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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Sheriff’s Report

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Feb. 9 to Feb. 16.

    THURSDAY, FEB. 9

    • Asset Protection Officers from Wal-Mart reported a retail theft that occurred Feb. 7. Two subjects described as a black male and a white female were observed on video entering the store grabbing a gray duffel bag and filling it with several items before leaving the store without paying.

  • 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.

  • Porter seeks to have past felony vacated

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    editor@thewakullanews.net

    Walt McCoy Porter Sr., who is set to go to trial in April on a charge of first degree murder, was in court last week seeking to have the court vacate a 2001 felony conviction for aggravated assault with a firearm.
    The fact that Porter was a convicted felon because of the charge meant he was not supposed to possess firearms – and he had several in his home in January 2016 when he shot Michael Scott Lawrence.

  • Citizens Academy to be offered

    Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite citizens to attend the 2017 Citizens Academy.
    Academy attendees will gain knowledge about law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Attendees will also receive an inside look at the daily operations of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sheriff’s Report

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

    THURSDAY, FEB. 2

    • Clifton Smith of Crawfordville was arrested for one count each of battery and felony theft.
    An investigation by deputies and detectives of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office indicated that Smith allegedly stole $330.14 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart, and allegedly shoved a store Asset Protection Officer when an attempt to prevent him from leaving occurred.

  • Sheriff’s Report

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 2.

    THURSDAY, JAN. 26

  • Sheriff’s Report

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Jan. 18 to Jan. 25.

    FRIDAY, JAN. 20

    • Chadwick Gable of Tallahassee was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, and possession of drug equipment following a traffic stop on Spring Creek Highway. As deputies approached the vehicle, they reportedly observed the suspect trying to conceal items in his hat and shirt.

  • Sheriff’s Report

    Activity reported for the week of Jan. 11-18 by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office:

    THURSDAY, JAN. 12

    • The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office responded to a retail theft complaint at Wal-Mart. Matthew Quincy of Crawfordville was allegedly observed by Asset Protection taking items totaling $43.23 off store shelves and taking the items to the Customer Service desk to exchange them for the money without first purchasing them.

  • Judicial term limits eyed in House

    By BRANDON LARRABEE
    THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    TALLAHASSEE, Jan. 12 – A House subcommittee on Thursday cautiously began a discussion of term limits for state appellate judges, hearing a presentation on the subject but no real details on what a proposal might look like.
    Limiting the amount of time Supreme Court justices and judges for the state’s district courts of appeal can spend on the bench is a key priority for House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes.

  • Sheriff’s Report January 19th

    Activity reported for the week of Jan. 4-Jan. 11 by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office:

    WEDNESDAY,
    JAN. 4

    • Christopher Carraway of Crawfordville reported that he believes he is the victim of a fraud. Carraway stated that he has received multiple medical bills listing him as the responsible party for someone he did not know. Carraway’s information was gathered and the case referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Division. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.