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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Sheriff’s Report Aug. 15, 2019

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

    FRIDAY, AUG. 2
    • Marc Gooch, owner of Gooch Construction, reported a theft of business property from a job site on Bloxham Cutoff Road. The victim stated that he discovered someone stole two trailers that contained building materials from the job site. Evidence collected on scene indicated that both trailers were removed by the same vehicle. The total value of the theft was estimated at $8,800. Deputy Curtis Hunter investigated.

  • Man arrested for flashing at liquor store

    Special to The News

    On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Wakulla County sheriff’s detectives arrested John Christian Womack, 54, of Tallahassee for Indecent Exposure.
    Womack allegedly exposed himself to a woman at an Ochlockonee Bay liquor store back on May 1.
    Back in May, a woman reported that an unidentified male had exposed himself to her at Two Blondes liquors in Ochlockonee Bay.
    The woman told  deputies that the man entered the business and initiated conversation with her.

  • Dump truck overturns, blocks 319 for hours

    A dump truck overturned on U.S. Hwy. 319 on Friday, Aug. 9 just south of New Light Church Road – in the area of the highway under construction – and caused the road to be blocked for hours.

  • Sheriff Miller is on Board of Directors for Florida Sheriffs Association

    Special to The News

    Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller was nominated and selected by his fellow sheriffs to serve on the Florida Sheriffs Association’s Board of Directors.
    The Board of Directors consists of three directors from each of the four districts in the state. The directors are nominated by a committee and are installed after a vote by the active members, or current sheriffs.

  • Sheriff’s Report Aug. 8, 2019

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

    THURSDAY, JULY 25

  • Sheriff’s Report Aug. 1, 2019

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of July 19 to 25.

    FRIDAY, JULY 19

  • Man arrested for vehicle break-ins

    Special to The News

    Wakulla Sheriff’s detectives arrested Derrick Lewis, 19, on Thursday, July 25, and charged him with eight vehicle burglaries in a Crawfordville neighborhood.
    The burglaries occurred in June. Among the items reported stolen were an iPhone, a gold chain valued at $2,000, medical marijuana valued at $1,000, Oakley sunglasses valued at $360, an HP laptop computer valued at $900, a Citizen watch valued at $650, and a winning lottery ticket valued at $30.

  • Sheriff’s Report July 18, 2019

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of July 4 to July 10.

    FRIDAY, JULY 5

  • Sheriff’s Report July 11, 2019

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of June 27 toJuly 4.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 28

  • Crime rate down in Wakulla, report says

    Special to The News

    Sheriff Jared F. Miller announced that the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office achieved a clearance rate of 63.1% in 2018, according to the Uniform Crime Report published by FDLE. The statewide average clearance rate was 25.3%.