On June 25th Deputy Brandon Sheffield met with Tammy Parker at her residence on Trice Lane in regards to a criminal mischief. According to Mrs. Parker her son had a dispute earlier in the day with an acquaintance over some property. During the night occupants at her home heard noises that were determined to be a suspect doing the damage to her car. Upon inspection it was found that the tires to the car had been cut, there were scratches to the side of the car, and the taillights were broken. Mrs. Parker believes the acquaintance is responsible for the damage.
On June 25th Deputy Kenneth Miller was working traffic enforcement on Old Shell Point road in regards to complaints made in that area. Deputy Miller observed a vehicle run one of the stop signs on Old Shell Point and made a traffic stop of that vehicle. It was found that the driver, Bakari Hines, did not have a valid driver’s license and had an active writ issued in Leon County. He was arrested and transported to the county jail without incident.
On June 25 Deputy Kyle Hanks was running radar on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when he stopped a vehicle for excessive speed. The driver, De Andre Robinson, did not have a valid driver’s license. He was arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license with knowledge and transported to the county jail. The vehicle was turned over to another licensed driver.
On June 25th Deputy Matthew Hedges was dispatched to a report of a bicyclist driving in and out of the lanes of traffic on Wakulla Arran Road in the area of Fox Run Subdivision. Upon arriving in the area Sgt. Helms witnessed Marc Carter “huffing” from an aerosol can. Upon contact Carter he denied inhaling from the aerosol can and also gave the deputy a different name than his own. Carter was subsequently arrested for inhalation of harmful chemicals/substances and providing a false name to law enforcement, both misdemeanor charges. He was transported to the county jail without incident.
On June 25th deputies responded to a disturbance on Port Leon Drive in St. Marks in which it was reported one party had a handgun and had discharged it. Upon arrival contact was made with Wesley Manning. Mr. Manning stated that he and a female friend had been at the Riverside Café. The female walked outside and went to the vehicle they had arrived in. Mr. Manning went outside to check on the female friend and a white male appears from inside a boat on a trailer parked next to Mr. Manning’s vehicle. There was a verbal confrontation between the two men and the suspect, later identified as Richard Hughes, pulled a handgun out and fired a shot into the ground near Mr. Manning. Manning fled across the street and the WCSO was called. During the interview of Hughes it was realized that he was intoxicated. He stated that he had walked out to his vehicle with the intent of getting a friend to come get him as he had drank too much to drive. While outside he spoke to the female and was confronted by Manning. At the time they argued, Hughes was in his boat which was attached to his truck. Hughes was arrested for using a firearm while intoxicated and aggravated assault with a weapon. He was transported to the county jail without further incident.
On June 26th Vernon Carter reported the theft of his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He stated that earlier in the evening he had friends over and during the night someone removed his motorcycle from the property. A suspect was named. On June 27th the motorcycle was recovered when the victim became aware of its location and sent a wrecker to retrieve it. The wrecker driver notified the WCSO that he had the motorcycle and it was returned to the owner. Further investigation will be conducted by Detective Scott Powell.
On June 26th Deputy Brandon Sheffield met with Chris Connell who turned over found property. According to Connell, while walking on the beach at Shell Point, Mr. Connell found several pieces of jewelry. Being unable to determine who the owner was he then called the WCSO. The jewelry will be held by the evidence section until the owner can be contacted.
On June 26th Kenneth Faircloth of Autumn Woods Way reported the theft of a Chrysler sedan. Faircloth determined that the vehicle was taken during the night and it was noted that he still had the key fob which is needed to start the car. The vehicle was entered as stolen in the NCIC system. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On June 28 Deputy Gibby Gibson met with Brenda Forbes who reported the theft of a bike. According to Mrs. Forbes a family member had rode the bike to Sonic and left it on a trail just behind the restaurant. After making a purchase they found the bike was gone. The bike is a 26 inch Schwinn, black and green in color, valued at approximately $150.00.
On June 29th Deputy Brandon Sheffield responded to the residence of Martha Powell on Lake Ellen Shores Drive in regards to the theft of two cement statuettes. Mrs. Powell explained that she had returned home the day before but could not say if the statuettes were present. On today’s date she realized they were gone. The statuettes are both eagles made of cement, valued at approximately $50.00 each. No suspects have been named at this time.
On June 29th Susan Looney reported her home burglarized. Deputy Ashton Lesane conducted the investigation at the Walden Road home. It was found that approximately $100.00 worth of coins had been taken. The scene was processed for evidence and the case turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.
On June 29th the clerk at Glenda’s County Store turned a lost tag over to Deputy Vicki Mitchell. The Georgia vehicle tag was found to be registered to Rosebud Farm Inc. in Monroe County, Georgia. No listing was found to contact the business. The tag will be held in the event the owner can be contacted.
On June 29th Hazel Harvey reported the burglary of her home. She states she was contact by a neighbor who saw her front door left open. Upon arriving home she found her home had been forcibly entered and electronics had been stolen. The approximate value of items taken is $246.00. Evidence collected on scene was turned over to the evidence custodian at the Sheriff’s Office and the case is being forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division.
On June 30th Deputy Brandon Sheffield found a bicycle at an unoccupied home on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A check of the NCIC system did not reveal it being reported stolen. A check with a neighbor did not develop the identity of a possible owner. The bicycle will be held at the Sheriff’s Office until the owner can be located.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,174 calls for service including: 18 residential and business alarms; 06 assists to other agencies. 03 vehicle burglaries; 79 citizen contacts; 16 disturbances; 35 E-911 abandoned calls; 38 E-911 calls; 38 investigations; 146 medical emergencies; 126 business security checks; 241 residential security checks; 23 special details; 44 subpoena services; 09 suspicious vehicles; 10 traffic enforcements; 83 traffic stops; and 15 reckless vehicles.