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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • 7 arrested in bust on Summer Lane

    During the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 15, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Carl Malcolm Cocroft, located at 5 Summer Lane and arrested seven subjects.
    This was the second narcotics-related search warrant executed at the residence in the last 10 months.

  • Murder trial is underway

    The trial of inmate Scottie Allen, charged with murdering his cellmate at Wakulla Correctional Institution last year, got underway with jury selection on Monday, Feb. 18, and the trial started on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
    A 12-person jury was chosen Monday, Feb. 18, and the trial started Tuesday, Feb. 19 for Scottie Allen, who is charged with killing his cellmate at Wakulla Correctional Institution in 2017.
    If found guilty of first degree murder, the state will be seeking the death penalty.
    Allen, 41, has made the decision to represent himself at trial.

  • Sheriff’s Report for the week of Feb. 7 to Feb. 14

    THURSDAY, FEB. 7

  • Sexual predators, offenders arrested in operation

    Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller reported that his office conducted “Operation Shadow” to verify the registration of sexual predators in the area.
    Sheriff’s detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigations Branch, conducted the operation during the week of Feb. 6 to 13.

  • Sheriff’s Report for the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 7

    THURSDAY, JAN. 31

    • Asset Protection with Walmart contacted the sheriff’s office to report a retail theft. The investigation revealed that a black male suspect was observed concealing snow crab legs under his clothing and then exited the store passing the final point of sale with $23.84 in unpaid merchandise. A possible suspect was identified in this case. The case information was collected, documented, and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Jenna Beceriklier investigated.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 1

  • Scottie Allen, facing death penalty, set for trial

    Jury selection is set to begin Monday, Feb. 18 for the murder trial of Scottie Allen, who is charged with killing his cellmate at Wakulla Correctional Institution in 2017.
    If found guilty of first degree murder, the state will be seeking the death penalty.
    Allen has made the decision to represent himself at trial.

  • Citizens academy is set

    Sheriff Jared Miller and The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite citizens to the 2019 Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy.
    Academy students will gain knowledge about law enforcement and the criminal justice system within Wakulla County. Additionally, citizens will get an inside look into 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 Jan. 24 to Jan. 31.

    THURSDAY, JAN. 24

  • Arrests made after vehicle chase

    Special to The News

    On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office arrested two subjects, recovered two stolen vehicles, and seized drugs and paraphernalia after a vehicle chase.

  • Sheriff’s Report Jan. 31, 2019

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

    FRIDAY, JAN. 18