The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office recently discovered that a Sexual Predator from Gadsden County named Williamalen Kurt Crowley (AKA William) fled Gadsden County to Wakulla County in an attempt to evade being arrested on an arrest warrant issued in Gadsden County.
On April 19, 2018, after conducting surveillance and collaboration between law enforcement agencies, a Wakulla Sheriff’s Office CID Detective and the United States Marshals Service arrested Mr. Crowley at 185 Tafflinger Road, in Crawfordville. Mr. Crowley was a fugitive from justice from Gadsden County, where he had outstanding warrants for Sexual Assault by a person 18 years or older, Custodial Sexual Battery on a victim under 12 years of age (Capital Offense), Failure to Registered as a Sex Offender and Grand Theft Auto.
On April 19, 2018, Mr. Crowley was booked into the Wakulla County Jail and will be transferred to the Gadsden County Jail in the near future. CID Detectives intend to seek an additional arrest warrant charging Mr. Crowley with failing to register his new address as a Sexual Predator in Wakulla County at the time he moved to Wakulla County.
As of April 19, 2018, there were 117 Registered Sexual Offenders/Sexual Predators living in Wakulla County. Of those, 13 are incarcerated in the Wakulla County Jail. At the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) register Sexual Offenders/Predators pursuant to Florida Statute 943.0435. Thereafter, CID Detectives and Patrol Deputies conduct periodic unannounced visits to their residences to ensure they reside at the locations where they claimed to reside during registration. Those Sexual Offenders/ Sexual Predators who fail to properly register or who do not actually live at their stated residence are subject to arrest. Since January 2017, CID has made enhanced efforts to enforce the laws regarding Sexual Offenders/ Sexual Predators, and have made an increased number of arrests for “failure to properly register-related” offenses.