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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of March 10 to March 16.

    FRIDAY,
    MARCH 10

    • Debra Lowe of Crawfordville reported the theft of her diamond wedding band set from her residence. The victim stated that she kept her diamond wedding band set in her jewelry box and discovered that it was no longer there. The rings are described as an engagement silver band with a square cut diamond and the wedding band is halfway covered with diamonds and slides into the middle of the engagement ring.

  • WoodmenLife holds barbecue for WCSO

    WoodmenLife held a barbecue in appreciation for the work of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, March 17.
    Officers and staff of the WCSO and other local law enforcement were at the event.
    Stephanie Meyer, a representative for WoodmenLife, estimated that 100 people were fed.
    The organization also presented Sheriff Jared Miller with a flag to honor his work.

  • Sheriff's Report

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of March 2 to March 9.

    THURSDAY,
    MARCH 2

  • Citizens Academy Underway

    Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office kicked off its first Citizen’s Academy on last week with 16 county residents attending to learn about various aspects of the agency’s operations, starting with the functions of WCSO’s Corrections Division and a tour of the facilities.
    Sheriff Miller and members of the Command staff provided in-depth answers to numerous questions about the history of the facility and its operations to give perspective to what happens on a daily basis versus what often is portrayed on TV and in movies.

  • Deputies presented awards

    On March 1st Sheriff Jared Miller was honored to present Deputy Matt Hedges and Deputy Brandon Sheffield with Lifesaving Awards for extraordinary actions they took that saved a life.
    Deputies Hedges and Sheffield were the first on the scene at a house fire on Feb. 23. After hearing someone behind the house calling for help, they ran and found a man who had suffered serious burns.

  • Deputy fired for theft

    A correctional officer at the Wakulla County Jail was charged with grand theft for allegedly cashing several paychecks twice.
    Sgt. Jansen Timothy Maxwell, 33, was booked into the Wakulla County Jail on Friday, March 3, for three counts of grand theft, three counts of uttering, and three counts of cashing worthless checks with intent to defraud. All of the charges are third degree felonies.

  • Sheriff's Report

    Reports from the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Feb. 24 to March 2.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 24

    • Travis Rigdon of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of Schedule II narcotics following a traffic stop on Coastal Highway. The suspect was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane.

  • Arrest after drug search

    On Feb. 24, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 54 Hurley Hill Lane in Crawfordville. The search warrant was the result of an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
    Upon entry, detectives made contact with Ronnie Green, aka “Big Grip,” a 19-year old female and two juveniles. A vehicle parked in the front yard was searched and a 9mm Taurus semi-automatic pistol was observed in the center console.

  • Sheriff’s Report

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Feb. 16 to Feb. 23.

    THURSDAY, FEB. 16

  • 3 arrested for contraband

    Special to The News

    Three people were arrested ater an investigation at the end of January into an alleged effort to smuggle drugs and tobacco into the Wakulla County Jail.
    On January 27, 2017 the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division was made aware of information that Sally Denmon was possibly attempting to introduce contraband into the Wakulla County Jail at the direction of inmate Jon Rowan.