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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Number of arrests after home burglary

    Four people have been arrested after the burglary and theft of a car and several guns from a Crawfordville home in late May, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller.

  • Sheriff’s Report: June 15th

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of June 1 to June 8.

    THURSDAY,
    JUNE 1

    • Greggory Basford of Marianna was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and narcotic equipment following a traffic stop. The suspect was observed driving erratically on Hwy 319. During the traffic stop the suspect was allegedly found to be in possession of meth and equipment associated with  drug use. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.

  • Citizens Academy to be offered again

    Special to The News

    Wakulla Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office are excited to announce the second Citizens Academy.
    The program will be held at the Sheriff’s Office starting Tuesday, July 11.

  • Sheriff’s Report: June 22nd

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of June 8 to June 15.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 9

  • Sheriff Jared Miller to address law enforcement graduation

    Special to The News

    The Florida Public Safety Institute will hold a graduation ceremony on Monday, June 26, at 7 p.m. for Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Class 446.
    The ceremony will be held in the conference center at FPSI, which is off Highway 90 west of Tallahassee in Gadsden County.
    Of the 27 students set to graduate, eight were sponsored through the academy by the Tallahassee Police Department.
    The guest speaker for the ceremony is Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller. This event is free and the public is invited.

  • Sheriff’s office featured on live TV show

    Staff Report

    The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a live police show that features law enforcement officers during night shifts.
    The show, A&E’s “Live PD,” airs on Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m.
    Wakulla Sheriff Jared Miller said appearing on the show kept with his policy of transparency.

  • Sheriff’s Report: June 8th

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of May 25 to June 1.

    THURSDAY, MAY 25

    • Donna Morgan of Tallahassee reported a residential burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. Morgan was reporting the crime for the victim William McKiernan of Crawfordville. Morgan stated that the victims 1996 white Chevy van was stolen. The van had been located at the victim’s residence and appeared to have been taken sometime that morning.

  • Sheriff’s Report: June 1st

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of May 18 to May 24.

    THURSDAY,
    MAY 18

    • Kristle Crum, an employee with the Medart Kangaroo Express, reported a theft. The victim stated that she was stocking the store shelves when two young females entered the store and stole her Columbia jacket. The jacket was valued at $100.

  • Justices won’t hear death penalty unanimity case

    By DARA KAM
    THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, May 22, 2017......... Bolstering a state law requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue.
    The court’s decision to deny what is known as a “writ of certiorari” essentially cements a state law enacted this year in response to a seminal Florida Supreme Court decision in a case involving convicted murderer Timothy Lee Hurst.

  • Supreme Court orders new sentencing for Hertz: Convicted of double murder in Wakulla in 1997

    NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
     
    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday vacated the death sentence of a man convicted of taking part in the murders of two people whose bodies were found in 1997 in a burning home in Wakulla County.
    The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, ordered a new sentencing proceeding for Guerry Wayne Hertz, who, along with two other men, was convicted of murdering Melanie King and Robin Keith Spears and burning the victims’ home during a robbery.