down to roll with this foo lmao ill show him how LA FAMILIA runs lmao

  • Another Discovery Channel fake reality (?) show like “Moonshiners.” Get a life, eh.

    • Zach

      Oh my God I totally agree, if the Amish Mafia was real, same with Moonshiners, they would not be on TV, otherwise they would be like the worst criminals (or dumbest) ever. If you believe these shows are real, perhaps pull a tooth and put it under your pillow, cause you’re the only one who would believe a dollar would really appear in the morning.


      At least Moonshiners has Tickle…the smoked out truth! LOL…Amish Mafia has Levi the “tough guy”…Nice rap sheet…DUI, driving over 55 mph, running a stop sign…punk bitch…he should be embarrassed to even be on TV..When someone “REAL” sees his ass his gonna piss himself

  • qwikness qwikness

    Is the Real Amish Mafia going to come after this fake Amish Mafia? Stay tuned…

    • manny

      It would be beneath them to even pretend to beat on such gentle people –

  • Just wondering when Lancaster County got a countywide police department. In just about 30 years of public safety service I have yet to run into someone with the “Lancaster County Police Department”

    • stormyt

      Joe. the lancaster county police department is called Sheriff in reality.

  • stormyt

    question 4 all. If levi is form lebanon. he travels about 1 hour to lancaster county to run the mafia. Why not run the mafia in Lebanon county where he lives?

    • Guest

      Lancaster and Lebanon county are next to each other. How do you know what part of Lebanon County and what part of Lancaster County they are in. He could walk there in ten seconds if he lived on the border.

      • simple. I grew up in Lancaster county. Amish are my people. grew up on the farms. I lived in newmanstown where Levi lives. The film is lower lancaster county. do a map search for paradise Lancaster countyPA and Newmanstown Lebanon county PA. No amish will walk that in a day let alone walk it.

        • BTW he burns a trailer down wendsday as “Mafia duties”. then off the show the fire company uses it for training. the tranong grounds is 1/4 mile from my old garage. Richland, Lebanon county PA/

  • The fact or lack of therefore if this show is real, does not really make any kind of difference to me. The idea is most certainly intriguing and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching it, and may I add that I certainly do find Levi quite alluring.

  • psychiatrist

    I like the show and I don’t give a crap what you want to be gang bangers think. Instead of Holier than Thou it has turn into Mightier than thou. There is no mandatory law that I know of that says you have to watch this program. Honey Boo Boo is on 24 hours a day. Only possible explanation is you stole the TV and forgot the Remote.

    Ok, let us all calm down and take a Deep breath. Just like your psychiatrist told you to do in your last visit. Now repeat after me “It is only a Television Show”.


  • Manny the Mouth

    Coming from an area not far from Arthur Avenue, Bronx NY – and having also ghost-authored a book on the Vegas mob that I “had to cease” writing (lets leave it at that), I assure you that the ilk of Spilotro – Tony Pissant, as brazen as he was and as insane as he was, don’t do reality shows. With my Calabrese last name, I am often asked “the question.” I say not a word; I simply laugh.

    emanuele vavolizza

  • shannon38506

    I like the show. Who cares if its fake. It’s simple, if you don’t Like it don’t watch it.

    • jimbo2

      you are cute

      • billy the kid

        Thats riteif u don’t like it don’t watch it. I know Levi personaly, and he will throw your ass in a dirt bath fast.

    • Hott

  • If I’m not mistaken Stoltzfus means Proud foot, what a strange name for a humble people.

  • AllieJo

    Love the show and would love to know the real Levi!! Something just draws me to him and to find out who he really is. I know that will never happen but i do wish him and the show lots of luck! 🙂

    • Feisty

      Ur drawn to ignorance. You might want to seek help for that!

    • jimbo2

      you crazy girl.come to me.hes a fake,and a fat one

    • Ruth Maxwell


  • i have used it for years. the upated recored is correct. not discovery. but there are 3 levies though. you have to find the right b bay

  • bman

    Levi is a good guy and helps people in a good way. I’m not Amish but i would help levi

    • this white girl’s opinion ;)

      No offense but your an idiot .

  • Feisty

    One simple word for this show, you ready FAKE!! these people are horrible actors. The producers thinking up these shows should be fired.

  • Ignas

    I don’t understand you people, Discovery fully or partly scripts every single one of its TV shows. Oh, you didn’t knew that? Well, welcome to the real world.
    Seriously, I’m surprised what there is actually a guy called Levi with a criminal record at all.

  • Ethan Tudor W

    What a douch!

  • Libertarian_76

    C’mon! Anyone who thought this was real is a fool plain and simple. Everything on Discovery is staged. Google turtle man danville KY and see what comes up.

  • Rodrigo Juan Vargas

    Gettin real money livin’ in a Amish paradise ! Klip Klop Klip Klop Klip Klop (out comes a nine) ! Bang. bang. Bang !!! Then…… Klipity Klop ….. Klipity Klop Klipity Klop !!!!! LOOK OUT !! It’s an AMISH DRIVE BY !!!!!

  • Joe

    oh a blog proves it…. hell damnit…

    Amish, Mennonite, Mormons are some of the tightest nit people

    • Bigcg

      You are a fool. These guys are the biggest joke. Why don’t they go after that fake amish girl’s boyfriend that beat her up? Because he would probably whip all their asses at once. That episode where those three punks go around assaulting “English” bar owners ect. was the biggest pile of BS I’ve ever seen. They go behind a door and come out with blood on their faces? Lol. Most bar owners I know of would shoot those jerks and throw them out in the alley. By the way…Mormon are not tough, they are pansies. And they don’t go around mugging people.

      • Joe

        cry cry cry and btw he is not mormon….

        you are just a little internet crybaby who can’t even play badass on the net.. yawn..

  • Wayne Tremble

    the whole amish mafia group are actors alan sold the idea to networks

  • snake

    i hear they are thinking about a spin off called”
    Pray punk pray”

  • Megan Andrasovsky

    I don’t know if the show real or fake but I know from a friend who Mennonite that dose happen their it Amish aid but they are some that use for themselves
    it’s like any religion

  • jayrod

    Levi and his crew is a joke there is no such thing as Amish maphia media just blows it way out of proportion,school kids could probably beat them up lol

  • Jen Mcmurray

    How do you contact these people directly? I would like to ask for their help I live in London Ontario Canada my name is Jen Dieleman my number is 519-619-8265 if these people can call me Thanks

  • tentantoes

    What is the funniest part is the Yaba the Hut gal and her husband.

  • tentantoes

    One has to watch this as the weird comedy that it is.

  • BBCᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Levi looks a little gay… just saying….