|Sheriff's Log--May 31 to June 6|
On May 30, Amanda Suzanne Davis, 23, of Crawfordville was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. Davis was being picked up on outstanding warrants by Sgt. Lorne Whaley when an altercation took place. Davis kicked Sgt. Whaley as he attempted to get her into his patrol vehicle and the kick created a several inch abrasion on his shin.
On May 30, Stephanie Hoover of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim responded to a scam for a secret shopper and was given a check for $1,750. The check was fraudulent and the victim was instructed to remove money from her bank account and send it to a suspect in Tallahassee. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On May 30, Susan Dees of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim’s bank card was compromised in Houston, Texas with the purchase of $406 from a shopping center. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On May 30, Sgt. Lorne Whaley responded to a report of a child being locked inside a vehicle which was not running. The child’s father was attempting to get the vehicle door open after it locked with the child inside. Due to the appearance of the three-year-old female and concern over her safety, the decision was made not to wait on the locksmith. A window was broken and the child was removed from the heat. Wakulla EMS checked the child who had a very high heart rate but she eventually checked out and the parents refused transport to the hospital.
On May 30, Felicia Ford of Sopchoppy and Mary Allen of Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash in the parking lot of 2616 Coastal Highway. There were no injuries reported and only minor damage to their vehicles. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On May 31, Zoe Mansfield of St. Marks reported the recovery of a camera by a city employee. The camera was discovered on the side of the road. The camera is valued at $250 and was turned into the Evidence and Property Division. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On May 31, a Crawfordville woman reported leaving her cell phone at a fast food establishment. A friend started to receive threatening text messages from her phone after it was stolen. The case was sent to the Criminal Investigations Division for additional information and investigation. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On May 31, Sgt. Ryan Muse responded to an anonymous caller who stated that a National Weather Service weather balloon was located on their property. The item had an orange parachute connected to a small box with an antenna sticking out of it. The box also contained mailing information so that the property could be returned to the National Weather Service in Kansas City, Mo. Sgt. Muse turned the property over to the Property and Evidence Division to be returned.
On May 31, Raymon Moss and Gerri Hockaday, both of Crawfordville, were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at 2616 Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated the crash.
On May 31, Lauren Bibeau of Ocala reported a vehicle burglary. The victim had her wallet stolen from her vehicle. The wallet and contents are valued at $20 and suspects have been identified. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On June 1, Miles David Whiddon, 19, of Tallahassee received a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment at Shell Point Beach. Deputy Marshall Taylor was conducting a 1 a.m. security check and made contact with the vehicle. A liquor bottle was observed inside the vehicle. Whiddon consented to a vehicle search and Deputy Taylor located four grams of marijuana and rolling papers in the vehicle. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston also investigated.
On June 1, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Will Hudson observed a vehicle driving southbound on U.S. Highway 319 at 93 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was initiated and Tiffany Marguerite Mackendrick, 43, of Hosford was charged with DUI and refusal to submit to a breath test. During the investigation liquor was observed in the vehicle. She started to kick the windows of the patrol vehicle after being detained. She was also issued a traffic citation for unlawful speed.
On June 1, Stephanie Kemp of Goodwill in Crawfordville turned over a donation of ammunition to the WCSO. There was a variety of caliber of ammunition and pellet guns. The items were turned over to Lt. Ronald Mitchell of the Training Division to determine if they can be used. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.
On June 1, Paul Bernard Sliger, Jr., 31, of Crawfordville was charged with battery on an officer, resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct after being observed in a vehicle at Spring Creek Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. Sliger was spotted passed out in the vehicle at the intersection. Off Duty Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joshua Greene observed the vehicle blocking the road. The vehicle was in gear and the driver’s foot was on the brake. Sliger admitted to smoking and being under the influence of Spice. He refused to provide Detective Derek Lawhon with his driver license and an altercation ensued when Sliger reached toward the center console. Det. Lawhon and Trooper Greene were able to subdue Sliger after a brief struggle. Sgt. Danny Harrell arrived on the scene and observed 2.7 grams of Spice in a baggie. The contents will be analyzed to determine if an illegal narcotic is present. Det. Lawhon received minor abrasions in the scuffle. Wakulla EMS was called to the scene and cleared Sliger after he refused medical treatment. Additional charges are possible pending the substance analysis. The vehicle was turned over to a relative.
On June 1, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop on Crawfordville Highway. A minivan with an Alabama tag contained a Florida decal registration sticker on it. The tag belonged to a Volkswagen. The tag was seized as evidence and Caroline Emma McLawhorn, 32, of Crawfordville was issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for unassigned tag attached. She was given a warning for the expired tag and placement of the sticker.
On June 1, a Panacea resident contacted WCSO about a burglary in which a suspect kicked in the front door of a home and ransacked a bedroom. Ricardo Joe Rivera, 28, of Panacea was on scene when law enforcement arrived. The victim declined to press charges, but a gram of marijuana was discovered on Rivera. He was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On June 1, Erica Hooker of Crawfordville reported recovering a driver license on the ground at Sonic. Contact was made with a relative of the owner of the license and the license was turned over to her. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On June 1, William Lawrence Blair, 37, of Athens, Ga. was charged with criminal mischief and trespassing after residents in Ochlockonee Bay reported that he was inside their neighbor’s home. The neighbor confirmed that the home should have been empty. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Lt. Jimmy Sessor detained Blair until they confirmed that he was not authorized to be inside the home. A forced entry was discovered at the home and $10 worth of damage was created to a door. Deputy Marshall Taylor also investigated.
On June 1, Amber Johnson of Crawfordville and Lyndsay Lacosse of Crawfordville were involved in a traffic crash at Bridlewood Apartments. Johnson backed into the Lacosse vehicle. There were no injuries. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On June 1, Stephanie Kent of Panacea reported a vehicle criminal mischief. A knife was used to damage the vehicle seats. A suspect has been identified. Damage is estimated at $200. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On June 2, Christopher Lee McClendon, 18, of Flagler Beach was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop. Sgt. Ryan Muse observed the motorist fail to stop for two stop signs in St. Marks. Marijuana was observed in plain view in the vehicle. The marijuana was confiscated and a verbal warning was issued for the stop sign violations.
On June 2, Colby Snodgrass of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The stolen tag was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On June 2, Turelle Farmer of the WCSO reported the theft of her wallet from the visitation center. The wallet and contents were valued at $60. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On June 2, Kodi Green of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at his rental property. Two windows were discovered broken. Damage was estimated at $200. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On June 2, James Snellgrove of Austell, Ga. and Forrest R. Massey of Lamont were involved in a minor traffic accident on Howard Street in St. Marks. No injuries were reported and the vehicles were driven from the scene. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On June 3, a Sopchoppy resident reported being a victim of a false report of child abuse being made to the Department of Children and Families. DCF conducted a visit and the complainant submitted an on-site UA which came back negative. He accused a suspect of fabricating statements to DCF about his behavior. The DCF investigation indicated no abuse of his children. The case is pending. Detective Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On June 3, Steven Covlliette of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of $5,900 worth of CB radio and computer equipment from his property. In addition, $100 worth of lawn equipment was stolen. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On June 3, Kevin Story of Skybox Lounge reported a trespass as an intoxicated person created a disturbance. The suspect was asked to leave the lounge and returned to Skybox twice during the evening. The last time, Steve Nelson Stephens, III, 47, of Panacea, was found in some bushes near the establishment. Stevens was arrested for trespass after warning and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.
On June 4, Earle Kirkwood of Panacea reported the theft of signs from Hats a Fact on Coastal Highway. Four of his business signs were missing from Coastal Highway. The signs were valued at $200. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On June 4, Wanda Wimberly of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A sewing machine at her business was tampered with. The victim observed the tampering before major damage was done to the machine. Damage to the machine was estimated at $30. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On June 4, Nadine Berry of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A vehicle mirror was broken. The vehicle was also experiencing mechanical problems and a mechanic will investigate to determine if the vehicle has been tampered with. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On June 4, Deputy Sean Wheeler observed Donald Ray Fowler, 37, of Crawfordville operating a motor vehicle near Wal-Mart. Deputy Wheeler had knowledge that Fowler did not have a valid driver license. Fowler told the deputy that he knew his license was suspended and he was charged with driving while license is suspended with knowledge. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.
On June 4, a concerned citizen contacted the WCSO about two suspects being inside a vacant home in Crawfordville. The two males fled the scene when they realized they had been spotted. A television was broken and copper wire was torn from the walls of the home that also had extensive previous damage. Contact was made with homeowner Merwyn Jones who declined to pursue charges. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.
On June 4, a 50-year-old Crawfordville woman reported that an acquaintance was causing a disturbance at her home. The suspect, who has been identified, was eventually convinced to leave by the victim and two friends. As he was leaving the scene, he struck a vehicle in the victim’s yard and created $500 worth of damage. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.
On June 5, Donna Kent of Lighthouse Motel in Panacea reported a criminal mischief. A window was discovered broken. The window appeared to have been broken by a ball. It is valued at $400. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On June 5, Deanne Bailey of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Items within the victim’s home were moved and tampered with. The victim will determine if any items were stolen. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On June 5, Sgt. Ryan Muse was on patrol when he observed David Eric Wilson, 37, of Crawfordville walking in a wooded area. Sgt. Muse had knowledge of Wilson having active felony warrants. Wilson ran from Muse but was eventually caught and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. He was charged with obstruction without violence.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,046 calls for service during the past week including: 19 residential and business alarms; 122 citizen contacts; 10 criminal mischief cases; 15 disturbances; 20 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 16 E-911 abandoned calls; 18 regular E-911 calls; 449 investigations; 11 loud music/noise complaints; 43 medical emergencies; 358 business and residential security checks; 32 special details; 15 suspicious people; 11 suspicious vehicles; 13 traffic enforcements; 68 traffic stops; and 23 wanted people.